Veganuary 2022: Go Plant-based for the planet

Veganuary encourages everyone to adopt a vegan planet-friendly diet for at least the month of January. High levels of energy-intensive animal farming are contributing to the climate crisis. Switching to plant-based alternatives could be part of the solution to global warming, the resulting mass extinction, and the devastating environmental impact of monoculture agriculture and deforestation […]

Dry January: should you take a break?

As we emerge from the social whirlwind and excess of the festive season, many of us ring in the New Year with a pledge to abstain from alcohol. Dry January encourages us to re-examine our relationship with the ethanol-based intoxicant that we might have *slightly* overindulged with in December. But does the science say you […]

SciAni animation of the year 2022 – #SciAnno

What has 2022 meant for you? Here at SciAni, we’ve enjoyed a year of producing thought-provoking, insightful animations featuring the latest research breakthroughs. We wanted to celebrate our most-viewed animations of anno (the year), so we are introducing a new award – The SciAnno! The competition for 2022 was fierce, with the five video nominees […]

Meet the SciAni team – Jonathan James

Get to know Jonathan James, one of our editors here at SciAni. How long have you been an editor at SciAni and how did you get into editing?  I’ve been with Sci Ani for almost two years now – I’ve always enjoyed learning about science and have come to really appreciate how animation can be […]

World AIDS Day 2022: ‘Rock the Ribbon’ and fight HIV

The first of December is World AIDS day. Each year, National AIDs Trust encourages everyone to ‘Rock the Ribbon’ and ‘unite in the fight against HIV’. The global awareness and fundraising campaign aims to stamp out AIDS. AIDS is short for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It’s a medical umbrella term for various serious – and […]

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Join the Resistance!

It’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week! Running from the 18th to the 24th of November 20220. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Health Organisation organisers, is ‘Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together’. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is on the rise – and it’s a global threat to the health of all living things on the planet. AMR occurs […]

Tim Gash – Partnership Director

Science Animated, or Sci Ani as it’s affectionately known in the team, is not just a YouTube channel (although that’s quite a lot of what we do around here). Our mission is to make research accessible to everyone, so we can all keep up to date with what’s important in the world of academic research. […]

Growing awareness in Movember to change the face of Men’s Health

Movember is more than just sporting face fuzz in November: it’s about ‘changing the face of Men’s Health’. Since 2003, the movement of five million moustaches has transformed men’s health research and treatment, with the charity sweeping in seismic awareness around key male health issues – testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. […]

Sober October: Why do older people drink alcohol?

Every year, tens of thousands of people take part in Sober October. The event encourages us to take a break from alcohol and enjoy sobriety, as part of a large effort to refresh our relationship with the world’s oldest and most commonly used recreational drug. Macmillan Cancer Support leads last orders to quit alcohol for […]

#OpenForClimateJustice – OA Week 2022

SciAni, the knowledge-packed home of elucidating free-to-view outreach animations, is celebrating International Open Access Week 2022! Each year, SPARC run #OAWeek to raise awareness of how imperative it is that we collaborate and share our resources to tackle the world’s most pressing global problems. Between the 24thand the 30th of October, OA Week 2022 is […]