SteemSTEM Distilled #88

in #steemstem5 years ago (edited)

Welcome to the 88th issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a curation effort by the members of the @steemstem team.

We apologize for the delay in the release of this weeks distilled!

SteemSTEM aims to make Steem a better place for STEM, a task which we believe crucial for the long-term development of the blockchain. Our goals consist in invigorating and inspiring the minds of a community of STEM aficionados on Steem, targeting on the long-term the upgrade of SteemSTEM as a real platform for science communication. In the meantime, this goes through the support of quality, interesting and cutting-edge STEM content and the active development of our app,

By the way, do not hesitate to set @steemstem as a beneficiary to your post and to use the app.

For more details, a recent update on the SteemSTEM project is available on the SteemSTEM blog. If you want to discuss with us, please do not hesitate to join the steemSTEM discord server.

In order to support the best STEM content on Steem, our team scours the blockchain and read more than several hundreds of STEM-related posts per week. We hence support about 100 of these posts, and present in this distilled our top 6 handpicked choices for the last week.

Monday - Wednesday

Understanding Correlation measurements of Protein motions from MD trajectories

This week we begin with a post about molecular dynamics created by our very own @dexterdev. Here he breaks down correlation maps, which are commonly observed in molecular dynamics publications. It's pretty mathy, a bit intense, but a very well done depiction of a complex topic! Check it out and expand your mind.


Have you ever dreamed of having the big beautiful eyes of a disney princess? Well we have just the article for you that will ruin that desire! :D Check out this nice piece by @yhubi where he discusses Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, a genetic disorder which can give you all the disney princess characteristics you could/should (n)ever want!

Wednesday - Friday

The biology and physics of wound healing

Let's move on to another wonderful piece by @scienceblocks. Last week we highlighted a post where scienceblocks discussed wound healing, which can leave a scar. This week we visit a work talking about a scarring disease, fibrosis. Dive on in to this detailed and well constructed article, we can assure you that your fibroblasts will enjoy your increased understanding.

Sex and the Sexes: Talking Past Each Other

Next we have a post by @alexander.alexis which discusses a bit of scientific romance (or lack there of) if you will. The post dives into the ways that people communicate about sex, and how that communcation differs between men and women. Give a read through, you might find out something you didnt know about how your partner communicates, or maybe even your self.

Saturday - Sunday

Geometric Sequences: The Geometric Mean

You know what we never have enough of in our distilled posts? Math. You know what we have this week? A nice live DTube math lesson on Geometric Mean by @masterwu. A concept that you might remember from your undergraduate calculus course, (or if you are like me, a concept that it would appear you have forgotten from said class! shame on me.) Math is like fruits and vegetables for your brain, it helps you grow big and strong smart!

Why did humans evolve to lose most of their hair?

Finally we will be closing this edition with a post created for the platform with a little double @scienceblocks feature action. Here we learn about why humans evolved to lose most of our body hair! I can with 100% honesty say that going into this post my hair knowledge was really not very good. However now having read it, my life has forever been changed! I am now much more versed in the ways of the hair. Have your own hair life changing moment, give this work a read!

A few words about the nomination process

This week's distilled highlights were selected by @justtryme90. He clearly lacks the editorial sophistication of @ruth-girl but will always try his best when the call to fill in is sounded. Posts written by the SteemSTEM team are excluded from the nomination process.

Please do not be discouraged if you did not make it on this issue. We are picking up in total 6 posts a week out of more than 150-200. The chances are thus low ;) In the meantime, you may wish to check these guidelines for extra tips on how your writing could be more effective.

Authors upvoted by the SteemSTEM team

In the spirit of being transparent about our actions that are now supported by @utopian-io, @curie, our delegators, our trailers and our manual curator supporters, we release every week the list of authors who have caught the attention of the @steemstem curation team.

From December 23 to 30, we rewarded 63 different authors who have written a total of 105 different articles. The 59 authors who received votes from @steemstem, potentially with either @utopian-io, @curie or both, are:

@abcallen, @abneagro, @adewumi, @aellly, @alexaivytorres, @alexander.alexis, @anasav, @answerswithjoe, @auleo, @bettervision, @cheva, @clement.poiret, @davidke20, @davidrhodes124, @dexterdev, @djredimi2, @elvigia, @emiliomoron, @endopediatria, @eniolw, @ericet, @erickyoussif, @fancybrothers, @giulyfarci52, @honoru, @irelandscape, @ivymalifred, @jfermin70, @joseangelvs, @julian2013, @kenchung, @kissfirer, @lefactuoscope, @lupafilotaxia, @markgritter, @masterwu, @mike961, @miroslavrc, @moncia90, @oflyhigh, @reconnectnature, @ryanshan25, @samminator, @sasaadrian, @scienceblocks, @softmetal, @stevescully, @talmid, @wilhb81, @yo-yo

[Credits: @hightouch]

All curation rewards earned will be used to fund @steemstem project functioning and activities.

See you all next MonTuesday!


Thank you. I hope the steemSTEM team can make steemit better. Thank you all for your efforts.

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We are trying our very best. Good content creators like yourself for cn-stem are a key part to that mission being successful. Thank you for your hard work!

It is my pleasure😁

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Congratulations to the featured authors, hardwork still pays :)

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Yes, fixed.

Thank you very much for your support and nomination. Also wish the @steemstem project to be brilliant

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There is also @cn-stem staff. You have worked hard

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There is, it is also why we do not include sub community posts in the steemSTEM distilled article. Many very nice posts came out of the cn-stem community, but that would be for a cn-stem distilled blog should @magicmonk want to create one.

We are all very happy and impressed with the enthusiasm of that new community!

Wow, thanks again for all the support and motivation. I did not expect to see both my posts in a single distilled. This is very motivating. Thank you.

@scienceblocks : there is a mistake. Distilled mentions me instead of you in the stemQ answer article! I will inform jtm 😃

Oh, I noticed. :)

Someone was too sleepy when writing.

thanks for fixing. :)

Congratulations to everyone featured, and to those that received votes.
Let's keep quality posts rolling in 🚀🚀

Nice picks @justtryme90

It's a honor to be mentioned in this post.thanks for the upvote and supporting to Chinese STEM content.

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Thanks for making good content and helping to build the foundations of cn-stem. I hope we can make a positive impact in China as we grow and develop.

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Big congratulations to my beloved steemstem featured authors!