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Nanosized metal “knives”, living robots to do our bidding, and other top research news of the week

When antibiotics were first discovered, they drastically reduced bacterial infections in humans. However, over the years, some bacteria evolved to become “superbugs”; they became resistant to commonly use antibiotic drugs.

From Ancient lakes where life began to what future generations will make of us and other top research news of the week

“For a long time, scientists who’ve taken up the task of figuring out how the first life was born have been stuck on what is called the “

How to use video summaries to increase the impact of your research

This third post in the series on visual science communication talks about how video summaries help authors tell the story of their research in a way that it can be easily assimilated by scientific and non-scientific audiences alike.

‘Dancing’ Chimps, Jamming the Hate Speech, Nanotech in AI and other top research news of the week

In the very recent past, at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, tomatoes began to look more like bunches of grapes when

Use animation to breathe life into scientific figures

This post talks about animated scientific figures and explains how they help you increase readers’ interest in the static figures

Storytelling by a piece of chewing gum, mechanical molecules against superbugs, and other top research news of the week

False memories, a term for cases where people recollect incidents with incorrect or exaggerated detail, or in the

What killed the Neanderthals? Genesis of language and other top research news of the week

Studies have shown that our brains process visuals a lot better than text. Using visuals along with text aids

Infographics – a great way to simplify complex science!

Studies have shown that our brains process visuals a lot better than text. Using visuals along with text aids

Virtual Reality & mental wellness, supercomputer wars and other top research news of the week

False memories, a term for cases where people recollect incidents with incorrect or exaggerated detail, or in the

From where do today’s academics get inspired? Top 10 sources for researchers from the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields

While the primary mission for most academics is research, effectively disseminating that research among other academics, as well as conveying it to the masses,

Science communication through the ages: storytelling in science

Man has been telling stories about natural phenomena since time immemorial; we have been wondering about ourselves and the universe

Discoverability is probably a bigger problem than paywalls

This is the first in a series of articles that discuss the various issues plaguing the discoverability of research worldwide. In the past year, “Open Access” has been..

Everything you need to know about REF 2021 in the UK

The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) is fast approaching. It is a high-stakes game, in which senior academic leaders are deeply involved.

Politics and policy: achieving research impact through Parliament

Of all the ways that research can turn into benefits for the wider world, one of the strongest and potentially furthest-reaching is when it transforms public policy.

REF case studies: making the most of the extra page

When research impact was introduced as one of the assessment criteria for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the main way universities were asked to...

How do we get young scientists to communicate science?

That it is time for scientists to move out of their ivory tower is sometimes seen as a reductive call to action. Yet as the topic of science communication emerges as a focal...

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