The scientist and the artist: In the eyes of most, these two iconic figures could not be more oppositional. They represent rationality vs. impulse, logic vs. fantasy, method vs. creation. Yet the paradox of the scientist-artist lives, and, as it turns out, is less than paradoxical.
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When viewing this artwork you're faced with a tricky decision: should I touch it or not? The signs on the floor say "Do not touch", but there's no barrier there to stop you. Will you be put off by the warning sound that grows as you approach the pole?
The Union of Concerned Scientists has opened an advertising campaign that aims to soften the image of climate scientists by portraying future researchers as children and teenagers with an insatiable curiosity about the natural world.
It was the scandal that never was, which was the true scandal. It was one of the most shameful episodes in the annals of climate change denialism, and given the desperate efforts of the corporate interests that profit so mightily off such staggering irresponsibility, that's no mean feat.
Just five years ago, there were only a handful of science blogs in English, now there are thousands. According to Adam Bly from Science Blogs, around 33% of scientists are now using blogs for writing, reading or as a lab notebook.