Dr Ben Goldacre, Dr Jennifer Rohn, Ed Yong
Thursday 28 February 2008
What is it like to work in a lab? What’s the latest science news? How can you tell good science from quackery? The answers to all these questions can be found in blogs, and in this event you’ll meet the people who are writing them.
There are literally tens of millions of blogs online. Some read like personal diaries, while others are built round news or analysis, like reading a column in a newspaper. With so many blogs out there, it’s no surprise that science is well-covered from lots of different angles. Ben Goldacre goes on the hunt for outrageous claims, dubious statistics and credulous science reporting in Bad Science, an extension of his popular column in the Guardian. Jennifer Rohn reveals the culture and everyday life of a jobbing scientist in her blog on Nature Network London, Mind the Gap. In Ed Yong’s blog, Not Exactly Rocket Science, he converts plodding, jargon-heavy journal papers into nimble, accessible and entertaining blog posts on the freshest new research.
Join us as our bloggers talk about why they write, what makes a good post, and what blogging can do for science. You’ll come out of it with three personal views of science and some good new reads, and best of all, the event is free!
Venue: The Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, London W1B 2ET
Admission is free and there is no need to book.
I’ll be in attendance, so maybe I’ll see you there.