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Talking science from the top of a soap box

How do you transform public spaces into an arena for public learning and scientific debate? Invite top female scientists to talk to people while standing on a soap box in the street!  Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform, which also…

The Crastina Column, February: The shortest route to the real answer is via the Imaginary.

Scientists and poets are often described as being very far apart in their worldview. Nothing could be further from the truth.  British biologist and poet Joanna Tilsley—whose nom de plume is xYz—explains why the wonder of science and the…

How to avoid a Mariah Carey moment on stage

On New Year’s Eve, a baffled American TV audience watched a live performance by the superstar and ultra professional Mariah Carey go down in flames in the middle of Times Square, NY. It took just a few days for communications consultant…

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…

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…

Improving your public speaking skills – some advice from Daniel Wendler, social skills guide

Daniel Wendler is a doctoral student in clinical psychology, as well as the founder of ImproveYourSocialSkills.com – an online social skills guide. Here he gives some advice on how to improve your public speaking skills. The theme of…

The Science Presentation Checklist helps you stay focused and succinct

How do you present your research poster effectively when you have a distracted conference visitor in front of you? The freelance science Atlant Bieri communicator gives some great advice on YouTube. In the video, Atlant presents a checklist which…