Think beyond facts to make your argument.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Research shows how failing to engage the public can lead scientists' work to be inaccurately reported and interpreted.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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Large datasets are difficult to depict as scatterplots — but that may change with a new CSAIL project for creating interactive visualizations.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~3 min
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A survey of over a thousand scientists reveals that their goal when communicating about their work is to help the rest of us make evidence-based decisions that draw on scientific findings.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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When you ask Americans what the word 'science' brings to mind, a majority respond 'hope.' Using this built-in brand can help communicate important science messages.
July 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here's how to change their minds
Research on conspiracy theories can help people become receptive to health advice.
July 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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The new open access, rapid-review overlay journal aims to combat misinformation in Covid-19 research.
June 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Scientific results are being rushed out quicker than ever to fight coronavirus. Here's what you need to know about preprints, peer review and the difference between the two.
May 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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