Weekly Roundup

Tom Peace at ActiveHistory writes about public engagement in archaeology. Of particular interest is the public archaeology program at Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site that encourages active participation in digs.

Nature and Scientific American report on their global survey on attitudes towards science and scientists (also here) which purports to investigate cultural differences among “scientifically literate” respondents from various countries, and suggests (surprise!) that being scientifically informed does not necessarily mean sharing scientists’ views.

Andrew Dobson at openDemocracy weighs in on what makes a good climate-change novel. (Hint: “There must be lots of weather – preferably wild and wet.”)

iRobot: People now telecommute by robot.

Wildlife filmmaker and producer Chris Palmer spills the beans about widespread industry fakery in a new tell-all book; despite our continued trust in nature shows, by now this should come as no surprise.

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