Science & Medicine
An Ignoble Pursuit: Laughing and Thinking about Science Communication and the Ig Nobel Prize
In this episode we are discussing the relationship between science and being funny. Science communication relies on grabbing attention, making science relatable and exciting, and humanising scientists, we talked to Marc Abrahams founder and emcee of the Ig Nobel Prize and editor of Annals of Improbable Research about the role humour plays in this.
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‘If you spend five seconds really looking at it, there’s something funny about it, and that’s what makes it interesting, and once you're interested, if only for five seconds, now you’re paying attention’
‘All of us were looking at each other and thinking: at any moment now some ‘grown up’ person is going to stop us’
Signing up to Open Science: Open Peer Review and Aligning Core Values
Open Data: FAIR, foul, and meta
Retraction Watch, Research Integrity, and Peer Review
Aubrey De Grey, Aging, and Alternative Approaches to Research
Communicating Animal Research Part 2
Communicating Animal Research Part 1
Preprints: what do scientists think?
Rewriting Diversity: Editing Wikipedia and Opening Science
Is science self-correcting?
Plan S: Solution or Short-sightedness?
Scaling the Paywall: How Unpaywall Improved Open Access
Good scientists share data?
Open Science and Career Pathways
Trailer: ORION Open Science Podcast
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