1.17.2018

Announcing the Long-Awaited Return of the ScienceSeeker Awards

We are pleased to announce that, after a five year break, the ScienceSeeker Awards has returned!

We hope that these awards will be a way to feature several of the most outstanding blog posts, podcasts, or videos from the past year, and highlight the widespread talent in the science blogosphere that ScienceSeeker seeks to promote.

There will be a total of nine categories, from each of which there will be one winner. We will then pick the overall winner from among the winners from each category. The posts will be judged by the ScienceSeeker editorial team. There will be no prizes other than a badge for your website and the kudos of knowing that the ScienceSeeker team liked your post most. The categories are:
  • General science posts and graphics: Including posts from sites that correspond to our art, photography, general science and science communication bundles
  • Cells and molecules: Including posts from sites that correspond to our biotechnology, cell biology, chemistry, and microbiology bundles
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Academia: Including posts from sites that correspond to our academic life, student life, grants, career, education, publishing and library science bundles.
  • Podcast: Including posts from sites that correspond to our podcast bundle.
  • Physical sciences and technology: Including posts from sites that correspond to our artificial intelligence, astronomy, computer science, energy, engineering, mathematics and physics bundles.
  • Big biology: Including posts from sites that correspond to our behavioural biology, biology, ecology, marine biology and plant science bundles.
How does the nomination process work?

The nomination process will run from January 18, 2018 through midnight Pacific Standard Time on March 1, 2018, so, really, the evening of February 28 is the time for last minute nominations.


Individuals can nominate their best post of the year in only one category. The first nomination received from any individual will be the only one considered. Multiple posts can be nominated from the same site – prizes will be awarded to the individuals that created the post. In the event that there is a joint post, that will be the only post considered by the individuals involved. So, you can submit a post you created by yourself or jointly, but not both. 

The ScienceSeeker team will collectively determine the winner for each of the nine categories, as well as the overall grand prize winner. The winners will be announced on April 1, 2018.

What posts, or podcasts, or videos, are eligible?

Any post, podcast episode, or video that was first published between January 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018 are eligible for the ScienceSeeker Awards. The post can be from anywhere, be it a personal blog, an institutional website, or a large media organisation. If you’re entering and are not already in our bundles, why not submit your site here?

Podcasts should only be entered in the podcast category. Infographics and sci-art should enter in the general science and graphics category. Videos and text posts can enter in whichever subject category is most applicable.

Any questions?

Feel free to leave a comment on this post, use the contact form, or tweet us @SciSeeker. For more detailed questions only, email us at sciseekers at gmail dot com. 

1.15.2018

How can you make things invisible? Is science less or more discriminatory than other fields? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of January 8-14 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

What if we need to completely change how we look at physics and environmental science? That's the implication of some of the ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise for the past week. Here is the full round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections:
Image credit: Hyperstealth Biotechnology.
    Check back next week for more great picks!

    1.08.2018

    Is man flu real? Why do people get depressed? Why is it so cold in the US right now? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the period of January 1-7 2018 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

    Contrary to popular opinion, fish do feel pain, and farming them can lead to pollution. Meanwhile, we're getting to grips with what's behind depression, while meteorite metal, the weather, and genetics research is giving us plenty of food for thought. And what's more - these are all among the topics covered by picks the ScienceSeeker editors have made of their favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is the full round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:
    Storm Grayson bombs snow on the US. Credit: Antti Lipponen
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    1.01.2018

    Why do we love holiday rituals? Can corpses have orgasms? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the period of December 18-31 2017 #sciseekpicks #scicomm

    People doing good work to tackle climate and virus problems, advice on having cool debates rather than shouting past each other, and corpses behaving weirdly. These are among the topics covered by picks the ScienceSeeker editors have made of their favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is the full round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:
    Creative Commons Credit: Thomas Brasington 
    Credit: Compound Interest, used via Creative Commons licence 
    Check back next week for more great picks!