Long and short interviews with communicators in the field of science and science dissemination, some of them talented and prominent, some of them just talented–but they all have important things to tell us.

Inari Kolu—early career geneticist and experienced singer-songwriter

Inari Kolu: "Science & music both need determination and blind belief in yourself". Crastina presents the first of a series of interviews with young scientists who not only pursue a career in the academic world but who also are passionate about a side project.

Uma Nagendra, winner of the Dance Your Ph.D. Contest: “Trying to put your research in dance form can be a very valuable exercise.”

We are happy to present an interview with the winner of this year’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest, Uma Nagendra from University of Georgia.

Mirja Hagström “Instead of getting annoyed, is there anything I can do about this misconception?”

Every Christmas, a botanical misconception keeps irritating biology interested people: the stuff Swedes put in their candle holders is not ”white moss”, it is a lichen! Mirja Hagström decided to put things straight with a YouTube video

Sarah Sherwood, IRB Barcelona: “We wanted to do it in a different way, and chose to dance.”

Scientists at IRB Barcelona wanted to raise awareness and support for research into cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. The result: a very professional and captivating video, full of happy dance moves.

Colette Renier, European Commission: “Do not underestimate the value of humour in communication!”

Tomorrow night, September 26, is Researcher's Night. In several hundred cities across Europe, scientists are reaching out with ”popular science and fun learning” – offering lectures, workshops, guided tours and science shows.

The Lab—a comedy series about graduate students working in a science lab

Made by science people, for science people, the YouTube sitcom The Lab has a high recognition factor. Two episodes have been published so far on YouTube, filled with clever observations on conflicting personalities, cultural oddities and academic hierarchies.

Andreas Møgelhøj, The Geek That Speaks: ”My dream is to create a tech talk revolution”

Andreas Møgelhøj, Danish chemist and physicist, presents some really inspiring videos on the art of tech talks exploring themes like ”The Curse of Knowledge” and the ”Big Picture Secret”.