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  • Profilaktika.Media - Russia’s First Media Project on Cancer

    At the beginning of this year, Master’s students and graduates of ITMO’s Science Communication program launched Profilaktika.Media, an educational media project from the Cancer Prevention Foundation. Before the year ends, they plan to launch a column “A guide to cancer types”, as well as publish instructions for oncology patients facing complex situations. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, the project’s editor Polina Poleschuk and author Lizaveta Babitskaya talked about writing about oncology for a wider audience, trust issues in medicine, and why one shouldn’t believe everything they find on such resources as PubMed.


  • Popularizing Science: Director Dmitry Zagilevsky on Shooting Popular Science Films in Russia

    In Russia, a director who can shoot a true-to-life, proper science popular films is something rare. There are few documentarians who cover the work of scientists in Russia, as well. At the same time, people have become more interested in science, and open lectures by different scientists gather large audiences. Director Dmitry Zavigelsky shared on what popular science films should be like, why one sees fringe scientists on TV more often than true ones, and when sci-pop becomes something bad. His film "Waiting for Waves and Particles" will be shown at the Relevant Science Film Festival at ITMO University on December, 6th.


  • Gutenberg’s Lounge — Machines and Intuition

    Sometimes you are totally sure about something, but you just can't explain why. That is what intuition is. So, is it possible to teach intuition to a machine? And is there any point to it? Ivan Ivanchei, a research associate from Saint Petersburg State University, shared on this subject during the recent session of the Gutenberg's Lounge sci-pop project.