According to news headlines, science says a lot of things, but what do we really learn from scientific studies, and how do these findings impact our daily lives?
Science REALLY Says
Wading through science-related news can be difficult, but science isn't an elite league of geniuses or a collection of hard facts. Science is a process of gathering evidence from carefully controlled tests to gain understanding of the natural world. Our goal is to empower everyone to investigate how scientific findings impact their daily lives. We're cultivating a community of science communicators to demystify the scientific process and challenge misconceptions. So what does science really say? This project seeks to ensure scientific data is accurately represented in the media, by writing timely responses to viral news coverage of new studies. These posts include an analysis of the study cited by the media, comments from the authors of the study and other experts in the field, and the scientific consensus on the topic drawn from review of the scientific literature.
This blog series features our members' commentary on science subjects they are passionate about. These topics range from reactions to science in the media that isn't covered by Science REALLY Says to the discussion of controversial topics.
The Spotlights blog series covers conferences and events attended by our members and highlights notable researchers.
Book Club Recaps
The aim of the book club is to analyze and discuss scientific ideas as they are presented in popular literature. Book selections are made by members of Science Says and meetings are open to the public. Suggestions for books are always welcome. If you have a book you'd like to discuss, or if you would like to lead a book club, let us know! Links to blog posts and pertinent articles are listed (organized by book and timeframe).
Sac Science Distilled Recaps
Sacramento Science Distilled is a monthly public event cohosted by Science Says, the Powerhouse Science Center, and Capital Science Communicators to inspire scientific curiosity. Bright and engaging local scientists share research stories to inform and entertain at Streets Pub & Grub or Old Ironsides (Sacramento's oldest bar). Follow us on facebook to keep up with future events, or read colorful summaries of events you missed here.
Additional Posts by SciSays members and alumni
Five ways CRISPR plants can combat climate change by Dr. Jenna Gallegos
Fungal Genomics - Peter Henry - 10.27.15
Shifting our attitudes toward pesticides - Nir Oksenberg - 09.6.15
External posts and articles featuring SciSays members
Washington Post on "The mystery of ghost trees" - Zane Moore - 10.7.16