Along with many others, I’ve argued for years that journal publication is an inadequate dissemination strategy. Blogging about the work can help, but that’s not all one could do. What is the most one could reasonably do to disseminate one’s work […]
"Our findings suggest that while ‘translation’ is a widely used metaphor in medicine, it constrains how we conceptualise and study the link between knowledge and practice. The ‘translation’ metaphor has, arguably, led to particular difficulties in the fields of ‘evidence-based management’ and ‘evidence-based policymaking’ - where it seems that knowledge obstinately refuses to be driven unproblematically into practice."
Science communicators compared notes at a workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [Lisa Abitbol/MIT] At age 13, physicist and writer Alan Lightman designed a homemade rocket, formulated rocket fuel, and launched a lizard on the rocket. The lizard survived the launch and parachute landing but lost its tail since Lightman had forgotten to include the length of the lizard’s tail in his calculations.