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Source:http://www.kedo.gov.cn/Release time:2018-09-13

Devoted to spread authoritative scientific knowledge through internet in a funny and down-to-ground way.

Part 1: About Tadpole Stave

Tadpole Stave (www.kedo.gov.cn) is a large-sized public popular science website invested by Beijing Municipal Government and built by Beijing Science and Technology Association, with a goal to provide high-quality scientific and cultural services to the public, particularly to teenagers. Using a variety of information and multimedia technologies, Tadpole Stave focuses on the internet platform to develop high-quality popular science resources, and to make public have better understanding of science and technology. The aims of Tadpole Stave are to improve the scientific literacy of the public, and to turn China into a leading scientific power in the world.  


1. The Derivation of the Name “Tadpole Stave”

The name of Tadpole Stave is inspired by a famous Chinese cartoon, in which a little tadpole tries to find his mom using biology knowledge. “Tadpole” sounds like popular science in Chinese; “Stave” represents the combination of science, art and humanities. Therefore, the large-eyed little tadpole turned to be the celebrity endorsement of Tadpole Stave. 


2. Development History 

◎2011: The website went online.

◎2012: Official Weibo account opened; Original Science Fiction Essay Competition & “The Night of Tadpole” Scientific Salon were successfully held the first time.

◎2013: Official WeChat account opened; “Popular Science with Academicians” Top 10 Popular Science Makers Competition was successfully held; Set up a special column named “Tadpole Finding Truths” to denounce  scientific rumors and joined the Union of Denouncing Rumors Platform.

◎2014: Entered Baidu Zhidao & Toutiao; Opened We Media account; Jointly released the first edition of the “Monthly Scientific Rumors List”.

◎2015: Total upgrade of the website; Entered media platforms such as Tencent, Sohu and Netease; Opened the “Tadpole Finding Truths” WeChat account .

◎2016: Website integration; Combination of “Popular Science with Academicians” Top 10 Popular Science Makers Competition and Popular Science Camp .

◎2017: Website background updated; Deep co-operation of “Tadpole Finding Truths” with Tencent “Take It Seriously” platform.

◎2018: A series of reforms and upgrades of the website contents, focusing on both the theory and practice of science popularization.

We have been making progress!

Part 2 Website Profile

The Tadpole Stave website is composed of 9 sections.

1.  Sci-Tech NEWS

To lose no time to explain the scientific knowledge behind hot news and promote science methods.  

2. Encyclopedia Exploration

To create an internet version of “Hundred Thousand Whys”, and uncover the mysteries that people were used to but never knew exactly why

3. adpole Treasures

The world is full of surprises, and Tadpole Stave is going to light up the way to the world

4.Science Story

To tell about the scientific history with funny stories, help our readers understand the meaning of science and life, and to promote the scientific spirit

With regard to knowledge system of teenagers, Tadpole Stave tells scientific and technological knowledge in a funny and friendly way, and becomes the best complementary to science education in class. Tadpole Radio Station includes abundant audible stories, to inspire the innovative thinking of the teenagers. 

5.Questions to Beijing

To create a favorable atmosphere of being the technological innovation center of the whole country, the geographical culture of Traditional Beijing is recorded and the technological development of the Modern Beijing is displayed. 

6.Sci-Fi World

Tadpole Stave, as the most popular publication platform for original science fictions, provides a platform for original science fiction authors and more development spaces for Sci-Fi fanciers. 

7.Tadpole Finding Truths

It is committed to teach readers how to distinguish rumors in a scientific way. 

By the end of 2017, Tadpole Finding Truths has already published more than 400 articles to denounce rumors. It co-operates with popular We Media platforms such as Tencent, Toutiao, Netease, Sohu, and becomes Rotating institution of the “Monthly denounce rumors list”and has become one of the main resources of credible truths to readers.

8.Tadpole Community

Here in the Tadpole Community, you can find teammates, adversaries, confidantes and instructors; you can discuss black technology freely, even find some good travelling companions