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Can Humor Make Your Scicomm More Effective?

In this interview, Dr. Reyhaneh Maktoufi chats with Dr. Sara Yeo about one of her studies, examining some of the positive effects of humor in scicomm.

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Impactful Science Policy Writing

Scientists and other researchers have knowledge and information that could be useful to policymakers, and to their constituents. But working with policymakers - building trust, and finding opportunities for collaboration and discussion - requires...

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Storytelling with Data

Data visualization enables analysts and organizations to see huge quantities of data clearly and identify patterns quickly. However, in today’s world, where data is overwhelming, creating and communicating through compelling data visualizations...

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Foundational Skills for Science Communication

Over the past several years, these authors have worked to collect and categorize the skills and content knowledge underlying effective science communication. Their goal was to present our view of these key skills that apply regardless of audience...

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