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Bio-Artography – Science meets Art

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Photo credit: Bioartography

Photo credit: Bioartography

These stunning images look like something out of an art exhibition. As a matter of fact, they are on exhibit and for sale, but they are actually scientific images of tissues and cells captured using microscopes.

The images are part of a project called Bio-Artography founded by the University of Michigan’s Center for Organogenesis. In this research group, scientists study organ formation, function, and disease in hope of finding cure for organ diseases and developing better treatment for organ damages. Continue reading –>

 

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A fairytale — How to (or how not to) give an effective PowerPoint presentation

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If I asked you to think of a scientist, you probably imagined a madman wearing a dirty lab coat and holding test tubes. Another cliché is a scientist giving a boring and mind-numbing presentation. (By the way, being a researcher myself, I dare say that both examples here are quite often true…)

I came across a video recording of a talk sponsored by TEDxSingapore, which might help scientists beat the ho-hum-talk stereotype. This also would help anyone giving a presentation at school or at work. In the talk entitled, The Princess, the Witch, and the PowerPoint, Coleman Yee uses a fairytale analogy to show us how people often misuse PowerPoint.

Coleman Yee’s talk is quite amusing and worth watching. Enjoy! Watch the video –>

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5 Reasons to Blog Science

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Where do you get science news? Two decades ago, you probably have answered “TV news,” “newspapers,” or “magazines.” Now, science blogs—written by wide range of authors, from journalists, science buffs, to scientists themselves—have emerged as the go-to source for science news. Continue reading –>

 

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