Strong opinion, deep reflection. Stuff to make you think.

Let’s have a productive conversation about GMO – but first, stop saying “GMO”!

This article is a part of Crastina's theme ”Approaching the Disbelievers”, written by Dorota Paczesniak   Compared to the buzz around new iPhones or electric cars, innovations in food production don’t get people excited. Instead,…

Stefan Jansson: Improve your credibility! (Crastina Column, September 2019)

This Crastina Column by Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University, Sweden, initiates the theme ”Approaching the Disbelievers” at the crastina.org website. While driving to and from work the other day, I listened to two archived…
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#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…

Science to Poetry and Back – a reflection by Ushashi Basu

More often than not, the words “science” and “poetry” in the same sentence are met with a look of disapproval. To the thought process among most, the convergence of these two vastly different fields seems rather unfathomable. And unfortunately,…

The Crastina Column: Put back the “I’ in science – a poetical plea

Pearl Osirike, University of Ghana: “It is my strong belief that scientific output should not be published only in scientific journals for the learned few but should be available to all.” This Crastina Column initiates the theme ”SciComm in Africa”.