Works/Engagements

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Shooting Star: Easy-to-Read and How to Write it

Learn writing anew. Come to know a totally fresh science journalism. Practice new styles. En passant sharpen your analytical skills. All around the world a new movement is rising, has already matured in many countries, and became a must in a lot of knowledge areas, like government publications and medicine.

European Conference of Science Journalists 2017, 2017-06-26, Copenhagen University Campus, Room 27.0.09, building 27


Levelling food price volatility, while supporting the poor

Food crises leave the poor in desperation for a long time. To calm the dreadful effects of weather and climate disasters as well as food price volatility it is better if governments forget about managing prices and instead care for the poor, experts say.

Youris.com, 2016-10-14, CommNet


Bioeconomy innovations: tough starting up

It is estimated that between 175 and 3,000 ideas are needed to bring just one product or service to the market. Venture capitalists assume that only one out of ten investments pays. It seems that the benchmarks for creating a business are extremely tough. But they are not insurmountable.

Youris.com/ProBIO, 2016-09-26, CommNet


Presentation: Should we beware of wellness-apps?

Presentation at EuroScience Open Forum ESOF 2016 in 26 July 2016 in Manchester, UK, Session »Should We Trust the eDoctor?«

ScienceCom, 2016-07-26


Countering Cancer

A number of stories for the advertorial series Countering Cancer, a cooperation between the pharma company Pfizer and the English online edition of the German newspaper Handelsblatt Global Edition. The entire series can be found here.


Virtual models to make cities greener

Retrofitting districts with sustainable energy systems can be a success if enough data is available to analyse the suitability of each chosen energy-saving solution.

Youris.Com, 2015-01-29


District heating: Sweden is leading the way out of fossil fuels

By relying on district heating combined with heat and power production, municipalities.

Yoris.Co,, 2015-01-12


Cities join forces to retrofit districts

All over Europe cities and towns strive to become climate smart. They revamp their energy districts, step-by-step, while looking across borders to learn from best practices.

Youris.Com, 2015-01-04


Polar zone ozone and UV exposure, under closer scrutiny than ever

The most-detailed atmospheric observation system available to date finds applications in forecasting ozone and UV emissions in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Youris.com, 2014-07-09


Airbags for ships save lives, environment and cargo

Innovative rapidly inflating balloon technology could keep damaged ships afloat. But more fine-tuning needs to be done and there are some concerns about reliability.

Youris.com, 2014-06-23


Antibiotic resistance: prevention, more needed than ever

Antibiotic resistance varies between developing and developed countries, requiring the need to tailor preventative solutions to the context where the resistance occurs. Interview with Carl Eric Nord, senior professor at the Institution for Laboratory Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Youris.com, 2014-05-07


Visualizing Complex Science [Videoclip]

Daniel Mietchen, PhD, Raphael Wimmer and Nils Dagsson Moskopp
Many aspects critical to understanding science, experiments and the natural world can only be described in words and diagrams in a limited way. Good quality multimedia can help make that understanding easier. Daniel Mietchen and his group accessed articles in PubMed Central to help them create the Open Access Media Importer (OAMI), a bot that can scrape and download supplementary multimedia files from Open Access science articles, repositories and data stores. The bot has uploaded more than 13,000 files to Wikimedia Commons and has been used in more than 135 English Wikipedia articles that together garnered more than three million views.

Interview: Hanns-J. Neubert, Camera: Marlene Stadie

Interview with Daniel Mietchen for the ASAP Accelerating Science Awards Program of the Public Library of Science PLoS.


Debate-Driven Science Journalism

During the World Conference of Science Journalists 2013 in Helsinki, Finland, from 24th to 28th June 2013 Hanns-J. Neubert organised a session where concepts for science debates where discussed under the title »Debate-Driven Journalism: A Tool and Opportunity for Science Journalists« and how they can be used to generate news and features.

WCSJ 2013, 2013-06-26


What will power Europe’s future?

The European debate raises some critical, and difficult, questions. Thus Hanns-J. Neubert organised a workshop on 2012-07-15 during the EuroScience Open Forum ESOF2012 that explored societal, cultural and journalistic concerns. It looked at science journalism coverage of the tensions between science/technology, economical constraints and political purposes using the example of nuclear power and energy in general.

ESOF 2012, 2012-07-15


Should Climate Change Sceptics be allowed to Take Part in the Global Warming Debate?

Neubert as guest in the BBC Radio-Debate “Have your Say” on 2009-12-08

Clip (MP3)
More: BBC World Service: World Have Your Say.


A Silent Revolution

Science in developing countries

Reporting from the World Science Forum, Hanns Neubert senses a sea change in attitudes towards the role of science in reducing poverty. Governments are spending more; young people are choosing science careers. Yet poor people will not benefit without genuine collaboration and knowledge sharing.

A Silent Revolution – Science in developing countries, The Broker, 2009-12-03 (Online Version) (Print Version)