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Dance your PhD - 2016 edition open for registration

"Dance your PhD" contest is open for submissions until 30th of September 2016. In this annual dance competition, you need to explain your PhD research in a form of interpretive dance. Nuclear fusion, water protection policies, sperm competition…

Slide design for dummies

What makes a clear and visually appealing presentation? Toon Verlinden from "The floor is yours" shows an extreme makeover of power point slides, demonstrating a few simple design tricks that work wonders. This post has been originally…

EvoKE 2017 - bringing together stakeholders for public understanding of evolution

Registration opens for EvoKE 2017, a meeting which will bring together researchers, educators, policy makers, media and museum professionals to discuss the public understanding of evolution in Europe. The meeting will take place in Porto, Portugal…

A new way to visualize molecular models with Molecular Flipbook

Molecular Flipbook is a software tool which makes it simple to create and animate molecular models, primarily for molecular biologists. Crastina had a chat with the creator Dr. Janet Iwasa, University of Utah. Dr. Janet Iwasa is a molecular…

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’.