I’ve got a new project, the Plastisphere podcast:
Schleswig is a small town in the North of Germany. This spring, a major plastic leak there sparked a debate in Germany: Can a circular economy include shredding food waste and packaging together? For Undark, I went to Schleswig to find out what had happened:
Researchers call for a change in evaluation to recognise the importance of reproducibility.
Bibliometric indicators that reward scientists for publishing frequently in high-ranked journals — but not for making their methods accessible — are a major cause of the reproducibility crisis, researchers agreed at the latest EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF).
Read my article on the Nature Index blog.
At the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse, I participated in a panel discussion with editors and fact-checkers from Undark and Der Spiegel. Thanks to the journalists, scientists and science communicators who attended and contributed to our discussion.
Here are some tweeted bits:
— Ben Libberton (@benlibberton) July 11, 2018
For more, click „Fact-checking discussion at ESOF2018“ weiterlesen
Radio report for PRI’s The World
My long-read „What will it take to get plastics out of the oceans?“ featured in the „Ensia Best of Year“ print edition (online on Issuu)
Germany’s Excellence Initiative was highly debated. With its successor approved, scientists are asking whether equality and scientific freedom can be preserved in a world of competition.
Together with nine Fellows from Argentina, Canada and the U.S., I spent nine months as a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow in Cambridge on the U.S. East Coast.
Above our graduation day, with (left to right): KSJ Founding Director Victor McElheny, Ashley Smart, Courtney Humphries, Christopher Ketcham, Zack Colman, Sasha Chapman, Federico Kukso, Rod McCullom, Alicia Chang, KSJ Director Deborah Blum, KSJ Associate Editor Jane Roberts, and me. Betsy Mason took the picture.
One of the highlights: Chatting with Noam Chomsky about science, politics, climate change and journalism. Any tips for journalists, one of us asked. „Just tell the truth,“ Chomsky replied.
This winter, MIT physicist Allan Adams and underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen teamed up to turn a coral reef into their classroom. It was an experience Sasha Chapman, one of their students, will never forget. „Sasha Chapman underwater“ weiterlesen