Introducing SteemStem Distilled #1

in #steemstem3 years ago (edited)

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

SteemSTEM is a community driven project which seeks to promote well-written and informative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics posts on Steemit. The project involves curating STEM-related posts through upvoting, resteeming, offering constructive feedback, supporting scientific contests, and other related activities.

For more details click here.


Our team scours the platform for original and quality content.After working through thousands (literally!) of STEM-related posts and upvoting more than 250 that we deemed to be worthy, we proudly present you our top 7 handpicked choices:


Monday - How Can Scientists “See” DNA?


Ever wondered how scientists "see" something so small like the human DNA? In this beautifully written post, @tking77798, a promising newcomer on the platform, explains in layman terms some of the methods used today to analyze DNA.

Tuesday - The fat that makes you thin – What is brown fat?


Did you know that fat comes in other colors than white and fights those extra pounds? Our med student, @ovij, explains how brown fat can actually help us in weight loss.

Wednesday - Some corals have the ability to emit fluorescent light!


Corals are beautiful marine creatures. They portray an amazing variety of colors and shapes but did you know that they can glow? Well, @valth made sure we all learn about it.

Thursday - Misconceptions in Egyptology


For hundreds of years the wonders of the Egypt have always scratched away at depths of our curiosity from the discovery of the Sphinx to the Priceless treasure of the Tomb of child king Tutankhamun. Well my fellow steemians we no longer have to go much further, we have our very own Egyptologist @laylahsophia. One of the greatest marvels of Ancient Egypt is their breath taking artwork, in her brilliant post the author explains some of the misconceptions surrounding Ancient Egyptian artwork.

Friday - The Amateur Mycologist - Random Find - An Obscure Russula - In Depth Analysis Points Towards Possible Russula redolens - Less Likely R.parazurea


@Dber, or the amateur mycologist as he likes to call himself, shows us one of his recent and very unexpected findings, a mushroom that appears to belong to the Russula parazurea species. But why "unexpected"? Read his post to find out!

Saturday - Is Seeing Really Believing? Should you Really Trust Your Senses?


Is Seeing Really Believing? Should you Really Trust Your Senses? Wow these are some mind-boggling questions!! Thankfully, our in-house flat-earth debunker @kerriknox takes a dive from the edge of the earth, as he provides us with a well-written article on the deeper understanding and functioning behind the scenes, so to say....

Sunday - An Iranian Viper Possesses An Unusual Weapon


The Spider-tailed horned viper looks pretty much like any other horned viper species..that is until you have a good look at its tail which ends up in a spider-like appendage! Is there a reason for this? Read this article by the @herpetologyguy to find out!


A few words about the nomination process


For the sake of transparency we feel we need to clarify how our nomination process works; each issue is compiled by certain members of the SteemStem community. This week's editorial team was comprised of @abigail-dantes, @ruth-girl, @trumpman and @zest. A special mention goes to @locikll for helping with the markdown coding.

The editorial team chooses their favorite posts for the week and each issue is the result of their joined effort. In order to keep the process fair, posts written by the editorial team are excluded from the nomination process.

Don't be discouraged if you didn't make it on this issue. The competition is harsh and there is always a next time :) In the meantime, you may wish to check these guidelines for extra tips on how your writing can be more effective.

See you all next Monday!

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Hard science @steemstem, I have spent much of time to learn about it. Good job. I am new comer. Nice to meet you.

This digest is just an awesome initiative @steemstem.
Job well done guys, @abigail-dantes, @ruth-girl, @trumpman and @zest .. thank you !
Congrats to all featured posts.
And that distillation image at the top -> Fantastic idea, love it :D

Thanks for including my post @steemstem! I'm definitely excited to start getting more science posts on Steem and get more involved in the community.

Congratulations to the seven users selected this week!!!!
To all the other users out there don't be disappointed next week may be your week , just keep those amazing original posts coming ;)

What an amazing surprise! Thank you! 🎓

Awesome series, and a great effort for the steemit community. Looking forward to more, @steemstem!

Excellent, always love a good curation post!

Congratulations! This post has been upvoted from the communal account, @minnowsupport, by justtryme90 from the Minnow Support Project. It's a witness project run by aggroed, ausbitbank, teamsteem, theprophet0, someguy123, neoxian, followbtcnews/crimsonclad, and netuoso. The goal is to help Steemit grow by supporting Minnows and creating a social network. Please find us in the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty Network (PALnet) Discord Channel. It's a completely public and open space to all members of the Steemit community who voluntarily choose to be there.

Great post, and thank you so much for featuring one of my articles in it!

nice post @steemstem

thsanks for sharing

Congrats to the people that got featured. Keep up the good work! I am really proud & happy to be part of this :D

Love it, 100% upvote from me, keep it up!

Thank you guys for including me in this, and for your continued support! It really is much appreciated!

Edit: some esteem commenting errors I'm afraid

Nice presentation of Distilled steem post...Thanks to post it.

Keep creating quality posts authors!! The "scouring team" is waiting for you!! :)

This is sooo great! Thank you for mentioning my post. ☺️ I feel happy to be the "steemits very own Egyptologist". More updates coming soon!

let's keep the spirit of giving the best

thanks a lot @steemstem, who has provided a great and useful project, I am very happy with this kind of project. according to me, with this project, it will be a lot of good work about science brought here. I believe that there are still many great writers and good content that is disna. and they deserve a stupendous award. regards of me for @steemstem

Upvoted and resteemed. Thanks for giving my post a shout out! I'm thankful for you guys. I'm already in the process of the next one.

Very usefull thanks so much

I'm a new comer too. Thanks God I found this community project. It's very helpful.

Your posts are Always amazing @steemstem

happy birthday @steemstem, hopefully more glorious and bigger. :)

Really excited to see high quality content on my feed. Please keep up the curation work.