Science & Society

5 Common Questions About Why SciComm Writes

I got an email from a young person at a university stating they were working on a research paper, and while many in the science and scicomm community are jaded about such requests- we are doing someone's homework for them, it is said- I always answer. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 3 2019 - 5:01am

PLOS Removed Its Hatchet Job Against Kevin Folta- But The Problem Of Media Spin Remains

In February, a blogger at journal publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS),  issued a random, unsubstantiated smear against the organization I now run, the American Council on Science and Health- she claimed, bizarrely, that we lost our credibility deca ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 3 2019 - 11:36am

Experts Suggest Trump Kim Summit Agreement Could Include Combined Civilian Space And Nuclear Program For Both Koreas

Two experts, Carlin, a former analyst for the CIA and the State Department widely regarded as one of the top experts on North Korea in the world, and Hecker, former director of the Los Alamos Laboratory for over a decade, have just released a suggestion f ...

Article - Robert Walker - Dec 6 2019 - 12:16am

North Korea’s “Christmas Gift”- Keeping Door Open For Talks- Maybe Alternative Is A Geostationary Satellite Launch?

First whatever happens- Kim might do something dramatic maybe but his aim would be to get the talks back on track. It would not lead to war no matter what. Neither side has any benefit from a war. They are trading threats again, but they are empty bluffs. ...

Article - Robert Walker - Dec 6 2019 - 9:31am

Tesla Truck Showed Us The Future And Lost Musk Over 768 Million

W e are living in the future of our past.  Tesla has had the guts to unveil a truck that looks futuristic and paid the price.  If in 2040 we still drive cars that look like they do now, and work like they do now we’ll know why.  It will be because we have ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 6 2019 - 10:21pm

The Peloton Ad Was Not Bad. Two Thirds Of US Is Overweight And Skinny Shames. An Unpopular Opinion.

T wo thirds of Americans are overweight or obese (1).  That is the new unhealthy normal and as always being outside of the normal range leads to backlash.  The fact so many comments on the ad were “she’s already thin she does not need to work out,” speak ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 7 2019 - 6:13am

North Korean- Likely Used Light Mock Warhead To Fly Further & Not About To Invade South Korea Or US Invade NK

Once more many people are getting scared as a result of the recent North Korea test which puts the whole of the US in range.  The headlines say it puts all of US in range. You have to read carefully to discover it was probably a lightweight mock warhead. ...

Article - Robert Walker - Dec 9 2019 - 8:19am

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Right On Black Woman. Wrong On TMT!

P hysics, and STEM are fundamentally neutral but the human beings who do them are not, including the ones that write about how biased everyone else is.   Who gets funding, who gets a job, and who gets a better student review, are all things which race, ge ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Dec 10 2019 - 9:17pm

Cancel Culture: Two Arguments To Help Decide

While definitions vary, to “cancel” in today’s lingo means to remove people and cultural products from consumption and popular conversation. This is done in light of actions that make them unworthy of praise or critique. ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 14 2019 - 6:00am

Dickens Created Victorian Christmas, And That Imagery Shapes Christmas Now

December 25, as we all know, is Jesus Christ’s birthday, a Christian celebration in which the myth of three kings who travelled far and wide to give gifts to the “new born king” inspires the modern Christian tradition of gift giving. Early gifts used to b ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 22 2019 - 10:00am