"The new tools of high-throughput science — like powerful data visualizations — are revolutionizing both scientific research and science education, as scientists, entrepreneurs, and educators all take advantage of their power. For the five Revolutionary Minds we profile here, the new tools of science are also the best tools for education, and engagement. "
A blog post on the "death of journalism" with a science spin. I really like how he divides journalism up into different categories and defines them. I totally agree that there are different types of journalism, and we need different people to do them.
Have only gotten about half way through it but...can't wait to finish it. Zooming ahead, I can see that he only devotes a short amount of time to "Opinion, Entertainment, Storytelling, etc." which is my favorite kind.
Now wait a minute...isn't STORYTELLING the most important thing for a science journalists, since scientists tend to neglect the STORIES behind the science?
I'll at least wait until I finish reading to pass judgment...
"The vaquita, a porpoise living in brackish waters where the Colorado River empties into the Gulf of California, is critically endangered, biologists say, depleted by fishing nets and the disruptions in the great river’s flow in the 20th century from dam construction."
If online tracking using a network of uses works so well for stalking celebrities, why not apply it to catching criminals?
From the article:
"G-Men these days have to focus more on stopping terrorists than nabbing old-school bank robbers. So FBI agents in Arkansas are enlisting the online public's help in catching the thieves. And it appears to be working. Four bank robberies have been solved in the past six months, thanks in part to tips collected from BanditTrackerArkansas.com, Little Rock special agent Steven Burroughs tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In all, 10 suspected robbers featured on the site are now behind bars."