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  • Popularization Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Fighting Pseudoscience with Science-Pop

    Convening in autumn this year, a session of the executive committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) announced the creation of the Popularization Committee, a new and important player in Russia's science popularization field. Its functions include controlling the quality of articles being published, combating scientific shams, and organizing new science-pop events and formats; and these are just some of the seven areas the RAS identified for the new committee’ scope of work. Alexandra Borissova, a senior lecturer at ITMO University’s Science Communication and Outreach Office and president of the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON), became a member of the RAS Committee. Read on to learn more.