STEMsocial Distilled #4

in StemSociallast year (edited)

Welcome to our fourth distilled of the best articles posted within the STEMsocial community last week. This also means that STEMsocial is alive on Hive for more than a month! We didn't manage to post it on Monday, so here we go with a Tuesday night edition (because of a too heavy physics workload for @lemouth). Many of the advertised posts can however still be voted on. So please don't hesitate to give them a read and show your support (if not already done).

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

@lupafilotaxiaOrganography and Plant Histology of Terminalia catappa (Combretaceae)
@jhimmelA Root must Touch Soil to Grow
@gentleshaidA visit to the flame of the forest
@gentleshaidThe potentials of tropical plants in the management of COVID-19 symptoms
@erh.germanyThe corona phenomenon

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Our top choices

The potentials of tropical plants in the management of COVID-19 symptoms

It has been reported that many people getting the COVID-19 virus suffer from extensive diarrhea. In order to avoid too many drugs, there are ways to treat those symptoms with plants. This is the topic our biology expert @gentleshaid shares with us today. Feel free to pass by the post and have a look for more information.

A Root must Touch Soil to Grow

This is about a mission aiming at vitalising STEM learning in Liberia to which @jhimmel participated. He describes his experience in great details and show how this managed to reinforce schools by impacting the way STEM is taught to students.The outcome is clearly positive as many local teachers planned to adapt their teaching style after the mission. Feel free to give the post a read!


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 43 posts written by 30 authors. 15 of these posts have been posted through the app (and got a 5% stronger upvote). Among these 43 posts, we find:
  • 13 small upvotes (less than 20%)
  • 17 medium upvotes (in the 20%-50% range)
  • 13 large upvotes (larger than 50%)

In addition, we have upvoted 4 comments posted through the app, written by 1 author.

The list of upvoted post authors is: @aliriera, @aqua.nano, @astrophoto.kevin, @carlos84, @de-stem, @emiliomoron, @emperorhassy, @empressteemah, @enforcer48, @erh.germany, @faltermann, @gentleshaid, @girolamomarotta, @iamphysical, @iptrucs, @jhimmel, @lemouth-dev, @loveforlove, @lupafilotaxia, @ozelot47, @pboulet, @popurri, @rbalzan79, @remotehorst23, @rnunez09, @rypo01, @stem-espanol, @urdreamscometrue, @walterprofe, @ycam

The comments that have been upvoted are from: @agmoore

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Wow.... These are very great articles.

Congratulations to all the authors shortlisted, especially @gentleshaid for having two of his posts featured.

I commend the STEMsocial management as well. Just keep up the great work. The sky is your stepping stone.

Thanks a lot for your nice words (both for the authors and for us)!

Congratulations to all the authors mentioned in the STEMsocial distilled

And thanks to all curators allowing to get that distilled ^^

Really great articles...

Been away lately, I look forward having my name on the list in subsequent distills

We are also looking forward to this ^^