Author: Diana Kenney

The Art of Science Communication: A Visit from the Alan Alda Center

The Art of Science Communication: A Visit from the Alan Alda Center

By Gisella Higuera Falmouth STEM Boosters, a local volunteer group, invited all Woods Hole science professionals to attend an interactive workshop presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Approximately 150 people attended the session, held on April 28 at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). The goal was to help scientists improve their storytelling

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Journalism Fellows are Knee-Deep in Research at MBL

Journalism Fellows are Knee-Deep in Research at MBL

Science and health journalists from five nations are plunging fearlessly into hands-on research this week at MBL through the Logan Science Journalism Program. (Bios of the 12 journalism fellows are here.) The Environmental fellows strapped on waders and collected coastal food-web samples at Waquoit Bay, Falmouth; their data analysis started last night. Meanwhile, the Biomedical

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MBL’s New Digital Classroom Allows Simultaneous Viewing of Microscope Images

MBL's New Digital Classroom Allows Simultaneous Viewing of Microscope Images

Who wants to wait in a long line to peer into a microscope? Nobody! Which is why the Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) course students were excited last week to play with the new “Digital Classroom” projection system in their lab. The system sends microscope images wirelessly to an iPad, which projects them on a screen

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Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten MBL Affiliates Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Ten members of the MBL’s research, education, and alumni communities are newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the Academy recognizes “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research” and is widely considered a mark of excellence in science. It is one of the highest honors a scientist can attain. Among the MBL

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Behold the Bizarre and Beautiful First Cleavage of a Ctenophore | @TessaMontague

Behold the Bizarre and Beautiful First Cleavage of a Ctenophore | @TessaMontague

We love it when Twitter is as fascinated by embryology as we are! Tessa Montague, a graduate student at Harvard University, captured this video while enrolled in the 2017 MBL Embryology Course. The clip turned out to be wildly popular when she posted it on Twitter. Below, Montague describes catching and imaging the ctenophores. She

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