STEMsocial Distilled #10

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And here we are for a two-digit edition of our STEMsocial distilled. As a result of an insane week for @lemouth, this edition is however late. However, here we finally are with the 10th edition of the distilled of the best articles posted within the STEMsocial community. Feel free to read and comment the posts of all featured authors of the week! Note that if you use our app, your comments are eligible for a small upvote from STEMsocial!

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Before moving on with the two best posts that have been selected (by @lemouth) from all the posts found by our curators last week, here are the most supported ones:

@idoctorThe mechanism of Child Birth - Normal Labour
@cyprianjDemystifying the myths about nose mask; mechanism and principle of filtration
@medro-martinPredicting Hive - An Intro to Regression - 2
@lupafilotaxiaOrganography and Plant Histology of Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae)
@agmoore Giraffe Calls a Meeting, and a Brief History of Balloon Travel
@gentleshaidThe similitude of immigrants and invasive species
@menoskiUnderstanding the relationship between socialization and our mental health - part 2

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Our top choices

Demystifying the myths about nose mask

With the COVID-19 crisis, we have heard a lot about this mask stories. Should we really wear a mask when we go outside? Is this really useful? @cyprianj gets featured in the STEMsocial distilled for a second time and addresses this very important topic of the mask, and what should be and should not be done with it. Feel free to read it (and leave a comment).

Superfetation; an extremely rare occurrence

With such a title, it was impossible to miss this post from @pearlumie, that discusses a rare phenomenon: double pregnancy. Or in other words, the occurrence of a second conception during pregnancy. On this matter, other animals are probably better than us. Feel free to get to the post to know more.


STEMSocial offers support to anyone using our app, We recall that:

  • Posting an article through the app automatically yields a 5% stronger upvote at curation time.
  • Posting a reply to an article (or to another reply) from the app can sometimes yield some support.
  • Setting @steemstem as a beneficiary to the post automatically yields a stronger upvote (up to 5%).

Last week, the STEMsocial curator team has supported 71 posts written by 46 authors. 12 of these posts have been posted through the app (and got a 5% stronger upvote). Among these 71 posts, we find:

  • 39 small upvotes (less than 20%)
  • 19 medium upvotes (in the 20%-50% range)
  • 13 large upvotes (larger than 50%)

In addition, we have upvoted 7 comments posted through the app, written by 4 authors

The list of upvoted post authors is: @acont, @adechina, @agmoore, @aleestra, @amestyj, @aqua.nano, @artemislives, @assivadam, @borjan, @carlos84, @creatr, @cyprianj, @emiliomoron, @emperorhassy, @empressteemah, @faltermann, @geekgirl, @gentleshaid, @helengutier2, @idoctor, @immarojas, @jmkengineering, @kamchore, @loveforlove, @lupafilotaxia, @magicmonk, @maribelf, @marijo-rm, @medro-martin, @menoski, @mike961, @nazer, @newton666, @ozelot47, @pearlumie, @popurri, @rbalzan79, @riccc96, @stem-espanol, @stemng, @themarkymark, @torkot, @tsoldovieri, @uyobong, @walterprofe, @wilmer14molina

The comments that have been upvoted are from: @carlos84, @joelagbo, @lemouth, @steep2308

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See you all next week!

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Fantastic...a wide variety of content published in STEMsocial. Congratulations to all the authors mentioned...We will continue to work towards the growth of this wonderful project

Yeah! I hope to have some time to compile a few stats :)

Thank you for your work and constant support.

I am determined to be in the top two post by next week and I believe I can achieve that

Good luck! :)

There are many misconceptions surrounding nose masks and its use. I'm glad the post addressed some.

I hope to see my name in next distilled

I hope so too :)

Hello, thank you very much for the mention, and very honored by the valuation of my contributions to the platform, I hope to continue contributing to the growth of knowledge

 last year (edited)

Thanks for the constant contributions over the last weeks/months :)

Thank you for your constant support for small creators like us :)

You are very welcome! Thanks to you for being with us!

I read some of those fantastic post, and o boy, the are well articulated. Nice work from our authors. Well done to the community and I hope that we all engaged more to make this community be a beehive of activities. @lemouth, well done and all our great curators.

Thanks for your nice words! I am happy to read you found nice articles to read! :)

Another smashing edition of Distilled. Thank you so much for including my light-hearted piece about balloon travel. I have read several blogs featured in this issue, and just finished @perlumie's piece on superfetation. Fascinating.
I finally have Keychain and so anticipate no more difficulty in communicating on this Ap. Hooray :)