Science communication


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In the hit HBO television series “Game of Thrones,” the show’s heroes are constantly struggling against a persistent enemy to the north of The Wall, a massive wall of ice that separates the wild northern lands from the southern kingdoms and their inhabitants. Their foes, called white walkers, are zombie-inspired snow creatures […]

Communicating immune health through pop-culture





Field manager Marissa Lee screens soil as undergraduate students in a University of Wisconsin-Madison summer session field course continue archeology site excavation at Aztalan State Park near Lake Mills, Wis., on June 10, 2016. The class and related research, led by Anthropology Professor Sissel Schroeder, aims to better understand the daily lives of native people who called Aztalan home a millennium ago. This particular day included a public outreach and education event, funded by a three-year grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
On Friday, June 16, from 10 am until 3 pm, the UW–Madison Laboratory of Wisconsin Archaeology will host a special public day at Aztalan State Park in Jefferson County, in a showcase of the archaeological artifacts, current excavation work and rich cultural history that can be found at this important prehistoric site in southeastern […]

Public Day at Aztalan State Park offers a glimpse into ...



A phylogeny graphic is projected as Ahna Skop, associate professor of genetics and life sciences communication, talks about a class project with undergraduate students in a computer lab as part of a Genomics and Proteomics class that she is teaching in the Animal Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 11, 2016. Skop is one of twelve 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
Most of us who write about science like to think we’re doing the world a great service: we’re helping scientists spread the word about their important work, and we’re helping our audiences get a peek into the lab and a sense of why this or that line of research matters. […]

Can science communication be more scientific?