Three characters trying to cross mountains, a river, and a forest. Without the help of a ladder and bridge, they would not be able to. However, the ladder and bridge increase the accessibility for the characters. They manage to cross and are happy in the end.

Digitalization – a chance for better accessibility in science communication?

Talks, workshops, shows, … all of these formats had to find their way to the internet due to the current pandemic. Taking those aside who do not or cannot use the internet, still about 90% of households in the EU had access to the internet in 2020 and could potentially be reached using online formats. Having outreach events and information online especially increases the accessibility for those living in less-dense populated areas in which in-person science communication (scicomm) events seldom take place. However, there are more advantages to digital scicomm, making it possible to not only bring science to people’s living rooms, but also holding the potential to increase inclusivity by using easy-access tools, thereby truly increasing overall accessibility.

Obesity: An Overview

‘You just need to burn more calories than you consume’, or ‘Just eat less and move more’, are sentences that probably almost every obese person can recall hearing at least once in their lifetime. Since these recommendations sound very straightforward, it should be easy to realize them. Yet, we are witnessing a worldwide increase in the prevalence of obesity, and it is becoming a major global health concern. Learn more about the prevalence, causes, and complications of obesity in this post!

8 Common Mistakes Applicants Make When Writing a Motivation Letter for University

You just finished school, your bachelor's - or master's degree and want to apply to a study program and you need to include a motivation letter? I have written a few of these myself, but most importantly, I was part of the admission committee of our master's program and read and graded a lot of these letters for two years in a row. I noticed some mistakes that applicants commonly made and decided to share them with you here to help you avoid making them.

Can the Novel Coronavirus ‘Turn off’ Brain Areas That Control Breathing?

Previously: Does the Coronavirus Affect the Brain? Quick disclaimer: Take all information about COVID-19 cautiously. A lot of studies are case reports, preliminary data, preprints, and/or not peer-reviewed. That does not mean the information in these papers is wrong, but they could just depict an exemption or be presumptive to begin with. This post relies … Continue reading Can the Novel Coronavirus ‘Turn off’ Brain Areas That Control Breathing?