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Donna Yates, Lego Academics: ”Don't be afraid to try out an idea, even if it is silly”

Life as an academia is described in a very special way by Donna Yates, creator of the Twitter hit @LegoAcademics. The formula is quite simple: a set of Research Institute Lego, Twitter, professional experience – and a lot of humour and wit.

5th Offtopicarium in Poland, 26-28 Sept 2014 - apply!

Offtopicarium is an event for people with ideas and passion: a mix of a workshop, loose conference, geek gathering. It is open to various fields – including scientists (especially PhD students), young entrepreneurs, people involved in NGOs, startups etc.

Chemistry Champions Contest – deadline extended

In April, the American Chemical Society launched the Chemistry Champions contest in an ”an effort to find and train promising science communicators”. As the number of participants seems to be small, why don’t take the chance to go to San Francisco?
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Dance your PhD 2013 – a dancer’s view

Alicia González Martínez, undergraduate student in medicine and semi-professional dancer, shares her thoughts about the winners of this year’s Dance Your PhD competition.

Technology Students Explain Science in Advent Calendar

The students of Lund Institute of Technology follow their tradition and offer a advent calendar for laymen where a team of enthusiastic students perform simple experiments and explain their observations.

36 Ph.D. dances in The Dance Your Ph.D. Contest 2013

I just love this – for the out-of-the-box thinking, for the humour and for the sheer madness of it all – a dance contest sponsored by Science and AAAS.

Amazing Technicolor Bar Chart Costume

”Well-dressed and witty” – this was how Cecilia Berlin, social sustainability scientist from Gothenburg was described as she won one of the regional finals of the Swedish national Forskar Grand Prix. (’Researcher’s Grand Prix’)