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'sup, Tardigrades!

There is SOOO much stuff going on!


It's spring, and spring is marching time! On May 4th - aka Star Wars Day - people will once again March for Science! If there is a march happening close to you, you should check out on their website! If you are in Portugal, there will be a students' strike for climate action May 25th!


For the current podcast episode (see below), I spoke with Elodie Chabrol from Pint of Science! Pint of Science is a SciComm festival that is spreading around the world rapidly! From May 20th to May 22nd, scientists head to the pubs and bars in the neighborhood to talk science to the people! You can find out whether Pint of Science is happening in your neighborhood on their website!


I started a new feature for Science for Progress: the "Progressive Community". I offer people who are active in projects relevant to our causes a platform to promote themselves! I noticed that many of these projects are done by small groups, or individuals, and they struggle with the problem of gaining attention online. The hope is that having a central place will get every one of them in front of more eyes! If this feature is being used, you will learn more about all these projects through Science for Progress, in future!

With the same goal in mind, I started an online event! On April 8th I asked people active in such projects to reply to my tweet with a brief introduction. This was received very positively! Check out the many wonderful people who responded! This was a very positive experience, and I hope to repeat it, regularly! :)


As you may know, I publish extended editions of our podcast episodes on Patreon!
And as of now, I will begin to open older episodes to the public! The first one to be opened is our very popular episode on the Journal Impact Factor, with Björn Brembs!

I hope you are having a good time! Cheers!

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for Patrons and volunteers: May 4th, 3 pm UTC+1 (because DST)
#11: "Genetically Modified Crops and the European Union – with Hélène Pidon"
EXTENDED edition will be made available to all: May 5th

#26: "B&D: On a Neuroscience Conference"
FINAL public edition: May 12

#27: "t.b.a."
FINAL public edition: May 26

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