PLOS, in conjunction with /r/science, is launching a new series called PLOS Science Wednesday. It's an effort to bring contributing scientists from the open access journals to reddit. A list of the first four contributors can be found here. It all gets started on April 22 with cancer researcher Andrew Beck.
How much better at explaining your research would you be after learning improv from Alan Alda? The New York Times has a profile of one of the classes at Stony Brook's Center for Communicating Science, and how improv has gone from being a quirk to an essential class.