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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…

March for Science Summit
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March for Science Summit

Science Riot is very proud to be participating in the March for Science advocacy summit in Chicago with workshops and a public performance! July 6-8th March for Science is hosting the Science / Government Institutions and Society (S/GNS) Summit; a national conference that empowers those committed to championing evidence-based policy and science for the common…

Radio Interview With Sonya
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Radio Interview With Sonya

Sonya is our hilarious (Australian) organizer of Science Riot in Colorado Springs who joined the team after performing with us in 2016. She recently sat down with Drew Smith of Cumulus Colorado Pulse for an interview that went out on six frequencies throughout the state. In case you missed it, you can listen here!  

Dr. Niki on the Hello PhD Podcast
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Dr. Niki on the Hello PhD Podcast

Thank you to Joshua Hall and Daniel Arneman from Hello PhD who recently interviewed our cofounder, Dr. Niki Spahich! Two scientists walk into a bar. One steps on stage and delivers ten minutes of raucously funny stand-up comedy. The other enjoys an evening of laughter as enterprising STEM professionals share their science. Scientists doing stand-up…