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

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....


Book Review: A Discovery of Witches — Evolution and genetic mutations

Let’s talk about mutations. You are more familiar with the concept than you think. Take for example, the popular movie series X-Men, where the world is surprisingly full of “mutants” with extraordinary abilities, such...


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 — Progress in stem cell research

Recently, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Drs. John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.” What does it...


Taking part in research from seafloors to galaxies — Citizen science initiatives

  Do you like gazing at images of galaxies? Do you like to transcribe ancient texts? Do you like to listen to whales or spot seafloor critters? If you answered yes to any of...

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