Brace yourselves – because winter is coming! Well, unless you live in Australia, in which case brace yourself for heat waves. But no matter where you are, Christmas and New Year’s are closing in, and with that in mind, we are working even harder on finishing some new features on the website. Your suggestions have been of immense value and as always, we want to make things better – for you! So keep the suggestions and feedback coming! Here’s what we’ve been working on:

The Newsletter

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Thanks to your response, we now know that many of you read us on your email, and we’ve been experimenting with this quite a lot. Ultimately, we’ve settled to a different format. Some of you have already seen the new and improved format, and we encourage you to re-sign up for the newsletter HERE. Eventually, all of you will receive the same newsletter format, but this way, you’ll get access to all the extra features sooner rather than later.

So, for those of you using the new format… Do you like it? Do you think there’s still something we should work on? Tell us! Reply to this very message (now!), and tell us what you don’t like. Oh, and if you do like it… it would also be nice to know.

Secret Santa

Yep, this year we’re doing a Secret Santa! The page is not up yet, but all you have to do to sign up is write a message to us with your name, mailing address and anything which may be relevant for someone who wants to buy you a gift. We will randomly assign you to someone else on December 1st, and you’ll have plenty of time to plan and send your gift! Then, after you receive your gift, take a picture of it and send it to us – we’ll publish it on ZME Science! Science presents get extra points!

Oh, and in case you’re wondering… yep, we’re also in on it :)

ZME Shop

Speaking of gifts, we’ve also been working on a ZME Shop. The idea is to create a place where you can get your hands on juicy ZME merchandise, cool science gadgets, good books and lots of other awesome science stuff! Also, there will be a marketplace section where you can sell your own products (as long as they’re science related and good). We’d also love to hear what you think about this!

Donations and Ads

Recently, I’ve received a surprisingly large number of emails asking me for an account to send donations. I’ve been really reluctant to accept donations because first of all, if you want to give money to a good cause, there are other much more urgent causes out there than helping us, and second of all, because we have ads. But this got me thinking a lot.

Would you be interested in donating once in a while and having an ad free website? If some of you feel this way, then we can definitely start implement this as well!

As always, thank you!

You guys are really awesome, and the support we get from you is what keeps us going. So, shout-out to all you, and may you have a wonderful November!

Wishing you love, peace and happiness,
The ZME Team.

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