SteemSTEM Distilled #118

@lemouth is still serving his sentence of hard labour cleaning up after snow leopards in India, so this week's 118th distilled will be authored by me (whatever 'me' means). Since everyone was busy this week this is part 1 of a 2-part week to give some fair share of appreciation. Some of these are older posts and I will look at more up-to-date ones in the follow-up post. Look out for that over the weekend! For those who do not know what SteemSTEM is, please take a look [here](!/faq) or come say hi on [Discord]( or in the Steem Chat.

[image credits: @medro-martin]
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):
| Author | Title | | ------ | ------ | | @astrophoto.kevin   | M16 - The Eagle Nebula| | @lupafilotaxia| Arachis pintoi (Fabaceae)| | @emperorhassy| Fluid Pressure| | @riccc96| Haemophilus influenzae | | @riccc96| Streptococci| | @abigail-dantes| The Romantic Love Delusion| | @loveforlove| Transfer RNA and gene expression| | @ideas-abstractas| False Memories| | @anaestrada12| Secondary to Rhabdomyosarcoma Pelvic| | @mobbs| The History of Music: The Invention of Notation| | @agmoore2| Radioactive Pigs, Wild Pigs, Sick Pigs| | @scienceblocks| The story of two sugars and fat|
Interested in being part of that list? Please check [these guidelines](!/faq) or ask for a mentor on [Discord]( or on the Steem Chat.

Our top choices

Radioactive Pigs, Wild Pigs, Sick Pigs: The Trouble with Pigs Today

Actually, @agmoore2 put the description better than I could: 'There's trouble with pigs these days. Radioactive pigs are turning up in Eastern Europe, and Japan. A virulent pig virus is spreading from continent to continent. And, across the globe, feral swine invade farms, meadows and even urban environments. What is going on with pigs? How did things get to this state? And have humans in any way contributed to the problem? For each one of these problems, I'm afraid the answer is, "Yes."' - Trust me it's fascinating, check it out!

M16 - The Eagle Nebula

I thought it worthwhile to give some kudos to the short and sweet posts out there. @Astrophoto.kevin has always provided us with photography that can just speak for itself and alter your perspective on life if you look at them too much. This one is no exception so be sure to enlarge the image and enjoy the full quality! ***(I cropped the preview here so I don't spoil your upcoming enjoyment)***


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 59 posts written by 40 authors. 17 of these posts have been posted through the app (and got a 5% stronger upvote). Among these 59 posts, we find:
  • 33 small upvotes (less than 20%)
  • 10 medium upvotes (in the 20%-50% range)
  • 16 large upvotes (larger than 50%)
In addition, we have upvoted 11 comments posted through the app, written by 6 authors.

The list of upvoted post authors, potentially getting some extra support from @curie and @minnowbooster, is:
@abgjosesalas, @abigail-dantes, @agmoore2, @alchemage, @anaestrada12, @anomalogy, @astrophoto.kevin, @azulear, @belkisa758, @bert0, @borepstein, @borjan, @capp, @carlos84, @cecilian, @cervantes, @club12, @crisangel, @emperorhassy, @empressteemah, @etcmike, @exqueila, @faltermann, @iamphysical, @ideas-abstractas, @iptrucs, @josevas217, @loveforlove, @lupafilotaxia, @madefrance, @magicmonk, @mobbs, @newton666, @ozelot47, @remlaps-lite, @riccc96, @scienceblocks, @stem-espanol, @valth, @ycam
The upvoted comments have been written by: @abigail-dantes, @agmoore2, @carloserp-2000, @iamphysical, @rbalzan79, @scienceblocks

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

See you all next Satunday!

Comments 7

Thank you for putting my blog up there with Astrophoto.kevin's! The pig is cute, but cannot compete with that spectacular photo of the Eagle Nebula. Every one of @Astrophoto.kevin's photos awakens in me a wonder at the universe.

Your effort in putting out Distilled is much appreciated. It's a great compilation of recent articles and a good reference for anyone who visits

21.11.2019 21:51

Thank you very much for your kind words.
It is a pleasure to be here with your post. So much information about the fascinating pigs wrote down in a very professional looking and understandable post.
I'm really excited about your next one šŸ˜Š

22.11.2019 04:55

Thank you so much! You are very generous.
I'll be looking for your magnificent photos of the skies, and of the little creatures that share the earth with us 🐞 🐛

22.11.2019 15:48

You're welcome :-)
Thank you :-)
And I just found your next awesome post :-)

22.11.2019 20:03


22.11.2019 20:32

Thank you very much for these kind words and picking my post šŸ˜Š
What a honor to be mentioned in the steemstem distilled.
Thank you very much 'you' (it somehow looks weird when Iā€™m typing here 'me' šŸ˜ƒ)

22.11.2019 04:51

Great to see distilled still going strong and the curated articles are still top notch! I've had a busy semester, but hope to be more active soon.

24.11.2019 20:20