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Is the next Einstein a 12 year-old from Indiana? It doesn't look like he's tipping the balance for Indiana, but you may be interested to see where your state ranks in a new study about education standards; is your state smarter than a fifth grader?
And speaking of young people, Neil Degrasse Tyson has some advice for young science communicators.
Developing a scientific worldview is important whether you work at a lab bench of have moved on to, say, representing New Jersey's 12th district and taking on IBM's Watson in a Jeopardy! challenge.
If you're interested in science communication/journalism theory, Alice has an interesting post on taking science journalism upstream.
Finally, here are two great examples of translating research publications for public consumption by two terrific bloggers:
- Tara Smith of Aetiology reviews Michael Willrich's Pox: An American History.
- Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science looks at a study on the origins of life started in 1958.