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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...

Hear us on NPR: Here and Now
November 29, 2018 Articles Press

Hear us on NPR: Here and Now

We’ve just learned that a radio segment by KUNC reporter Stacy Nick was picked up by NPR’s Here & Now! You can listen here or at WBUR’s Here & Now...

KUNC Features Science Riot-Denver!
October 31, 2018 Denver Press

KUNC Features Science Riot-Denver!

Stacy Nick of KUNC profiled our Denver program for a feature! We're thrilled to be spreading the science funny!

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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…