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Life in the deep: how animals live in the eternal dark

by Melissa C. Marquez, Sci Chic's July Marine Biology STEM Star I think the first time it really hit me that the ocean was bigger than I could comprehend was when I was swimming alongside a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the middle of the Gulf Stream. Looking down, the thought, “There are things in the deep that you can’t see that can see you” ran through my head and I stared longingly at the inky blue, wondering what could possibly be there (besides the obvious tiger shark I was holding on to). Since then, I’ve had a fascination with the deep sea, part of the reason why I jumped at the chance to study deep sea chimaeras in New...

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The Podcasts Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow

For the first time in its 47 year history, NPR (National Public Radio) has a science podcast aimed at elementary school aged children. Similarly, Tumble, a science podcast for kids, is telling stories about science with the help of actual scientists. Both of these podcasts represent great strides forward in the quest to inspire the scientists of tomorrow, but they’re more than that. They’re more than high quality educational content. They’re more than tools to educate and inspire. These podcasts, when all is said and done, are just plain fun. And when it comes to catching the attention of an audience in today’s ever increasingly distracted and crowded world, nothing could be more important. The best message in the world is meaningless...

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