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We caved… Now you can follow scienceadvocacy on twitter

BY DAVID KENT | NOV 20 2010

After some requests and a few months of “oh yes, I’ll get around to that”, we have created a Twitter account for you to follow if that is your method of choice for keeping your news, blogs, etc organized.

We are located at:  http://twitter.com/scienceadvocacy

Just to enrich the post a little more, I think it’s worth sharing the following article written by Nobel laureate Ahmed Zawali who currently sits on Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology:

On a recent official visit to southeast Asia, a prime minister asked me: “What does it take to get a Nobel prize?” I answered immediately: “Invest in basic research and recruit the best minds.” This curiosity-driven approach seems increasingly old-fashioned and underappreciated in our modern age of science.

I think this is definitely worth the full read and is something we’ll certainly be commenting on at the Black Hole in the future.
As for the twitter feed – we’ll try to keep people posted on other interesting reports, articles, etc a little more quickly than we can generate content here on our own.

ABOUT DAVID KENT
David Kent
Dr. David Kent is a principal investigator at the York Biomedical Research Institute at the University of York, York, UK. He trained at Western University and the University of British Columbia before spending 10 years at the University of Cambridge, UK where he ran his research group until 2019. His laboratory's research focuses on the fundamental biology of blood stem cells and how changes in their regulation lead to cancers. David has a long history of public engagement and outreach including the creation of The Black Hole in 2009.
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