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14/06/2019

By exploring motives that drive #scicomm, we point out that political motives are the major driving force behind most #scicomm programmes, with the result that educational and promotional objectives are blurred and science communication activities are rarely evaluated meaningfully.

14/06/2019

Authors show how problematic precedents set by the 1975 Asilomar Conference emerge in contemporary discussions on CRISPR, and a recent controversy on field trial releases of genetically modified mosquitoes, and how they undermine efforts to engage publics in decisions in science-policy interface.

23/01/2018

An overview of available empirical research on educational comics, focusing on cognitive mechanisms that turn visual narratives into powerful tools to make science more engaging.

20/07/2017

The history of public communication of science in Spain is yet to be written. Few academic studies exist that have tackled this subject.

21/09/2016

Factors that influence reception and use of information are represented in this koru model of science communication using the metaphor of a growing plant.

07/06/2016

"Genetically Modified Organisms" are not a consistent category: it is impossible to discuss such a miscellaneous bunch of products, deriving from various biotech methods, as if they had a common de

17/03/2016

As a result of the large number of media used and a variety of objectives pursued by the various Public Communication of Science (PCS) activities, their evaluation turns into a daunting task.

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