Archive by date | June 2009

Incentives needed for science outreach, says Nature Neuroscience

In its June Editorial Encouraging science outreach, Nature Neuroscience (12, 665 ; 2009) responds to US President Obama’s recent call for more scientist involvement in education. Science outreach programs are very welcome, states the Editorial, but to be effective, they must include incentives for teachers and better training for scientist volunteers if true change is to be achieved.  Read more

Nature Geoscience on complex communication

In its June Editorial, Nature Geoscience (2, 371; 2009) discusses the exploding variety of bidirectional online channels for communicating science. The traditional path of scientific discoveries from bench to breakfast table — through scientific journals and newspapers — is diversifying at a staggering rate. Blogs by scientists and non-scientists alike are jostling for public attention; research institutions provide websites, films and press releases; and scientific information is ‘Flickring’ and ‘Twittering’ away, accessible to anyone who is interested.  Read more

The week on Nature Network: Friday 12 June

This weekly Nautilus column highlights some of the online discussion at Nature Network in the preceding week that is of relevance to scientists as authors and communicators. Readers are welcome to join any of these discussions by visiting the links provided. The Nature Network week column is archived here.  Read more

Nature, science, culture and film in New York this month

Nature editors and journalists are at the World Science Festival in New York this week (10- 14 June), reporting at In The Field blog, so track them there to see what’s happening at this wide-ranging festival of science, culture and society. Among the speakers are Alan Alda, Joshua Bell, John Barrow, Sean Carroll, Glenn Close, Harrison Ford, James Hanson, Margaret Livingstone, Sarah Hrdy, Paul Nurse, Harold Varmus, Frank Wilczek, Edward O. Wilson and a host of others.  Read more

NPG to publish Polymer Journal

The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG) are pleased to announce a partnership to publish the society’s leading international journal Polymer Journal. From July 2009, articles will be freely available. Further developments will culminate in January 2010 when the full site is launched.  Read more

Nature Chemistry on the internet and science communication

The June Editorial of Nature Chemistry looks beyond the printed page at online services for authors and readers. Now that most people read journal articles that they have downloaded from the web, rather than taken down from a shelf, the article itself — not just its delivery — is on the verge of major changes. Rather than the HTML (full-text online) version of the article being a narrow reflection of the printed page, it can offer enhancements beyond clicking to bring up figures or reference.  Read more

The week on Nature Network: Friday 5 June

This weekly Nautilus column highlights some of the online discussion at Nature Network in the preceding week that is of relevance to scientists as authors and communicators. Readers are welcome to join any of these discussions by visiting the links provided. The Nature Network week column is archived here.  Read more