SteemSTEM Distilled #69

in steemstem •  5 months ago

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.

For more details, a recent update on the SteemSTEM project is available here. 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 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

Peto’s Paradox, or Why Elephants Do Not Get Cancer?

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!

Are We Born Criminals? Part I: The Positive Theory

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

Anxiety without reason and it's relation to fear and stress

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.

L’effet Placebo: How Lies Could Heal Our Bodies

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

Missile Technology - the weapon of destruction. [1st chapter]

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.

Spaghetti on the road – Iceland, a song of ice and fire

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.

A few words about the nomination process

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.

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 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

[Credits: @hightouch]

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

See you all next MonTuesday!

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Congratulations to all authors. I by the way wish all of you a nice summer break. I will soon turn offline until the end of the month!


Enjoy your summer holiday @lemouth :)


Thanks a lot! No Portugal this year, but it is on the list for 2019. Will be either Greece or Portugal. Our internal family debate is open ^^


I vote for Greece. And I wish you a lot of nice fish and seafood meals (in either country).


The future will tell us that :)


I am going to campaign for Portugal then 😉


You deserve the break. Enjoy your vacay sir


Thanks a lot @samminator and see you in 15 days :)


I wish you and the family an awesome summer break, have a blast and be safe!!

Congratulations to all the authors featured !!!!


Thanks for the nice wishes!


Enjoy your break bro. You are fully deserving of it.


Thanks! The last few weeks were very hectic in terms of steemstem, although most what was happening was behind the scenes :D


Job well done.. A break well deserved


Thanks! I can leave quietly and ensured that everything will move well :)


thanks a lot, enjoy ur holiday! :)


I will! Thanks for the nice wishes!


Awesome, a hard worker deserves some rest beer :)


Both rest and beers, and wine, and fun ^^


Have a good break, just coming back from mine. It was good to see the sun again:)

Thank you very much @steemstem!!! :)

Congratulations to everyone featured here today :) This week I particularly enjoyed @sicenceangel's and @dysfunctional's posts!


Thank you so much my dearest Abi!!! :*

A well distilled product. Like a 100O proof whisky. Congrats to the featured authors. This is an invitation to turn the creativity up a notch.


Whisky? Maybe Vodka would be fine 😂

Congratulations authors and well done community! :D

Congrats to all the featured authors, you guys deserved it.

Awesome selection @ruth-girl a.k.a Eagle-Eyed-Girl (smile).

Nice work from the steemstem management and curators, you guys are the best.

Thank you so much @steemstem to support our project @cleanplanet
We was born one month ago, and with some supports and delegations we can reward eco-citizen actions for the Planet.
Each Steemian who make a very good action ... take garbage alone in the Nature or the City and collect it in a bag and then put it in the public bin... can be rewarded for that.
We all know the power of STEEM BLOCKCHAIN... each quality article or photo could be rewarded....
Thank you
See you soon ALL using cleanplanet TAG

Big congrats to everyone featured, and to the people that got voted.
Nice choice again by @ruth-girl.

Go SteemSTEM!

What? A feature?

Thanks guys!

It's an honor that you found a spot for my piece in this episode, being mentioned along with such great reads! Without your support, my articles would just get "washed away". SteemSTEM proves to be one of the most supportive societies in this platform and I hope that would never change!


Isn't this awesome?? Distill 69 is a long long way journey...
Kudos to the steemstem management for making this platform moving
Congratulations to all selected authors
We keep progressing.... together!!!


We will make the distilled-100 special! Be sure of this ^^

Congratulations to all authors. Thanks management for the opportunity to be involved in this project.

STEM contributor

Here it is again smoking hot😂😂 congratulations to all authors. This community appreciate @ruth-girl.

@eurogee of @euronation and @steemstem communities

Congrats to all featured authors :)

Thanks for your support @steemstem

Congrats to everyone. Ant thanks for the recommendations and the selection. This time the most interesting one for me was "L’effet Placebo: How Lies Could Heal Our Bodies" and the next one I will read about Elephants not getting cancer.

Otherwise: Pray for some rain & take care.


Thanks a lot to evryone of steemSTEM family. Its really great to be a part of this STEM journey. :)

To see my name among all these amazing writers, its a real honor for me.. :)

long live steemSTEM!

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Congratulations to the featured authors.

¡Congratulations to all!
Thanks for the support @steemstem. Regards.

Congratulations to all the authors

Congratulations to all the featured authors! :)

Congratulations to all of the authors, and excellent job as always @ruth-girl!