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ESMH regularly publishes articles on topics related to science and new technologies that provoke a lot of media attention and that are important in the European context. Most importantly, the articles are written with the help of science writers in journalistic style and always provide the opinion of one or more scientists on the topic. The publications are accompanied by a selection of links to related information and with a focus on European research and knowledge in the field.

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Mental health in Covid times

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, are we able to bounce back from this?

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Scientists under fire: threats and attacks after speaking in public

When scientists speak out publicly on Covid-19 counter-measures, they expose themselves to online and real-life attacks, threats and abuse. Some have developed very different coping strategies.

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Moving climate up the news agenda: Interview with Meera Selva, co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network

Interview with Meera Selva, deputy director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and director of the institute’s Journalist Fellowship Programmes at the University of Oxford, UK. In October, the Reuters Institute launched the Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN), which Selva co-founded with visiting fellow Wolfgang Blau, who was previously global chief operating ...

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Will hydrogen contribute to decarbonising the economy? Is the EU Regulation fit for purpose yet?

Interview with Jakob Wachsmuth. He is senior researcher at Fraunhofer ISI Institute and lead author of a meta study for the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) about the potential of hydrogen for decarbonising the economy and hydrogen policy pathways in the EU. There has been a lot of hype about hydrogen ...

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European responses to the corona crisis – Part 16

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. 🆕 Last Update : 20 December 2021

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Saving the planet: How far are we prepared to go?

People are increasingly concerned about the climate crisis, but are they ready to change their daily lives to help save the planet? Awareness of global warming does not imply that any climate policy will go down well with the public. Research shows what strategies work the best to get citizens on board for climate action.

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The future of AI for healthcare: ‘AI can make a huge difference’

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasing role in healthcare. It can automate repetitive tasks and help doctors to better diagnose certain cancers. Will AI soon be able to do diagnostics and predictions for disease and treatment which go beyond human’s capacities?

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Ciara Greene: “How false news and memories change readers’ behaviour”

Cognitive psychologist Ciara Greene studies attention and memory at University College Dublin. Greene recently published a study on how pandemic-related false news changes people’s behaviour. In this interview, she talks about their psychological experiments to demonstrate our susceptibility to false news and how misinformation creates false memories. What prompted you to conduct a study on ...