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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…

Advent calendars with science theme

Web based Advent calendars seem to become more and more popular, and they come in a multitude of flavors regarding themes, content and form. Here are some of the (more or less) science themed calendars of 2016. This is an active crowdsourcing…

The Colour Blue – an interdisciplinary symposium

A symposium on the topic of The Colour Blue – interdisciplinary, rather than multidisciplinary. This will be taking place on Saturday 19 November at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. Crastina had a chat with the project…

Animations: not so difficult after all

Creating simple animations is not as difficult as you may think. Graphic designer, scientist, and science communicator Szymon Drobniak shares a range of tools and approaches - from graphic software to R - along with tutorials and inspirations…

A short guide to movie making

It's 2016 and visualising your idea through film is easier than ever. Unfortunately, with so many distractions engaging your audience is a lot harder than it was just a few years ago, and making them lend you 10 minutes of their time seems almost…

Music video about Amblypygids won Evolution Film Festival

”I’ve got eight legs and my name is super cool!” Matt Wilkins, postdoctoral fellow, and Tyler Corey, Ph.D. researcher – both from University of Nebraska – won a film festival prize for their music video about a spectacular order of…

Slide design for dummies

What makes a clear and visually appealing presentation? Toon Verlinden from "The floor is yours" shows an extreme makeover of power point slides, demonstrating a few simple design tricks that work wonders. This post has been originally…