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How to effectively communicate uncertainty? Engaging with people’s concern about complex scientific topics

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 environment? We spoke with chair of the report Frank Kelly, Emeritus Professor of the Mathematics of Systems at the University of ...

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ESMH Media Review – March 30, 2022

Cybersecurity, energy and more on Ukraine: check out the ESMH selection of 27 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

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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.

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Could a ‘European Medicines Infrastructure’ help solve market failures in pharmaceutical research and development?

Interview with Massimo Florio (Professor of Public Economics, University of Milan, Italy) about a new European approach to pharmaceutical policy. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the European Union has increased its commitment to the EU public health agenda. It has strengthened the mandate of both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre ...

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Is burning wood really a form of renewable energy?

Over the last few decades, we have been presented with various possibilities for producing cleaner forms of energy. Recently, the climate change crisis has forced national governments, international institutions and organisations to develop programmes to reduce our pollution of the environment. The main question that has arisen is: How can we respond to the increasing ...

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Science communication about climate change – what have we learned so far?

Interview on climate change with Dr Debbie Rosen, CONSTRAIN project. The EU-funded CONSTRAIN project is a consortium of 14 European partners tasked with developing a better understanding of the climate system and using this to improve global and regional climate projections for the next 20-50 years. We spoke with the project’s science and policy manager ...

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ESMH Media Review – February 23, 2022

Energy policy, New European Bauhaus and more news: check out the ESMH selection of 32 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

How has Covid-19 affected people’s trust in science?

Exclusive interview: Lara Clements on the latest Wellcome Global Monitor report, the world's largest study into how people think and feel about science.