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What do you get when you combine science and poetry? "Sciku!" These pieces draw on "short form Japanese poetry," but use creative liberty to make them a vessel for breaking complex scientific topics into fun, digestible tidbits. Scikus (found under Music and Poetry in the Art menu), among other creative forms, have been adapted to make science accessible by Science in the News (SITN) as an engaging source of STEM information. Housed within Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, SITN is a platform on a mission "to bridge the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists." On the main page, visitors are greeted by a series of blog posts covering timely science news and studies. Those interested in a particular subject may want to start by selecting from areas such as Astronomy and Public Health & Policy under the Topics drop-down menu. In the Art section, users will find Image galleries, Videos, and Featured Artists. Users can also navigate the Seminars, Science by the Pint, and DayCon pages to learn about events hosted by the SITN team. Those looking to enjoy resources remotely should visit the Podcast page, where they can listen to Sit'N Listen, a series bringing "scientists' perspectives on intriguing and newsworthy science," and covering topics from mosquitos (episode seven) to Monsanto (episode five).
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