10.18.2018

Five ways adults can get involved with local science

Being a test subject is one way to see how research is done
Image credit: NIAID
by Gaia Cantelli, PhD

You love science. You think it’s cool. But science is not your job – so what can you do if you would like to find out more? Going back to college and getting another degree in molecular biology is probably not on the cards. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get involved with science while balancing everything else you have going on in your life. Here are some hot tips on how to get started!
 

10.15.2018

How pseudoscientific are products from Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP? What's the surprising way the US-China trade war might turn deadly? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of October 8-14 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week's best science news includes insights from space, including on how real Star Wars is and exciting new health prospects from gene editing and magic mushrooms. But there are many other topics touched on in ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise for the past seven days. Here is the full round-up of the ScienceSeeker Editors’ Selections:
This artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet
covered in water around the binary star system of
Kepler-35A and B. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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10.08.2018

What are we discovering beyond our solar system? Does turkey really make you sleepy? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of October 1-7 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

It's Nobel prize season - and we have two female winners! We've also got some important news about viruses, including Ebola, and advice on how to help young kids' brain development, and older kids' exam performance. But there are many other topics touched on in ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise for the past seven days. Here is the full round-up of the ScienceSeeker Editors’ Selections:
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10.01.2018

What's the best way to study and learn? Why do people love Instagram? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of September 24-30 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week's best science posts include some important health lessons on eating, drinking and sleep, findings that challenge our views on how planets form and black holes behave, and a 2018 Nobel prize. But there are many other topics touched on in ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise for the past seven days. Here is the full round-up of the ScienceSeeker Editors’ Selections:
What do beer bubbles, ice and nanoparticles have in common?
Credit: Sustainably Nano/Giphy
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9.24.2018

Why must dark energy exist? Why are good bugs dying? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of September 17-23 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week's best science stories include why many men feel sad after sex, exciting new pictures from a satellite that's hunting planets around stars far, far away, and a lot of old ideas being overturned. But there are many other topics touched on in ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise for the past seven days. Here is the full round-up of the ScienceSeeker Editors’ Selections:
TESS took this snapshot of the
Large Magellanic Cloud (right) and
the bright star R Doradus (left)
with just a single detector of one
of its cameras on August 7.
Image credit: NASA / MIT / TESS
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9.21.2018

Five ways to reach out to your non-science friends

by Gaia Cantelli, PhD

These tips will help avoid that glazed-over, unimpressed look.
Image credit: Quasimime, used via Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0 licence.
It’s every science enthusiast’s nightmare: the glazed-over look of the terminally uninterested. As you talk with your family and friends about current events, the news, things that interest you or even your day-to-day job you will sometimes face anti-science backlash. Whether the people in your life are skeptical or plain uninterested, it can be hard to communicate if they just switch off. Here are a few tips to help you draw them in:

9.17.2018

Why is play good for kids? Where is the new planet humans could live on? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of September 10-16 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week's best science posts include cute robots, a bizarre beauty treatment that Kim Kardashian regrets and a new way of looking at time. But there are many other topics touched on in ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise for the past seven days. Here is the full round-up of the ScienceSeeker Editors’ Selections:
How scientists developed the new antibiotic 
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