Bedtime stories as a foundation for science? Brilliant!

The word “story” is often synonymous with imagery of dragons and princesses, beanstalks and witches. But what if the bedtime stories we tell our children had a more scientific tack? Could this help to turn the next generations’ dreams into those of conquering cancer instead of a castle? Wendy Thomas Russel thinks so, and is quite eloquent in her pitch.

Moreover, this is precisely the idea behind what we are trying to do here on Before the Abstract. Stories are so much more than just entertaining fodder. They inform, inspire and create meaning and context. And if we can push science through the clutter of the media landscape via narrative, than let’s do it!

Read more here on the PBS Newshour website.

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