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From Sputnik to virtual reality, the history of scicomm

Instead of yesteryear's dry and dusty lectures, science communicators are creating new and exciting ways to engage with science

There's a neurological reason you say ‘um' when you think of a word

Disfluencies can shed light about what's going on in the brain as we speak

Some lucid dreamers can answer questions and math problems in their sleep

For the first time, scientists have been able to communicate with people while they are dreaming

Empathy is key to overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

COVID-19 vaccines are an enormous feat. Their use will hinge on explaining how it was done

Disruption of “molecular glue” within our brain cells can lead to Alzheimer’s 

Sticky proteins help the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria inside brain cells communicate with each other

Celebrating lasers and photonics on the International Day of Light

Innovations in harnessing light, from individual photons to laser beams, have revolutionized our world

Chemists are decoding the fruity scent of lemur stink flirting

New study identifies the molecules of a key lemur scent, but experts hesitate to call them pheromones

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We can talk about climate change with stories of kindness, fairytales, and hope

Speaking with Kate Marvel about the importance of — and the nuances involved in — talking about climate change

Scientists are fostering public trust on social media, one selfie at a time

A new study finds empirical evidence that #ScientistsWhoSelfie is an effective communication tool

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I crush stalagmites from protected caves. What can I do to give back?

Scientists should do more with the communities where they work, a cave researcher writes

How fieldwork on a remote, tiny island taught me to navigate family dinners

Doing science far away helped this ecologist talk to those close to home