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March’s SoNYC: On setting the research record straight – Introduction

It’s time to share some details of the latest Science Online NYC (SoNYC). This month’s event will take place on Tuesday 20th March at Rockefeller University from 7pm EST. You can also watch online via our Livestream channel. The topic for discussion is:  Setting the research record straight  … Read more

Science Online NYC (SoNYC) 9 – Beyond a Trend: Enhancing Science Communication with Social Media

On Thursday evening, we hosted the ninth instalment of the monthly Science Online NYC (SoNYC) discussion series. For this month’s SoNYC we teamed up with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) for a special event for Social Media Week.  Read more

February’s SoNYC: On Science and Social Media – This is what a scientist looks like

February’s SoNYC: On Science and Social Media – This is what a scientist looks like

Science Online NYC (SoNYC) is a monthly discussion series held in New York City where invited panellists talk about a particular topic related to how science is carried out and communicated online. For this month’s SoNYC we’ve teamed up with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) for a special event for Social Media Week. We’re looking at how social media can be used to communicate science, with the intention of concentrating on how the experiences can have educational value. More details about this month’s SoNYC can be found here.  Read more

February’s SoNYC: On Science and Social Media – The Museum and the iPad: how the Grant Museum is using social media to make us all curators

February’s SoNYC: On Science and Social Media – The Museum and the iPad: how the Grant Museum is using social media to make us all curators

QRator is a project that allows our visitors to get involved in conversations about the way that museums like ours operate and the role of science in society today. In the Museum are ten iPads which each pose a broad question linked to a changing display of specimens. We are really interested in what our visitors think about some of the challenges that managing a natural history collection brings up, and other issues in the life sciences. They change periodically, but at the moment our current questions include “Is it ever acceptable for museums to lie?”, “Is domestication ethical?”, “Should human and animal remains be treated differently in museums like this?” and “What makes an animal British?”  … Read more