This may not come as a surprise, but according to a new study by Inoka Amarasekara and Will Grant, two Australian science communication researchers, women who run STEM-related YouTube channels get more comments–both positive and negative–than men. “They found a tough environment for women who create YouTube videos centered on science, drawing both more comments per view than men and also a higher proportion of critical comments as well as remarks about their appearances.” Read more here.
To all the grad students out there, you probably started entered summer with great expectations for turning your research into conference-worthy papers and posters, among other projects. Have you started yet? If not, don’t worry–you’re not alone. Inside Higher Ed proposes a strategy to get going. Read it here.
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Simone Giertz, maven of monstrous robots, delivers a TED talk on why you should make useless things.
“It’s now possible to 3-D print extremely viscous materials, with the consistency of clay or cookie dough with fine precision, thanks to work done at Purdue University. This development may soon allow the creation of customized ceramics, solid rockets, pharmaceuticals, biomedical implants, foodstuffs, and more. ” After you watch the video, read the article here.