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Science Riot Graduate David Gunkel on Northern Public Radio
June 20, 2021 Articles Interviews Press

Science Riot Graduate David Gunkel on Northern Public Radio

Reposted from northernpublicradio.org Last Friday, I did something terrifying. Not only did I leave the house for the first time in 15 months, but I got up in front of...

Scientists from Northern Illinois University and Argonne National Laboratory Tackle Comedy!
June 20, 2021 Articles Press

Scientists from Northern Illinois University and Argonne National Laboratory Tackle Comedy!

Reposted from NIU Today After surviving a crash course in comedy, a cohort of NIU researchers will perform their stand-up comedy talks on June 11 and 18. The STEM experts...

Black Lives Matter
June 8, 2020 Articles Editorial Press

Black Lives Matter

We stand with Black Lives Matter and all those protesting for justice. Our upcoming outreach programs are postponed so as not to distract from more urgent work of antiracism and...

PLOS SciComm Feature
June 1, 2020 Articles Editorial Press

PLOS SciComm Feature

Can scientists be trained to do comedy? We really didn’t know if it would work. In January of 2016, a small group of academics paced anxiously while a Colorado blizzard...

Teaching Evolution to Tibetan Monks
April 10, 2019 Editorial Press

Teaching Evolution to Tibetan Monks

When cultural beliefs clash with science, a little humor and a little humility never hurts by David Westmoreland, Science Riot Board Member Reposted from Scientific American. “We believe that we...

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Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter

We stand with Black Lives Matter and all those protesting for justice. Our upcoming outreach programs are postponed so as not to distract from more urgent work of antiracism and disassembling white supremacy in this country. The mission of Science Riot has always been to humanize scientists and amplify their voice, especially those who are…

PLOS SciComm Feature
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PLOS SciComm Feature

Can scientists be trained to do comedy? We really didn’t know if it would work. In January of 2016, a small group of academics paced anxiously while a Colorado blizzard raged outside our rented community theater. This first cohort consisted of local professors and co-workers who we roped into a science communication workshop that drew…

Teaching Evolution to Tibetan Monks
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Teaching Evolution to Tibetan Monks

When cultural beliefs clash with science, a little humor and a little humility never hurts by David Westmoreland, Science Riot Board Member Reposted from Scientific American. “We believe that we came into existence when an ogress mated with a monkey. Is that possible?” The question comes from one of a hundred saffron-clad Tibetan monks sitting…

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?
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What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

By Stephen E. Nash We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another. It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the end of an extended road trip, driving down a secondary highway through a sparsely populated area of Colorado at night, when one of my…