Confidence in scientists has declined by at least 12 percentage points over the past year. At the same time the number of Swedes who believe that astrology is a science is increasing. This is according to the new barometer study from Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public & Science).
A new Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research was launched this week by the UK’s research funding bodies. The Concordat aims to increase the focus on public engagement and to embed it within UK universities and research institutes.