Social media users share charts and graphs — often with the same underlying data — to advocate opposing approaches to the pandemic.
March 4, 2021 • ~9 min
Study: Covid-19 communications featuring racially diverse physicians can improve health outcomes for communities of color
Improved public health messaging to Black, Latinx, and other communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic can increase Covid-19 knowledge and information-seeking.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~4 min
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
The new open access, rapid-review overlay journal aims to combat misinformation in Covid-19 research.
June 29, 2020 • ~5 min
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Nov. 7, 2019 • ~7 min
A neural network can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary.
April 17, 2019 • ~9 min
Smart, a senior editor at Physics Today, was a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow.
May 16, 2018 • ~2 min
Ten top journalists from four countries will spend nine months at MIT, designing their own course of study.
May 2, 2018 • ~10 min
"We’ve seen too many journalists confuse not taking sides with not calling out liars and frauds," says MIT researcher and author.
Jan. 12, 2018 • ~6 min
Alumni of the Graduate Program in Science Writing engage the public in critical issues ranging from medical breakthroughs to climate change.
Dec. 15, 2017 • ~8 min