Welcome to the 74th 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
Let's talk about the scale of measurement for stellar luminosity and different types of variable stars
Some astronomy for starters this week? @rifkan has written a cool post on how to measure star luminosity. You will definitely like this one and learn that stars can also be "variables" just not only when you're dealing with math equations...
An excellent post by @scienceblocks (not that we are used to anything less when we see that name on our feed) discusses the advances in CRISPR and how scientists have recently come to saving the man's best friend by "fixing" its faulty genes.
Wednesday - Friday
Don't worry, we are not going to make you cry after reading @zen-art's incredible post. You will just learn more about both the "body" and the "soul" science of tears.
GMO food and how it could help you battle annoying allergies is the topic in @effofex's post. Don't miss reading this amazing piece that will make you think twice about the effectiveness of GMOs.
Saturday - Sunday
@anevolvedmonkey and physics are next. Read another great post we picked for you and see what our author has to explain to us about the second law of thermodynamics.
And our week closes with @tychoxi and an excellent post that discusses how life rose in the planet. You will definitely appreciate this well-written and detailed piece!
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 6 posts a week out of more than 150-200. 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 August 26 to September 2, we rewarded 113 different authors who have written a total of 162 different articles. The 89 authors who received votes from @steemstem, @utopian-io and @curie all together that week are:
@abdulmath, @agbona, @ajpacheco1610, @akireuna, @aleestra, @anaestrada12, @angiej09, @answerswithjoe, @ari16, @astromaniac, @astrophoto.kevin, @aximot, @ceruleanblue, @chappertron, @chinwengozi, @clement.poiret, @cryptoitaly, @cyprianj, @datascience, @dennis.bacchus, @donefezy, @drifter1, @egotheist, @elvigia, @emiliomoron, @emperorhassy, @eniolw, @erh.germany, @erickyoussif, @eugenio.lepine, @felixrodriguez, @florae, @fran.frey, @ftxft, @germanmontero, @ginlucks, @gorangoran, @happydaniel, @hidden84, @highonthehog, @hillaryisidore, @hogarcosmico, @ikchris, @ilbirraiooo, @joelagbo, @joseangelvs, @josedelacruz, @joyee333, @kafilat, @krasnalek, @lawkay, @lordneroo, @lupafilotaxia, @lycos, @masterwriter, @mathsolver, @miroslavrc, @moreaboutmarina, @mr-aaron, @n4zrizulkafli, @nikolanikola, @nonzerosum, @oluwoleolaide, @osmy07, @phage93, @photo-it, @pinedaocl, @psicoluigi, @romualdd, @romulexx, @samminator, @scienceblocks, @sciencetech, @scisteem, @serlanvet, @simson1, @soanna, @steemit-italia, @steempsych, @stormlight24, @svemirac, @teemike, @thatsweeneyguy, @tomastonyperez, @ubaldonet, @valth, @viannis, @worldwildflora, @yhubi, @yreudy, @zen-art, @zoricatech
All curation rewards earned will be used to fund @steemstem project functioning and activities.
See you all next MonTuesday for Distilled #75!