A call to proactively support Women in Science

A call to proactively support Women in Science

The past few decades have seen a substantial and positive shift in attitudes towards women in science and engineering.  And yet, they continue to face an uphill struggle against ingrained attitudes and actions that create barriers to having a full, rewarding, equitable, and respected career in fields encompassed by science, technology, engineering and math. Athene Donald – ... (Click to read more)

Should indoor tanning be banned?

Should indoor tanning be banned?

Just how dangerous is indoor tanning? A couple of weeks ago, colleagues from the University of Michigan published an ... (Click to read more)

Using animations in science communication - arsenic in food

Using animations in science communication

Can short animations be used for effective science communication, asks guest-blogger Queen Alike, Public Health Specialist at the National Institutes ... (Click to read more)

New EdX course offers unique training in science & engineering photography
New EdX course offers unique training in science & engineering photography

I've long been a fan of Felice Frankel's work. I was thrilled therefore to discover that she is part ...

American universities: reclaiming our role in society
American universities: reclaiming our role in society

American universities are facing a crisis of relevance. There is, quite simply, a growing tension between their internal cultures and ...

I'm A Scientist USA
I’m A Scientist comes to the USA – Don’t miss it!

In an innovative science education initiative, five scientists vie for popularity with school-age students from across the US by answering ...

Lubchenco - delivering on science's social contract
Lubchenco – Delivering on Science’s Social Contact

In 1998, then-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dr. Jane Luchenco called for a "New ...

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A new home for Risk Innovation

Five years ago, I joined the University of Michigan School of Public Health as Director of the U-M Risk Science ...

The poetry of innovating responsibly
The Poetry of Innovating Responsibly

What have technology innovation, haiku, and this summer's blockbuster-in-waiting Jurassic World got in common? The answer: a short book ...

No New York Times, wearable computers couldn’t be as harmful as cigarettes! ...

I was taken aback- to say the least - by an article from the New York Times that crossed my ...

Solving public health challenges through innovation

Last Thursday, the second annual University of Michigan Innovation In Action competition concluded, with six stunning student pitches for startups ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts ditches titanium dioxide – but is it actually harmful?

In response to pressure from the advocacy group As You Sow, Dunkin’ Brands has announced that it will be removing ...

Toxicologists are Freakin’ Awesome!

Risk Bites is going to be at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo this year (Saturday March ...

Responsible Innovation, and the (nano) entrepreneur’s dilemma

Responsible innovation is a great concept - it embodies ideas around ensuring our inventiveness works for the long term good ...

Responsible development of new technologies critical in complex, connected world

The World Economic Forum's 2015 top 10 emerging technologies reflect the tremendous potential of technology innovation. Yet to build ...

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