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The Crastina Column, November/December: Great presentation ≠ bad science

How come researchers who are great presenters often are disregarded as bad scientists? Adria LeBoeuf, multi-disciplinary scientist and communications evangelist, thinks there has to be an end to the social punishment of clear and passionate…

Science, uncertainty and politics: an eternal struggle?

Science and uncertainty go hand in hand. This is a well-known fact for every scientist and expert in its field, however it is not so well known in the general public. Politicians need steady facts to produce policy, something science can never…

The Crastina Column, September: Shining a light on the dark art of animation

Video and animation are becoming more and more useful to explain complex and minute features of science. Claudia Stocker of Vivid Biology – “a Design studio for cutting edge Science” – explains why active scientists shouldn’t be afraid…

Petnica Science Center- a gemstone in the heart of Serbia

Founded in the Yugoslav years, Petnica Science Center keeps inspiring and educating generations of  Serbian high-schoolers. Aleksej Drino, Ph.D. student at the University of Vienna, gives a homage to “ the place I truly belonged to”. The…

bNosy — helping kids master science and technology through edutainment

”Helping kids master science and technology through edutainment” is the tagline for the Swedish company bNosy which, among other things, offers fiction books, apps and videos. Karolina Kjellberg, founder with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, is…

Helping exceptionally gifted children in Poland

Gifted children, who asks bigger questions and pursue more advanced interests, often feel alienated in the school system. The Polish Children’s Fund addresses this problem by offering scholarships for talented pre-university students. Piotr…

Why scientists should mentor highschool students (Philip Frick, August 2016)

”Most of the mentors say that they never thought they would benefit from the experience as much as they did.” says Philip Frick, tech student and creator of Rays. This Swedish summer research school for talented students serves to gap between the world of research and curious and talented teenagers.