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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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ESMH Summer School 2022: ‘Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories?’

This year’s ESMH Summer School, ‘Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories?’, offered journalists a unique opportunity to gain insight in what the EU is doing in the field of climate change, meet prominent science journalists covering environmental topics and learn from their experience.

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Promoting trust in science and countering misinformation: a task for all

Misinformation is a new pandemic, one for which the only cure is knowledge. Informed audiences, media-savvy scientists, and high-quality journalism are key to counter misinformation. These are the main takeaways from the debate on 'Promoting trust in science to counter misinformation', the third event of a series called Science-Media Days, which took place on 20 ...

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‘Predatory’ publications put pressure on the integrity of scientific literature

Over two million scientific papers are published every year worldwide. Faced with the pressure to 'publish or perish', researchers can be tempted by journals that charge low publication fees and publish articles of dubious quality. The scale of these 'predatory publication practices' and 'predatory publication journals' is global and can have far-reaching consequences, as such ...

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ESMH participates in the conference on the future of science communication in Europe

How to communicate scientific evidence in the digital era? How to maintain an open dialogue with citizens and address disinformation and misinformation? Could science communication be more structured and institutionalised at European level? These were the main issues discussed at the second Future of Science Communication Conference (FSCC 2.0) on 26 April in Brussels. Academics, ...

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Cyber attacks are far from science fiction

On Tuesday, 26 April 2022 the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) organises a high-level roundtable on cybersecurity. The European Science Media Hub (ESMH) spoke with one of the speakers Juhan Lepassaar, executive Director of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), on what cyber attacks entail and what ENISA ...

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Laurence Vardaxoglou: ‘The climate-ambivalent community in Europe is large and deserves attention’

A surprisingly high proportion of European citizens are ambiguous about human responsibility in climate change. This group is especially susceptible to disinformation and is large enough to hinder climate action.

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Interview with Frank Kelly: How to effectively communicate uncertainty?

We spoke with chair of the report Frank Kelly, Emeritus Professor of the Mathematics of Systems at the University of Cambridge. The world's oldest independent scientific academy, the Royal Society, dedicated to promoting excellence in science, has published a new report on the challenge of scientific misinformation: how can we foster a healthier online information ...

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‘Science for Ukraine’ – How European scholars help their Ukrainian colleagues

Just a few days after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European researchers and students are showing unprecedented solidarity towards Ukrainian academics and students. Under the hashtag #scienceforukraine, scientists, research organisations and laboratories voluntarily offer office space, short-term paid positions or accommodation.