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American Association for the Advancement of Science holds annual meeting in Boston.

February 17, 2017

Under the theme "Serving Society Through Science Policy," the 2017 AAAS meeting featured renowned speakers discussing current issues in science, technology, and policy, with a focus on how to inform policies with the best scientific evidence. Prof. Naomi Oreskes presented a plenary titled "The Scientist as Sentinel."

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Kennedy School's STS program launches "First 100 Days: Narratives of Normalization and Disruption."

February 1, 2017

"First 100 Days is an ongoing writing campaign, featuring posts from the broad STS community. Posts analyze and challenge the narratives of both normalization and disruption that are being put forward by the new Trump administration or the discourses that surround it, as well as draw connections to similar political trends elsewhere.... Read more about Kennedy School's STS program launches "First 100 Days: Narratives of Normalization and Disruption."

Naomi Oreskes Named 2016 Recipient of Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

Naomi Oreskes Named 2016 Recipient of Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication

July 13, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO --- Climate One at The Commonwealth Club announced today that Dr. Naomi Oreskes, will be awarded the sixth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. The $15,000 award is given to a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and compelling...

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CHSI Goes to Montréal

June 15, 2016

On Monday and Tuesday, 16-17 May 2016, graduate students from the History of Science Department travelled to Montréal, Québec as part of a three-year collaborative effort between the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST) at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI) at Harvard.... Read more about CHSI Goes to Montréal

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"Radio Contact" Reviewed in the Boston Globe

May 27, 2016

"Is there a stranger term than “terrestrial radio”? Oh sure, it distinguishes traditional radio from the satellite kind. But radio, with its plucking of sound from the ether, is the least terrestrial of media. For that same reason, it’s the most magical. That sense of magic is there in the most common early nickname for radio, “the wireless.” No wires is even better than no strings. We can hear an echo in today’s “wireless technology.”...

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