1.21.2019

How can you age gracefully? Should you worry about artificial sweeteners? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of January 14-20 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

This week's best science posts include new treatment hope for kids with cancer, a positive use for old oil industry equipment, and the birth of a planetary system weirder even than anything from Star Wars, But there are other important topics touched on in the 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:
  • A timeline of the discoveries of the chemical elements by Andy Brunning at Compound Interest

  • Credit Andy Brunning, Compound Interest
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    1.17.2019

    The ScienceSeeker Awards 2019 are open for entry!

    After a successful relaunch of the ScienceSeeker Awards last year, we're delighted to announce that it now returns for its third iteration! 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 17, 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, 2019.

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

    Any post, podcast episode, or video that was first published between January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019 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. 

    1.14.2019

    What's the good news on cancer? Should we colonise Mars? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the week of January 7-13 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

    This week's best science posts include more bad news for our oceans, a rethink of how we look at genetics, and a way to rewire our brains. But there are other important 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:
    Tsunami aftermath in Aceh, Indonesia, December 2004.
    Credit Wikipedia/AusAID CC BY 2.0.AUSAID
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    1.07.2019

    What destroyed the world's first empire? How do dogs recognise humans? Find out in ScienceSeeker's picks of the best posts for the fortnight of December 24 2018-January 6 2019 #SciSeekPicks #SciComm

    Happy new year! This week's #SciSeekPicks cover the fact that 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table, debunk the idea that all inanimate objects can be conscious, and the difficulties of diagnosing psychiatric disorders. But there are other important 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:
    2018 saw many exciting scientific developments
    Check back next week for more great picks!