Blockchain. Blockchain. Blockchain. You've probably heard this term thrown around quite a bit over the last year. And before that, you likely heard about Bitcoin, the best known cryptocurrency -- digital bits of information used by people as money -- and all of the hype, both good and bad, that has surrounded it since it first emerged.
Sci on the Fly
With much fanfare, in 2015, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), The 21st Convention of Parties (COP21) adopted The Paris Agreement as a plan for global action to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the unavoidable impacts from climate change. Three years later, COP24 took place December 1-14, 2018, in Katowice Poland. After tense moments and hard work of the negotiators lasting into early morning hours, the “rulebook” for the Paris Agreement was largely finalized. Such negotiations can often seem opaque and complex.
Advances in drug development and neurotechnology over the last century have noticeably increased our ability to target cognitive-behavioral networks and help those with physical disabilities. These and future advances could potentially provide a pathway by which to use drugs and/or devices to consistently enhance human cognition and behavior, rather than just treat or manage the symptoms of medical conditions.
A version of this post was first published in the East Hampton Star on September 14, 2017. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily represent the views of the American Association for the Advancement of Science or East Hampton Star.
While some politicians claim that climate change is a hoax, and climate scientists try to refine their models and forecasts of how much warming will take place in the next few decades, marine scientists can see clearly the evidence of what has already happened.
The original version of this post was published at PLOS One Global Health on August 20, 2018. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily represent the views of the American Association for the Advancement of Science or The Public Library of Science.
Interested in science blogging but not quite sure where to start? I've put together a brief guide containing some general tips and suggestions, as well as some of my grammatical petpeeves. This guide was created drawing on my experiences and opinions, as well as some existing science writing guides, such as Katie Burke’s 12 Tips for Scientists Writing for the General Public.
Holly Summers, a plant biologist and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Agriculture, speaks more with MónicaFeliú-Mójer. Dr. Feliú-Mójeris a neurobiologist by training and director of communications and science outreach at Ciencia Puerto Rico, and associate director for diversity and communication training at iBiology.