Articles

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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Prof. Stéphanie Ruphy: Research integrity is about trust

Dr Stéphanie Ruphy is Professor of philosophy of science at the École normale supérieure - Université PSL in Paris. She is currently the Director of the French Office for Research Integrity. She recently helped draft a research integrity oath for Ph.D.s in France. We discuss with her research ethics and integrity in practice. Most people ...

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Interview with Prof. Kurt Deketelaere on academic freedom

"Academic freedom, like freedom of any kind, is not a spontaneous state of affairs. The public authorities must respect, protect, ensure and promote it", says Kurt Deketelaere, Professor of Law and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). He will speak at the European Parliament’s STOA conference 'How to provide enforceable protection for ...

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Science for children: shaping the future by expanding young minds

Children are the future. A future that will depend on their ability to make informed decisions on complex topics. Gaining scientific literacy and critical thinking skills will help secure that future.

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Demystifying artificial intelligence

During the STOA workshop 'AI Public Perspectives' on 14 November in the European Parliament in Brussels, Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere will give a keynote lecture about 'Demystifying artificial intelligence'. She talks to the European Science-Media Hub about her view on the public perception of artificial intelligence. 'AI is about algorithms', said a computer scientist. 'AI ...

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Professor Andy Way: ‘Smaller languages could soon become extinct online, if the EU doesn’t address the matter’

The EU’s rich linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages and over 60 regional and minority languages. But when it comes to technology support and digital services, a big imbalance persists between the five most spoken EU languages and the remaining ones. To battle this, a large consortium of 52 partners covering all European countries ...

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How much has digital news consumption affected the public perception of climate change?

Digital news consumption has been overtaking traditional news consumption in the past decade. Academics are researching the effect this has on the public perception of climate change.

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Bringing biodiversity back from the brink: the EU Nature Restoration Law proposal

In June this year the European Commission released a proposal for a milestone: an EU Nature Restoration Law. It comes at a crucial moment in the crisis the natural world is facing. Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans described it as "threatening the very foundation of our life on Earth". Marking 30 years since the EU last ...

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Professor Tommaso Calarco: ‘Quantum technologies 2.0 can bring huge benefits for society’

This week, quantum technology is one of the news headlines. The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for work "that has laid the foundation for a new era of quantum technology". But what is this new era about? We asked Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Director of the ...