See the Most Dedicated Moms In Nature

Noteworthy News! Some of my posts will be appearing in the local patch.com website. Here’s the first one celebrating all mothers. While it’s no secret that human parents (especially moms) sacrifice so much for the well-being of their kids, less is known about other animals…

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Visuals make learning easier and faster…Part 4. Now the study starts to give you advice

The study that shows effects of using visuals in presentation neglects to lead the readers to the famous conclusion. Note: This is part 4 of a series of posts reviewing some of the origins of scientific claims that compare text vs visuals. Access part 1…

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Visuals make learning easier and faster…Part 3. Article Review continued

We still haven’t found how the conclusion of 43% is reached. Note: This is part 3 of a series of posts reviewing some of the origins of scientific claims that compare text vs visuals. Access part 1 here.  Access part 2 here. If you would…

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Visuals make learning easier and faster…Part 2. Article Review continued

Text vs Visual Learning Tools. What does this research paper uncover? Note: This is part 2 of a series of posts reviewing some of the origins of scientific claims that compare text vs visuals. Access part 1 here. If you would like to follow along,…

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Visuals make learning easier and faster…but where do these numbers come from?

Text vs Visual Learning Tools. Which is better? How do we know? This is part 1 of a series of posts reviewing the origins of scientific claims that compare visuals vs text. I’m always up to learning new facts and findings about the power of…

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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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