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In the Spotlight, with Professor Julia Greer

Professor Julia Greer is a Materials Scientist at Caltech. She spoke to us about her research into lightweight nanomaterials which have a broad range of applications such as transport, construction and prosthetics. Julia spoke...

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Pulling a Fast One on Cancer

There is a report making the rounds on social media that really needs to be explained, because as usual the media hype is distorting the findings. The article in question was published in the...

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In The Spotlight, With Erin Kane

Erin Kane, a graduate student in physical anthropology recently returned to the United states after conducting field research in Tai Forest, Cote d’Ivoire. We talked about her research interests in Diana monkeys, and also...

The Boring Parts of Science 0

The Boring Parts of Science

A recent conversation with a friend brought up a topic I’ve been thinking a lot about – science communication using social media. It was sparked by seeing a tweet from a science communicator who...