Welcome to the 69th issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a curation effort by the members of the @steemstem team.
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.
In order to support the best STEM content on Steem, our team scours the blockchain and read more than a couple of thousands of STEM-related posts per week. We hence support about 200 of these posts, and present in this distilled our top 8 handpicked choices for the last Thursday-Sunday period.
Monday - Wednesday
An angel of the STEM Heavens has written our first choice for this week, ladies and gentlemen, read a magnificent post by @scienceangel talking about elephants and... cancer. Why do these cute giants with the long trunks rarely get cancer? Is it their diet? Is it their size? Or is it something hidden deeper inside... their bodies? Now that we got you intrigued, you know what link to click on!
Look who's back! No, we're not talking about the German film, we're talking about @dysfunctional who has given us one of his great posts again. This is the first part on the topic "Are We Born Criminals?" where he tries to present us with the work of Cesare Lombroso and the Positive Theory in Criminology. An interesting read you shouldn't miss!
Wednesday - Friday
We are sticking to psychology and a fantastic post by @ideas-abstractas on anxiety. Do you feel under pressure without some specific reason? Does anxiety take over your life once too often and you don't know what is at fault? Then, you'd definitely enjoy this post as much as we did.
And we're moving on to another great piece by @wordswithhoney on the Placebo Effect. No, it is not some side effect from listening to songs by Placebo (the band). This one is a trick that we play on our brains in order to fool our bodies. Wanna know more details? Then read @wordswithhoney's post straight away!
Saturday - Sunday
For those who love guns and war stories, we have an amazing post by @ied on missile technology. Don't miss this post if you want to know more about how they work and how many types of missiles there are.
How about a journey to Iceland for our next and last pick for the week? Forces of fire from beneath and ice from above have shaped an island of unique beauty and a combination of features. Follow @spaghettiscience in this beautiful post about Iceland and the stories of its formation.
For some time, the editorial team behind this distilled series is made of a one-woman-team, @ruth-girl, and she chooses her favorite posts (potentially discussing with other curators and/or the management). 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 14 posts a week out of more than 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.
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 July 22 to July 29, we rewarded 126 different authors who have written a total of 164 different articles (there was a Steem blockchain failure during that week). The 89 authors who received votes from @steemstem, @utopian-io and @curie all together that week are:
@abdulmath, @abumaryam, @adetola, @agbona, @ajpacheco1610, @akiripromise, @albatar, @alexander.alexis, @amart29, @amestyj, @asbonclz, @astromaniac, @azulear, @birzannyvs, @boddhisattva, @bodymindsoul, @cathou009, @charlesx, @chloroform, @cleanplanet, @conas, @conficker, @cyprianj, @damzxyno, @drifter1, @effofex, @elocuenciadsnuda, @elvigia, @emperorhassy, @ennyta, @erh.germany, @eurogee, @fancybrothers, @fatin-a-rts, @filotasriza3, @fran.frey, @ftxft, @funmiakinpelu, @germanmontero, @henrychidiebere, @ideas-abstractas, @ied, @ikchris, @isarmoewe, @issavets, @joelagbo, @joseangelvs, @josedelacruz, @josephace135, @khrisaeroth, @latm, @lawkay, @lesshorrible, @lordneroo, @luiscd8a, @lupafilotaxia, @magicquokka, @masterwriter, @menoski, @michaelwrites, @motoengineer, @mountainwashere, @nenio, @njokueruchi, @nonzerosum, @obamike, @olasamuel, @paaddor, @pagliozzo, @pangoli, @paololuffy91, @photoit, @procrastilearner, @rerere, @romulexx, @rscalabrini, @samminator, @sardrt, @scienceblocks, @sciencetech, @sebbbl, @sooflauschig, @soofluffy, @spaghettiscience, @star-vc, @steematlas, @svemirac, @teekingtv, @teemike, @temitayo-pelumi, @tking77798, @tomastonyperez, @torkot, @tsoldovieri, @valth, @viannis, @whentone, @youssef.sed, @zen-art, @zest, @zoneboy, @zonguin
All curation rewards earned will be used to fund @steemstem project functioning and activities.
See you all next MonTuesday!