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Why scientists (even nonartists) should draw (Bethann G. Merkle, July 2015)

Drawing is not an archaic skill; it is an essential part of the modern scientist's toolkit. Science communicator/illustrator Bethann Garramon Merkle explains why.

deSciphered – science for visual learners

Making science more accessible by summarising research with simple graphics – that is the idea of deSciphered, a project initiated by the Cambridge student George Foot.
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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.

Uma Nagendra, winner of the Dance Your Ph.D. Contest: “Trying to put your research in dance form can be a very valuable exercise.”

We are happy to present an interview with the winner of this year’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest, Uma Nagendra from University of Georgia.
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Swedish tech students present their traditional advent calendar

For many years, students at the Faculty of Engineering of Lund University have maintained an advent calendar tradtion. In this web based calendar, every window contains a scientific experiment and an explanation.

Sarah Sherwood, IRB Barcelona: “We wanted to do it in a different way, and chose to dance.”

Scientists at IRB Barcelona wanted to raise awareness and support for research into cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. The result: a very professional and captivating video, full of happy dance moves.
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Twelve dance videos nominated in the final of Dance Your PhD

The finalists have now been announced for this year’s Dance Your PhD contest – three each in the categories Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Social Sciences.