Twitter Science!March 5th, 2010 by Kimberly Hoffman
Where do you get your Science news?
According to the PEW report Understanding the Participatory News Consumer, “92% of Americans get their daily news from multiple platforms.
- Portable: 33% of cell phone owners now access news on their cell phones.
- Personalized: 28% of internet users have customized their home page to include news from sources and on topics that particularly interest them.
- Participatory: 37% of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commented about it, or disseminated it via postings on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.”
As evidenced by these new titles in the Engineering and Architecture Library and the Physics Library at The Catholic University of America, the Science community is thinking and writing about how people get their science news.
Art of being a scientist : a guide for graduate students and their mentors / Roel Snieder and Ken Larner.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, Q147 .S64 2009
Communicating science : professional, popular, literary / Nicholas Russell.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, Q223 .R87 2010
Digital literacy for technical communication : 21st century theory and practice / edited by Rachel Spilka.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, T10.5 .D55 2010
Eloquent science : a practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist / David M. Schultz.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, Q223 .S23538 2009
Error and inference : recent exchanges on experimental reasoning, reliability, and the objectivity and rationality of science / edited by Deborah G. Mayo, Aris Spanos.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, Q175.32.I54 E77 2010
Explaining research : how to reach key audiences to advance your work / Dennis Meredith.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, Q223 .M399 2010
If you like your Science news portable, personalized and participatory…READ about it… AND try using your social networking tools to keep up with Science news.
Twitter Feeds for Science:
Astro_Mike Mike Massimino, NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125
Discovery News from Discovery Channel U.S. PR. Press site at press.discovery.com.
IEEESpectrum The latest technology news and analysis from world’s leading engineering magazine.
NASA News from NASA
NatGeoSociety Inspiring people to care about the planet.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History. Author: The Pluto Files, Death By Black Hole. Host: PBS NOVA scienceNOW
NIHSciEd The NIH Office of Science Education develops and sponsors science education programs for teachers, students, and the public.
Scifri Science radio program heard on NPR and create science content for the web. Got ideas? Write @scifri and tweet your questions during the show.
Sheldoncooper Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons. He portrays a Caltech theoretical physicist.
SteacieLibrary Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University CA
OR Look at this list and pick your Science area of interest:
Submitted by: KMH_nowinVA Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries, CUA