This Week in Science News (Feb 12–19)

Weekly round-up of science and science policy news

#sciencepolicy #sciencefunding

Karolinska’s vice-chancellor resigns over case of controversial surgeon http://bit.ly/1LpRwYn (Nature News)

President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award http://1.usa.gov/1PV0xL4 (NSF)

WHO paves way for use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika http://bit.ly/1PPfG0r (The Guardian)


#scienceadvocacy #scienceoutreach #STEMaccess

Field researchers share the challenges of dealing with menstruation — and surronding taboos — while in the field http://bit.ly/1Oc7q8A (@AnneWHilborn @realscientists)

Why do women decide to leave academia? http://bit.ly/1mvtTqU (SFN)

Incentivizing Citizen Science Discovery For A Sustainable World http://bit.ly/214SSAY (Science 2.0)

Interview with National Parks Service Jonathan Jarvis on sciencein national parks http://bit.ly/1R3iZDP (Science News)

HHMI’s first female president prioritizes “enhancing diversity in the scientific workforce” http://bit.ly/1XvIZdn (Nature News)

Young scientists poised to ride the gravitational wave http://bit.ly/1PPfG0r (Nature News)


#STEMeducation #scienceliteracy

Report on “Climate Confusion Among U.S. Teachers” http://bit.ly/1PV0UoW (NCSE)

Pseudoscience Creeping Into Your Conference? http://bit.ly/1RyS3Ol (Science 2.0)

Why fighting anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers often backfires http://bit.ly/1SPQf5a (Science News)


#CoolScience

Gold nanoparticles vaporize cancer cells http://bit.ly/245mMrb (Science News)

Tissue printer creates lifelike human ear http://bit.ly/1PX2gD4 (Science News) Orig. article: http://bit.ly/1Tj5uli (Nature Biotechnology)

First OS Countour Map Of Part Of Mars Released http://bit.ly/1KRPZzB (Science 2.0)

Gallery of the most gorgeous space photos captured this week http://bit.ly/1Oca5z4 (WIRED)

Building James Webb: the biggest, boldest, riskiest space telescope http://bit.ly/1SCmUKV (Science News)

New finding reveals first Neanderthal-human mating occurred 10,000s of years earlier than previously believed http://bit.ly/1mHLrjI (The Guardian)

3D computer scans may help preserve endangered archaeology http://bit.ly/1QjYTrS (Science News)