Steph Yin is a science writer, illustrator and animator. She started this blog, INK-CHROMA, in 2011. Its title refers to ink chromatography, a technique for separating out different colored dyes in an ink mixture. Just as ink chromatography expands ink mixtures into streaked bands of colors, I choose science stories and extract bands of knowledge from them. The result will hopefully be a blend as rich and colorful as that created by ink chromatography.
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    Ebola, in 140 Characters

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  • teen kissing

    Teen Medicine

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  • cardiovascular system

    A Little Oxidation in Your Cholesterol Might Be a Good Thing

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  • not now not then mirror

    Don’t Even Think About It: Why We Ignore Climate Change

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  • double helix

    The Double Helix: James Watson Was as Savvy as George Lucas

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    In Progress: Animating Aquidneck

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  • is MSG bad for you?

    MSG, Gluten and This Thing Called FODMAPs

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  • eye to eye

    The Same Things You Taught Me: A Conversation with Eye to Eye Founder David Flink

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  • "This movement is not a group of people carrying plants. For that day you are going to be that pine tree. We are the forest."

    AUDIO—We Are the Forest: Bringing Plants to Life in Lima, Peru

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    Voices Lost and Found: Stories of the Student Language Exchange

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  • I decided to use thread, beads, and little pieces of rubbish to illustrate stormwater runoff through the city.

    Lessons in Water Cycling (and Animating!): Green Infrastructure in Providence, RI

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  • green crab thangs

    VIDEO: Green Crab Thangs

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  • SICB

    #SICB2014: Scientists, Let’s Talk About Narrative

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  • Sentimental in appearance, this scene is nothing more than a baby reaching out for a reflexive squeeze.


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    So THAT’s what all the origami was about…

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    How Did the Seahorse Get its Shape?

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  • pheromone party

    Fragrant Fraternizing: What Do Our Pheromones Tell Us?

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  • Image from "Nix Your Tics" by B. Duncan McKinlay

    Mys / tic / al

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