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Júlia Müller Dias wears multiple hats but is most importantly known for being the founder and CEO of Peculiar Design. She is an impeccable artist and down-to-earth person whose goal is to bring happiness to each and everyone, which, in itself is no easy task.

The following…


Welcome to day 2 of our Annual Conference! You can catch up on yesterday’s jam-packed schedule here, and follow along with today’s updates right here on our live blog and on Twitter following the hashtag #MCAAConf2021.

*** This live blog was updated on March 6th during the Conference by the…


Every year, members of the Marie Curie Alumni Association gather to connect, share ideas, and enjoy some food and drink together. After a very successful pilot Virtual Conference held last November, 2021’s Annual Conference is completely virtual yet again!

You can follow along here on our live blog and on…


Posted on January 13, 2021 by Valerie Bentivegna

“It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination, because wherever it appeared it was a sign that mere matter was a servant of the powers of the…


Every year, members of the Marie Curie Alumni Association gather to connect, share ideas, and enjoy some food and drink together. This year, things look a bit different. But while we could not gather in person, at the scheduled MCAA Annual Conference back in March, we are still connected. On…


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People are always asking other people where they are from, but what are they really asking? Here are some ways to answer that horrid question: “Where are you from?”

What they’re really asking: Where are you originally from?

How to answer: From a sperm cell and an egg cell combining…


Two Smiling Women Sitting on Wooden Bench Drinking a Beer
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Anxious about moving to the United States and making new friends? No need to worry, making friends here is easy-peasy, simple-pimple! After only two weeks of living here, I’ve found that Americans are the friendliest people I’ve ever met.

Here are all the new friends I’ve made, hopefully giving you…


We all know Wikipedia. It’s almost impossible not to.

For me, from a quick look-up of some fact to prove your point in an argument with friends, to double-checking a chemical structure for schoolwork, or to translate an obscure plant name I can’t think of the English name for; I’ve…


Report on the session “Friends of the Science Pod: Broadcasting, outreach and professional networking” at the 2020 meeting of the Americal Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS2020)

There’s no way around it: podcasting is the-new-thing. And for science communicators, podcasting sounds like a perfect way to participate in science…


Report on the session “Building Community for Inclusive Public Engagement with Science” at the 2020 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS2020)

Many researchers and institutions participate in public engagement, including organizing public outreach activities and science communication events to help bridge the gap between science…

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Science communicator and science writer — sharing my thoughts on efficiently communication complicated stuff in a clear, compelling and engaging manner.

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