Entries by Ushashi Basu

Denialism Attitudes and How to Approach Them – an interview with Christopher Swingle

Christopher A. Swingle, DO, is an attending physician with West County Radiology at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, specializing in nuclear medicine. He is also the councilor of the Missouri State Medical Association. In 2018, he published an editorial “How Do We Approach Anti-Vaccination Attitudes” in Missouri Medicine. The paper aims to address the different kinds […]


#BetterPoster: The New Minimalism Act

During the early summer, the concept #BetterPoster made quite a stir on social media of the scientific community. Mike Morrison, Ph.D. student from Michigan got tired of the old “wall-of-text” poster design and introduced a radical new format which he claimed to be a “new, faster approach to designing research posters”. In this interview, he […]

Writing Poetry for Engineers – Behind the Scenes

Clayton Grow, currently a business intelligence manager at Time of Grace Ministry, earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering and went on to get a master’s degree in Business Administration. In 2012, he published his collection of poems, titled “poetry for ENGINEERS *or* ENGINEERING for poets” to reach out to his fellow engineers and convey […]

Conversations about Conservation: Simon Watt and The Ugly Animal Preservation Society

 A biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian, TV presenter, trainer, consultant and artist, Simon Watt not only runs The Ugly Animal Preservation Society – a comedy night with a conservation twist – but also runs the science communication company Ready Steady Science and has written dozens of articles for newspapers like The Times and the The […]