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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9.10.2018

When were dark matter and energy created? How do we learn from watching others? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of September 3-9 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week, the best science posts include what we can learn from dolphins walking on their tails, how maths helps learn music, and watching eagles online. 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:
Jocelyn Bell Burnell. 
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Prize Foundation
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9.03.2018

How are apps changing kids' reading? What keeps partners faithful? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 28-September 2 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week, the best science posts include the lowdown on charcoal as a health supplement, plans to save Earth's biodiversity and an important quantum computing consideration. 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:
Books still have an important role to play
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8.27.2018

How can we be funnier? What's making animals smarter? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 20-27 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week, the best science posts include the discovery of an ancient lost city, a preteen who saved a river and how to cope with anxiety and stress. 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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8.23.2018

Five tips on how to have a constructive science debate

Get your point across effectively, not aggressively.
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by Gaia Cantelli, PhD

Whether you are a scientist, a science student or a science enthusiast, you probably like to talk about science with people in your life. A lot of science conversations, however, tend to turn into heated debates and, if you are not careful, into full-blown arguments. Many areas of science, such as evolution, stem cell research or global warming can be highly controversial because they clash with people’s moral, ethical or religious beliefs. If you are talking to another science enthusiast, you may disagree about a science article or a piece of science news andon the impact it may have on society.

Here are some tips for you to have a productive science debate with anyone, whether they are a lay-person or a professional in the field. Hopefully these will help you connect with people, get your point across and overcome your differences. 

8.20.2018

Why are some people left-handed? What's behind the surge in celiac disease? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 13-19 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week, the best science posts include lessons on biology from large mammals, a plan to explore space that could devastate any alien civilisation it finds and what happens when we sleep. 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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8.13.2018

How can you be invisible to infra-red cameras? How can you keep sperm superb? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of August 7-12 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

This week's best science stories include a way to save the coral reefs, the low down on NASA's sun-shot, and how scientists can tell how much chocolate you've eaten. 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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