Giving A Voice To The Voiceless

The world is full of ways to communicate – from talking in person to talking through a computer. But, despite the multitude of conversational mediums, some people remain unable to communicate.

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via Inside Science.

Crystal Dilworth: Because Science

Crystal Dilworth explains why doing science is only the first part of the job. You’ve got to communicate it, too.

Crystal Dilworth recently completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at Cal Tech. Her research has focused on the molecular basis for nicotine dependence. An accomplished life-long dancer, Crystal now choreographs Cal Tech’s musical productions. That’s right, she teaches other scientists to dance… and they’re good!

via NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.

Emoticons Are Changing Our Brains!

Technology is changing, and more and more people are communicating with emoticons. But are these emoticons changing our brains? Anthony reports on an interesting new study that shows how we’re starting to perceive emoticons as real facial expressions.

via DNews Channel.

Do low views on YouTube mean you’re a bad filmmaker?

Why is it that sometimes you just can’t get views on Youtube? What is it that makes a video go viral? If you get a lot of views, does it mean you’re a good filmmaker? Gosh, what filmmaking you-tuber hasn’t thought of these questions as they browse around. This is a bit of a side-tracked thought here, but I wanted to share it. It comes with some great news from Haley and I. Hope you enjoy, and please comment, subscribe and share!

Some great low-number science filmmakers to follow:
Untamed Science (our main channel):
Its OK to be Smart-
Shed Science -
Days Edge Productions -
BrainCraft -

Thanks to my wife Haley for being so wonderful. We’re happy to introduce little Lee-O to you all! Growing the Eco-geek team over here!

via Rob Nelson Films.

What makes a good science communicator? - The Art and Craft of Communicating Physics

Top tips on communicating science from the shortlisted finalists of the the Early Career Physics Communicator Award and TV science communicator Fran Scott.

via Institute of Physics.