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24 March 2023
#AntarcticLog: Two Hundred Fifty
#AntarcticLog is a series of comics by Karen Romano Young, intended to educate and inspire through sciart. You can find the originals here. Since the National Science Foundation sent me to Antarctica, I’ve written and drawn #AntarcticLog comics about once a week. The very first shows why I started it — and why I keep going. People often assume that because there are pictures — comics — that #AntarcticLog is …
17 March 2023
Harnessing the power of TikTok for science communication
TikTok catapulted in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic and has now come to dominate the social media landscape. With over 1 billion monthly active users, science communicators have the potential to capitalize on TikTok’s success and share their science with a broad, engaged audience.
10 March 2023
#AntarcticLog: To the dogs
It’s on! What’s on? The Iditarod — 98 years after the history-making dog sled run, the dogs are off again, and that means it’s on.
3 March 2023
#AntarcticLog: Branching Out
Coral keeps on doing the unexpected — as in this week’s two stories from vastly different coral ecosystems.
24 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: Being Berg
So you’ve always wanted to be an iceberg, to travel the world, bestowing fresh water and, just in general, being awesome? Here’s how:
17 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: Ice is cool
Ice, my friends, is anything but basic. It does strange and unexpected things, foiling even modelers. This week’s #AntarcticLog reviews an essential principle or two.
10 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: From the top
This week’s #AntarcticLog heads to the Arctic to report on the latest from Washington, D.C.
3 February 2023
#AntarcticLog: Getting there
As the sea level rises, so many of us will be seeking higher ground. This week, I feature a new podcast using that name. It sits at that intersection of so many matters of my heart — climate change, public information, kids, science identity — and, what’s more, it’s situated where I grew up.
27 January 2023
I’ve made no secret of my admiration for youth climate activists around the world. This week’s #AntarcticLog features four from Kenya and Uganda, along with quotes from their social media posts.
20 January 2023
#AntarcticLog: Antarctic Bears
When you think of Antarctic beasts, the tardigrade might not be the first to come to mind. But new research from the British Antarctic Survey shows that the ones in Antarctica represent a divergence hailing back to the time when the continent was cut off from the rest of the world.