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2 June 2023
What makes a river a river?
Close your eyes and picture a river…go on, do it!
What did you see? Did you picture a clear, deep mountain stream? A raging river in a steep gorge? A creek with grassy banks and forest? Whatever you pictured, it probably included water.
28 April 2023
Science Communication: How it benefits a STEM research career
“Many STEM professionals hold the misconception that engaging in science communication can hinder the progress of budding and established research careers. However, it is not necessary to choose between engaging in outreach and conducting research.
21 April 2023
#AntarcticLog: Something in the water
The poles make the difference in the size of certain animals. Here the colossal squid speaks about why it’s so, well, colossal!
31 March 2023
#AntarcticLog: On the trail to science
I’ve never been to Greenland or the North Pole—but one of my guilty pleasures is investigating how I’d get there if I went. This week’s #AntarcticLog is a product of this kind of woolgathering.
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.