Black holes, life beneath the ice and the insatiable intrigue surrounding dinosaurs, are undoubtedly all truly fascinating topics, - none of which you will find in Katapult. New research unearthed on natural science, is immediately published in most of the major newspapers around the world. Even regional newspapers dedicate several pages, to news of physicists searching for the Higgs Particle or new ways to describe the Milky Way.
While journalists write a great deal about natural science, they don’t seem to take social science into account. Television stations tend to only invite social scientists to comment on issues, during elections. Usually, at these times, scientists can only reiterate what has previously been said or is widely known and therefore it is a waste of time. For example: A coalition is possible, but it’s not written in stone – anything could happen.
Topics of particular interest within social science rarely escape the keen eyes of universities and go unnoticed by the general public. Most students aren’t aware of new results or breakthroughs within their subject area. Why is this? How is this possible? Well, firstly, specialist journals are too expensive, secondly, they are unavailable online and thirdly, they are written in such a complex way, that only scientists can understand them.
The goal of the Katapult Team is therefore to publish regular popular social science articles. We aim to ensure that even complicated issues and concepts will be easy to understand, without the need for previous knowledge. Our clear, concise articles and illustrations will allow our readers to easily follow and understand every subject.
The Katapult Team