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.

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 ...

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 ...

Graphic resources for sustainable development, biodiversity, a growing economy and technology

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 ...

The new European Bauhaus a better future together

The new European Bauhaus: a better future together

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) project was initiated to carry the values of the European Green Deal. It is an interdisciplinary approach in which technology, design, art and science combine forces to build a more sustainable, enriching and inclusive future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsDefOuqkOo In this context, the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology ...

the challenge of promoting sound science – interview with Simon Clark

The challenge of promoting sound science – interview with Simon Clark

Simon Clark is a scientist who regularly posts online videos covering scientific topics. He also wrote ‘Firmament’ - a book on climate change. In this interview for the European Science-Media Hub Simon Clark talks about the importance of making accurate science information available to citizens and the challenges of getting a complex message across to ...