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A Nice Waltz?

It can be difficult to explain your PhD work in words, but what about in dance? The winners of Science magazine and AAAS' sixth annual Dance Your PhD contest certainly get their points across.

The top prize goes to Cedric Tan, a biologist at the University of Oxford who used "a range of styles, from swing and water ballet — yes, in actual water — to modern jazz and what can only be described as cockfighting," ScienceNow says, to describe his thesis, titled "Sperm competition between brothers and female choice."

Other category winners found creative ways to express peptide interactions metal fatigue, and the role of MYCN in neuroblastomas. That last one, also below, snagged the reader's choice award for its salsa-inspired interpretation.