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Wonderful! I love the runner-up, 'The Scholar's Dream', on browntail moths, to the music of Saint-Saëns' Danse Macabre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFwRMZKODbc

Overview & other category winners here: https://www.science.org/content/article/kangaroo-research-wins-dance-phd-contest

#DanceYourPhD #moth #kangaroo #epigenetics #circadian #dance #zoology #science #SciComm #SocialScience #biology #chemistry #physics


Sorry I missed this symposium at the #Denver #AAASmtg. If there’s interest, I can send the transcript of a similar event during the 2019 #Tennessee #STEAM Festival; “From Plato to #CRISPR : Communicating #Science through Story-telling.” #STEAMfest #SciComm

https://www.codrescu.com/happeningsappearances-1/2019/10/16/from-plato-to-crispr-communicating-science-through-storytelling


I did a thread about fireworks #scicomm last year with NYE, a few days late but here's a bit of background about #beer! 1/7


Why some people don’t trust science – and how to change their minds

“The messenger is every bit as important as the message. Our work confirms many prior surveys showing that politicians, for example, aren’t trusted to communicate science, whereas university professors are. This should be kept in mind”

Remember this the next time right wing media/politicians target educators, universities, education, etc.
#Disinformation #Education #Science #Academia #Scicomm

https://theconversation.com/why-some-people-dont-trust-science-and-how-to-change-their-minds-219579


University-hosted instance social.uibk.ac.at: We are continuing to increase our presence here on Mastodon for science communication. By establishing our own instance, we aim to contribute to a positive development of the #Fediverse.
We are thus (further) limiting our involvement on X.

Organizational units of the University of Innsbruck are welcome to use the instance social.uibk.ac.at!

Details and support: https://www.uibk.ac.at/en/newsroom/2023/university-of-innsbruck-focuses-on-mastodon/

#scicomm #foss


A new episode of the EMBO podcast is out. I spoke with Hsiao-Han Chang, Gytis Dudas, and Hedvig Tamman about viruses, hosts, spillovers, public health... And also starting a new lab, the challenges of mobility, mentorship, and Die Hard Dracula.

#EMBOPodcast #scicomm #SciencePodcast #Virology #Evolution #Microbiology

https://www.embo.org/podcasts/its-viruses-all-the-way-down-a-conversation-with-hsiao-han-chang-gytis-dudas-and-hedvig-tamman/


"It's important to remember that the 'drugs' aren't just the pills we stash in our medicine cabinets. Ask yourself this: is it really acceptable that we only bothered to test sex differences for general anesthesia in 1999? Turns out women wake up faster than men, regardless of their age, weight or the dosage they've been given."

From Cat Bohannon's highly recommended book Eve.

#Books #SciComm #Bookshelf #bookstodon


Decided to be more active here, so let me reintroduce myself! I'm a zooarchaeologist researching #Farming and #Food of the past. I study animal and plant remains 🐐🌾, apply biochemical analyses 🧪, and want to use this knowledge of the past to contribute to #Sustainability today 🚜
#Archaeology #SciComm #WomenInScience #Animals


I'm now on Mastodon so time for an #Introduction post. Hi! I'm an archaeologist and I research our relationship with animals through time. I examine animal remains 🦴, do biochemical analyses 🔬, and study iconography 🎨 I work(ed) on 🐄🐖🐪🦌🦦 and plan to study many more!
#archaeology #animals #scicomm


Thanks @Helmholtz_HZI for the nice press release to accompany our study out now in @CurrentBiology: https://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/news-events/news/view/article/complete/dna-abstrich-von-blaettern-zeigt-enorme-vielfalt-der-regenwaldbewohner/

If you are a science communicator and have questions or are interested in covering our work - please get in touch! #SciComm #eDNA #PressRelease #NewPaper #Animals @Helmholtz_HIOH @unigreifswald


PodcastData counts 4,205,339 #podcasts.😲 That's why I don't feel bad about pausing my #podcast without notice.
The cancer of my dog Bilbo has left me completely out of the lurch in my creative work. There's plenty of competition for you to listen to.

The good news: I'm now restored enough to work on a new episode for the end of the month. Stay tuned to #NatureMatchCuts, will you? ▶️ https://naturematchcuts.net #ReconnectingWithNature #kinship #nature #ecology #moreThanHuman #SciComm #NatureWriting


“Thousands of scientists are cutting back on Twitter, seeding angst & uncertainty.”

That survey with only a 5% response rate went viral & got me wondering about other evidence & how the #ScienceTwitter #MastodonMigration was panning out.

So I updated my study tracker & wrote a new post @PLOS : https://absolutelymaybe.plos.org/2023/08/20/how-is-science-twitters-mastodon-migration-panning-out/

tl;dr There's been a big recent surge here; the future of #ScienceMastodon looks bright; ScienceX is materially diminished tho the network is still there.

#Science #SciComm


In case you missed it, this was a great conversation with Pavel Tomancak & @tlemberger for the #EMBOPodcast.
Everything from the early days of open science to tips on classic Czech science fiction.
#EMBOPodcast #SciComm #SciencePodcast #DevelopmentalBiology

https://www.embo.org/podcasts/who-reviews-the-reviewers/


While we are still trying to find ways to clean up problems like oil spills in the ocean, microorganisms in the seas have their own insights to impart.

Oil rich soil from the Guaymas Basin has provided German scientists understanding of a mechanism by which archaea in the Alkanophaga break down alkane molecules and thus degrade petroleum through oxidation.

#Remediation #Bioremediation #Oil #Petroleum #Archaea #Alkanophaga #Science #Biology #Scicomm

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-023-01400-3


Be ungovernable, like birds who make nests OUT OF ANTI-BIRD SPIKES. A new study describes resourceful Dutch & Belgian corvids besting evil architecture by stealing metal anti-bird strips and using them like thorny twigs, to construct their homes.

Like thorns, the spikes may protect their nests from predators.

Lead author Auke-Florian Hiemstra wrote an epic 🧵 about his research that's worth a read: https://twitter.com/AukeFlorian/status/1678703433900064773

Paper: https://www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl/organisatie/publicaties/deinsea/deinsea-21/

#science #SciComm #birds #netherlands


Our universe is rippling with waves caused by massive events, such as merging black holes. Up until yesterday, we didn’t have any evidence of long-wavelength, ‘background’ #GravitationalWaves. But now @nanograv has announced a detection! A network of pulsars measured very carefully has revealed a faint hum in spacetime itself. Though luckily you don’t need pulsars to detect these cookies, a mouth works just fine 😉

#astronomy #astroart #scicomm #science


I am literally finishing a dissertation on how scientific information has been valued & prioritized by Congressional staffers from the 20th century through the Biden administration.

So for now I’ll just say, if you’re interested in the relationships between #science policy, #ClimateChange, lobbyists, researchers, media & #scicomm, stay tuned… /2


As a scientist who studies #science policy & risk communication, as a science journalist who has been writing in popular outlets about #ClimateChange & #scicomm for 20 years, & as a former congressional staffer focused on #climate & #energy policy in the early 2000s… This article is frustrating.

“Scientific communication failures linked to faster-rising seas”

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/4057045-catch-22-scientific-communication-failures-linked-to-faster-rising-seas/


Anyone still using Biorender and getting tired of their pricing model?
--> there are NUMEROUS free #pictogram collections by now for #scientists to use for #GraphicalAbstracts #SummarySlides #scicomm

🧪
https://reactome.org/icon-lib/
https://bioicons.com
⚕️
https://smart.servier.com
https://healthicons.org
More:
https://fontawesome.com
https://thenounproject.com
https://svgrepo.com
Pretty:
http://gerdarntz.org/isotype.html


Bidirectional Movement of Emerging H5N8 Avian Influenza Viruses Between Europe and Asia via Migratory Birds Since Early 2020 https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msad019 #science #evolution #biology #genome #SciComm #evolgen_paper


The Impact of Sample Size and Population History on Observed Mutational Spectra: A Case Study in Human and Chimpanzee Populations https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evad019 #science #evolution #biology #genome #SciComm #evolgen_paper


...Nope.

BOTH of those are 'buried' under a layer of AIR.

The 'atmosphere' is invisible, so it's easy to ignore, but we are all SUBSURFACE dwellers...

#Science
#SciComm
#Atmosphere
#Aerodynamics


Something that is bringing me joy this week: creating a style kit for my research group so students can feel connected to our team while presenting our work. We now have official lab fonts, a color palette, and logo. I’m working on a poster template, too. It’s the little things #HigherEd #SciComm


Fellow scientists of Mastodon, what's the big question that drives your research?

please boost and reply to compile a big ol' honkin' list of scientific inspiration
#science #scicomm #curiosity


Please consider donating to the following collectives from #LatinAmerica ❤️, which are helping to build a more #sustainable and ethical web.

🟢 Nibö
A #SciComm initiative. Currently, running mastodon and peertube servers.
https://en.liberapay.com/niboe

🟢 Compudanzas
A research project supporting the low-tech computing collective Archipielago Uno. Currently running an akkoma server.
https://liberapay.com/compudanzas

💲 1 dollar makes a big difference.

Feel free to #boost :boost_requested:


What's the best way to debunk a misleading graph? 📊

A new study suggests that providing an "accurate alternative" is most effective.

Misleading graphs can omit baselines to exaggerate differences and cherry-pick sections of data to hide greater trends. The other methods tested included providing a warning arrow pointing to the issue or an educational or general text warning next to the graph.

https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21070207
#SciComm #ResearchIntegrity #Misinformation #Science @academicchatter


#Introduction Reintroducing to the new friends here.

I'm Marisa, the voice behind MySciVoice. Genetics Lab Scientist, dwelving into #SciComm and passionate about (sci)art.

One of my initiatives is an animation series on the impact of Genetics on Human Health.

If you want to know details on this and other projects you can check 👇🏽

https://www.myscivoice.com/

Also if you are on LinkedIn, drop by my little nook, say hi and let's connect 👇🏽

www.linkedin.com/in/myscivoice

#MySciVoice


Still one of my favorite science music videos of all time. That and "The Molecular Shape of You" is some of the best sci-comms I have ever seen. Zero infantalization and rewarding on all levels.

#evodevo #scicomm #evolution

https://youtu.be/ydqReeTV_vk


Content warning: Since we are an instance brought together by #scicomm on a federated network where we collectively have the power to shape culture I think we should be advocates of gently pointing out when we see folks who are not considering accessibility when tooting.


Academics who are on GitHub, consider upvoting this excellent suggestion from @Edent (see link below).

The suggestion is to change the code used by ORCID's website to allow Mastodon verification links to be found. This would allow Mastodon users with an ORCID page to verify that they are the author of the publications listed on their ORCID page.

https://github.com/ORCID/ORCID-Source/issues/6668

#SciComm


Hi! #introduction ! I'm a #phd student in #chemistry ! I study #nanoparticle #liquidcrystal self-assembly, which has implications in our understandings of #biology nanostructures, #materials chemistry, and #nanotechnology

I’ve been #scicomm ing my #research on #twitch - I'm developing #3dprinting inks from seaweed and other #biomaterials !

I interview scientists weekly, so if you're interested, let me know! I’d love to have you

#phdchat #academic #academia #academicchatter #introduction


#introduction I'm a former PhD student in evolutionary biology who has remained passionate about #scicomm and now enjoy reviewing academic books over at https://inquisitivebiologist.com

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