4.15.2019

What does a black hole look like? Why is Russia releasing 100 whales? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 8 - April 14, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best from the world of science communication, find out more about Ariana Grande's recent PTSD brain scan, and discover how likely flying taxis are in the future. Find these and many other important topics covered in the ScienceSeeker editors' round up of their favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise:
Watching a battery discharge through employing synchrotron X-ray scattering.
Credit: Operando monitoring the nanometric morphological evolution of TiO2 nanoparticles in a Na-ion battery by Santoro et al., 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtener.2018.08.005
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4.08.2019

Which animals talk with their pee? Which new electronic device has been approved to beat depression? Which of our articles this week is an April Fools'? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 1 - April 7, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this weeks' picks, a break from the norm as one of our articles is entirely nonsense in honour of April Fools'. See if you can guess which it is - answer provided below! On top of that discover new research supporting the well-known fact that cats are a**holes and why trying to forget something is so hard. Find these and many other important topics covered in the ScienceSeeker editors' round up of their favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise:
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The April Fools article is the Hakai Magazine article about Gossiping Whales!

4.04.2019

Announcing the Winners of the Science Seeker Awards 2019!

Without further ado, here are the winners of the ScienceSeeker Awards 2019! Thanks go out to everyone who entered.

As a reminder, there were nine categories, from each of which we selected winners We then picked the overall winner from among the winners from each category. The winners in each category were:
  • General science posts and graphics: Including posts from sites that correspond to our art, photography, general science and science communication bundles. Winner: Niranjana Krishnan at EnTox Simplified for Rachel Carson's Legacy
  • Cells and molecules: Including posts from sites that correspond to our biotechnology, cell biology, chemistry, and microbiology bundles. No overall winner.
  • Humanities: Including posts from sites that correspond to our development, economics, ethics, gender, history, language, law, philosophy, policy, political science, religion and atheism, social science and sociology bundles. No overall winner.
  • The environment and our place in it: Including posts from sites that correspond to our anthropology, archaeology, climate science, conservation, evolution, geography, geosciences, oceanography, palaeontology and oceanography bundles. Winner: Christie Wilcox at Science Sushi for When Snails Attack: The Epic Discovery Of An Ecological Phenomenon
  • Health, medicine and brain science: Including posts from sites that correspond to our clinical research, clinical psychology, health, medicine, neuroscience, nutrition, psychiatry, psychology, public health and veterinary medicine bundles. Winner: Arwen Nugteren at Scientia Potentia Est for Coffee or not? A discussion of the science
  • Academia: Including posts from sites that correspond to our academic life, student life, grants, career, education, publishing and library science bundles. No overall winner.   
  • Podcast: Including posts from sites that correspond to our podcast bundle. Winner: David Latchman at The Science Bloggers Podcast for Answering, "Why do we have favorite tunes?" with Hunter Farris (Song Appeal)
  • Physical sciences and technology: Including posts from sites that correspond to our artificial intelligence, astronomy, computer science, energy, engineering, mathematics and physics bundles. Winner: Graham Doskoch at Look Upwards for Was the Milky Way once an active galaxy?
  • Big biology: Including posts from sites that correspond to our behavioural biology, biology, ecology, marine biology and plant science bundles. Winner: Clara Cooper-Mullin at Animals Living With Change for It's fall, so its time to chat about songbird migration in New England! 
And the overall winner is: Christie Wilcox at Science Sushi for When Snails Attack: The Epic Discovery Of An Ecological Phenomenon Congratulations to all the winners! We'll be in touch shortly with badges to show that you won.

Thanks also to the judges, our editors: Jesse Zondervan, Thanassis Psaltis, Antanas Spokas and Mitalki Adlakha

4.01.2019

How heavy is heavy water and what does it taste like? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 25 - March 31, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this weeks' picks, ponder the existence of free will and find out how hallucinating mice can help us to better understand our brains. Find these and many other important topics covered in the ScienceSeeker editors' round up of their favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise:


Sabine Hossenfelder's video on her take on superfluid dark matter.
Well worth a watch. Credit: Sabine Hossenfelder via Youtube.
Watch Michelle Francl's video on the weight and taste of heavy water!
Credit: Michelle Francl via Youtube.
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3.25.2019

How can having a male twin affect your salary? Is matter conscious? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 18 - March 24, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this weeks' picks, discover the connection between the 'love chemical' oxytocin and language, and uncover why grapes make fireballs when you microwave them (do not try this at home!). Find these and many other important topics covered in the ScienceSeeker editors' round up of their favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise:
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