7.15.2019

How can cuttlefish ink be used to treat tumours? Why is fat stigma a bigger problem than obesity? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of July 8 - July 14, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best and brightest from the world of science news, find out why the stigma that comes with being overweight is more damaging than obesity itself, and explore how gut bacteria could be employed to overcome blood shortages. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
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7.11.2019

Stress in Dogs, at Work and How Exercise and Scary Movies Can Be Helpful: ScienceSeeker Psychology Picks from June 2019

Did you know that dogs can pick up stress from their owners? Or that being too engaged with work can make you defensive and unwilling to share knowledge? These are among the subjects reported in the best coverage of psychology research from June 2019 according to ScienceSeeker editor Antanas Spokas. He has made the video below to summarise them - and to read the posts themselves, access them from our ScienceSeeker picks posts from June.


7.08.2019

What does a volcano look like from space? How can you tell if something is conscious? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of July 1 - July 7, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

In this week's best and brightest from the science news blogosphere, watch the seasons change in a beautiful visualisation of the Earth's yearly fluctuations, and find out how far we are from being able to play games telepathically. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
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7.01.2019

How biodegradable is your biodegradable cup? What's it like being LGBTQ+ in STEM? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of June 24 - June 30, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best from the world of science news, find out about the Quantum Supremacy and why it's not as impressive as it sounds, and uncover the science behind Homo sapiens' unique gift for music. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
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6.24.2019

How did 'Puppy dog eyes' evolve? Are people with ADHD more creative? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of June 17 - June 23, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's bumper edition of the best coverage of science news from the online world, explore the neurological basis of SAD and how gender inequality may have arisen. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
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6.20.2019

Video: Gaia Cantelli's six top tips to find science you can trust online.

In an increasingly online world, many of us turn to the internet to inform ourselves on all sorts of topics. However, due to the unbridled availability of information in the absence of context, it is easy to become confused or poorly informed by the huge amount of  - often conflicting - information. In the first installment of ScienceSeeker's video series 'Science you can use', join Becca Hall as she runs through Gaia Cantelli's six best ways to make sure we can trust the scientific infomation we find online.

6.17.2019

Why do people like to be scared? What are the health implications of ingesting microplastics? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of June 10 - June 16, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best science news from science newsmakers, explore how the skin plays a part in anaphylactic shock and read the latest news on climate change and antibiotic resistance. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
Being scared in a safe environment may help prepare our brain for real danger.
Credit: Sebastien Wiertz via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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6.10.2019

Being kicked in the testicles or childbirth, which hurts more? How can eating dirt help fend off anxiety? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of June 3 - June 9, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best picks from the world of science news, meet the newest eight-armed lab animal and explore the genetics behind the preference between cats and dogs. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
Does this seemingly innocent long-standing question actually illuminate unconscious sexism in science?
Credit: Racchio via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
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6.07.2019

ScienceSeeker Psychology Picks from May 2019

Here is the roundup of the best coverage of psychology research from May 2019 according to ScienceSeeker editor Antanas Spokas. To read the posts themselves, access them from our ScienceSeeker picks posts from May.


6.03.2019

Why is one scientist calling for an end to gender stereotypes in research? Are parallel universes real? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 27 - June 2, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best and brightest from the world of science news, see the universe as never before thanks to pictures from the newest telescopes, and finally find out exactly what cats get up to when you're not looking. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourself, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
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5.27.2019

Are we living in the dawn of a new Age? How can plasma help stop climate change? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 20 - May 26, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best from the world of science news, find out how the new deep-space telescope Gaia is shaping future space missions, and browse the many excellent articles this week covering the latest on climate change. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourselves, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
Sadly, this is not the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
Credit: Maryland GovPics via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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5.20.2019

Why should your kids play D&D? Where did all the plutonium come from? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 13 - May 19, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's best from the world of science news, find out why quantum physics is wrong (but still useful) and browse the many excellent articles this week covering the latest on climate change. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourselves, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
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5.13.2019

Where does gold come from? Why are researchers teaching computers to fear? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of May 6 - May 12, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's ScienceSeeker picks, discover how Swiss cheese can be used to solve maths problems and why you should avoid giving people bad news if you want to be popular.  ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourselves, and indulge your scientific curiosity?
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5.06.2019

How many megabytes of memory do you need to learn a new language? What is the environmental impact of laundry? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 29 - May 5, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

In this week's ScienceSeeker picks, discover the strange history of the uranium cube from the Nazi nuclear program and find out the chances that LIGO saw a black hole and a neutron star collide. ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise also cover many other important and exciting topics. Why not have a read, inform yourselves, and indulge your scientific curiosity? 
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4.29.2019

What's shaking on the Red Planet? Who would win a fight between a shark and a killer whale? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 22 - April 28, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

This week's best and brightest from the world of science news includes several stories surrounding climate change and the Extinction Rebellion movement that has been heavily featured in the media. Also uncover the science behind the sound of knitting and find out how AI could improve mental health. Many other important topics are 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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4.22.2019

What was the first molecule in the universe? How long do neutrons live? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of April 15 - April 21, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

An 'Ecology in the cities' theme has emerged this week, with many excellent posts exploring what effects our most inhabited areas have on the wildlife that live there. Find this 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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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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3.18.2019

Have physicists cracked time travel? Who is Brian the Bat? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 11 - March 17, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

Could solar geoengineering be the answer to the climate crisis? Are any emotions uniquely human?  Find the answers to these and many other important questions covered in the ScienceSeeker editors' round up of their favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise:
'Don't speak to me or my son ever again!'
This orangutan shows that disapproval at least is not uniquely human.
Credit: Tony Hisgett via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)



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3.11.2019

How much does the Milky Way weigh? Do you know how smart your romantic interest is? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of March 4 - March 10, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

Why has the black hole Messier 51 got scientists stumped? How can your grandma's hobby help scientists to invent new supermaterials? Find the answers to these and many other important questions covered in the ScienceSeeker editors' round up of their favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise:
Knitting: not only one of the best hobbies,
but scientifically valuable too!
Credit: Dennis van Zuijlekom via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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3.04.2019

How can you help to name one of Jupiter's moons? Why do we crave sweets when we're stressed? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of February 25 - March 3, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

Meet Big Bertha on the interplanetary highway and find out what slimy geological find could shake the world of evolutionary biology. 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:
Personally, I'm rooting for Moony McMoonface.
Credit: FolsomNatural via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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2.25.2019

What's the difference between dark matter and dark energy? What does consciousness look like in the brain? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of February 18 - February 24, 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm.

This week's cream of the crop from science blogs around the world uncovers how the dinosaurs really died and unveils a new male contraceptive that has just entered phase 2b trials. There are many other important topics touched on in the ScienceSeeker editors' favourite posts of the week within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is the full round-up of the ScienceSeeker Editors’ selections:
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