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I’m A Scientist comes to the USA – Don’t miss ...

In an innovative science education initiative, five scientists vie for popularity with school-age students from across the US by answering their questions online, and in real-time chats, in an effort to be the "last scientist standing" (Click to read more)


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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 ... (Click to read more)

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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 ... (Click to read more)



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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...


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Toxicologists are Freakin’ Awesome!

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

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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 ...

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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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Have you ever wondered …?

Have you ever wondered if green potato chips are safe to eat?  Or whether peeing in the swimming pool is ...


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The science of “anti-vaccination” – a great primer from SciShow

Yesterday, Hank Green and the YouTube channel SciShow posted a particularly good video on the anti-vaccination movement. Unlike many ...

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Measles mortality rates – 2008-2011 outbreak, France

Yesterday, I posted a piece examining the oft-quoted mortality rate for measles of one to two deaths per thousand cases of ...

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What is the risk of dying if you catch measles?

If you catch measles, what are your chances of dying? When I was a kid, measles was one of those ...

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Is novelty in nanomaterials overrated when it comes to risk?

Novelty and nanotechnology are deeply intertwined. The search for nanostructure-enabled materials has driven research funding in nanotechnology for well over ...



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