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Ashmolean in Oxford produces videos about the history of mathematics

Oxford mathematics recently joined forces with the Ashmolean Museum to produce some excellent video essays on themes from the history of mathematics: Random Walks. In this interview, project leader Thomas Woolley offers a step-by-step protocol…

Our winner in the Science Gingerbread Competition

With her inspired creation showing circulating tumour DNA, Roxana Halstead, from REACH child cancer, Christchurch, NZ, won our Science Gingerbread competition. So, we may not have a lot of contestants, but we still had a worthy winner in our…

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…

Baking + Science = Bio-Bodies Bake Off

Do you like to bake? Do you love science? Why not bake science! The Bio-Bodies Bake Off competition allows entrants from all walks of life (students to professional scientists to the general public) to celebrate physiology by baking the best…

Dr. Mary-Rose Hoja explains the art of professional mingling

The Internet is great for networkers, but physical meetings and interactions are actually better. Dr. Mary-Rose Hoja has solid experience in helping science and tech people position and promote themselves. Here she gives some of her best advice. This…

Science Gingerbread competition

We at Crastina feel that gingerbread have a great, but largely unutilized potential as a science communication medium. Now we can change that together: let’s have a Science Gingerbread competition! So, here is your assignment: Cut…

Video: an effective tool for disseminating complex research

Verbally communicating complex science theories to a layperson can be a challenging task. But explaining science though video proves to be a much more clear and effective way to “illustrate complex scenarios” based on Dr. Pontus Nordenfelt’s…