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Science Online NYC (SoNYC) 6 – In the news, but not reviewed

On Thursday evening, we hosted the sixth installment of the monthly Science Online NYC (SoNYC) discussion series. The topic for debate this month was, “In the news, but not reviewed” and the panel featured:

  • John Matson covers astronomy for Scientific American.
  • Maia Szalavitz is a journalist who focuses on neuroscience. Her current focus is on’s Healthland.
  • John Timmer is the science editor for Ars Technica, and has trained his managing editor to recognize when a news story contains the word “arXiv”.

As is our usual format, following short introductory talks from the panelists, we invited attendees present in person at Rockefeller University or watching online to take part in a wider discussion.

To read what people on Twitter were saying about the event, check out our Storify of tweets at the bottom of this post.

Blog posts about the 6th #sonyc

Do let us know if you blog about the event and we’ll include a round-up of links here.


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Live-streaming and video archiving

We do also live-stream each SoNYC event to give as many people as possible the chance to take part in the debate. Check out our livestream channel where the archives of the first five meetings are currently hosted.

Finding out more

The next SoNYC will be held in December and will be on Citizen Science. The details of December’s event will be announced soon – keep an eye on the SoNYC twitter account for more details and/or watch the #sonyc hashtag.

If you have a suggestion for a future panel or would be interested in sponsoring one of the events, please get in touch.

This month’s Storify


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