Doing good research just isn't enough these days. According to Science Magazine, you have to communicate it—not just to your science buddies and bosses, but to anyone. And the best way to do it is through science's secret weapon: interpretive dance. That's what Nancy Scherich did. She carried out her Ph. D. research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is in topology--the study of geometry in which shape and size don’t matter. So naturally, she created a dance to explain it with aerial silk acrobatics and glowing hula hoops. Not only that, she's the overall winner of this year’s “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. This is the 10th year of a challenge laid down by Science and AAAS for researchers to explain their work with dance moves.

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