Monthly archive for April2013

5 fonts that add credibility and professionalism to scientific research

  Choosing the right fonts can affect how your scientific research is received. Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series about choices in fonts. You can read part 1 here. You are dressed in your best. You edited the manuscript with a…

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Happy Birthday DNA!

It was 60 years ago today that Drs. Watson and Crick’s paper describing the model of the DNA was published in Nature. The double-helix structure was based on an X-ray diffraction image taken by Rosalind Franklin. Did you know that lots of DNA drawings are…

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5 fonts that suck professionalism out of your scientific research

Choosing the right fonts can affect how your scientific research is received. You are dressed in your best. You edited the manuscript with a fine-tooth comb…but are your figures and images wearing flip-flops? Preparing scientific research for presentation or publication is a lot of work….

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The Human Brain and the Brain Mapping Project

The human brain is an amazing organ. President Obama plans to map it! Back in January 2013, President Obama unveiled a new scientific initiative to study the human brain. The BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) -nice work acronym makers!- is to be part…

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Photography vs Illustration: 7 areas where photos fall short

“Why not take photos?” Installment #1: Bird Photography Edition “Why not take photos?” When talking about photography vs illustration, this is probably one of the most common questions I get. The easy answer is, “because photos can’t do the same things illustrations can”. Just because…

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How to WOW your audience with your scientific research presentation

Have a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation slot at the next meeting? Scientific Presentations are an effective way of sharing research, gaining professional recognition, and attracting attention to novel approaches and findings. The problem is, most presentation slots are competitive to get at many professional conferences…

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