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A new way to visualize molecular models with Molecular Flipbook

Molecular Flipbook is a software tool which makes it simple to create and animate molecular models, primarily for molecular biologists. Crastina had a chat with the creator Dr. Janet Iwasa, University of Utah. Dr. Janet Iwasa is a molecular…

How to create clear and attractive graphs/illustrations?

Pieter Torrez from Crastina and Scigrades had a quick chat with former scientist-turned-scientific illustrator Agnieszka Kawska who is the main author of the guide "Graphic design for scientists and researchers” . This free guide contains…

The Crastina Column, September: Shining a light on the dark art of animation

Video and animation are becoming more and more useful to explain complex and minute features of science. Claudia Stocker of Vivid Biology – “a Design studio for cutting edge Science” – explains why active scientists shouldn’t be afraid…

Base Graphics in R: A Detailed Idiot’s Guide

The programming language R is great for data visualization: users have a total control of all graph features, plots can be easily modified or replicated, and the active developers community keeps improving and developing new graphic packages.…

Lydia Wysocki on science comics as art-science collaborations

Lydia Wysocki is a Newcastle-based comic connoisseur who shares her experience researching, making and running workshops about comics. So far, Lydia has done three projects for Newcastle Science Comic.

Science Storytelling with Comics, an Interview with Maki Naro

“Science can be fuzzy, dark, and obtuse. There becomes a point where words fail and it’s easier to just draw a picture.” says comic artist Maki Naro who — according to Scientific American — brings “‘serious artwork’ to the…

A guide to 7 science comics and animations that you need to know about

Anna Woolman, science enthusiast and masters student at Leeds University, shares some of her favourite science comics and explains why we need to have a closer look at them.