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New Horizons in Science

Every year the New Horizons in Science meeting is held for science journalists. It is a 4-day event which includes lectures and field trips intended to provide an in-depth look at toady’s cutting edge research. It is sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, and the location this year is Palo Alto, California. 

Some of the topics this year has so far been research into subconscious biases and how they influence decision making, the usage of viral testing chips to quickly identify unknown viruses in patients and research into how the voice of your sat nav can influence your driving. Read more here.

Science journalism is, in my opinion, a sort of “lost art” in most popular media, and it would be great if the big news outlets would send some more representatives to these conferences. Maybe then the reporting of science news would not be as appalling as it has been lately.

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October 29, 2008 - Posted by | General Science | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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