The Link Round-Up is back from vacation and we have lots of interesting and exciting things to share with you! There’s a video about the Sackler Colloquium, a new paper and infographic about how Twitter is changing research, the world’s largest volcano, a multimedia piece on sea level rise, and more below!
- The Sackler Colloquium on The Science of Science Communication II, held in Washington, D.C., is now just two weeks away and several COMPASS staff are looking forward to attending. The National Academy of Sciences recently created the video below describing the vision for the Colloquium. Let us know if you’ll also be there!
- A new paper, The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication, (infographic below) came out this week in Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. As ScienceDaily summarizes, Researchers’ Tweets Move Science Forward. Time to think about opening a Twitter account if you haven’t already!
- Meet the Tamu Massif volcano! Approximately the size of New Mexico, the recently unveiled world’s largest volcano resides under the Pacific ocean about 1,000 miles east of Japan and four miles below the ocean’s surface.
- Do you ever wonder what happened to stories that hit the media by storm but then seemingly disappeared? Carl Zimmer recently blogged about the Retro Report, which revisits past media stories. He says, “Retro Report shows that going back to a story about science can reveal important lessons about what’s going on today, but ones you may not have predicted.”
- National Geographic tackles sea level rise in a new multimedia piece including interactive maps of the world with a 216 foot increase in sea level, images of damage done by storms, a slideshow of reasons why the seas are rising, a graphic of a theoretical superstorm in 2100, and more.
- In this thought-provoking Washington Post interview, Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, co-founders of the D.C.-based Center for Climate and Security, discuss the changing climate and drought in Syria and the correlation to their ongoing civil war.
Until next time…