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The Art of Scientific Performance: Science Busking with David Price

Science busking, in simple words, is expressing and 'selling' science on the streets, allowing passers-by to enjoy the beauty of science and scientific experiments at any time of day and anywhere. This sub-genre of scicomm is engaging and enjoyable,…

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,…

The song of plankton - “visualizing” big data as music

Is there a melody in a lake? How about a song in plankton diversity? Swiss biologist and musician Simone Fontana transformed a plankton dataset from Lake Greifensee into intriguing musical imagery –  with different instruments assigned to…

Web videos in science and research communications

In May, a special science communication session was held at the Annual STS Conference in Graz, Austria, to “study the potentials and problems of web videos in science communication”. Special interest was aimed the impact of such videos…