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Labster – enhancing science learning with VR and gamification

Under any definition, we think that laboratory simulations are a great way of bringing science closer to people. ‘Presence’ has been described as a crucial element for motivation and engagement, and simulations intrinsically enhance the aspect of “I feel that I am there”, especially if they are combined with virtual reality technologies. In the particular case of our simulations, even if they are specifically created as teaching tools, in addition to the immersive experience, they are built around real life stories and are meant to be engaging. With the gamification components they are also good tools for science communication at some level.

Communicating Cannabis science in a women's professional network

Science communication, Cannabis and feminism. These three seemingly unrelated phenomena are joined together by Dr. Daniela Vergara, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a director of the Agricultural Genomics…

Florence Schechter, science YouTuber: “Talk about what you find interesting; that enthusiasm will shine through!”

Florence Schechter, biochemist and science communicator from London, shoots and edits her own YouTube videos in a wide range of science related topics. She is currently producing a new YouTube series called 'How To Spot A Scientist’.

How platforms like External Diffusion can highly improve the outreach of your research paper

External Diffusion (www.externaldiffusion.com) is a web hub specifically built to help authors of scientific publications spread the word about their hard work to a targeted audience, thereby increasing their impact. Got your scientific publication…

How Life Science Network can create networking opportunities for scientists

Life Science Network, lifescience.net, helps scientists boosting their networking skills in no-time. Here, the founder Alen Piljic explains why scientists need to join. As a scientist it is crucial to have a well established network to…

The Ensonglopedia of Science (AKA Songs About Science (AKA @ensonglopedia))

”What better way to appreciate the world of science than to listen to songs about it?” The anonymous twitterer behind Songs About Science guides us through a song genre which is very different to the stuff they are playing on the radio.

Beer loving academics out there: unite with #academicswithbeer!

With the hashtag #academicswithbeer, all the beer loving academics out there may now get in touch on Twitter. The initiative was taken by Elena Milani (@biomug) and Cristina Rigutto (@cristinarigutto) – two Italian academics with a passion for both beer and scicomm.