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”Don’t write a word unless you have something to contribute”

Marc Bousquet, associate professor of English at Emory University, recently wrote a comment worth considering in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Keep the ‘Research,’ Ditch the ‘Paper’
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Getting your motor running: how to start a presentation

Giving momentum. That’s what you are doing when you are start talking to your fellows (or professors …). You are igniting their minds and curiosity just like you ignite your car when you start driving. Now, there are different…

A Very Impressing Word (just for fun!)

Here is a word first used by the Noble Prize winner (in Literature) T.S. Eliot which may be of immense use for young science communicators.

The Eloquent Science Interview

A major source of inspiration for Scientia Crastina is Eloquent Science which is both a book and a blog—together they are compulsory reading for the early career scientist interested in modern communication. Scientia Crastina sent some…

Reader’s guide for laymen too elaborate to follow?

Jennifer Raff, science blogger, recently wrote a guide for laymen on how to read and understand a scientific paper. Her purpose deserves a lot of credit but she has a very idealistic view of the behaviour of knowledge seekers outside of science.