SteemSTEM Distilled #119

in #steemstem2 years ago

This week is special, as lemouth is not really back, but his quantum shadow is spying what is going on with the distilled again! So @lemouth didn't finish as a meal for leopards in India (and met @dexterdev instead). In the meantime, here is a fresh 119th distilled.

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

@ulisesfl17Epistemological Path to Understanding Suicide in Society
@agmoore2The Immune System: Your Best Friend, Your Worst Enemy
@riccc96Medical microbiology, mycobacteria and TBC
@scienceblocksNuts and bolts of qPCR
@vieanna The invention of modern letterpress printing
@carloserp-2000Methods of characterization of materials / sixth part
@anaestrada12Pulmonary Neoplasms: Pancoast tumor in 52-year-old female
@ulisesfl17Emotional window to understanding diseases
@astrophoto.kevin   The Bubble Nebula - NGC7635
@riccc96Medical Microbiology, Spirochaetes and Syphilis

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Our top choices

Epistemological Path to Understanding Suicide in Society [Protection of Life]

@ulisesfl17 brought us thuis week a very important topic: suicides, something that concerns 800.000 people yearly and that consists in the second cause of death for the young adults. The post starts from the good old Socrates and discusses suicides until much more recent time, where it is recognised as a psychological issue. Feel free to pass by to know more.

The Lab Notebook - nuts and bolts of qPCR

Wit this new series, @scienceblocks describes extensively the techniques he use on a regular basis for his research. Today, the topic concerns qPCR, which is of course related to genes (the of course standing for those following him for some time). The 'q' stands for quantitative, and the 'PCR' is related to a reaction dedicated to DNA amplification. To get more information, please read the post!


SteemSTEM 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 SteemSTEM support.
  • Setting @steemstem as a beneficiary to the post automatically yields a stronger upvote (up to 5%).

Last week, the SteemSTEM curator teams have supported 77 posts written by 52 authors. 23 of these posts have been posted through the app (and got a 5% stronger upvote). Among these 77 posts, we find:

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

In addition, we have upvoted 7 comments posted through the app, written by 5 authors.

The list of upvoted post authors, potentially getting some extra support from @curie and @minnowbooster, is:
@aellly, @agmoore2, @anaestrada12, @anomalogy, @aqua.nano, @astrophoto.kevin, @azfix, @azulear, @blessed-girl, @brittandjosie, @capp, @carlos84, @carloserp-2000, @cervantes, @chappertron, @corsica, @danieli98, @deanliu, @elmundodexao, @emperorhassy, @empressteemah, @enforcer48, @etcmike, @faltermann, @felixmarranz, @felixrodriguez, @gracielaacevedo, @hongtao, @iamphysical, @ideas-abstractas, @inertia, @iptrucs, @iradyjr, @jakipatryk, @jlufer, @loveforlove, @lupafilotaxia, @marcanofernanda, @necho41, @neladepablos, @newton666, @ozelot47, @ozricho, @rbalzan79, @riccc96, @scienceblocks, @serlanvet, @stem-espanol, @trumpman, @ulisesfl17, @vieanna, @walterprofe

The upvoted comments have been written by: @abigail-dantes, @agmoore2, @lupafilotaxia, @scienceblocks, @ulisesfl17

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

See you all next MonTuesday!


Great, we continue to work for the growth of the best scientific project in STEEM.

Happy to see the project still alive after being 2 months away :)

Yeah, @lemouth wasn't eaten :) Meanwhile, in the U. S. we're preoccupied with the eating holiday, Thanksgiving! Family and food a good way to recharge the batteries, but also distracting. I'll have to catch up on reading. As usual, Distilled will be helpful. Thank you!

Hehe ^^

I indeed noticed everything was calm in the US (I had to prepare my upcoming trip on week in advance because of Thanksgiving... boarding in 24 hours exactly :) ).

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