"Blogging science" is a project that aims to provide a platform for young scientists to develop their science communication skills through writing. Are you a scientist who likes writing? Have you always dreamt about making your science voice heard online but something has been always holding you back? Or perhaps you have plenty of essays piled up but nobody has ever read them except you and course assistants? No worries, we got you!
“Blogging science” aims to increase the amount of scientists who communicate their research and passion for science online. No experience is needed, just enthusiasm! We will be happy to host your blog free of charge and stress! Want to become a contributor for The Science Basement’s Blogging Science? Drop us a line using the form!
A short documentary film about lake ice measurements on Lake Pitkäjärvi in Nuuksio, Finland. This was an experiment in using documentary in science communication and presenting field work in nature.
In THIS No. 6 Thisis is going to reveal what the artistic designer- Pei Yu Lin has been doing in her Masters. As an information design major Pei Yu co-organized the annual conference – Visualizing Knowledge 2018. In THIS NO.6 let’s follow Thisis to explore what information design is and how it shapes our everyday life.
Popular game apps are the perfect combination of simplicity for the user and complexity from the creator. A kind of perfect outreach.
In THIS No. 5 Thisis is going to reveal what he scientific content editor has been doing in her Ph.D. After nearly 5 years of hard work she will move on to the next stage of her scientific career as a post-doctoral researcher this autumn. Let’s follow Thisis to explore how Yongmei uses numerical models to study the movements of glaciers and their fate in the future.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And a cell could not travel both.
Machine learning technology with less human supervision had been pushed to the spotlight after Google's AlphaGo Zero outplayed both top human players and other AI programs in the board game Go. This year IBM surprised us with another smart machine.
Monday, June 18th 2018, IBM unveiled its Project Debater - the first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics. The technique used in developing Project Debater includes numerous cutting-edge machine learning and data mining algorithms. Let’s follow Thisis to have a look at some of the basics about machine learning and Project Debater.
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology has been used
in genome editing for more than a decade. New applications are discovered all the time. In THIS
NO.3 Thisis is going to talk you through how CRISPR can make treatments for the widest
possible range of human diseases through cheaper and more precise gene editing possible.
Science communication is a broad term, which historically has been used mostly for researchers, who are active in outreach. Over the past years it has expanded to include not only traditional scientists, but also communication experts with a background in science. I am one of those and you can read my story and my view on #scicomm on TSB's science blog.
One of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century, Prof. Stephen Hawking, has passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge home in March 14th, 2018. He is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge as well as a great science communicator. He is the author of the international bestseller popular science book The Brief History of Time and has appeared in many movies and TV series, including The Big Bang Theory. In THIS NO.2 we invite you to review three of Prof. Hawking's great contributions to science: The property of the black hole, The quantum origin of the universe and Time traveling with Thisis. Enjoy!
In today's blog, I briefly touch on two papers discussing mitochondria and the influence their shape has on biochemistry. And briefly touch on my super-simplified understanding of the mito.