Shayna Keyles

Shayna Keyles

Shayna is a writer and non-fiction editor based in Oakland, California, with a passion for science communication. By reporting on the human side of science, she hopes to make the field more accessible to people of all backgrounds. Reach out to her at shayna@scienceconnected.org or follow her on Twitter @shaynakeyles.

From California to New Jersey and points in between, friends of GotScience Magazine showed support for science in their I “heart” Science T-shirts from Science Connected. Photos contributed.

Why We March for Science

Science journalist Shayna Keyles joined the March for Science in San Francisco and interviewed many other marchers. Find out what ...
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How Do Spiders Weave Perfect Webs?

The webs of spiders come in many shapes and serve many functions, like helping them hunt prey and hide from ...
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citizen science games

Citizen Science Games Mix Design with Discovery

By Shayna Keyles Citizen science is a collaborative scientific process in which scientists and members of the greater public both ...
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The Art of Scientific Illustration

The Art of Scientific Illustration

A picture is worth a thousand words. Scientific illustration is more than just a cool art form. It conveys technical ...
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Medicinal Plants to Nourish the Soul

White sage. Peyote. Opium Poppy. African Dream Root. What do all these species have in common? These are all plants ...
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Environmental Health Is a Social Justice Issue

By Shayna Keyles (@shaynakeyles) When we talk about recycling, mitigating climate change, protecting habitats, and more, it’s not only for ...
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Citizen Science Connected, a New Blog Platform

SciStarter and Science Connected are partnering to produce a new blog platform: Citizen Science Connected. Citizen science is a way ...
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Interactive, Educational Theater with Jargie the Science Girl

By Shayna Keyles (@shaynakeyles) Since Jocelyn Argueta was young, science has been fun for her. It’s a creative endeavor that ...
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Do Mummies Decompose?

Do mummies decompose? Why or why not? Find out how mummification works, and what happens to a human body when ...
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How Do Plants Know Which Way to Grow?

How do plants know which way is up and which way is down? No matter which way you put a ...
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Citizen Science Promotes Environmental Engagement

Citizen Science, Important Tool for Researchers

If you have been following us for a while, you have probably seen the term citizen science, but you may ...
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Fabulous Fat: Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Combat Malnutrition

Fabulous Fat: Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Combat Malnutrition

By Shayna Keyles @shaynakeyles Malnutrition affects hundreds of millions of children around the world. As of 2017, about 23 percent ...
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How Can Kids Become Citizen Scientists?

How Can Kids Become Citizen Scientists?

Can kids become citizen scientists and do it well? A team from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has ...
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Underwater Gardening: Coral Reefs and Aquaculture

Underwater Gardening: Coral Reefs and Aquaculture

Rescue a Reef is a restoration project for coral reefs and aquaculture by UM Rosenstiel School scientists. Rescuing coral reefs ...
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citizen science lessons: SciGirls Offers Real STEM Role Models for Young Girls

SciGirls Offers Real STEM Role Models for Young Girls

SciGirls features female experts in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) targeting middle-school-aged girls. By Shayna Keyles As a young ...
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Can Sunny Days Prevent Sleepless Nights?

Can Sunny Days Prevent Sleepless Nights?

Sleepless nights? If you spend evenings in front of a screen, be sure to get plenty of sunlight, or your ...
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Pathogenic Triggers of Bacterial DNA Discovered

Pathogenic Triggers of Bacterial DNA Discovered

By Shayna Keyles @shaynakeyles Bacteria, those mysterious, microscopic creatures living in, on, and around us, are very often our benign ...
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Dinosaur Dromaeosaurus by David Alden

Dromaeosaurus: Dinosaur Brought to Life in Colorful Sculpture

By Shayna Keyles  @shaynakeyles David Alden is a sculptor who, in his latest project, combines his enthusiasm for paleontology and ...
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women outlive men

Why Do Women Outlive Men?

Multiple studies have shown that, on the whole, women outlive men. Have you ever wondered where this information comes from ...
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Pharmaceutical waster contaminates our water

Pharmaceutical Waste Damages Aquatic Ecosystems

Pharmaceutical waste tends to wind up in our streams and rivers. It wreaks havoc on aquatic ecosystems and our drinking ...
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This image shows the surface oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Research, including this latest study, has identified which bacteria were most important in breaking down the oil. Andreas Teske, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Oil Spill Cleanup Secrets of Gulf Coast Bacteria

By Shayna Keyles Bacteria have played a large role in cleaning up the Gulf Coast after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon ...
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