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Mar 21, 2003 Editorial
Understanding Publics of Science

by Pietro Greco

In recent weeks, Britain's Better Regulation Task Force report on scientific research regulation asked the Government to evaluate the risks associated with the development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies. The Government was also asked to prove its implementation of a specific policy to protect human, animal and environmental safety, were it to be threatened by the development of this emerging field of knowledge. These requests may sound rather alarming.

Volume 2 • Issue 01 • 2003

Sep 21, 2002 Editorial
When science hits the headlines...

by Pietro Greco

A survey has been recently carried out for the first time in Italy concerning science communication through the media and the result has been that science hits the headlines. It is often front-page news in the press and it is also often among the main points of the news on TV. This is not very surprising.

Volume 1 • Issue 03 • 2002

Jun 21, 2002 Editorial
Science, Socrates and the media

by Pietro Greco

There is no use denying it: whenever a scientist gets a piece of news in a newspaper or on television concerning his own field of research, eight times out of ten he feels irritated. The reason does not solely depend on the fact that, in his opinion, the news given to the public is often rather inaccurate or centred on secondary aspects, sometimes even distorted. There is actually something more? Something deeper that the scientist can hardly grasp.

Volume 1 • Issue 02 • 2002

Mar 21, 2002 Editorial
Communicating in the post-academic era of science

by Pietro Greco

It is often said that a new era is beginning, one that is founded on knowledge, thus envisaging a new society, founded on information. Meanwhile, technological innovation already characterises our daily lives and our vision of the world: no past generation saw their surroundings change so quickly and deeply as we do.

Volume 1 • Issue 01 • 2002