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Doing Good Science

Can we combat chemophobia … with home-baked bread?

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This post was inspired by the session at the upcoming ScienceOnline 2013 entitled Chemophobia & Chemistry in The Modern World, to be moderated by Dr. Rubidium and Carmen Drahl For some reason, a lot of people seem to have an unreasonable fear of chemistry. I’m not just talking about fear of chemistry instruction, but full-on [...]

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Molecules to Medicine

Of Citizen Science, Ethics, and IRBs – the view from Science Online

I had the wonderful opportunity to co-moderate two sessions at this past week’s Science Online “unconference” in Raleigh, affectionately known as #scio13. Sessions are proposed and moderated by volunteers, and there is a broad range of attendees, leading to rich discussion…and lots of fun.   There were three sessions devoted to different aspects of Citizen [...]

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The Network Central

What is: ScienceOnlineTEEN

This is a group post written by the teens on the ScienceOnlineTeen planning committee. Naseem, 16 years old: What is ScienceOnlineTeen? Imagine a bunch of people from all walks of life with one interest in common -science- all in one place at the same time. These people are not ordinary; they each offer unique experience [...]

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Roots of Unity

Try Your Hand at Hands-on Math

On Sunday, I wrote about my public statistics session at ScienceOnline. Today, I’ll tell you a little about my other session, Hands-on Math, co-moderated by Matthew Francis. If you come to our session, you might get to take home a mathematical surface of your very own. Meet Ellie. She may look like an oddly shaped [...]

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Roots of Unity

How Should We Write about Statistics in Public?

I am exited to be attending ScienceOnline in Raleigh, North Carolina later this week. And I’m even more excited to be co-moderating two sessions! One of them, at noon on Thursday, will be about Public Statistics. Hilda Bastian, my partner in crime, has written a cartoon introduction to our session, and I’ve been trying to think of what [...]

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Symbiartic

Science Scribe Animates Toxic Couches

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The following is a guest post by Perrin Ireland, a Senior Science Communications Specialist at the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco. If you were at any of the recent Science Online conferences, you may have noticed her in some sessions stationed at the front of the room, taking notes in her dynamic “sketchnoting” [...]

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Symbiartic

The Intelligent Use of Animations

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Or, in other words: Don’t do this. Do this: Remember websites in the early 90s with their scrolling banners, cheezy tiled backgrounds, and blinking and twirling text? No matter how swanky html5 or the next coding language is, I hope I never utter the phrase, “sure, why not?!” when it comes to use of special [...]

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Symbiartic

Want to find more artists, ScienceOnline?

Science-inspired art is on the rise.

There are more scientific illustrators, fine artists, cartoonists, photographers, and visual-science people at ScienceOnline this year than ever before. There’s an art show and even an entire session track. Interested? Want to learn more about this growing profession and subculture? Here’s some places you can find them. I’m gonna miss some. Leave more in the [...]

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Symbiartic

SciArt at ScienceOnline 2013 – the Digital Gallery

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This marks the 2nd annual ScienceArt Gallery at ScienceOnline – this year featuring talent from the attendees themselves! There are more talented illustrators, comic artists, photographers and visual people than these attending – and since both Kalliopi and myself are in NC we’ll see ho else we can profile here on Symbiartic. With apologies to [...]

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Symbiartic

Science Communication Migration Map

  Kate Prengaman blogs at Xylem: An Ecology and Environment Blog and created this stunning map of ScienceOnline 2013 attendees. I have to say, it makes me happy that the number of artists has increased so much over the last couple of years. There’s more to science communication than journalism!  You need effective visuals, not [...]

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Symbiartic

SciArt at Scio13 – Call for Entries

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Last year we saw thundering success with the first ScienceOnline Science-Art Show – more than 50 artists submitted 100+ works included in the digital gallery. That wasn’t the only success last year. For the first time, we saw an entire mob of artists at ScienceOnline itself – there in person, sharing visual techniques for communicating science. [...]

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The Urban Scientist

This Happened: Science Online is no more

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I got the email that many other #sciox-ers got. ScienceOnline the non-profit entity that introduced me to some AWESOME people and spring-boarded my extra-curricular career is no more. The 2015 meeting that was planned has also been cancelled. I’m feeling some kind of way. I really enjoyed the meeting. I regarded it as my other [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Countdown to #Scio13 & Preparing for Discussions on Diversity in the Sciences

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Countdown to ScienceOnline 2013 – the 7th annual (and largest) gathering of STEM and Social Media Enthusiast will convene in the Research Triangle, North Carolina.  I love this conference. It has become my favorite professional gathering in the last few years. I’v met some amazing people – intelligent, innovative, creative, communicative, honest, generous, caring, supportive [...]

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