Welcome to the 23th issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a bi-weekly curation effort by the members of the @steemstem team.
We apologise for the delay in releasing this issue. Complications with timing arose due to the SteemSTEM meetup at CERN.
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.
Our team scours the platform for original and quality content.
After working through thousands (literally!) of STEM-related posts and upvoting more than 150 that we deemed to be worthy, we proudly present you our top 6 handpicked choices for this Monday-Wednesday period.
Did you know that it's possible to feel pain in distant body parts or organs from the ones that are really in trouble? Do you want to know what referred pain is? @himal explains it very well in his post.
Creatures that lived before us and no longer exist are the main topic of @florae's post. Follow her and learn more about animals whose names are just enough to give your spine the shivers of fear.
In this post from @exercisinghealth you will learn how caffeine, that sweet addiction, affects our body and our overall performance in sports.
@scienceangel takes us explains what viruses are, along with the difference between DNA and RNA viruses. In her post you can also read about how herd immunity is established through vaccination.
Atomic force microscopy uses a type of microscope that provide pictures of atoms on or in surfaces, essentially giving us a look at objects on the atomic level.In his latest post, @ethandsmith teaches us all the basics!
In another episode of amazing animals @amavi introduces us the african elephant "one the worlds most iconic creatures, famed for their sheer size, incredibly close social bonds and high level of intelligence".
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 mid-week's editorial team was comprised of @trumpman and @lemouth.
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 :)
All curation rewards earned will be used to fund @steemstem project functioning and activities.
See you all next Monday!