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Allison Sekuler has been at 4 events

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Pat Kight13,907@113977984500465768287  said she wants the Scavengers under her tree for Christmas. Let's do it! Drop by, say hi to the friends you've made during the Autumn Scavenger Hunt, share a few photos of your own festivities. (Invite going out to the Autumn Scavengers circle, but I've enabled the "on air" feature so folks from past Scavenger events can see it, and you can invite other Scavengers).Scavengers Holiday Party2013-12-24 21:00:00151G+
Science on Google+399,705Posterside Hangouts is a new Hangouts On Air, which is hosted by the Science on Google+ Community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN). The main goal of this HOA series is to recreate a poster session-like atmosphere here on G+, so researchers can present their recent findings. Presentations will be grouped by discipline and individual presentations will last approximately 10 – 15 minutes.Do you have a recent conference presentation, manuscript, or book that you would like to share with the Google+ community? Do you want to give your undergraduate or graduate students practice presenting their research? If yes, then let us know by filling out this short form: http://goo.gl/e0KPhE.================================Psychology Talks for Posterside Hangouts #1, Authors (Affiliations)When audition dominates vision: Evidence from cross-modal statistical learning+Chris Robinson (The Ohio State University at Newark)Automatic selection of eye tracking variables in visual categorization for adults and infants+Samuel Rivera (The Ohio State University at Columbus)Foreign accent does not influence cognitive judgments+Andre L. Souza (Concordia University) and +Art Markman (The University of Texas at Austin)Positive mood may enhance cognitive flexibility: Evidence from category learning+Paul Minda (The University of Western Ontario) and +Ruby Nadler(The University of Western Ontario)The effects of aging on face perception+Allison Sekuler (McMaster University)================================Abstracts and LinksWhen audition dominates vision: Evidence from cross-modal statistical learningPresenting information to multiple sensory modalities sometimes facilitates and sometimes interferes with processing of this information. Research examining interference effects shows that auditory input often interferes with processing of visual input in young children (i.e., auditory dominance effect), whereas visual input often interferes with auditory processing in adults (i.e., visual dominance effect). The current study used a cross-modal statistical learning task to examine modality dominance in adults. Participants ably learned auditory and visual statistics when auditory and visual sequences were presented unimodally and when auditory and visual sequences were correlated during training. However, increasing task demands resulted in an important asymmetry: Increased task demands attenuated visual statistical learning, while having no effect on auditory statistical learning. These findings are consistent with auditory dominance effects reported in young children and have important implications for our understanding of how sensory modalities interact while learning the structure of cross-modal informationScience on Google+ Posterside Hangouts #12013-08-13 02:30:0099G+
Isabelle Fortin24,567Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones.This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics,We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00139G+
Jeff Smith60,332Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30/12No theme this week. The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least.As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies.Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here.http://goo.gl/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_UPLOADINGThe event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button.This is a Public event open to everyone.Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates.Cheers and have fun!JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00269G+

Allison Sekuler has been shared in 356 public circles

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Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770210CC G+
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451198124234CC G+
Becky Collins13,898Beer. Bacon. Music Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-02 05:13:064684211CC G+
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343023CC G+
Circles Circles Circles37,983SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/o82s0mPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IkCTLPPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/nFCsGwMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/tID4ZmPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/E6v81LOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#science       #scienceeveryday       #sciencecircle       #circlesharing  2014-07-17 04:08:1710671230CC G+
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990617CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812CC G+
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724CC G+
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755692CC G+
Circles Circles Circles35,732SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/RPEbdlPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/fmOadpPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/Oyg8RBMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/9NT51gPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/5mT3s0Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/AV4WvdTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/YANzuo#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-06-19 02:05:331065924CC G+
Ryan Johnson6,972These are some of the most active and interesting users on Google Plus. If you want to join the list please do the following:1) Plus one this post2) Share this circle PUBLIC3) Leave a message at the original post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing 2014-06-18 12:53:45486623171CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211CC G+
Circles Circles Circles33,758SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/WbY7NSPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/XPSnHVPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/itFj7ZMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/uBBxgdPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/f1wz2IOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-05-28 20:17:02102101219CC G+
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412CC G+
Circles Circles Circles32,435SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/Hev5GIPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS: http://goo.gl/Nqll1yPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/olCV0EMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/l58RRiPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/oIXG1ROthers Circles:SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/voKgBxTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science   #scienceeveryday   #sciencecircle   #circlesharing  2014-05-16 02:10:07103141426CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111CC G+
John Nuntiatio36,016#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle 2014-05-09 10:13:25362667CC G+
John Nuntiatio34,173#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-20 08:16:45245287CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,831#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484348CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432622658CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,713#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-22 19:21:46119002CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,713#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-22 19:21:15119011CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,713#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-22 19:20:42119000CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,713#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-22 19:20:15119011CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,713#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-22 19:19:11119003CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:51:17491000CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:50:27491001CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:49:43491004CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:49:15491022CC G+
John Nuntiatio30,616#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-21 20:48:03491527CC G+
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015CC G+
Becky Collins5,164 Social Sciences Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-03-18 12:35:31305008CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 9.0 (9.1 & 9.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days).(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwesome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-03-12 19:53:45500122128113CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
Janis Borgueta7,896Very interesting group of woman on Google+. Share this circle, follow and learn!! Watch +Dustin W. Stout for circlesplosion. A great way to meet and greet new people on  Google+2014-02-24 01:43:40259417CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Dustin W. Stout34,995The Most Interesting Ladies On Google+!Part 5 of my #circlesplosion  series has finally arrived! If you're not familiar with Circlesplosion be sure to read about it here: dustn.tv/circlesplosion/After sorting through 500 comments and over 1,000+mentions I have finished curating this circle of the Most Interesting Ladies on Google+! And by "ladies" I mean it in the highest regard with the utmost respect. These are women who are exceptional examples of leadership, inspiration, encouragement, entertainment, and just plain fun! This list was carefully curated with intentional attention to thoughtful recommendations, interaction, and engagement. Though I don't know all of them (yet) I am confident that they are absolutely worth adding to your own circles! I will also not that this circle is incredibly diverse-- artists, doctors, business women, entrepreneurs, bloggers, crafters, geeks (self-proclaimed), writers, trainers, and women who are awesome for a whole lot of reasons. What to do with this circleAdd this circle and take some time to monitor the stream over the next week. Find those that you really connect with or are inspired by and add them to another of your relevant circles. Do so until you believe you've added everyone of relevance and interest to you and then delete this circle (unless of course you just want to keep it-- that's fine too). I hope you make some great connections, I know I have already. And be sure to let me know in the comments below what you'd like to see the next #circlesplosion   project to be. :D #sharedcircles   #ns  2014-02-21 18:43:192589984128CC G+
Eric Hege19,707Photographers Circle K-ZThis is K-Z (last names) of my current Photography Circle. Most of these people should be very active, and they post some really great images encompassing about any subject matter you could think of!Add them to your circles, and feel free to share this circle. You'll find A-J of this shared circle here:https://plus.google.com/+EricHege/posts/EyuRKbMFGA52014-02-19 17:17:184787010CC G+
Circle to Circle0Mega Mixx of top Engagers.  Great circle this week!#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-02-18 16:22:154704214CC G+
Circle Distribution0And then there was the RANDOMNESS #CircleOfRandomness 8.1 (8.2 will follow this circle share over the next couple of days).(Not to be confused with #CircleYouShare  which will be revamped separately, hopefully based on equal shares to individuals)Just because I think #YoureAwseome and/or new to G+ and need a little shove into the swing of things, I have included you in this random circle share.So yeah, if you're in this circle I'd like it if you shared it. Why? Because YOU deserve to be shared... so yeah, share it!#FriendsShareFriends   #SnowballEffect   #YoureAwesome    #AlteredDNAFsF #CircleOfRandomness   #CircleYouShare  #AlteredDNACircleSharingSupport Here: http://goo.gl/fWrJj52014-02-15 23:41:09500175103104CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453472471CC G+
Nina Pelletier16,409Thought today would be a good day to share my Canadian Circle .  Some of the very best Canucks are right here on G+ with us :)2014-01-25 19:12:58471215CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213CC G+

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2014-06-16 04:29:06 (496 comments, 443 reshares, 1858 +1s)

Most Awesome Haircut
あなたの頭は、おいしそう

I am looking for a new style, but not sure this would work with curly hair....

If tomato isn't for you, hairstylist Hiro at the Osaka salon, Trick Store, has many more options, including a lady bug, a giraffe, loads of intricate braids and artistic shavings, and just about every colour under the sun (and some I'm not sure are normally seen by humans here on Earth....).

Check out more of his stylings here: http://goo.gl/gwdV10

via +Gail Barnes s and +Reverb b on twitter (@ZAGrrl and @Reverb) 

Most reshares: 443

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2014-06-16 04:29:06 (496 comments, 443 reshares, 1858 +1s)

Most Awesome Haircut
あなたの頭は、おいしそう

I am looking for a new style, but not sure this would work with curly hair....

If tomato isn't for you, hairstylist Hiro at the Osaka salon, Trick Store, has many more options, including a lady bug, a giraffe, loads of intricate braids and artistic shavings, and just about every colour under the sun (and some I'm not sure are normally seen by humans here on Earth....).

Check out more of his stylings here: http://goo.gl/gwdV10

via +Gail Barnes s and +Reverb b on twitter (@ZAGrrl and @Reverb) 

Most plusones: 1858

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2014-06-16 04:29:06 (496 comments, 443 reshares, 1858 +1s)

Most Awesome Haircut
あなたの頭は、おいしそう

I am looking for a new style, but not sure this would work with curly hair....

If tomato isn't for you, hairstylist Hiro at the Osaka salon, Trick Store, has many more options, including a lady bug, a giraffe, loads of intricate braids and artistic shavings, and just about every colour under the sun (and some I'm not sure are normally seen by humans here on Earth....).

Check out more of his stylings here: http://goo.gl/gwdV10

via +Gail Barnes s and +Reverb b on twitter (@ZAGrrl and @Reverb) 

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2014-09-01 07:31:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Young Frankenstein

I had to share +Sean Cowen's post about Young Frankenstein. I was about 9 when I first saw it, and it has been following me around ever since. One of my all time favorite films, with so many great quotes.

Hump? What hump?

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman.

The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks. You've got to watch this film if you've never seen it!

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN trailer

Give us your BEST MOVIE QUOTES from the film!

#youngfrankenstein   #melbrooks   #genewilder   #comedy  ___Young Frankenstein

I had to share +Sean Cowen's post about Young Frankenstein. I was about 9 when I first saw it, and it has been following me around ever since. One of my all time favorite films, with so many great quotes.

Hump? What hump?

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2014-08-31 00:10:51 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 42 +1s)

Music and the Mind

+Sonya Lira popped this back into my stream just in time for #sciencesunday, so I that I'd reshape for those who didn't see it before given that this group has some more great news!! Their amazing LIVE (Large Interactive Virtual Environment) Lab is finished and the official launch is just weeks away!

The space includes a 100 person auditorium in which musicians, actors, dancers all can be wired up to EEG systems to understand how they interact with each other and with the audience - about 30 of whom also can be wired up with EEG and a range of other biological monitoring systems (heart rate, skin conductance, temperature, etc.).

The auditorium is called a virtual environment because any sounds that are played on stage are instantly processed and replayed via speakers so that the acoustics of the room can sound like any auditory environment: Carnegie... more »

Music and the Mind: Boosting Babies Brains

Kudos to my +McMaster University Laurel Trainor, whose group has long been investigating the effects of music on the mind, in babies and beyond. The baby below is wearing an electroencephalography (EEG) cap, like the kind we use in my lab but much tinier!, to measure the electrical responses of the brain to different types of stimuli. One advantage of this type of measure over other brain imaging techniques, like fMRI, is that it enables researchers to determine what's happening in the brain on a really fine temporal scale (although the spatial scale won't be as good as in fMRI - there are always tradeoffs). It's also easier to use EEG with babies because they don't have to stay perfectly still while being tested - and anyone who's been around babies knows that could be a challenge.

In Laurel's most recent study (funded by the Grammy Foundation, CIHR, and NSERC), infants took parts in weekly music enrichment sessions for 6 months, starting when they were 6 months old. One group - the interactive group - sang, moved, and played instruments (shakers, drums, etc.). The other group - the passive group - listened to classical music while playing with random toys. 

At the end of 6 months, the interactive music group showed greater preference for Western musical structure and earlier brain responses to piano tones than the passive music group. Parents also reported more positive social interactions with the interactive group.

Trainor says, "in the first year after birth, infants learn a lot about music, and the particular musical experiences they have may affect their development in a number of ways. Passively listening to music does not have the same effect as actively listening."

It's too early to tell how long these sorts of differences last, or whether they will be significant over the long term for children's development, but parents and kids certainly can have a lot of fun with music regardless ;)

You can read the full article, in the Annals of the NY Academy of Sciences, here: http://goo.gl/WYPCL

and one of several recent news reports, this one in the Wall Street Journal, here: http://goo.gl/EI9YJ


#ScienceSunday

photo by Elaine Whiskin, McMaster University___Music and the Mind

+Sonya Lira popped this back into my stream just in time for #sciencesunday, so I that I'd reshape for those who didn't see it before given that this group has some more great news!! Their amazing LIVE (Large Interactive Virtual Environment) Lab is finished and the official launch is just weeks away!

The space includes a 100 person auditorium in which musicians, actors, dancers all can be wired up to EEG systems to understand how they interact with each other and with the audience - about 30 of whom also can be wired up with EEG and a range of other biological monitoring systems (heart rate, skin conductance, temperature, etc.).

The auditorium is called a virtual environment because any sounds that are played on stage are instantly processed and replayed via speakers so that the acoustics of the room can sound like any auditory environment: Carnegie Hall, a subway station, a wide open field, etc. And as if that weren't enough, the space also includes a disklavier piano - which can record the precise finger movements of a pianist and play a song back exactly as he or she played, and can even be played remotely from another city around the world - and a studio-wide motion capture system to determine how musicians and others move in relation to music.

You can get more information about the lab here: http://livelab.mcmaster.ca

The sky's the limit on what researchers can test in the space, but they are hoping to rest some commercial products (including a smart hearing aid that was developed by the group); to study musical training (related to the study discussed below); to better understand how audiences influence musicians, actors, and dancers; to examine the role of music in a range of health issues; to explore the impact of different types of lecture styles and approaches on student learning and engagement, and just to shed more light on music and the mind.

If anyone is ever in the Hamilton area and wants a tour, just let me know.

#ScienceSunday

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2014-08-30 01:17:34 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 50 +1s)

Burger King's New Tagline...

In keeping with the Canadian tendency to be as polite as possible and then some, the Burger King + Tim Horton's merger will lead to some changes in the typical BK greeting.

h/t +Robert Sekuler via +The New Yorker 

Burger King's New Tagline...

In keeping with the Canadian tendency to be as polite as possible and then some, the Burger King + Tim Horton's merger will lead to some changes in the typical BK greeting.

h/t +Robert Sekuler via +The New Yorker ___

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2014-08-27 15:43:24 (47 comments, 32 reshares, 108 +1s)

Reading is FUNdamental
but many people don't do it...

I come from a book-obsessed family where we are always reading something, and bookstores are one of our favourite places to hang out (even if we end up with digital copies of books).

I know that not everyone is a book lover, but was surprised to see how many people don't read for joy ever again after high school or college.

My suspicion is that people on G+ read more than others, but perhaps that's just wishful thinking.

What books have you read lately?


h/t Justin Schwartz via FB



Reading is FUNdamental
but many people don't do it...

I come from a book-obsessed family where we are always reading something, and bookstores are one of our favourite places to hang out (even if we end up with digital copies of books).

I know that not everyone is a book lover, but was surprised to see how many people don't read for joy ever again after high school or college.

My suspicion is that people on G+ read more than others, but perhaps that's just wishful thinking.

What books have you read lately?


h/t Justin Schwartz via FB

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2014-08-24 02:28:20 (29 comments, 9 reshares, 70 +1s)

Tour the TARDIS
"You’ve redecorated….”

More on the new interior via +Radio Times: http://goo.gl/LML9cN

Courtesy of +Google Maps

#GoogleMaps does not endorse unauthorized use of the TARDIS, but even if you're not Doctor Who you can still explore it with #StreetView. Just head for the police box. goo.gl/Oz4yZL___Tour the TARDIS
"You’ve redecorated….”

More on the new interior via +Radio Times: http://goo.gl/LML9cN

Courtesy of +Google Maps

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2014-08-23 07:24:14 (15 comments, 9 reshares, 43 +1s)

Free iPhone 5 Battery Replacements
It's not you, it's me...

After what seems like forever of my family mocking me for having my phone die suddenly at the most inopportune moments (missing what could have been some prize-winning photo scavenger hunt shots along the way - so many shots missed at a carnival last year!!, or mysteriously turning off right at the end of a run - with 30% or more left on the battery indicator - so I can't track my distance and times correctly...), Apple has acknowledged a faulty battery in some of the early iPhone 5 models.

You can check if you have one of the defective models at this site:

http://goo.gl/QSLSuu

Just enter your serial number and it will let you know if you qualify for a new replacement battery. I do!!

Hopefully, once it's replaced my husband and kids, who have among them a 4,... more »

Free iPhone 5 Battery Replacements
It's not you, it's me...

After what seems like forever of my family mocking me for having my phone die suddenly at the most inopportune moments (missing what could have been some prize-winning photo scavenger hunt shots along the way - so many shots missed at a carnival last year!!, or mysteriously turning off right at the end of a run - with 30% or more left on the battery indicator - so I can't track my distance and times correctly...), Apple has acknowledged a faulty battery in some of the early iPhone 5 models.

You can check if you have one of the defective models at this site:

http://goo.gl/QSLSuu

Just enter your serial number and it will let you know if you qualify for a new replacement battery. I do!!

Hopefully, once it's replaced my husband and kids, who have among them a 4, a 4s, and a 5s - all of which now outlast my 5 in battery life - will stop mocking me. At least about my phone...

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Photo credit: http://iphonefreakz.com/2012/09/21/iphone-5-teardown-ifixit/

ps: No anti-Apple tirades needed here, folks. Phones are like religion: You're never going to convince me, an Applephile, to get an Android phone, even if I'm also a Googlephile. To all the folks who might try to convert me, I'll just say now that I'll agree to disagree: Different strokes phones for different folks.
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2014-08-21 16:02:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Moniker Madness
Who has the best name in baseball's minor leagues?

It's my favourite time of year: Moniker Madness time! The MiLB holds an annual competition for the best name in the minors, and we get to vote.

Winners from previous years:

2007 Houston Summers
2008 Will Startup (not sure if he's from Silicon Valley...)
2009 Dusty Napoleon
2010 Rowdy Hardy
2011 Seth Schwindenhammer (my favourite that year, as he's from my adopted MiLB team: the +Lowell Spinners )
2012 Rock Shoulders
2013 Sicnarf Loopstok

None of those is made up. Really. 

Who will take the prize this year? Contestants include none other than Joan Baez and Burt Reynolds. Really. Make your vote(s) count! and, parents, if you're thinking that you might want yourk... more »

Moniker Madness
Who has the best name in baseball's minor leagues?

It's my favourite time of year: Moniker Madness time! The MiLB holds an annual competition for the best name in the minors, and we get to vote.

Winners from previous years:

2007 Houston Summers
2008 Will Startup (not sure if he's from Silicon Valley...)
2009 Dusty Napoleon
2010 Rowdy Hardy
2011 Seth Schwindenhammer (my favourite that year, as he's from my adopted MiLB team: the +Lowell Spinners )
2012 Rock Shoulders
2013 Sicnarf Loopstok

None of those is made up. Really. 

Who will take the prize this year? Contestants include none other than Joan Baez and Burt Reynolds. Really. Make your vote(s) count! and, parents, if you're thinking that you might want your kids to play baseball someday, choose their names wisely...___

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2014-08-21 15:34:28 (15 comments, 8 reshares, 60 +1s)

Candied Bacon Heaven

Trying to figure out what to do for lunch, but it's hard to beat yesterday's amazing candied bacon at Chuck's Burger Bar....

http://chucksburgerbar.com #HamOnt 

Candied Bacon Heaven

Trying to figure out what to do for lunch, but it's hard to beat yesterday's amazing candied bacon at Chuck's Burger Bar....

http://chucksburgerbar.com #HamOnt ___

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2014-08-20 04:26:11 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 45 +1s)

You want to be a writer, don't know how or when?
Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.
~Paul Simon

I am really excited that our dream of creating a quiet space for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to sit and think, and read, and write has become a reality. And in case folks don't have enough to read, we've now got it stocked with resources for writing and more. I just hope that the book on procrastination is how to avoid procrastination as opposed to how to procrastinate...

Plus the space is gorgeous!

We have big oak tables (with amazingly comfortable chairs) where people can spread out their papers, computers, etc. Another section with overstuffed chairs to curl up with a good book. And another area for people who prefer to work standing up or on a stool, gazing out the window onto the beautiful courtyard below. We'll be having an... more »

Look what arrived in the Grad & Postdoc Study Space today! Resources for writing and more. Mill's Library, 4th Fl (L405)

Want to know more about this space? Check it out » http://goo.gl/qlktZG___You want to be a writer, don't know how or when?
Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.
~Paul Simon

I am really excited that our dream of creating a quiet space for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to sit and think, and read, and write has become a reality. And in case folks don't have enough to read, we've now got it stocked with resources for writing and more. I just hope that the book on procrastination is how to avoid procrastination as opposed to how to procrastinate...

Plus the space is gorgeous!

We have big oak tables (with amazingly comfortable chairs) where people can spread out their papers, computers, etc. Another section with overstuffed chairs to curl up with a good book. And another area for people who prefer to work standing up or on a stool, gazing out the window onto the beautiful courtyard below. We'll be having an opening celebration in a few weeks, but people can use it now.

The space is reserved just for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, so you need a special access card to get in. If anyone is visiting campus and wants to see the space, just let me know - or you can just peek in the window, but then you don't get to see how comfortable the chairs really are :)

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2014-08-17 21:08:01 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)

Women in Science Hangout

Coming up at 5:30 pm ET

#ScienceSunday

Stereotypes of Women & Minorities in STEM
Join us later today as we speak to social neuroscientist Professor Chad Forbes, who will explain how stereotype threat impacts women and minorities in STEM. Stereotype threat describes how negative ideas about minorities can affect their ability to succeed in science. Negative experiences at school, narrow media images of scientists, lack of role models and other experiences of exclusion can impact on young people's performance and interest in STEM.

Stereotype threat can be triggered by repeating the idea that girls don't usually do well in maths tests; or alternatively that Black people typically don't do well in science. In experiments, students who are reminded of their minority status just before sitting a test tend to do poorly, whereas kids who are not reminded tend to do as well as White boys.

Stereotype threat has a cumulative effect, beginning from the age of five, when young children are told that girls and boys should have different interests and that people of colour have different skills to White people. As these ideas continue throughout schooling, stereotype threat has been shown to prevent women and minorities from pursuing STEM professions. It can contribute to the "leaky pipeline," as individuals feel at risk of confirming stereotypes and they fear doing badly in STEM due to the stigma of being a minority. When women and minorities face educational or professional difficulties they have been conditioned to consider whether their gender or race is incompatible with their pursuit of STEM. This can lead to some people dropping out of STEM courses.

Chad will speak with us about how stereotype threat works in a day-to-day sense, as well as exploring the unconscious biases that people in STEM have, which can contribute to women and minorities feeling unwelcome. Chad will talk about how attention and memory are affected by negative stereotypes, as well as how genetic predispositions, cognitive processes and neurophysiological issues play a role in internalising stereotype threat. He'll tell us about his research exploring how and why such biases are created in the first place. We'll address how we can all tackle stereotype threat to improve diversity in STEM.

Join us live on Sunday 2.30 PM Pacific/ 10.30 PM UK / Monday 7.30 AM AUS.

You can read more about Chad's research on our Event page and pose questions head of time! http://goo.gl/7S7lr7 

And if you're not able to get to a computer at that time, you can catch up later on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to get updates as soon as our videos are uploaded! http://goo.gl/4E6LV0

#stemwomen   #stereotypes   #stereotypethreat   #chadforbes   #neuroscience   #psychology   #socialscience   #stem   #womeninstem   #blackandstem   #minorities   #diversityinstem   #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #science   #women   #latinosinhighered   #stemeducation   #peopleofcolor   #woc  ___Women in Science Hangout

Coming up at 5:30 pm ET

#ScienceSunday

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2014-08-17 11:20:37 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 59 +1s)

Inky Science

I'm fascinated by tattoos, especially those that convey scientific information. So it was great to see Corina Marinescu's post on what makes tattoos permanent.

Some of my favourite science tattoos:

Neural net: (Body) art meets science http://goo.gl/JJfv1

The best place to sit in a math exam http://goo.gl/CAsre

And a bunch more from +ScienceSunday's share of the post:

Sonic Hedgehog (the protein, not the character...) via +Quinndell Blackwell
http://goo.gl/vLGDkz

A peek beneath the labcoat via +Buddhini Samarasinghe
http://goo.gl/DfLK5q

A LOVEly tattoo via +Ana Luiza Freitas http://goo.gl/7B8c8

Electronic tattoos via +Ed Yong
http://goo.gl/cTgBz

and, of course, you should visit +Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium :... more »

What makes tattoos permanent?
A tattoo machine causes a wound that alerts the body to begin the inflammatory process, calling immune system cells to the wound site to begin repairing the skin. It is this very process that makes tattoos permanent.

The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC. That’s some old ink! And considering humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, how do these markings last? Claudia Aguirre details the different methods, machines and macrophages that go into making tattoos stand the test of time.

Watch:
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-tattoos-permanent-claudia-Aguirre
Animation by TOGETHER

#tattoos   #physiology  ___Inky Science

I'm fascinated by tattoos, especially those that convey scientific information. So it was great to see Corina Marinescu's post on what makes tattoos permanent.

Some of my favourite science tattoos:

Neural net: (Body) art meets science http://goo.gl/JJfv1

The best place to sit in a math exam http://goo.gl/CAsre

And a bunch more from +ScienceSunday's share of the post:

Sonic Hedgehog (the protein, not the character...) via +Quinndell Blackwell
http://goo.gl/vLGDkz

A peek beneath the labcoat via +Buddhini Samarasinghe
http://goo.gl/DfLK5q

A LOVEly tattoo via +Ana Luiza Freitas http://goo.gl/7B8c8

Electronic tattoos via +Ed Yong
http://goo.gl/cTgBz

and, of course, you should visit +Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium : http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/science-tattoo-emporium/

via +Eve A and +ScienceSun +Eve A Scien +ScienceSunday

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2014-08-14 03:20:50 (24 comments, 14 reshares, 132 +1s)

Warning: Dihydrogen monoxide spill

Today's science laugh via +Rich Pollett


Chemistry Department with a Dry Sense of Humor___Warning: Dihydrogen monoxide spill

Today's science laugh via +Rich Pollett

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2014-08-13 22:38:09 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 83 +1s)

Odonata Love

Having shot some of these critters before, I know how hard it is to get a great shot of one, never mind four...

Then again, +stefano genuardi had the advantage that these guys/gals were a bit pre-occupied during the photo shoot ;)

Amazing colours, clarity, and composition. A fitting #PhotoShareOfTheDay

2 of hearts___Odonata Love

Having shot some of these critters before, I know how hard it is to get a great shot of one, never mind four...

Then again, +stefano genuardi had the advantage that these guys/gals were a bit pre-occupied during the photo shoot ;)

Amazing colours, clarity, and composition. A fitting #PhotoShareOfTheDay

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2014-08-13 03:33:38 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)

Do You Follow Schrödinger?
Our cat may or may not...

So many great posts at +ScienceSunday, but this one struck a chord with me a) because I just really like Schrödinger's cat posts (for example, this Schrödinger's cat executive decision maker is going on my wish list: http://goo.gl/YARiqA), and b) because it's always good to have a laugh.

Check out the +ScienceSunday page (even if it's not Sunday) for more great science stories, and eve the occasional science joke ;). You can also follow along on twitter @SciSunday

h/t +Rich Pollett for the O/P and +Dean Lovett for the cat joke

___Do You Follow Schrödinger?
Our cat may or may not...

So many great posts at +ScienceSunday, but this one struck a chord with me a) because I just really like Schrödinger's cat posts (for example, this Schrödinger's cat executive decision maker is going on my wish list: http://goo.gl/YARiqA), and b) because it's always good to have a laugh.

Check out the +ScienceSunday page (even if it's not Sunday) for more great science stories, and eve the occasional science joke ;). You can also follow along on twitter @SciSunday

h/t +Rich Pollett for the O/P and +Dean Lovett for the cat joke

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2014-08-11 18:00:21 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 44 +1s)

Important Decisions Require Science
Schrödinger's Cat Executive Decision Maker: May or may not contain live cat...

Why stick to eenie meenie miney moe when you can have Schrödinger's cat make decisions for you?

Open the door and if the cat is alive, the answer yes. If the cat is dead, the answer is no.

You can even devise a decision tree to answer more complex questions like: Should I wear my Dr. Who shirt or my Tesla vs Edison shirt today? Should we play WoW or LoL? and, of course, Should we have tacos, burgers, or pizza for lunch?

Check our the decision making process in action here: http://goo.gl/6Fm7JI

via +ThinkGeek : http://goo.gl/2YP9OC

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

Important Decisions Require Science
Schrödinger's Cat Executive Decision Maker: May or may not contain live cat...

Why stick to eenie meenie miney moe when you can have Schrödinger's cat make decisions for you?

Open the door and if the cat is alive, the answer yes. If the cat is dead, the answer is no.

You can even devise a decision tree to answer more complex questions like: Should I wear my Dr. Who shirt or my Tesla vs Edison shirt today? Should we play WoW or LoL? and, of course, Should we have tacos, burgers, or pizza for lunch?

Check our the decision making process in action here: http://goo.gl/6Fm7JI

via +ThinkGeek : http://goo.gl/2YP9OC

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday___

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2014-08-11 02:20:04 (8 comments, 14 reshares, 35 +1s)

Whodunnit??
A fun test of your visual attention

I posted this way back in the early days of G+, and it just got popped back into my stream. Almost none of the folks who've circled me now would have seen the original post, so I had to share it again since

A) it is #ScienceSunday and
B) It is so cool!!!

Whodunnit? A visual awareness thriller

We've all seen +Daniel Simons' invisible gorilla now (if you haven't, check out his original demo here : http://goo.gl/Jvkq). But will that help you identify the 21 things that change in this short scene, and solve the crime along the way?

This was an incredibly clever promotion put together by Transport for London to highlight cycling safety. It also highlights how little of the world we really attend to, even when we are trying our hardest. You'll see the video twice. First try to see what's changing. Then you'll see what was going on outside the camera shots, and what actually did change. Watch at full screen if you can to get the best view.

h/t to Stephen Macknick, who showed this clip at the recent Optical Society of America Vision Science Meeting, in the "What our brains don't see" session.___Whodunnit??
A fun test of your visual attention

I posted this way back in the early days of G+, and it just got popped back into my stream. Almost none of the folks who've circled me now would have seen the original post, so I had to share it again since

A) it is #ScienceSunday and
B) It is so cool!!!

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2014-08-09 23:26:12 (20 comments, 40 reshares, 110 +1s)

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Equations

via +Meg Tufano just in time for #ScienceSunday!!

If scientists had logos . . . ___A Picture is Worth a Thousand Equations

via +Meg Tufano just in time for #ScienceSunday!!

2014-08-09 22:09:16 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

Worried About Ebola?

Since Americans were flown back to the US infected with Ebola, many folks have been worried about the spread of the disease in North America. But fear not!

To learn more about what Ebola is, how it spreads and is treated, and why you probably shouldn't stay up all night worrying about a North American epidemic, tune in this Science on G+ HOA, co-hosted by my +ScienceSunday co-curator, +Buddhini Samarasinghe , and featuring expert insights from +Vincent Racaniello and +Tara C. Smith

Get the real science here! What better way to spend your #ScienceSunday??

Join us for a +Science on Google+  Hangout on Air as we speak to Professor +Vincent Racaniello and Dr +Tara C. Smith about the recent Ebola outbreak. We will discuss the basics of Ebola, why the epidemic has spread, how it might be curtailed, and debunk some of the myths surrounding this outbreak. Please leave your questions on the Event page.

Vincent is a professor of virology at the University of Columbia and is a fantastic science communicator. Tara is an epidemiologist at Kent State University who has written numerous articles debunking some of the myths surrounding Ebola. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos. You can tune in on Sunday August 10th at 2.30 PM Pacific, 5.30 PM Eastern. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.___Worried About Ebola?

Since Americans were flown back to the US infected with Ebola, many folks have been worried about the spread of the disease in North America. But fear not!

To learn more about what Ebola is, how it spreads and is treated, and why you probably shouldn't stay up all night worrying about a North American epidemic, tune in this Science on G+ HOA, co-hosted by my +ScienceSunday co-curator, +Buddhini Samarasinghe , and featuring expert insights from +Vincent Racaniello and +Tara C. Smith

Get the real science here! What better way to spend your #ScienceSunday??

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2014-08-03 15:29:17 (29 comments, 18 reshares, 168 +1s)

Summer Fresh

My favourite thing about summer is the access to fresh, local fruit.

Today's wild blueberries and perfectly ripened peaches (with a dollop of Greek yogurt) brought to you by Hamilton and Niagara farmers. 

Summer Fresh

My favourite thing about summer is the access to fresh, local fruit.

Today's wild blueberries and perfectly ripened peaches (with a dollop of Greek yogurt) brought to you by Hamilton and Niagara farmers. ___

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2014-07-28 16:39:45 (16 comments, 29 reshares, 82 +1s)

Hypersnake

One of my favourite posts from +ScienceSunday this week, via +John Baez.

Although all that is happening here is the appearance and disappearance of oriented lines, our visual systems interpret it as a snake moving through the scene. +John Baez is correct that the amygdala might play a role in warning us about the presence of a snake, but there is even more to this demo than that.

The first aspect of the illusion is the creation of local perceptual contours by the grouping of orientation differences across the background.

Then we see the contours in motion as the position of the orientation differences shifts across space and time.

The local contours are grouped together into a global object through both the Gestalt principle of good continuation and a version of the principle of common fate (we've described a more... more »

The hypersnake versus the moiré eel

This animated gif is cool, but here's something much cooler:

http://wry.me/hacking/moire-eel.html

It starts out intense... and then keeps getting more so. 

You can control the shape of the little rectangles by moving your cursor over the screen.  Try to keep your eye on just one little rectangle!  It moves up and down, not very fast... but sometimes it's impossible to keep your eye on it, because all the rectangles together produce patterns that grab your attention.  These are called moiré patterns. 

I think the 'hypersnake' here is attention-grabbing because your brain has parts that are good at detecting snakes even before you are conscious of it.  Your amygdala is one of these parts:

Information from an external stimulus reaches the amygdala in two different ways: by a short, fast, but imprecise route, directly from the thalamus; and by a long, slow, but precise route, by way of the cortex.

It is the short, more direct route that lets us start preparing for a potential danger before we even know exactly what it is. In some situations, these precious fractions of a second can mean the difference between life and death.

Here is an example. Suppose you are walking through a forest when you suddenly see a long, narrow shape coiled up at your feet. This snake-like shape very quickly, via the short route, sets in motion the physiological reactions of fear that are so useful for mobilizing you to face the danger. But this same visual stimulus, after passing through the thalamus, will also be relayed to your cortex. A few fractions of a second later, the cortex, thanks to its discriminatory faculty, will realize that the shape you thought was a snake was really just a discarded piece of garden hose. Your heart will then stop racing, and you will just have had a moment’s scare.

The 'moiré eel' was made by Darius Bacon.  You can see more of his stuff here: 

http://wry.me/blog/

Puzzle: who made the 'hypersnake' here?  I don't know!  A Google image search shows it on many websites, but I haven't found one that credits the inventor.  Naughty!

For more on moiré patterns try this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moiré_pattern

For more on the amygdala, try this:

http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_04/i_04_cr/i_04_cr_peu/i_04_cr_peu.html

#illusions  ___Hypersnake

One of my favourite posts from +ScienceSunday this week, via +John Baez.

Although all that is happening here is the appearance and disappearance of oriented lines, our visual systems interpret it as a snake moving through the scene. +John Baez is correct that the amygdala might play a role in warning us about the presence of a snake, but there is even more to this demo than that.

The first aspect of the illusion is the creation of local perceptual contours by the grouping of orientation differences across the background.

Then we see the contours in motion as the position of the orientation differences shifts across space and time.

The local contours are grouped together into a global object through both the Gestalt principle of good continuation and a version of the principle of common fate (we've described a more generalized version that fits this situation better than the original version from the 1920's; see our Psychological Science article for more on common fate: http://www.psychology.mcmaster.ca/vislab/documents/2001SekulerBennettPsychSci.pdf)

And then our object recognition system kicks in - this would be where the amygdala comes into play, but also other parts of the brain, especially in the inferotemporal cortex, to say, Eek! A snake! (or if you're a snake lover like me, Cool! A snake! )

But one of the coolest things about this demo is that we don't see a snake being moved around the screen, we see a snake moving around the screen. Our perceptual system assigns agency to the object - it becomes an animate object with the intention of moving. The idea of object animacy, and the study of conditions under which we assign animacy, dates back to the days of Heider and Simmel, and Michotte in the '40s, but we still are a long way from fully understanding the mechanisms. (You can get a bit more information about where we are through this review article by Wagemans, van Lier & Scholl: http://postcog.ucd.ie/files/MichottesHeritage.pdf)

And, of course, our perception of all of this seems to happen instantaneously - without any thought or effort on our part. It's trying to unravel those seemingly instantaneous and effortless functions that make our jobs as vision researchers so much fun. Well, that and the fact that our stimuli can just be so cool ;)

#ScienceEveryday

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2014-07-28 03:58:36 (31 comments, 27 reshares, 161 +1s)

Paleo Birthday Cake

If I were in LA, here's the cake I would bake for +Stacia Sekuler Morand. Without the candied bacon, of course. Plain bacon is much more paleo ;)

Recipe here:
http://giggleberrycreations.blogspot.ca/2014/02/maple-bacon-birthday-cake.html?m=1

Photo credit: giggleberrycreations

Paleo Birthday Cake

If I were in LA, here's the cake I would bake for +Stacia Sekuler Morand. Without the candied bacon, of course. Plain bacon is much more paleo ;)

Recipe here:
http://giggleberrycreations.blogspot.ca/2014/02/maple-bacon-birthday-cake.html?m=1

Photo credit: giggleberrycreations___

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2014-07-28 03:38:13 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 49 +1s)

Cool Demos are Ok with Me!

From time to time there are debates amongst the science communication crowd about whether demos like this, without a lot of scientific background and explanation, should count as science communication.

In my book, there's no shame in sharing demos if they can get kids (or adults) interested in learning more about science. This particular demo, shared by one of my favourite G+ science sharers +Rich Pollett, holds particular significance for me as it was the demo that convinced me to go into science.

Watching that foam appear out of nowhere at an open house at Northwestern's School of Engineering way back in the day - before the days when demos could be shared online as animated gifs - filled my young mind with wonder and amazement at the ways in which matter could be transformed.

Although I ended up in neuroscience rather than chemical... more »


Isocyanate + polyol = Polyurethane foam expansion

video > Polyurethane foam expansion

#chemistry #chemicalreactions
.___Cool Demos are Ok with Me!

From time to time there are debates amongst the science communication crowd about whether demos like this, without a lot of scientific background and explanation, should count as science communication.

In my book, there's no shame in sharing demos if they can get kids (or adults) interested in learning more about science. This particular demo, shared by one of my favourite G+ science sharers +Rich Pollett, holds particular significance for me as it was the demo that convinced me to go into science.

Watching that foam appear out of nowhere at an open house at Northwestern's School of Engineering way back in the day - before the days when demos could be shared online as animated gifs - filled my young mind with wonder and amazement at the ways in which matter could be transformed.

Although I ended up in neuroscience rather than chemical engineering, I think back to this demo all the time and remember it as the moment that convinced me to go into science. Well, that plus grade 6 science where we got to dissect frogs and play with boa constrictors (Kitty and Fang), and probably also the other cool demos that my dad (+Robert Sekuler) always brought home from his lab :)).

Given the special significance of this demo on my life, I couldn't help but share it with you, and hopefully you'll share it along too. If we can convince even a handful of folks to pursue science, we'll make a difference.

#ScienceSunday

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2014-07-26 05:05:00 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

Power Changes How Your Brain Responds to Others

An interesting look at the way our brains change (at least temporarily) when people have a sense of power induced.

People wrote about a time when they felt powerful or powerless, and then viewed a movie of someone squeezing a ball. Those who wrote about feeling powerful showed less activation in the part of the brain thought to be linked to mirror neurons than those who wrote about feeling powerless. And the more power indicated in the stories, the less the response to the perceived action of others.

The full reference:
Power changes how the brain responds to others.
Hogeveen, Jeremy; Inzlicht, Michael; Obhi, Sukhvinder S.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol 143(2), Apr 2014, 755-762. doi: 10.1037/a0033477

http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/xge/143/2/755/


Power Changes your Brain

A new study by my +McMaster University colleague, Sukh Obhi, shows that inducing a sense of power in people makes their brains less responsive to the actions of others.

Interesting implications for leadership training!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

+The New York Times ___Power Changes How Your Brain Responds to Others

An interesting look at the way our brains change (at least temporarily) when people have a sense of power induced.

People wrote about a time when they felt powerful or powerless, and then viewed a movie of someone squeezing a ball. Those who wrote about feeling powerful showed less activation in the part of the brain thought to be linked to mirror neurons than those who wrote about feeling powerless. And the more power indicated in the stories, the less the response to the perceived action of others.

The full reference:
Power changes how the brain responds to others.
Hogeveen, Jeremy; Inzlicht, Michael; Obhi, Sukhvinder S.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol 143(2), Apr 2014, 755-762. doi: 10.1037/a0033477

http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/xge/143/2/755/


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2014-07-26 04:13:53 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 12 +1s)

Power Changes your Brain

A new study by my +McMaster University colleague, Sukh Obhi, shows that inducing a sense of power in people makes their brains less responsive to the actions of others.

Interesting implications for leadership training!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

+The New York Times 

Power Changes your Brain

A new study by my +McMaster University colleague, Sukh Obhi, shows that inducing a sense of power in people makes their brains less responsive to the actions of others.

Interesting implications for leadership training!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

+The New York Times ___

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2014-07-22 03:07:23 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)

The Answer to the Problem of Schrödinger's Cat is Clear...

I am a sucker for all things Schrödinger's Cat, even if it's not #Caturday or #ScienceSunday

In case you missed them, here are a few more of my favourite SC posts

Wanted Dead and Alive: The SC Illusion (via +ScienceSunday and +ana claudia rodrigues)
http://goo.gl/GCtE67

+Henry Reich's Minute Physics video of SC
http://goo.gl/wu1EZ

Hello Schröddy (My favourite SC TShirt)
http://goo.gl/bFfL1F

And for any fans of MTG... My younger son's theory of Schrödinger's Magic Booster Packs
http://goo.gl/GXDSvs

Enjoy!!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday


Using a clear box to run the experiment, we would all know that 'Schrödinger’s cat' is alive and seemingly quite confused.___The Answer to the Problem of Schrödinger's Cat is Clear...

I am a sucker for all things Schrödinger's Cat, even if it's not #Caturday or #ScienceSunday

In case you missed them, here are a few more of my favourite SC posts

Wanted Dead and Alive: The SC Illusion (via +ScienceSunday and +ana claudia rodrigues)
http://goo.gl/GCtE67

+Henry Reich's Minute Physics video of SC
http://goo.gl/wu1EZ

Hello Schröddy (My favourite SC TShirt)
http://goo.gl/bFfL1F

And for any fans of MTG... My younger son's theory of Schrödinger's Magic Booster Packs
http://goo.gl/GXDSvs

Enjoy!!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

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2014-07-20 22:07:08 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 67 +1s)

Poisonous or Venomous?

A bit of humor and a bit of science for #ScienceSunday via our co-curator +Carissa Braun

Poisonous, Not Venomous, Birds

The words poisonous and venomous are often used interchangeably, but they mean very different things. Before we get to birds, let's get definitions out of the way:

Poisonous: ingestion, absorption, or inhalation of a harmful substance
Venomous: injection of a harmful substance.

The comic by Bird and Moon covers it quite well in fun and simple terms, but what about the poisonous birds mentioned?

In Papa New Guinea, there are birds the locals know as "rubbish birds" as they cannot be consumed. The reasoning? They're toxic, and therefore bitter to taste at minimum. They are the pitohui and the ifrita, and their feathers and flesh contains the poison homobatrachotoxin. As it were, it is the exact same poison that makes golden poison arrow frogs the most deadly in the world to humans. What was the poison's source?

A melyrid beetle is loaded with poison. While only a small portion of the diet of the pitohui, all that is needed it 10 to 20 for the pitohuis to make the poison their own. As expected, members of the same family of beetles exist in South America and are likely the source of toxin in golden frogs, although to note, other poisonous frogs of South America obtain their toxin from ants.

Are these the only known poisonous birds? Interestingly enough, we likely once had our own endemic poisonous bird in North America: the Carolina Parakeet. Although extinct for near a century, John James Audubon wrote about the poisoning effects of the parakeets on animals. It is believed he learned the hard way the truth of the rumors of their poison as he fed them to his hunting dog Dash who was never mentioned again.  As they were known to consume toxic cocklebur seeds, they, like the pitohui and the ifrita, likely gained their poison from their foods.

We Boiled 10 Parokeets to night for Dash who has had 10 Welps—purposely to try the effect of the Poisoning effect of their hearts on animals. Yesterday We Were told that 7 Cats had been Killed Last Summer by Eating as Many Parokeets.
—John James Audubon, December 29, 1820


Some more toxic posts to round out the week for #ScienceSunday  (+ScienceSunday), unless you're past Sunday so #scienceeveryday !


Sources and Further Reading
Image Source
http://www.birdandmoon.com/toxic.html
Plumes of Poison
http://goo.gl/7XeQqf (website)
Carolina Parakeet
http://goo.gl/sVYgQe (G+ Post)
Venomous vs Poisonous
http://goo.gl/afiyBc (G+ Post)
Venom, Antivenin, Black Widows, and Spider Milking
http://goo.gl/kzrsE6 (G+ Post)___Poisonous or Venomous?

A bit of humor and a bit of science for #ScienceSunday via our co-curator +Carissa Braun

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2014-07-14 17:49:53 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)

Take Control of Princeton's Plasma!

Kids often are taught that there are 3 states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. But there actually is a fourth state, plasma, which is the most common state of matter in our universe.

Our sun and other stars exhibit a plasma state, and you can see natural examples of plasma in lightening. And plasma is what makes the Northern Lights dance.

Plasma is essentially ionized gas, and, although it has no form of its own, you can guide it through containers, such as plasma balls (like those you might have seen in science centres, or when visiting my house!), in neon signs, and, yes, in your plasma TVs.

Researchers are working to use plasma in a range of applications, including as a heat shield, as a fire extinguisher, and as a communications antenna.

At the +Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL),... more »

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has developed a website that lets you (yes, you) remotely control an actual plasma. Learn how in a Google+ Hangout on the Remote Glow Discharge Experiment (RDGX), Wednesday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m EST. http://bit.ly/1jroSgV___Take Control of Princeton's Plasma!

Kids often are taught that there are 3 states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. But there actually is a fourth state, plasma, which is the most common state of matter in our universe.

Our sun and other stars exhibit a plasma state, and you can see natural examples of plasma in lightening. And plasma is what makes the Northern Lights dance.

Plasma is essentially ionized gas, and, although it has no form of its own, you can guide it through containers, such as plasma balls (like those you might have seen in science centres, or when visiting my house!), in neon signs, and, yes, in your plasma TVs.

Researchers are working to use plasma in a range of applications, including as a heat shield, as a fire extinguisher, and as a communications antenna.

At the +Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), scientists are working to develop fusion energy from plasma. And now you will have a chance to manipulate plasma in the PPPL labs through their Remote Control Glow Discharge Experiment from anywhere in the world over the Internet.

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

via +Di Cleverly

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Read more about some of the alternate applications of plasma, beyond energy sources, in a +Popular Mechanics article here: http://goo.gl/CXsjg4

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2014-07-14 04:44:48 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 75 +1s)

Gesundheit!

via +ScienceSunday

#sciencesunday   or is it #pundaysunday  ___Gesundheit!

via +ScienceSunday

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2014-07-14 04:21:59 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)

Spreading the Germs of Science
Science communication at the Quarantine Tent

Science writer Pippa Wysong usually communicates science in print, but recently she's taken a more hands on approach to science communication. And some of those hands are covered with smallpox blisters!

Starting last year, Pippa has organized the Quarantine Tent - an immersive exhibition where passers-by can talk to people "suffering" from all manor of diseases.

There's Smallpox, aged 20 in 1921, with the blisters on his face and hands from the disease he contracted visiting family in Ottawa. And there's Diphtheria, aged 19 in 1913 (same year there was an outbreak in Toronto), who lost her kid sister a few days ago, and has another younger brother struggling with the disease. And there's also Polio, HPV, Measles, 1918 flu and... more »

Spreading the Germs of Science
Science communication at the Quarantine Tent

Science writer Pippa Wysong usually communicates science in print, but recently she's taken a more hands on approach to science communication. And some of those hands are covered with smallpox blisters!

Starting last year, Pippa has organized the Quarantine Tent - an immersive exhibition where passers-by can talk to people "suffering" from all manor of diseases.

There's Smallpox, aged 20 in 1921, with the blisters on his face and hands from the disease he contracted visiting family in Ottawa. And there's Diphtheria, aged 19 in 1913 (same year there was an outbreak in Toronto), who lost her kid sister a few days ago, and has another younger brother struggling with the disease. And there's also Polio, HPV, Measles, 1918 flu and Whooping cough.

All are actors (often students in medicine or the biomedical sciences), trained with a backstory and a whack of information to share about the diseases whose names they share.

For example, Smallpox will not only describe his own symptoms, but will let you know that 30%-50% of non-vaccinated people who got smallpox in the Ottawa outbreak of 1921 died, and that the last case in Canada occurred in 1967. Diphtheria will tell you that the disease killed 15% of children between 2 and 14 every year in the 1920s. The diseases also explain the role of vaccines in eradicating (or at least minimizing) disease, dispelling some of the myths around vaccines along the way.

The Quarantine Tent brings science to life, spreading the science bug, which is a great bug to have!

Read more in Pippa's column at Sci/Why: http://goo.gl/MPV4JU

photo: Pippa Wysong
#ScienceSunday
___

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2014-07-09 20:56:10 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Can You Beat My Caption??

I will personally forward any captions that are better than mine to +Inside Higher Ed - but it is going to be hard to beat :)

Might be a job for the +MysteryMonday crew....  Feel free to give it your best shot in the comment below (even if it's not a science-related caption).

Cartoon Caption Contest
Would you like a side of science with your lunch?

+Inside Higher Ed has a monthly cartoon caption contest, and July's seems particularly well suited for science-related captions. +ScienceSunday co-curator, +Allison Sekuler, suggests the following to kick things off:

The Spaghetti String Special was selling well, but the Branes in Boson Sauce was less popular.

Of course, physics isn't the only appropriate field for the caption, others already have suggested captions linked to biology and environmental science as well...

Share your best caption below, and we'll pass on the tops to +Inside Higher Ed for you. You could even win their contest!!

#ScienceSunday #scisunABS
___Can You Beat My Caption??

I will personally forward any captions that are better than mine to +Inside Higher Ed - but it is going to be hard to beat :)

Might be a job for the +MysteryMonday crew....  Feel free to give it your best shot in the comment below (even if it's not a science-related caption).

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2014-07-09 20:53:22 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 37 +1s)

Seeing Inside Mammoth Mummies
How 3D scans reveal information about the ancient animals' lives and deaths

From the +American Museum of Natural History press release about the July 8 online publication in the  _Journal of Paleontology:_

 _“This is the first time anyone’s been able to do a comparative study of the skeletal  development of two baby mammoths of known age,” said +University of Michigan  paleontologist Daniel Fisher, the lead author of the paper. “This allowed us to document changes that occur as the mammoth body develops. And since they are both essentially complete skeletons, they can be thought of as Rosetta Stones that will help us interpret all  the isolated baby mammoth bones that show up at other localities.”_
...
A possible death scenario for Khroma places the calf and her mother on a riverbank  in the spring. Khroma had been nursing lessthan an hour bef... more »

Three-dimensional scans of two mummified newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Arctic are revealing new details about the early development of prehistoric proboscideans. The research, conducted in part by American Museum of Natural History graduate student Zachary T. Calamari, also suggests their causes of death.
Read the story: http://bit.ly/VYeinB___Seeing Inside Mammoth Mummies
How 3D scans reveal information about the ancient animals' lives and deaths

From the +American Museum of Natural History press release about the July 8 online publication in the  _Journal of Paleontology:_

 _“This is the first time anyone’s been able to do a comparative study of the skeletal  development of two baby mammoths of known age,” said +University of Michigan  paleontologist Daniel Fisher, the lead author of the paper. “This allowed us to document changes that occur as the mammoth body develops. And since they are both essentially complete skeletons, they can be thought of as Rosetta Stones that will help us interpret all  the isolated baby mammoth bones that show up at other localities.”_
...
A possible death scenario for Khroma places the calf and her mother on a riverbank  in the spring. Khroma had been nursing less than an hour before her death, as evidenced by the undigested milk found in her stomach during a necropsy by a team of scientists that included Fisher. 

“It looked like you’d just popped the top on a container of yogurt,” Fisher recalled. “It was that white. It was that smooth. Just fresh, creamy milk from mama mammoth.”

Perhaps the riverbank collapsed and the two mammoths, mother and daughter,  plunged into the river. A fall would account for the fractured spinal column revealed by Khroma’s CT scan, as well as the mud she inhaled.

(text from our +ScienceSunday share of this post)

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2014-07-09 20:13:20 (4 comments, 16 reshares, 36 +1s)

The Latest Research on the Effects of Aging on Perception and Cognition

Our new eBook for +Frontiers is available for a free download: http://www.frontiersin.org/Perception_Science/researchtopics/Visual_perception_and_visual_c/862

+Mark Greenlee and I had a blast editing it, and Mark did a tremendous job getting it all wrapped up.

The eBook contains some of the latest research in both healthy and pathological aging from around the world, on topics including vision, memory, attention, neural maps, multisensory integration, and more. And best of all, like all +Frontiers publications, it's all open source, so anyone can stay up to date with the latest research.

From the introduction to the book:

Our understanding of visual perception and visual cognition has advanced considerably over the last decades. The effects of ageing on visualpe... more »

The Latest Research on the Effects of Aging on Perception and Cognition

Our new eBook for +Frontiers is available for a free download: http://www.frontiersin.org/Perception_Science/researchtopics/Visual_perception_and_visual_c/862

+Mark Greenlee and I had a blast editing it, and Mark did a tremendous job getting it all wrapped up.

The eBook contains some of the latest research in both healthy and pathological aging from around the world, on topics including vision, memory, attention, neural maps, multisensory integration, and more. And best of all, like all +Frontiers publications, it's all open source, so anyone can stay up to date with the latest research.

From the introduction to the book:

Our understanding of visual perception and visual cognition has advanced considerably over the last decades. The effects of ageing on visual perception and visual cognition are less well understood. This research topic will feature state-of-the-art approaches to determining the effects of ageing on visual perception, visual attention, visual memory and visually guided behaviour. Studies using methods that incorporate psychophysics, eye movements, electrophysiology, structural and functional neuroimaging, as well as computational modelling are welcome. In addition to the focus on how ageing effects normal vision, the topic will also include studies on the effects of pathological ageing in the retina (e.g., age-related macular degeneration) and the brain (e.g., neurodegenerative disorders) on vision and visual cognition.

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Cover image: Photograph by JD Howell of a senior participant in an EEG study in my lab at +McMaster University 

#ScienceEveryday  when it's not #ScienceSunday  ___

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2014-07-05 12:06:19 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)

Remembering Marie Curie

via +annarita ruberto

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

Manya, Radioactive Passion

On July 4, I was traveling, so with a day late I pay tribute to the memory of Marie Curie (7 November 1867-4 July 1934), who passed away eighty years ago.

Marie (called Manya in the family, when she was a little girl) was a passionate and strong-willed woman, brilliant researcher, twice Nobel Prize for Physics (1903, together with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henry Becquerel) and chemistry (all alone in 1911), in an era in which women were excluded from positions still considered as exclusive domain of men.

Marie Curie is certainly one of the most important scientific figures in 1900, by virtue of her pioneering work on radioactivity. She left, in the collective imagination, a sign so strong as to be even mentioned in the suggestive song "Radioactivity" by Kraftwerk
This piece dating back to 1975, and still relevant for its content, says: "Radioactivity, Is in the air for you and me, Radioactivity, Discovered by Madame Curie."

►Watch the video>> Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

I like this her statement: "One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.”

►The photo comes from © A.C.J.C. Fonds Curie et Joliot-Curie

#history_of_science #great_scientists #science chemistry___Remembering Marie Curie

via +annarita ruberto

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

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2014-07-04 16:34:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

Happy 4th of July

Some fireworks excitement from last night, shot with an old, beat up iphone in the rain... But fireworks always make me smile regardless of the artistic value ;)

Have a great day and night all! Stay safe (and dry, for those of you, like me, stuck in the rain).



Happy 4th of July

Some fireworks excitement from last night, shot with an old, beat up iphone in the rain... But fireworks always make me smile regardless of the artistic value ;)

Have a great day and night all! Stay safe (and dry, for those of you, like me, stuck in the rain).

___

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2014-07-03 17:35:52 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Hairy Art

via +Eve A who votes for awesome, and I vote with her! It is amazing to see the transformation from hair into art and functional products in the video.

Gross or awesome?
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3032609/these-beautiful-objects-are-made-of-human-hair___Hairy Art

via +Eve A who votes for awesome, and I vote with her! It is amazing to see the transformation from hair into art and functional products in the video.

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2014-07-03 15:38:35 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)

Outbreak: Exploring the Microbiological Sublime
The art of pathogens

Amazing example of Art+Science=Awesome via +Colossal by artist +rogan brown : intricate hand cut paper microbes and pathogens, based on scientific observation, massive creativity, and a whole lot of patience!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

An incredible new paper sculpture by artist Rogan Brown who hand cuts microbes and pathogens from paper. This latest piece, 'Outbreak,' represents over four months of work. See much more on Colossal... you don't even need a microscope.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/outbreak-hand-cut-paper-microbes-by-rogan-brown/___Outbreak: Exploring the Microbiological Sublime
The art of pathogens

Amazing example of Art+Science=Awesome via +Colossal by artist +rogan brown : intricate hand cut paper microbes and pathogens, based on scientific observation, massive creativity, and a whole lot of patience!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

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2014-07-03 15:30:17 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

When is a Hot Tub Cool? When It's Also a Cadillac Coupe DeVille!
On becoming the world's fastest hot tub

How many times have slightly inebriated engineering students asked, "Wouldn't it be cool if we could drive a hot tub?" Probably too many to count.

But how many times have those students gone on not only to build a fully functioning hot tub/car hybrid, but to have the opportunity to set the land speed record for world's fastest hot tub at the Bonneville Salt Flats during Speedweek 2014? As far as I know, these guys (proud +McMaster University alum) are the first. And they are almost half-way to their +Kickstarter goal of $10k to get the Carpool DeVille on the track in August.

The photos show their first Carpool, made from a 1982 Chevy Malibu (Carpool Mk I), and their latest - raceworthy - version made from a 1969... more »

When is a Hot Tub Cool? When It's Also a Cadillac Coupe DeVille!
On becoming the world's fastest hot tub

How many times have slightly inebriated engineering students asked, "Wouldn't it be cool if we could drive a hot tub?" Probably too many to count.

But how many times have those students gone on not only to build a fully functioning hot tub/car hybrid, but to have the opportunity to set the land speed record for world's fastest hot tub at the Bonneville Salt Flats during Speedweek 2014? As far as I know, these guys (proud +McMaster University alum) are the first. And they are almost half-way to their +Kickstarter goal of $10k to get the Carpool DeVille on the track in August.

The photos show their first Carpool, made from a 1982 Chevy Malibu (Carpool Mk I), and their latest - raceworthy - version made from a 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Convertable (Carpool Mk III; aka the Carpool DeVille).

They've re-engineered the entire car, and even built their own hot tub insert, inspired by a quote from Ernest Hemingway:

"Always do sober what you say you’d do drunk, that’s the only way you’ll learn"

You can read about the science and engineering behind the Carpool DeVille at their +Kickstarter site (http://goo.gl/0d3kAN). If you're so moved, think about donating even $1 or $5 to support these wacky folks and go down in history as part of Team Hot Tub Hot Rod!

If they make their goal, when I get my DVD of their attempt, I'll host a showing of the documentary so folks can get inspired to take risks and make their dreams reality. Maybe we'll even do a little hot tubbing after ;)

More via +CBC News here: http://goo.gl/XqWjrM

and check out their site here: http://goo.gl/0d3kAN

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday
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2014-07-03 03:58:27 (11 comments, 10 reshares, 38 +1s)

Weeping BarbieAngels
Don't blink, Ken!

If you are like me and despise Barbies while loving Dr. Who, never fear: offbeathome.com brings you a great summer project to make useless dolls useful.

With a little hard work and patience, you too can turn Barbie dolls into Weeping Angels.

You can get the full instructions here: http://goo.gl/yMgFf6

Hello Sweetie cake is optional, or see if +Kimberly Chapman has one handy for you ;)

h/t to Anthropoliwog for the OP, and for the photos of all the hard work included here. And h/t to +Paul Nagai for the link and the subtitle ;)

Weeping BarbieAngels
Don't blink, Ken!

If you are like me and despise Barbies while loving Dr. Who, never fear: offbeathome.com brings you a great summer project to make useless dolls useful.

With a little hard work and patience, you too can turn Barbie dolls into Weeping Angels.

You can get the full instructions here: http://goo.gl/yMgFf6

Hello Sweetie cake is optional, or see if +Kimberly Chapman has one handy for you ;)

h/t to Anthropoliwog for the OP, and for the photos of all the hard work included here. And h/t to +Paul Nagai for the link and the subtitle ;)___

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2014-07-02 23:32:38 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 53 +1s)

Modelling the Synapse

via +annarita ruberto

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

First 3D Model of a Synapse

I share an interesting news about neuroscience.

A glance into a new world for neuroscience: research team from Göttingen led by Prof. Dr. Silvio O. Rizzoli present the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synapse. Published May 30th 2014 in SCIENCE. This effort has been made possible only by a collaboration of specialists in electron microscopy, super-resolution light microscopy (STED), mass spectrometry, and quantitative biochemistry from the UMG, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Berlin.

Synapses are the contacts between nerve cells that allow the flow of information that makes our brains work. However, the molecular architecture of these highly complex structures has been unknown until now.
The research team from Göttingen, led by Prof. Silvio O. Rizzoli, managed to determine the copy numbers and positions of all important building blocks of a synapse for the first time. This allowed them to reconstruct the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synapse

Read the full Press Releases >>
http://www.fmp-berlin.info/press-media/press-releases/press-releases-single-view1/article/first-3d-model-of-a-synapse.html

You can access the full video of their 3D model here>>
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6187/1023/suppl/DC1

► The original publication "Composition of isolated synaptic boutons reveals the amounts of vesicle trafficking proteins"  is here>>
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6187/1023

Gif source >>
http://38.media.tumblr.com/7a0ce09c84d1ce3d5aa279d3a64ef315/tumblr_n7qj12NwgC1t5fphqo1_500.gif


#science #neuroscience #synapse #neurons #brain___Modelling the Synapse

via +annarita ruberto

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

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2014-07-01 04:58:10 (11 comments, 12 reshares, 46 +1s)

Happy Canada Day!!

To all my friends from British Columbia to Newfoundland & Labrador, and even those in Syrupville, SNOW, and Mooses?. To my friends in Canadaville, Not Yet Discovered, and in Rob Ford. To my friends in West Caucasia, Weed, Tundra, Hockey, the Canadian Isles, Crackistan, Above the Wall, and North Alabama. And especially to all those folks who live in that part of Canada that looks like a conceited llama (yes, it's true; it does look like a conceited llama - once you see it, you cannot unsee it).

HAPPY CANDA DAY!!

Thanks to +BuzzFeed for giving us a glimpse of what Canada looks like to some folks south of the border. Check out all the maps here: http://goo.gl/LijDjf

Images from the +BuzzFeed link and a huge t/t (toque tip) to Aimee Skye.

Happy Canada Day!!

To all my friends from British Columbia to Newfoundland & Labrador, and even those in Syrupville, SNOW, and Mooses?. To my friends in Canadaville, Not Yet Discovered, and in Rob Ford. To my friends in West Caucasia, Weed, Tundra, Hockey, the Canadian Isles, Crackistan, Above the Wall, and North Alabama. And especially to all those folks who live in that part of Canada that looks like a conceited llama (yes, it's true; it does look like a conceited llama - once you see it, you cannot unsee it).

HAPPY CANDA DAY!!

Thanks to +BuzzFeed for giving us a glimpse of what Canada looks like to some folks south of the border. Check out all the maps here: http://goo.gl/LijDjf

Images from the +BuzzFeed link and a huge t/t (toque tip) to Aimee Skye.___

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2014-06-30 04:53:14 (8 comments, 19 reshares, 70 +1s)

Edison's Newton's Cradle

Sharing one of my favorite +ScienceSunday posts of the day. Enjoy!! And check out the page or our twitter account (@scisunday) for more sciency goodness!

From the post:

This is pretty cool, but just imagine if we had a Tesla's Newton's Cradle!

Art from Yasutoki Kariya, titled "Asobi," from the 2011 Musashino University Graduation Show.

See other views of the installation here: http://goo.gl/Hs2QH8

#ScienceSunday

h/t +Anna Brakoniecka

Series: Lights

Delightful realization of Newton's cradle. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_cradle

#sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #newton  ___Edison's Newton's Cradle

Sharing one of my favorite +ScienceSunday posts of the day. Enjoy!! And check out the page or our twitter account (@scisunday) for more sciency goodness!

From the post:

This is pretty cool, but just imagine if we had a Tesla's Newton's Cradle!

Art from Yasutoki Kariya, titled "Asobi," from the 2011 Musashino University Graduation Show.

See other views of the installation here: http://goo.gl/Hs2QH8

#ScienceSunday

h/t +Anna Brakoniecka

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2014-06-30 01:05:40 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 73 +1s)

Illusory Squares

I just love this great gif via +Steve Zimmerman. Could stare at it for hours (or at least until my phone battery dies..)

If you look right in the centre, it will seem as though there are a number of squares (tiered in 3D) rotating around. But when you try to look right at one of the edges, you'll see there actually is no edge at all - you focus instead on the local motion of individual elements, rather than on the more global perspective that leads to the percept of edges.

#ScienceSunday

 David Whyte ___Illusory Squares

I just love this great gif via +Steve Zimmerman. Could stare at it for hours (or at least until my phone battery dies..)

If you look right in the centre, it will seem as though there are a number of squares (tiered in 3D) rotating around. But when you try to look right at one of the edges, you'll see there actually is no edge at all - you focus instead on the local motion of individual elements, rather than on the more global perspective that leads to the percept of edges.

#ScienceSunday

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2014-06-30 00:52:18 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)

What kind of snake is completely different?
A Monty Python

And now for something else completely different, a snake mating ball. I know some people will think this is really gross, or frightening, or just too weird, but I just find it fascinating how different creatures have evolved different approaches to passing on their genes.

Plus, there's a +Canada side to the story.

Plus, I just think snakes are really cool. Always have. Hopefully at least a few others of you think so too!! Either way, feel free to leave you favorite snake joke in the comments - just be sure it's not NSFW ;)

For folks who don't read the whole post or check out the link to the +National Geographic story, the large snake in the middle is the female, and the smaller snakes around her are males competing to become her mate.

via +ScienceSunday #ScienceSunday


Writhing in the Snake Pit

Manitoba may not be the first place you'd think of when you think of snakes, but it is home to the Narcisse Snake Dens, which plays host to 75,000 writhing red-sided garter snakes during mating season.

Although the temperature in Manitoba can go down to -40 deg (F and C, since they are equal at that temperature ;)), the snakes winter over underground, below the frostline, wriggling through cracks in the limestone in what's effectively a massive snake housing complex.

If you don't suffer from ophidiophobia - fear of snakes, check out the video in +National Geographic's wonderful story, by +Christine Dell'Amore, on the snake dens, and the photographer who braved them to get some great views of the snakes during mating season (the gif here is a clip from that video). The story also contains some great additional information about snakes and the Narcisse Snake Dens; check it out here:
http://goo.gl/2hXvY4

If you do suffer from ophidiophobia, never fear ;). You're not alone, and recent work suggests that fear of snakes may serve an evolutionary function, and, although controversial, there may even be neurons that respond particularly well to snakes. For more on that, check out stories by:

+Clara Moskowitz via +Li +LiveScience Why We Fear Snakes http://goo.gl/f0YnRH

and

+Ca +Carl Zimmer a +Th +The New York Times Afraid of Snakes? Your Pulvinar May Be to Blame http://goo.gl/cr66BF

#ScienceSunday #scisunABS

h/t +Guy Kawasaki via HASO (http://goo.gl/oaOQOS)
___What kind of snake is completely different?
A Monty Python

And now for something else completely different, a snake mating ball. I know some people will think this is really gross, or frightening, or just too weird, but I just find it fascinating how different creatures have evolved different approaches to passing on their genes.

Plus, there's a +Canada side to the story.

Plus, I just think snakes are really cool. Always have. Hopefully at least a few others of you think so too!! Either way, feel free to leave you favorite snake joke in the comments - just be sure it's not NSFW ;)

For folks who don't read the whole post or check out the link to the +National Geographic story, the large snake in the middle is the female, and the smaller snakes around her are males competing to become her mate.

via +ScienceSunday #ScienceSunday


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2014-06-25 04:58:53 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 54 +1s)

Digital Ethereal
The art and science of illuminating the invisible

+Newcastle University PhD student, Luis Hernan has once again shown that art+science=awesome in his Digital Ethereal project, trying to shed light, and colour and shape, on the invisible wifi that surrounds us.

Hernan describes the approach as effectively measuring and mapping the signal strength in different locations, coding red as the strongest signals and blue as the weakest, and then combining the false colour coded signal strength across time and space using long-exposure photography.

The effect is hauntingly beautiful.

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

h/t +James Intriligator

Photo credits: all images from the Spirit Photograph series by Luis Hernan (these and more at his website digitalethereal.com)
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Digital Ethereal
The art and science of illuminating the invisible

+Newcastle University PhD student, Luis Hernan has once again shown that art+science=awesome in his Digital Ethereal project, trying to shed light, and colour and shape, on the invisible wifi that surrounds us.

Hernan describes the approach as effectively measuring and mapping the signal strength in different locations, coding red as the strongest signals and blue as the weakest, and then combining the false colour coded signal strength across time and space using long-exposure photography.

The effect is hauntingly beautiful.

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

h/t +James Intriligator

Photo credits: all images from the Spirit Photograph series by Luis Hernan (these and more at his website digitalethereal.com)
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Extra Credit Reading and Sources!

For more information on how the approach works, here's a section from Hernan's website, where you also can see prototypes of the device, and get information about an Android app he's developed to help you uncover the wifi world around you (digitalethereal.com)

The Kirlian Device is an instrument designed to reveal qualities of wireless networks. The device is named after Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, who discovered and perfected a photographic technique to capture electrical coronal discharges. His technique has been associated with so-called paranormal research, especially that involving the study and capture of aura.

Its body is constructed in birch plywood following a stacking slices technique. The device was modelled using a 3D software, and was then converted in cutting patterns, which were then used in a laser cutter. Inside, the device is powered by an Arduino UNO board connected to a Arduino WiFi Shield. Both components process and map the RSSI values of a previously specified SSID network into colour using a heatmap colour scheme. The mapped colours are then passed to a Pololu LED strip. The operation is possible by the use of two 5V lithium batteries.

The device was designed to be used as a photographic instrument in a performative environment. The use of a 23-point led strip allows for a contrasting light, which can then be used in long-exposure photography under an array of different light conditions. The series of Spirit Photographs has been created by a performer describing the space using the Kirlian Device.


Check out also write-ups in
+Discovery : http://goo.gl/NxlEQg

and +ScienceAlert : http://goo.gl/d1quCK
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2014-06-24 04:12:34 (26 comments, 31 reshares, 151 +1s)

Dog Side, My Side

Perhaps a little too close to home for all the dog owners out there ;)

via +Stacia Sekuler Morand

Dog Side, My Side

Perhaps a little too close to home for all the dog owners out there ;)

via +Stacia Sekuler Morand___

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2014-06-21 16:15:24 (7 comments, 19 reshares, 38 +1s)

hitchBOT: The Robot Hitchhiking Across Canada
When this robot offers you its thumb, please give it a helping hand!

My parents always warned me about picking up hitchhikers, but if I see this little robot by the road, I'd be happy to give it a ride.

hitchBOT will be trying to make its way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the Eastern side of Canada (albeit not in the Easternmost Province, as noted by some disgruntled Newfoundlanders) to Victoria, British Columbia on the West Coast: about 6000 km/4000 miles going the most direct routes.

Although hitchBOT will have legs and will wear cute little Wellies (as shown in the artist's rendering here), it can't move on its own, so it will depend entirely on the kindness of strangers.

Indeed, the main guys behind this art meets technology project, +David Harris Smith (one of my colleagues... more »

hitchBOT: The Robot Hitchhiking Across Canada
When this robot offers you its thumb, please give it a helping hand!

My parents always warned me about picking up hitchhikers, but if I see this little robot by the road, I'd be happy to give it a ride.

hitchBOT will be trying to make its way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the Eastern side of Canada (albeit not in the Easternmost Province, as noted by some disgruntled Newfoundlanders) to Victoria, British Columbia on the West Coast: about 6000 km/4000 miles going the most direct routes.

Although hitchBOT will have legs and will wear cute little Wellies (as shown in the artist's rendering here), it can't move on its own, so it will depend entirely on the kindness of strangers.

Indeed, the main guys behind this art meets technology project, +David Harris Smith (one of my colleagues at +McMaster University) and Frauke Zeller (+Ryerson University) note that the project turns the age-old question, "Can humans trust robots?" on its head, asking instead

Can robots trust humans?

It also will be interesting to see what happens if the route hitchBOT takes crosses the border into the US. Although hitchBOT will have AI and speech capacity (so it can carry on conversations on any topic in Wikipedia and post about its travels on its website and FB, Twitter, G+, and Instragram accounts, and it can ask you to plug it into your car charger to refresh its batteries), it doesn't have a passport! You can imagine the confusion that would ensue if a helpful driver is asked, "Anything to declare?" at the border... "Um, yes, Officer, I have a hitchhiking robot the size of a 6 year-old made from a beer pail, Wellies, and garden gloves...."

To read more about hitchBOT, check out this article in +The Atlantic : http://goo.gl/TaKogt oder ein weiterer artikel auf Deutsch von +DIE ZEIT hier: http://goo.gl/Zs5ZjF

And don't forget to follow along hitchBOT's trip as it makes the journey starting July 27th: www.hitchBOT.me
You can find links to all of its social media sites there, and there's already content in advance of the trip.

Good luck! Gute Reise!! Bon Voyage!!!

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday
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2014-06-19 21:45:56 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Good Co
Find yourself and maybe a job too!

This looks to be an interesting way for people to gain a bit more knowledge about themselves and their career potential. It's been referred to by +TIME as "The EHarmony of jobs." ;) I'm thinking especially about grad students exploring career options outside academia, but could be useful in many other cases as well.

You can get on the list for early access to their new mobile app below. 

Good Co
Find yourself and maybe a job too!

This looks to be an interesting way for people to gain a bit more knowledge about themselves and their career potential. It's been referred to by +TIME as "The EHarmony of jobs." ;) I'm thinking especially about grad students exploring career options outside academia, but could be useful in many other cases as well.

You can get on the list for early access to their new mobile app below. ___

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2014-06-17 05:56:01 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

The Open Road is Calling
A future album cover in the making?

My good friend +Larry Morand, who works with John Corabi (of Mötley Crüe, The Scream, and Union fame) shared this photo that Cortney Bury shot of John over the weekend, and it is just too awesome not to share!

Could it be the shot for his next album cover??

Just imagine what Cortney could do in +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunts... (Reveals are on now, so check out her page to see more creativity)

The image brings to mind the opening lyrics from Union's song, Empty Soul:

The open road is calling
I'm headed for the setting sun
I couldn't help but thinking
What the world is running from
Seems everybody's running
Everybody's hoping
They're gonna get it right
Cause everybody's wants itmore »

The Open Road is Calling
A future album cover in the making?

My good friend +Larry Morand, who works with John Corabi (of Mötley Crüe, The Scream, and Union fame) shared this photo that Cortney Bury shot of John over the weekend, and it is just too awesome not to share!

Could it be the shot for his next album cover??

Just imagine what Cortney could do in +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunts... (Reveals are on now, so check out her page to see more creativity)

The image brings to mind the opening lyrics from Union's song, Empty Soul:

The open road is calling
I'm headed for the setting sun
I couldn't help but thinking
What the world is running from
Seems everybody's running
Everybody's hoping
They're gonna get it right
Cause everybody's wants it
Everybody holding on just a little too tight

To see where to catch John Corabi live, to get his latest acoustic album, or to read about his awesome experience on the annual Monster's of Rock Cruise, check out his website:

http://johncorabimusic.com

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photo: John Corabi by Cortney Bury
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2014-06-17 03:16:30 (14 comments, 23 reshares, 115 +1s)

Circular Math

Thought I would share one of my favorite posts from #ScienceSunday this week, via +annarita ruberto and +CircleCount . Check out the +ScienceSunday page for more great sciency posts, including a wonderful explanation of this effect by +Richard Green

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

Circle area by rearrangement

A very intuitive visualisation!

A disk is divided into sixteen pie pieces and unrolled along the circumference. The resulting row of spikes is then split in two, one half is rotated and placed interlocking with the other half. Below, another disk is unrolled into a continuous gradient, simulating infinitesimal spikes. It is similarly split, rotated, and merged with the other half.

Source:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Pie_Are_Square.gif

#Math   #Mathematics   #circle   #circle_area   #gif   #science   #sciencesunday  ___Circular Math

Thought I would share one of my favorite posts from #ScienceSunday this week, via +annarita ruberto and +CircleCount . Check out the +ScienceSunday page for more great sciency posts, including a wonderful explanation of this effect by +Richard Green

#ScienceEveryday when it's not #ScienceSunday

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2014-06-16 04:29:06 (496 comments, 443 reshares, 1858 +1s)

Most Awesome Haircut
あなたの頭は、おいしそう

I am looking for a new style, but not sure this would work with curly hair....

If tomato isn't for you, hairstylist Hiro at the Osaka salon, Trick Store, has many more options, including a lady bug, a giraffe, loads of intricate braids and artistic shavings, and just about every colour under the sun (and some I'm not sure are normally seen by humans here on Earth....).

Check out more of his stylings here: http://goo.gl/gwdV10

via +Gail Barnes s and +Reverb b on twitter (@ZAGrrl and @Reverb) 

Most Awesome Haircut
あなたの頭は、おいしそう

I am looking for a new style, but not sure this would work with curly hair....

If tomato isn't for you, hairstylist Hiro at the Osaka salon, Trick Store, has many more options, including a lady bug, a giraffe, loads of intricate braids and artistic shavings, and just about every colour under the sun (and some I'm not sure are normally seen by humans here on Earth....).

Check out more of his stylings here: http://goo.gl/gwdV10

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