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... - eLife digests are plain language summaries of research articles. We’ve been including them in research articles since their general ... started asking the authors of research papers to answer some questions for us in more plain language and that’s really helped us. It ...

The wild frontier: animal models

... that they use in their research? eLife are exploring these questions with a new series of articles called, The Natural History of Model Organisms. Ian Baldwin is the ...

Marika Ottman, Kings Cambridge

My Naked Scientist Summer

... What fun! In addition, I started to write Science News articles . After years of writing super boring technical lab reports, this ... but I still had room for improvement in forming my questions. Just as I started to feel comfortable at work, Chris told me he ...

Is there gender bias in peer review?

... 2007 and over the years, they have published around 40,000 articles. These 40,000 articles, they were handled by 9,000 editors and around ... bias. Chris - How did you interrogate that dataset? What questions did you ask of it? Markus - We were interested in, if women are ...

What can we do to stop the Ebola spread?

... is ebola, and what can we do to stop it. We asked your questions to Chris, who is a consultant virologist... Kat -   So Chris, ... about Ebola on our website that's thenakedscientists.com/articles. Dr Chris Smith, Cambridge University How much of a threat is ...

The Hygiene Hypothesis, Part 3. Are Parasitic Worms Friend or Foe?

... . The question we're now looking at is: why? 'Why' questions in biology require evolutionary explanations; it is a matter of ... parent as many offspring. Thus, the two species propel each-other to ever greater sprinting speeds ( Figure 3 ). Parasites and their ...

The world's first lie detector suit

... them when you're just talking to them and ask them random questions - how old they are, where they live and that kind of thing where ... some media attention is that I actually have newspaper articles about a research. So, one of the things I want to do next - but anyone ...

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Croatian Science Communication Master Class

... important for scientists to be able to share their work with other non-expert audiences such as the broader scientific community, funding ... talk strategically so that the answers to the most important questions (how/what/where/why) are presented and repeated at key moments when ...

Eight weeks as a Naked Scientist

... we edit the pieces then. This week I was writing some short articles for the website and helping this week's producer arrange studio spaces ... account with the answers our panel were giving to the varied questions sent in by our audience. Clearly I hadn't been too useless live ...

Whale Shark

How does shark repellent work?

... Brian - Hi, morning, I want to know there's been a lot of articles recently about near-Earth objects impacting Earth and they say the ... So is there anything that I can do. Eusebius - I love questions that will stump Chris but he will have a hypothesis. Chris we have a ...

The Hygiene Hypothesis Unraveled

... immune system , which evolved to fight off infections and other harmful agents, like bacteria and viruses, 'accidentally' attacks the ... in the United States thinks that the answer to both those questions is a resounding yes, as we'll discuss in the next article: Will ...

Bombardier Beetle, Brachininae sp., Orange County, North Carolina, United States. Length 13 mm.

Creationism vs. Science

... have committed themselves to dogged attempts at proving each other wrong. But does the Creation debate really come down to who's right and ... is that expecting a theological text to answer scientific questions is no smarter than expecting a scientist to offer theological ...