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June 2024 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | Jun 14, 2024 | 1 min read
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser.
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Open AI, Locked Minds
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Jun 3, 2024 | 2 min read
The scientific community needs to draw the line between use and abuse of artificial intelligence tools.
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How to Write a Good Introduction Section
Nathan Ni, PhD | 6 min read
A strong narrative is as integral a part of science writing as it is for any other form of communication.
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Should Research Faculty Have Teaching Experience?
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 3, 2024 | 2 min read
Researchers bring their topical expertise to the lecture hall, but formal classroom training isn’t required for most faculty appointments. Should this change?
June 2024 Digest Crossword
Science Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | Jun 3, 2024 | 1 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
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Building a Scientific Narrative
Nathan Ni, PhD | 6 min read
A strong narrative is as integral a part of science writing as it is for any other form of communication.
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The Poster Projector
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Alok Wessel was well prepared to present his conference poster, or so he thought.
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Scientific Conferences Get Virtually Real
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Between online and in person options, is there a right medium for attending a conference?
Bacteriologist Melinda Grosser holds the book <em >House of Mirth&nbsp;</em>by Edith Wharton and an agar art plate that recreates the book cover.
Where Books Meet Bacteria
Niki Spahich, PhD | 4 min read
Melinda Grosser combines her love of reading and microbiology in her unique Instagram account.
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Behind the Scenes of the Publication Process
Shelby Bradford, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
What happens on the other side of the paper publication submission portal? Christopher Rodrigues, who serves as a journal associate editor, revealed the process.
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Science Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | May 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
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The Fundamentals of Academic Science Writing
Nathan Ni, PhD | 5 min read
Writing is an essential skill for scientists, and learning how to write effectively starts with good fundamentals and lots of practice.
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Enter Our 2024 Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Submit your new product for a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2024 competition.
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Science Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | Apr 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
<strong >How Cloud Labs and Remote Research Shape Science&nbsp;</strong>
How Cloud Labs and Remote Research Shape Science 
Priyom Bose, PhD | 6 min read
Remote research via cloud labs makes it possible for scientists to conduct complex experiments from a distance.
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Let's Keep Science Real
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
April Fools’ Day jokes about scientific findings risk spreading misinformation.
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Meet the Team: Danielle Gerhard, PhD
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Mar 15, 2024 | 3 min read
After years in the lab, Danielle Gerhard put down the pipette and picked up the pen to follow her passion for storytelling.
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Artificial Neural Networks: Learning by Doing
Shelby Bradford, PhD | 8 min read
Designed to mimic the brain itself, artificial neural networks use mathematical equations to identify and predict patterns in datasets and images.
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From the Expert: Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks
The Scientist | Mar 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Grace Lindsay explains machine learning and describes how artificial neural networks mimic the architecture of brain neurons to learn from and process data.
Women scientists work in a laboratory with a microscope and test tubes.
From Stepping Aside to Stepping Forward
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Mar 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Women in science have come a long way, and they do not intend to stop.
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