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Science Speak [The Scientist]

Great article from The Scientist about a new wave of science communication contests sweeping academia. From Three Minute Thesis (3MT) to FameLab

Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.

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Celebrating Alfred Russel Wallace with ... a symposium of straight white men?

2014 marks a century since the death of Alfred Russel Wallace, who is recognized as co-discoverer, with Charles Darwin, of evolution by natural selection. Appropriately, the University of California Los Angeles is holding a… 1,091 more words

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Promise to the Audience

One of my main uses for the app “Pocket” is as a repository for examples of effective science communication and advice on science story construction. One of the nuggets I have collected is a video called “Inside Out: Ben Lillie”, a discussion at the NYU Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute which discussed “what oral storytellers can teach journalists”. 1,378 more words

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Neuro Materials

I have recently had a lot of success in finding interesting media to help me catch up on my knowledge of neurology prior to beginning my PhD in Integrative Neurology. 610 more words


Book review 'At the edge of uncertainty'

My review of Michael Brooks’s book At the edge of uncertainty: 11 discoveries taking science by surprise was posted on Science Book a Day today. 22 more words

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Twist and Shout session references

As I mentioned previously, Jen Lokey, Isabel Leeder and I presented a session on the benefits of physical activity on learning. There is plenty of research available showing that all sorts of good biochemistry starts happening in the brain when we start moving (resources used during our session are sited below). 554 more words


"Sketching it out: How doodling communicates science" (Deakin Scholars Week 2014)

Over the years, I’ve had lots of interest in my sketchnotes and am always happy to share insights into my motivation to create and publish sketchnotes, as well as my process. 61 more words