Welcome to the 44th 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.
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 8 handpicked choices for this Thursday-Sunday period.
Crocodiles, fierce hunters with jaws you never wish to feel clenching around your flesh. In this fascinating post @chloroform talks about crocodiles, goes through the history of crocodile attacks in Sarawak, Malaysia and finishes with an incredible legend which... could be true?
A wonderful post by @aamin on one of Nigeria's treasures, the cassava plant. Read on to learn how it is used and why it is that significant.
A Day with Microbiologist: Isolation and Purification of the Small Peptides Inhabiting the Antimicrobial Properties
Microbiology is an interesting field. Follow @micro24 in a post about antimicrobial peptides, those little fellows that work in almost every organism to produce an innate immune response.
Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assays of Bacterial 16S rDNA and Biomarkers for Nitrospira in Sediments of the Flint-Mammoth Cave System
A mostly "unknown" series of studies on the bacteria in the cave system of Mammoth Cave National Park is beautifully presented here by @qiyi. Have a read if you want to know what the results revealed.
We had a lot of brilliant biology posts these days and here is another cool piece by @effofex. This time our topic is a war among bacteria! How do they fight off "enemies" with their spears? Don't miss out on reading this one to find out!
For our animal lovers here we have another wonderful post by @katerinaramm on cicadas. Read on to learn more about those cute summertime singers.
The second part on the Renewable Energy series by @pratik27 talks about water. How can we harvest energy from the big. blue oceans? Read on to find out.
Read this beautiful post by @christinaa on wireless power transfer. Her series reaches its last episode with a post discussing power transmission through electromagnetic radiation. In case you missed them, don't forget to have a look at the first two ;)
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 @ruth-girl.
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.
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See you all next Thursday!