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I hope all is well, and you are all dealing well with the switch to Daylight Saving Time! Fittingly, we published a new podcast episode on sleep, today!

What else is new, you ask? So, this month we had another anniversary, this time of the Science for Progress rotating curation account on Twitter! Hurrah!

And so that we can have more anniversaries, next year, we started a new feature, The Progressive Community! The goal is to give individuals and organizations that align with our goals another route to engage with our audience! We invite science communicators, people working on open science, science policies, etc, to present themselves to our audience! They (you?) can write guest posts for their upcoming events, to introduce themselves, or to give us their opinion on a relevant topic. We will of course promote these posts on our social media channels.
You can get all the dry formalities, here: https://www.scienceforprogress.eu/promote-yourself-through-science-for-progress/

In the meanwhile, Bart and I are trying to get a Brexit podcast special together! Cross fingers that it will work out! We might even do it life! Stay tuned!


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#24: "B&D"
FINAL public edition: April 14

#25: "Pint of Science - with Elodie Chabrol"
FINAL public edition: April 28

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LATEST ON Science for Progress:

23 Don't 'Sleep Faster' - with Lars Dittrich

Arnold Schwarzenegger famously (and half-jokingly) proclaimed that if you need more than 6 hours of sleep, you should sleep faster. Many successful people claim to sleep very little and use the extra time to be productive.
But is this sound advise? I talked with Dr. Lars Dittrich, neuroscientist and former sleep researcher, about sleep.
Lars answer questions like What does sleep do? How is it regulated? What are the side-effects of acute and chronic sleep deprivation? How do I know if I sleep enough? How could sleep research inform policies and business practices?
Listen to the Full Conversation on Patreon!

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SfProcur curator April 2 - 7: Hillary Stires - @HillStirSci

"If we constantly have to talk to people about why fake science is wrong , we will not be able to move biomedical research forward."

Dr. Hillary Stires is a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA). She is currently transitioning from cancer research to science policy work.
Hillary is particularly passionate about including patient advocates in the dialogue for the next frontiers of cancer research. She encourages other scientists to consider the patients' concerns when designing experiments, and hopes to improve patient-researcher relationships by raising awareness in researchers.
During her curation on @sfprocur, Hillary will talk about the scientists' responsibility to communicate their science with broad audiences. Not only are many researchers and institutes in biomedical sciences funded by the public, there is a lot of misinformation by non-scientists that is slowing biomedical progress.
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