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MOST RECENT

This week I’ve been thinking of refining my insta theme by trying out some new filters and editing presets to try to find the one that suits me the most and that I love. I’m not quite there yet but soon!⁣ ⁣

(I think I want to switch it up for a natural, light and airy theme, and advice on this is welcome 🙌🏼)⁣
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All the hours spent reading online and watching YouTube videos of editing tips - just for this little grid layout in an app - got me thinking. Just why are we all so concerned with it? Of course many people use their insta for business growth and reach, influencers can often monetise it even. ⁣⁣
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But the fundamental principle of why we scroll, tap like, strive to upload our best content is simple neuroscience.⁣⁣ 🧠
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Think of when you have our favourite food, do your favourite thing, get nice feedback on a piece of work you’ve done- anything that makes you feel nice! In these moments, a little dose of dopamine is released to your brain, causing that warm happy feeling.⁣⁣
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That feeling can be addictive and can sometimes mean we become addicted to the patterns and habits that give us that feeling over and over again.⁣⁣
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Instagram likes work in the same way, albeit in a virtual environment. Each time you get a new like or lovely comment, the brain interprets this in the same way as it would a real stimulus, giving you a warm fuzzy feeling. See where this is going?? We can also be a wee bit addicted to the insta like game!⁣⁣
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It’s nice to open up your app to a few new likes after all, isn’t it? Thank you, brain 🤯

Do you absolutely love cheese??
This week, I attended a ricotta cheese making workshop at @uconn and learned so many cool things about cheese!
1. You can make ricotta cheese easily by adding two things to whole milk: heat and acid. This process is called heat-acid precipitated cheese making.
2. The heat denatures the whey proteins in the milk and allows them to bind to another protein called K-casein. Once acid is added both proteins coagulate together and start to separate from the water in the milk. Once you drain these solids and squeeze the water out, you have ricotta cheese!
3. You can choose a few different types of acid: citric acid, lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar. Each differs in pH, so you can adjust the amount until coagulation occurs. The juices & vinegar adds a unique tangy flavor but is not overpowering. In this picture we made one batch with just lime juice, and another with lime juice and vinegar.
I didn’t realize this was such an easy thing to make at home! The only specialized equipment you need is a thermometer to test the temperature of the milk.
The milk for this batch came from cows at the UConn farm and Dairy Bar @uconndairy
With this ricotta cheese I made ricotta gnocchi (swipe 👉) and chocolate ricotta (not featured). Sources: Fox et al., 2014 & Hill, 2015.
#scicomm #thecookingexperiment #foodscience #cheese #cheesemaking #chemistry #uconn #uconndairybar

Had a fun morning performing my #senses show @cambridgeuniversity Alumni Festival. I normally do that show for primary schools, so the audience were a bit more...mature... than my usual, but they seemed to really enjoy it! ~
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#alumni #lifelonglearning #science #psychology #neuroscience #continuingeducation #adultlearning #scicomm #grownupslikesweetstoo

Well, first Instagram post in forever, and it comes at the end of an incredibly long week of 15+ hour days and sporadic feeding 😂 But at the end of it I was using a multi-million dollar, incredibly powerful instrument and collecting data using a type of experiment performed only by handful of researchers in the scientific community, let alone the world. .
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On the computer screen behind me is a digital readout of the microwave energy pulses I used to study my samples. Those rectangular shapes correspond to the time the microwaves were running. On this trip I used pulses from 48 to 7500 nanoseconds in length, yes, nanoseconds! These things all seem very commonplace to me now, but sometimes you just have to take a step back and think how strange your life would have looked to yourself 5 years ago 🙂 .
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Peace out until the next time to the @nationalmaglab and Tallahassee, it’s time to go home!
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#graduatestudent #gradschool #gradschoollife #phdlife #stemsquad #womeninstem #womeninscience #biochemistry #ohiostate #science #stem #scicomm #gradschoolgrind #labrat #fifthyear #motivation #chemistry #maglab #gradschooltravels

(Werbung) Und sie kommt nicht vom hellgrün weg 😉 besser gesagt vom hellgründen Becher. Ja, der Potspresso verfolgt mich und das ist auch gut so. Das Projekt der @potsdamerbuergerstiftung findet immer mehr Begeisterung und zusammen auf dem Umweltfest Potsdam haben wir es doch tatsächlich geschafft die notwendigen letzten Stimmen zum Sammeln um beim Wettbewerb ‚Gemeinsam für Potsdam‘ zu gewinnen. 💪🏻😃✨Das Preisgeld geht die Direkt in die Stiftung und bringt sie ein Stück näher das Becherpfandsystem in Potsdam zu etablieren. Ich hoffe so sehr dass es klappt. Wer die Stiftung via Crowdfunding untersützen will ist herzlich willkommen. Potsdam will den Potspresso und ist dem ganzen gleich ein Stück näher. ...🌏🌍🌎...
And she sticks with greeen, well actually with a Green project. A biodegradable coffee Cup for her hometown. People care a lot and we got many supporters at the last event. it is amazing how many more People starting to care about this planet, thanks guys for your Support.
@nowaste_gmbh @potspresso
#potspresso #zerowaste #noplastic #plasticfree #environment #sketchnotes #visualnotetaking #green #planet #scicomm #sketchbook #scivisto #potsdam #volksparkpotsdam

You spin my head right round 🎶🎶 everytime I spin cells this song comes to mind 😂
Sorry I haven't been posting but I've been ill for 2 days, I'm all better now and even went into the lab on a Saturday to freeze cells so I didn't waste them .
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#researchassistant #researchinreallife #scienctists #STEM #scicomm

#ShecanSTEM a campaign to demonstrate that there’s plenty of #womeninSTEM to influence younger generations to pursue careers in STEM👩🏻‍🔬
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The little girl on the left liked asking questions, pushing for answers, building forts, digging for dinosaurs in the garden, dancing plenty, and got frustrated if her brothers drew outside the lines🤦🏻‍♀️
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I was lucky that my schools nurtured my love of science. However A Levels weren’t my best friend, and my Chemistry teacher told me I was ‘too much like a man’ to do well in the subject. That was 6/7 years ago👩🏻‍🔬
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I now have a degree and two masters in Chemistry at first/distinction level, and am working toward my PhD #ShecanSTEM 💻Blogging and doodling scicomm along the way with @ashortscientist
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Work hard, follow what you’re passionate about, and the people who truly care will help guide and nurture you👩🏻‍🔬
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#ashortscientist #scicomm #stickittotheman #STEM #youdobelonginscience #chemist

#science
#womeninscience
#womeninstem
#scicomm
#Phdstories
#phd
#education
#girls
An #inspiration to all young women.
Powerful messages by the researchers of the Global Young Academy 'Women in Science' Working Group to encourage women to become #scientists.

2 weeks off and I’m still not ready to get back into this white coat! 👩🏻‍🔬Lemme work from home! 😛 #lab #science #scientist #scientistswhoselfie #scicomm #chemistry #biology #laboratory #biomed #biomedicalscience #medical #premed #premedlife #med #clinic

Morning morning! Boy did I need the weekend to be here 🙌
Thought I’d pop on here to remind you that this fantastic woman is speaking at the New Breed event at @rawberryjuice this coming Thursday 27th!

Come along and hear how @ceribrenner is using the most powerful lasers in the world to superheat matter to millions of degrees in less than a billionth of a second! Why, you ask?! So that she can see through material like blocks of steel!
Ceri will be talking about how this can be applied to the nuclear and aerospace sectors but also how she got into the field and advice she’d give to anyone considering a STEM career. Come armed with questions - we can’t wait to see you!

Check out this monster skull being held together by @palaeo_james_rule ! This is only a relatively small individual, but they’re known to get to massive sizes, up to about 3 metric tonnes. Swipe across for a detailed close up. What the hell am I? #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils
#paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #seal

Mediterranean sea workout, boundary of cultures; place where you open your mouth, shout out loud and release the compounds that evolved nature use to improve our own wounds.
#workout #mediterranean #andalusia #beach #autumn #outoflab #relax #scientificpoetry #scicomm #science #weekend #health #niceplaces

Absolutely blooming after @usqedu's #exoplanet themed float took out the best corporate float at today's @toowoombacarnivalflowers parade.
More Australians now know we're the only place in the southern hemisphere dedicated in helping @nasa's #TESS mission, discovering more planets than ever before.
Big ups to everyone involved <3

#Toowoomba #coft #flowerfestival #flowers #scicomm

Today I'll be sharing my story and discussing the importance of women in STEM at the QEH School Trailblazers Conference. I'll be speaking alongside some incredible women and most importantly I'll meet the next generation of STEM ambassadors 💪🙌🌠
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#womeninSTEM #STEM #STEAM #scicomm #sciencecommunication #scienceforall #genderequality #Bristol #lovescience #nature #lovetheoutdoors #adventure #womenwhohike

FREE EVENT - Join our SAW Trust team at the Norwich Science Festival for the Global Garden science, art and writing workshop, breaking down the barriers between art and science. Full details on the Norwich Science Festival website #scicomm #event #free #family #ad #science #Norwich #Norfolk #biology #art #writing

#Celltember 22

Cell proliferation and cell death are natural processes, both important for the correct organization and function of unicellular and multicellular organisms. Although they oppose in function, they act in a coordinated manner. A clear example is the tissue regeneration: when a cell dies it is eliminated and frequently replaced, maintaining a relatively stable number of cells and with it, the tissue function.
Although death is only one, the context in which this happens can vary, being either programmed (at the end of the lifespan) or "accidental". Regarding the mechanisms, there are 3 main routes: apoptosis, necrosis and autophagy.
Apoptosis is a programmed cell death and can be triggered by external or internal stimuli. Cellular stress can lead to apoptosis and is induced when cells are damaged beyond repair. The absence of stimuli can also promote this type of cell death. For example, during the development of the nervous system, when about half of the neurons die. Apoptosis can also be induced by oncogenes as a safe guard mechanism against cancer development.
Necrosis is characterized by the rapid loss of plasma membrane Integrity and the structure of organelles. Although necrosis can occur as a consequence of irreparable cell damage, there is at least one route of active or programmed necrosis, the so-called necroptosis.
Autophagy is mainly a survival mechanism engaged in response to a metabolic crisis (energy and essential molecules deprivation) or to remove damaged organelles and protein aggregates. During this process, parts of the cytosol and specific organelles are engulfed by a double-membrane structure (autophagosome) for degradation and recycling. Excessive autophagy can induce cell death.
Life is a constant cycles of rebirth and death. It is thanks to this continuous cell death that living beings can harmoniously develop and adapt to their environment.
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Проект наших студентов и выпускников Profilaktika.Media получил премию PROBA AWARDS! Поздравляем ребят с первой наградой в области связей с общественностью и не сомневаемся, что совсем скоро призы некуда будет ставить! 😊🖒
#profilaktikamedia #scicomm #scicomm_masters

Preparing for #inktober2018 : this year... #Science! Already decided who to draw and associated them with the words of the prompt list. Now we start sketching to get to know their characteristic features and decide on poses and composition. #exciting
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Do you recognize the two ladies in these first sketches?
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#scicomm #sketchbook #sketching #madamecurie #mariecurie #astrosamantha #samanthacristoforetti #sciart #scienceillustration

Presented #queeringthesciencemuseum at Critically Queer this week with @damoid 🌈🌈 really interesting to see all the other research pieces and projects being presented! .
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#criticallyqueer2018 #sciencemuseum #sciencemuseumlondon #stem #queer #queertheory #scicomm

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