COVID-19 and fake news

Last month, Nature published an article by Timothy Caulfield on the impact of fake news during this pandemic crisis. Facebook groups are full of conspiracy theories on the origin of the virus and absurd cures for the COVID-19. Among them, we read that the virus was created in the lab, it is caused by 5GContinue reading “COVID-19 and fake news”

This is what a scientist looks like

If you were asked to describe a scientist, most of you would probably talk about a middle age man, with grey hair and glasses. He would probably be a bit strange, not a social person and perhaps also a bit crazy. Really few people would describe a woman, and also fewer would describe a goodContinue reading “This is what a scientist looks like”

How can I meet a scientist?

Unfortunately, it is well established that scientists are in someway distant from society. Thus, the communication between these two worlds seems to be difficult. Fortunately, in the last couple of years, different initiatives started to create a link between science and society. Today I will give you some hints to meet and talk with scientists.Continue reading “How can I meet a scientist?”