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Why hype in press releases is ineffective – and how to fix it?

Press releases sometimes exaggerate scientific findings and omit study limitations. Scientists are investigating why, and testing ways to make them more accurate.

We see an increase in polarisation of complete trust or no trust at all in scientists

Interview with Dr. Paul Stoneman: ‘We see an increase in polarisation of complete trust or no trust at all in scientists’

Paul Stoneman is a political scientist who specialises in quantitative methods and social and political attitudes. He is currently one of the principal investigators of the World Values Survey, an international research program devoted to the study of social, political, economic, religious and cultural values of people in the world. He also works as the ...

The global challenges of 6G

The global challenges of 6G – Interview with Prof Vincent Poor, key speaker of the STOA annual lecture 2021

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain, the internet of things, robotics, virtual reality, 5G/6G - over the past decade, we have seen rapid developments in digital technology. More disruptive technological developments are coming and 6G systems are considered to be the basis for these future digital services. What can we expect from this technology? Which are ...

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ESMH Media Review – July 13, 2022

Digital communications, climate change and energy policy: check out the ESMH selection of 35 science and tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

Journalism and climate change: the urgent need to make complex topics accessible

Journalism and climate change: the urgent need to make complex topics accessible

The European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) hosted the second edition of its annual summer school (report of the event) in Brussels to offer journalists the opportunity to reflect on how to cover climate change. How to make this essential news accessible to the public? What are the specific challenges faced by journalists while covering climate change? ...

ESMH Summer School 2022 Report

Reporting on climate change, a complex task: challenges and solutions

During the three days of the ESMH Summer School "Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories", journalists from different countries had a chance to learn about climate change reporting, its complexity and its main issues, but - above all - about possible solutions.   It all started with ... a chameleon, as Tim ...

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Microbiomes: the unseen majority of tiny little things

How do diverse microbial communities in seas and soils affect the climate? Scientists plead for an increase in microbiome research as part of global climate change investigations.

Trust in science a weapon to combat misinformation

Trust in science: a weapon to combat misinformation

During the Covid-19 pandemic misinformation has spread like wildfire. How to counter this phenomenon is precisely the topic of the debate held by the ESMH on Friday 20 May 2022, in the European Parliament Liaison Office of Madrid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQbzRvPFqc An infodemic within a pandemic. One of the most harmful consequences of misinformation is its impact ...