Grammar doesn’t have to be boring or difficult. A touch of humour can go a long way to help you remember tricky rules. Here are Scientell's amusing top tips to getting grammar right!
How can we bust the myths and misinformation and deliver the facts about climate science? Use the 5 pillars of science behind human-caused climate change, refute misleading information clearly and repeatedly, and communicating in a factual, succinct and calm way.
As lovers of both food and science, Scientell recently attended the 'Future of Food and Nutrition' lecture to hear about emerging trends in food science, nutrition and production. So what will food of the future look like?
Science communicators communicate regularly with researchers, decision-makers, industry representatives, young people and others. But what happens when science communicators get together to communicate with other science communicators? Scientell found out at the Australian Science Communicators 2021 Symposium.
Encouraging our community to use science to solve problems with wide ranging impacts, such as climate change, is a key goal of science communication. These key science communication principles were discussed at a recent science communication panel session.
With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out and transmission case numbers remaining low, meeting in person near our city office has become possible in Melbourne again. So we wanted to have an analytical look at the choice of local cafés.
Paul Holper Well, the Australian Government certainly has a style manual. If you need to know when to use an en dash or a hyphen, whether to add semicolons after bullet points, and whether an abbreviation list lives at the beginning
With COVID-19 leading to an increased use of webinars in place of face-to-face workshops, we’ve compiled a summary of our findings, recommendations and tips for using this technology. While being less engaging than meeting in person, if run well a webinar
Paul Holper Science and technology lie at the heart of so much that is good about modern life. As researchers rush to create a COVID-19 vaccine, let’s begin with a chillingly prescient extract from Bill Bryson’s entertaining 2019 book The Body:
Looking for the ideal Christmas gift for a science communicator, budding or experienced, or for anyone interested in science and its applications and promotion? Look no further. Science communication guru Craig Cormick has distilled decades of his own experience and
by Bianca Le More than 30 of Melbourne’s science communicators gathered for lunch at the historic Royal Society of Victoria building, Scientell’s home base. A mix of clients, partners and colleagues – ranging from industry, academia and university – came to
Late last year, I met Paul and Simon at the Royal Society of Victoria's celebration for the 50th anniversary of Earthrise, following which, they invited me to be a part of the Scientell team. I'm budding science communicator as well
The following article first appeared in The Conversation on December 21, 2018 as a reflection on the past 50 years since the Earthrise was first captured by Apollo 8 astronauts. Authors: Simon Torok - Scientell Julie Arblaster - Associate Professor, Monash
I recently completed a training course on how to engage communities, and you’d be surprised how a bit of structure in a discussion can help motivate people to take positive action to change the world. Community engagement encourages participation in the
Scientell is a science and environment communication business. We take complex, often technical information and present it in a compelling way for audiences such as policy makers. The product could be a brochure, report, book, website, video, or a traditional
I’m a baby boomer. I grew up in the ‘60s. I remember the early morning clip-clop of the milkman’s horse. Each night my mum would leave out two or three empty bottles. The milkman would replace them with full bottles. We
The international climate change assessment body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has launched a communication guide for scientists, put together by Climate Outreach — a UK-based team of social scientists and communication specialists focused on climate communication. The IPCC’s
Scientell’s new home, the historic Royal Society of Victoria building, houses a stunning library that includes the first edition of the journal Nature. It’s clear that people communicated science in 1869 differently from now. The first research article in that first issue
Dingo puppies in the Great Sandy Desert (Pilbara Region), WA. Photo by Bradley Smith. The 2018 Ecology Society of Australia calendar features spectacular images of Australian flora, fauna, landscapes, coasts, skies and marine environments. Many disciplines contribute to ecology and ecosystem science,
Recently our company Scientell won the 2016–17 Monash Business Award in the Micro Business category. My co-Director, Simon Torok, said in his acceptance speech in front of a packed ballroom, ‘We were delighted to have been nominated for this award
Excluding patients with multiple titanium joint prostheses, the most common metal in the human body is calcium. This fact will assist in countless pub trivia competitions. Chemist Humphry Davy first isolated pure calcium in 1808 by electrolysis of limestone. He named
Robots are ideally placed to help with future housework, since they can perform repetitive tasks without becoming bored. Since the 1927 film Metropolis, robots have lent a helping hand to humans in many science fiction movies, such as Star Wars, Wall-E
This blog is competing for your attention with more than 152 million others. Nearly 173,000 blogs are added to the Internet ever day. There are now four more than when you started reading this. That’s according to the Journal of Applied