Saturday, December 7, 2013

Spinning Science

This Saturday there is a full day series of free public lectures at University of Kings College focusing on the topic of the impact of hype and spin on science. 

We invite you to a free all-day public series of discussions exploring six case studies of overselling, misrepresentation or biasing in the presentation of scientific research. This event is presented by the Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster with Genome Atlantic, Mount Saint Vincent University’s Science Communication Program and the Dalhousie University Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics (CGEB).

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Alumni Hall, New Academic Building, University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Free. Open to the public. Drop-ins welcome.

It looks to be quite an impressive lineup of speakers and topics.  Check out their website for the full schedule of events.

Here are a few related titles in our library's collection that you may also find interesting:

Media Mediocrity : waging war against science : how the television makes us stoopid!  (M) by Richard Zurawski

The Panic Virus : a true story of medicine, science, and fear  (M) by Seth Mnookin

The Sun and the Moon : the remarkable true account of hoaxers, showmen, dueling journalists, and lunar man-bats in nineteenth-century New York (M) by Matthew Goodman


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