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Dr Shannon Odell - The perfect balance of Science and Comedy

Did you ever have a professor making jokes during lecture and you felt like you understood and learned better in this course than with the monotone and boring professor? Did you ever ask yourself if science and comedy could mix together? Do…

Girls in STEM: brain, farts, and a female science comedian

The forthcoming science comedy show for girls, Science with Sophie, has a simple message: any girl can find science around her, and be a brave, curious, silly and smart scientist. Crastina’s Julia Turan had a chat with the creator Sophie…

Science communication is no joke. But it should be (Dean Burnett, September 2015)

Some people in the scientific community think that humour shouldn’t be involved in communicating science. Here, Dr. Dean Burnett—who is a neuroscientist, stand-up comedian and belongs to the blog team of The Guardian–explains why they are wrong.

Mirja Hagström “Instead of getting annoyed, is there anything I can do about this misconception?”

Every Christmas, a botanical misconception keeps irritating biology interested people: the stuff Swedes put in their candle holders is not ”white moss”, it is a lichen! Mirja Hagström decided to put things straight with a YouTube video

Sarah Sherwood, IRB Barcelona: “We wanted to do it in a different way, and chose to dance.”

Scientists at IRB Barcelona wanted to raise awareness and support for research into cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. The result: a very professional and captivating video, full of happy dance moves.