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Astrotweeps and Biotweeps–rotating Twitter accounts

Most social media have a tendency to repeat themselves … but this will never happen for Astrotweeps and Biotweeps as these rotating twitter accounts feature differents scientists every week.

Occupy Science! (Javier Rodríguez Laguna, April 2015)

‘Science is anarchist’ according to Javier Rodríguez Laguna, Researcher at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Yet it seems that ‘we have accepted to many unnescessary power structures’ Is it time for science to open up and follow in the tracks in the free software community?
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Conversation with a Canva Community Outreach Specialist

Canva – a web tool for creating graphics – has a very interesting social media strategy, where they put special Community Outreach Specialists to work.

Natural history research—a supply and demand industry? (James O’Hanlon, March 2015)

We have a product: popular science communication. And we have a market: the public. Can there be a business model that caters for this demand? James O’Henlon, Australian zoologist, raises the question whether exploratory research should be driven by a supply and demand mechanism.

Break the mold with a graphical abstract (Luc Cox, February 2015)

Graphical abstracts is one of many ways to adapt scientific communication to a quickly evolving media landscape. Luk Cox, scientific illustrator with a background in molecular biology, has a clear message: it is time for old dogs to learn some new tricks.
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Scientific Sketching—amazing artwork in the bio labs of IDIBAPS, Barcelona

An urban life drawing event in Barcelona inspired the staff at IDIBAPS, a center dedicated to research in the field of biomedicine. In the fall of 2014, the doors to the labs were opened for drawing artists—with stunning results.

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.