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  • Climate Change Denial: A Response Strategy for Scientists and Eco Journalists

    What can we do if someone on TV says that climate change is a myth? How can the scientific community and science communicators react to such claims? And how can they broadcast the actual facts ignored by an army of climate change deniers? During a recent workshop, the students of ITMO University's Science Communication Master's program were guided by climatologist Alexander Chernokulsky as they analyzed a recent news report to develop a strategy for researchers and communicators.


  • Watermelon Snow and Palm-Size Snowflakes: Exciting Facts About Snow

    How many points does a snowflake really have? How does its structure inspire mathematicians and game developers? Where does the most snow fall? And why isn’t it always white? We recently visited a discussion, held as part of the Break Down by Atoms popular science initiative, and wrote down some of the most fascinating, surprising, and coolest facts about snow.


  • Results of ITMO University’s First Online Course on Climate and Journalism

    Upon completion of the course, students presented their own ideas on how to expand the course program. Read on to learn more about the course, its main mission, and feedback from students.


  • ITMO University Launches an Online Course on Climate and Journalism

    ITMO University’s Science Communication Center is launching a six-week course for everyone who’s interested in climate change, wants to learn more about it, and make a difference. Learn more about the course in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • ITMO Student Talks Urban Development in Northern Cities

    In Russia, there are many cities above the Arctic Circle that aren’t very comfortable to live in, to say the least. In such cities, paved roads are already enough to make people happy. Artem Nikolaev, a student at ITMO’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies, wants to change the situation in small Russian cities for the better. He shared his ideas with ITMO.NEWS.


  • Climate Change: Future Challenges for Urban Scientists

    This end of February has become St. Petersburg’s coldest in the past several decades. According to Alexander Kolesov, Chief Meteorologist at the Northwest Center of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, we last had such cold weather back in 1955. Europe experienced a drop in temperature as well; actually, the recent cyclone even got a nickname, the Beast from the East. So, what is happening to the climate, and how will these global changes affect St. Petersburg? During a lecture at the Institute of Design & Urban Studies, Artem Pavlovsky, climatologist and member of the State Research and Design Center of St. Petersburg Master Plan, talked about the reasons behind climate change, and its effect on the development of urban territories.