"Enquanto historiadora, penso que afirmar a especificidade da Shoá não elimina a necessidade do estudo comparativo com outros genocídios."
Part of our mission is to understand the evolution of the universe. We have a good idea how it all began. Find out how it might end. Listen to “End of Eternity,” our latest episode of Big Picture Science: https://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/end-of-eternity
Today's not-so-random portfolio artwork (sticking with the Urvogel) is my life-size model of Archaeopteryx (50cm long), which I built for the Cole Museum (Reading University), in 2021. [The mould was built by my friend Jade Hughes.]
We'll have to postpone our conference with MSC Lab in Munich due to the strike. This is sad, because we feel the enthusiasm for evaluation of #scicomm. We'll keep you updated about the new date and are looking forward to seeing you then in Munich.
Do you ❤️ #SciComm and being a part of the world of #HPC and #QuantumComputing?
Then this is for you!
➡️ Dissemination Officer / Networking Coordinator - International Supercomputing Projects
🫁🎙️ Has escoltat el nou capítol de #TotaPulmó, l’espai impulsat per l’Associació Espanyola d’Afectats de Càncer de Pulmó a Ràdio Cambrils?
En aquest episodi parlem amb la Dra. Marga Majem sobre #CàncerdePulmó amb perspectiva de gènere i també coneixem els testimonis de Celso Fernández i Ariane Patout.
Für alle, die wissen wollen, wie man Dunkle Energie in unserer kosmischen Nachbarschaft messen kann, hier der Link zum Vortrag noch einmal:
📻 @victorpereira foi o convidado desta semana do Tempestade 2.1, programa da lusófona Radio Alfa, onde esteve à conversa acerca da sua investigação e do livro "C’est le peuple qui commande. La Révolution des Œillets : 1974-1976" (Éditions du Détour).
#Histodons #NewBook #HistoryOnTheMedia #HistoryInThePublicSphere #PortugueseRevolution #50Anos25Abril #RévolutionDesŒillets #25A50 #PoliticalHistory #HistoryOfPortugal #HistoireDuPortugal #SciComPT #SciComm
#PPOD: Venus' nightside was photographed in the infrared and processed in false color for studying the atmosphere, as shown in this image captured by JAXA's AKATSUKI spacecraft back in September 2016. On the nightside, the spacecraft observed infrared light coming from the lower atmosphere through clouds. The shadow of the clouds can also be seen in the image. Here, bright and dark are reversed to show clouds in whitish color. Credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS
Electric Eels’ Shocking Ability To Alter The Genetics Of Nearby Animals | out of Nagoya University published by PeerJ
What could be more exciting right now than listening to Dario Alessi share stories about his work unraveling the mysteries of how the LRRK2 gene contributes to Parkinson's disease? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. (At least in my opinion.)
Lots of students at UPenn are passionate about science communication. We're honored to be highlighted alongside them in a recent Omnia post, "Getting creative to communicate science".
Read about a few of these important efforts here: https://omnia.sas.upenn.edu/story/getting-creative-to-communicate-science
I was invited to speak at ASCB this week on the linked worlds of Science & Art.
In a nutshell: I think science and art converge in #DataViz.
For effective #datavisualization and any #visualization we use a number of time-tested practices from the arts. And we need them especially where we communicate data in #SciComm.
Read more in the blog: https://helenajamborwrites.netlify.app/posts/ascb/
Endometriosis: It’s time to change the pattern of pain, stigma and barriers to diagnosis and treatment.
“Patients described being dismissed, that their pain was “just muscle pain,” “all women go through this,” and “this is the way cycles are for women,” and to live with it.”
“…endometriosis patients need more research, more options and more attention to be paid to the disease.”
@rygorous I consider myself highly educated, but I still don't understand how a quantum computer, an LED bulb, or quantum tunnelling work. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is the lack of people who can translate all this into normal, understandable language?
Perhaps a better #sciComm in #physics instead of arrogance that I often find there could help?
While humans often express admiration for the way (or ways) birds navigate the atmosphere, the ways in which we demonstrate that appreciation can be surprisingly DISMISSIVE.
The action of a bird's wing is routinely identified as 'flapping'
- but nobody would talk of a marathon runner 'flapping their legs' or a piano player 'flapping their fingers'.
What a bird's REALLY doing with its wing is AT LEAST as subtle & varied.
📣We're hiring someone who ❤ #SciComm !
➡ Referent:in für Wissenschaftskommunikation
➡ Required languages: German and English
➡ Long-term perspective in our awesome new "Office for (inter)national coordination and networking"
A “hypothesis” is a presumption that will first need to be tested. “Theory” can substitute for “hypothesis” in everyday speech, but it has additional meanings, such as in contrast pairs like “theory versus practice”. Conversely, a scientific theory is a full system of cohesive and tested claims about reality. Researchers often use theories to confirm their hypotheses. 🤔
“Hvad er forskellen på ‘teori’ og ’hypotese’?” Mølgaard 2023. @videnskabdk. https://videnskab.dk/kultur-samfund/hvad-er-forskellen-paa-teori-og-hypotese/
Sometimes, I draw people. And the fun is to represent variety and diversity.
Here is a composition with some assets I created for a client's work, which can not yet be disclosed because it is a research grant application.
I can help you in your next grant application. Just contact me at email@example.com
#PPOD: Taken by NASA's Curiosity rover with its Mastcam on sol 3386, 13 February 2022, as the rover was on its way up to Mount Sharp inside Gale Crater. Blackcraig Butte is just one of several sedimentary structures imaged by the rover on its climb toward the Greenheugh Pediment. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS / @andrealuck
Astronomers talk about all the amazing discoveries they’re making, but sometimes, it turns out, they were wrong. After decades and centuries of discoveries, how have they changed their minds?
You've probably heard about neurons, but what about another "star" of the nervous system, astrocytes? Learn all about astrocytes in Serena Chen's post: "Astrocytes: the "stars" of our central nervous system".
TL;DR; Gezielter Anbau von schnellwachsenden Braunalgen im Ozean könnte eine Technologie sein, die uns hilft den CO2 Gehalt der Atmosphäre langfristig zu reduzieren. Aber wie viele Kohlenstoff-Speicher Technologien kann es nur ein Teil eines größeren Konzeptes sein und muss sich erst in der Praxis bewähren. 4/4 #science #scicomm #wissenschaftskommunikation #Carboncapture #nachhaltikeit cc @uniinnsbruck
As ocean temperatures rise, more and more coral reefs are put at risk of extinction.
A collaborative research team have developed a method of isochoric vitrification that allows coral to be cryopreserved without harm and then revived with a prepared solution, allowing them to be moved to increase biodiversity and genetic resistance to increasing temperatures.
As promised, here's a great (and approachable) video to learn more about my Gold Star of the month pick --The Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall!
Today's random portfolio artwork is a life-size model of a small Arthropleura (40cm long – they grew to 250cm long), which I built for MUSE – the Science Museum of Trento, in 2014.
The universe may last forever, but there’s no guarantee. A Big Rip, a Big Chill, proton or vacuum decay are all threats to the cosmos, ushering in a final curtain. It’s “End of Eternity” on Big Picture Science. Listen here: https://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/end-of-eternity
#PPOD: This 3D image of Ryugu was put together by Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and guitarist for the British rock band Queen. The top and bottom are inverted compared to how we usually show the asteroid, and this photo has Ryugu’s south pole at the image top. The Otohime Saxum, which is a large boulder, is clearly visible.
Credit: JAXA, Univ of Tokyo, Kochi Univ, Rikkyo Univ, Nagoya Univ, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji Univ, Univ of Aizu, AIST; Claudia Manzoni, Brian May
Did you know that galaxies are almost empty? Stars within them are so far apart that when galaxies clash their individual stars don't collide – they just get tossed around due to gravitational interactions, distorting the shapes of the galaxies.
More here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJd8Z6SDx-M
In this new #podcast interview, Dr. Erdem Tabdanov discusses how a fascination with asymmetry sparked his interest in #science, new research findings on how cells move that may improve cancer treatments, his creative hobbies of calligraphy and digital art, and more.
Dr Offit continues the battle against vaccine misinformation, particularly from con artists such as MTG.
#VaccinesWork #Vaccines #Vaccination #COVID19 #Science #Scicomm #misinformation
I used to think my particle physicist colleagues were overreacting when they accused Sabine Hossenfelder of presenting a distorted picture of their science in order to get clicks. But as she has become a full-time science communicator and ventured more into political controversies, I’ve begun to see their point.
I know we're onto the #constellation #Hercules for this week's #pdocast & I can stop thinking about the pilot of the #TVShow Andromeda, but here's a nice explanation of time dilation from Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson!
As for my part of the project, I developed the visual style and designed all elements and interactions; came up with the structure, story progression, and game mechanics; orchestrated the development of the game, sound design and built the website.
#scicomm is my most favourite thing, and I’m really striving to make the world better, one design at a time :-)
This year I finished one of the most fascinating projects I ever worked on.
Together with a team of researchers from the molecular neurodegeneration department at Amsterdam UMC we came up with a visual and interactive way to present their latest paper on tau protein aggregation and its effect on astrocytes.
Project PEAK launched:
We are intensifying our science communication in the areas of climate, biodiversity and sustainability. A new online platform makes the broad range of expertise even more visible - with insights into current research results and a comprehensive database of experts: ➡️ https://www.uibk.ac.at/en/newsroom/2023/focus-climate-communication-peak-launched/
Breeding penguins sleep ten thousand times a day! 🐧 💤 New study finds that with second-long microsleeps the penguins’ sleep still sums up to 12 hours a day! Microsleep seems to be a successful strategy to breed safely without losing the essential functions of sleep.
Find out more: https://www.bi.mpg.de/news/2023-11-rattenborg/
Part of our mission is to study the evolution of life. On this week’s episode of Big Picture Science, why biological coloration has adaptive value, how color perception is a trick of the brain, and why platypuses glow under UV light. It’s “In Living Color”: https://bigpicturescience.org/episodes/living-color
In my latest for CNN I take a step back into the past to look at ancient, birdlike footprints from southern Africa, dating to more than 210 million years ago (much older than the oldest skeletal evidence of the earliest birds).
Fossil tracks blow my mind because they preserve impressions of the animal's ACTUAL FEET, and they often provide unique clues about body morphology and the animal's behavior.
… and if you're looking for links to the three papers I covered, you'll find them on my site (scroll down to today's date) #scicomm https://www.lauriewinkless.com/journal/rnz-science-correspondent
Do you have 10 mins free and want to hear about three fascinating new research papers (on robotic touch, traffic and blood pressure, and an answer to the dolomite question)? Have a listen to my latest #science segment on #RNZ Nine to Noon https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018917375/science-traffic-and-blood-pressure-200-year-old-geology-mystery #scicomm
HURRAH! Liselotte Rambonnet and Auke-Florian Hiemstra win the 2023 Communication Initiative Award for their fantastic project De Grachtwacht! So proud to have Liselotte as a PhD-student at our department Science Communication & Society (even though she makes us canoe in the rain to collect waste from the canals).
Brand Tasmania’s “Little Tasmanian” campaign looks at childhood in Tassie. They gather info, provide services, and wrote a children’s book about Tasmanians. They also do spotlights on locals who do youth-facing work, and I was one of them.
From all my rambling interviews about science, the writers extracted a thoughtful story about small gestures that meant the most to me as a child, and what I want to share onward to others as a science communicator 🪐
Speculative solar system landscapes
Quetzalpetlatl Corona on Venus, by Peter Rubin
#spaceart #space #art #venus #Quetzalpetlatl #Corona #QuetzalpetlatlCorona #planet #planets #PeterRubin #artist #PeterRubinArt #solarsystem #landscape #landscapes #astronomy #astrodon #universe #education #scicomm #volcano #volcanoes #volcanism #eruption #subduction #geology
Two reviews for the price of one!
Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species is a detailed and even-handed analysis that convincingly argues why Wallace deserves recognition as the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution.
Two reviews for the price of one!
On the Organic Law of Change is a lovingly produced annotated transcription of Wallace's Species Notebook that shows why he deserves recognition as the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution.
This episode covers a weird white dwarf doing things our Sun may do billions of years from now and how satellite images can now be used to measure river flows here and on Mars and Titan. Plus, climate change.
We’re shining the spotlight on one of our SETI AIR alumni. George Bolster joined the program from 2016-2017, but his experience with the AIR program continues to echo through his creative work. His artworks fuse 1960s sci-fi imagery, 19th-century technologies, and 21st-century concerns about our planet’s future. By transporting us to other planets, Bolster’s films and installations challenge our anthropocentric point of view while delighting our senses.
@dailygrail @coreyspowell The survey does not seem to distinguish between scientists as providers of information and scientists as policy makers. One problem during the pandemic is that "scientific" assertions were also mixed with value judgements and non-scientific ideas about how society operates.
New Zealand microbiologist Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles is suing her employer, the University of Auckland, for not doing enough to protect her from the online/IRL abuse and harassment she endured as a high-profile scientist-communicator during the pandemic.
The case includes discussions of academic freedom, and the importance of institutions supporting academics to exercise their role as 'critic and conscience'.
But the counter is whether health and safety considerations pose a limitation to academic freedom.
#pandemic #ScienceCommunication #scicomm #AcademicFreedom