Be(come) curious! (January 2015)

About once a month we will publish links to interesting stories from the world of science on the Meta Science pages. Here you will find short news on the latest research in various fields, longer science stories, photo galleries about research, podcasts, videos and much more. The first set of links is ready!

  1. Learning about what science is and how it works through baking cookies.
  2. Which woman was the first to be awarded a PhD at the University of Ljubljana?
  3. An interview with an anthropologist who studies terrorists and terrorism.
  4. Scientists almost never work alone and even Stephen Hawking is no exception.
  5. The size of the giant squid is a myth! It is not as large as we often hear. How a science writer can inspire you to do research and present it in an accessible way.
  1. Stars and planets withoutmake-up.
  2. When trying to cure depression leads to a new method of torture.
  3. The science of creativity; one small part of it is hidden in practice.
  4. In the scientific fields where innate talent is more appreciated there are fewer female than male researchers.
  5. Why do zebras have stripes? We do not know, but stripes may come in handy at higher temperatures.
  1. Frequency X went on a trip from pole to pole.
  2. Lithium and stories about science.
  3. A new Crash Course was launched a few days ago:Introduction to astronomy. It is an excellent opportunity to enter outer space.


That’s it!


P.S. I will be very happy to receive your suggestions and interesting links on Twitter @piskotk or at


Author: Zarja Muršič. Biologist and cognitive scientist, currently living in the UK. At the University of Durham and the Centre for Life science museum in Newcastle she investigates curiosity, the accumulation of knowledge and scientific thought processes of children and how these develop through social learning. She tries to bring the fascinating world of science to a wider audience on her blog Piškotarna. You can follow her on Twitter at @piskotk.


Title photo: NASA engineer Ernie Wright looks on as the James Webb Space Telescopes first six flight-ready primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Centre. Via Wikimedia.


Translated by: Tina Goropečnik.


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