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Becky Collins5,567Author 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 ?2014-03-21 05:25:354883216CC 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 06:25:16393204CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214CC G+
Core Marketing4091. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-28 07:48:32495859CC G+
Core Marketing2921. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-27 07:10:04496245CC G+
David Leonhardt3,391This is basically the Megamix 19 of +Tancredi Matranga .   To grow your contacts on G+,:1. Plus the post2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle.4. Share the saved circle (but make sure to tick "include yourself" when sharing).#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #circleshare   #thursday   #thursdaycircle   #circlethursday  2013-12-19 16:54:54498101315CC G+
Tancredi Matranga11,444WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 19Have a great Thursday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 19th #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #circleshare   #thursday   #thursdaycircle   #circlethursday  2013-12-19 10:54:49498876696CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
STEM on Google+ Community9,798Movers & Shakers in the STEM Community!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments have appeared in the +STEM on Google+ Community and page.  There are both content creators and content readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to join the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343 #sciencecircle   #STEM   #curatedcontent   #publicsharedcircles   #newtogoogleplus  2013-11-04 15:26:49280311947CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682CC G+
César Bustíos Benites25,256MY FAVORITES - October 2013It's been a while since I share my last favorite circle...A circle full engagers, scientists, photographers, astronomers, entertainers, geeks... you name it. Add them to your circles, you won't regret it!#sharedcircle  #publicsharedcircle  #circleshare  #circles  #gratitudecircle2013-10-02 15:37:59235752371CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415235986CC G+
Andrey Mashnich84,676Circle of interesting and active people in Google+ -  Круг интересных и активных людей в Google+#EarthMyMother #photo #ForFriends  2013-07-11 15:46:12496351761CC G+
Kay Bo2,114This is my "Artecjo-Circle" These people keep me updated in regards to Ar t, tec hnics and jo kes.I included myself, even though I am not funny at all. #circleshare   #circleshit   #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #sharedcircles   2013-07-09 22:32:47228103CC G+
Paul Christen0If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310CC G+
Mariusz Zapart3,856Top Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 20:08:48237528CC G+
Mithu Hassan17,143A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)Thanks +César Bustíos Benites #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 17:50:3925321538CC G+
César Bustíos Benites10,350MY FAVORITES - JUNE UPDATETop Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  2013-06-09 17:03:20236541462CC G+
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348390CC G+
Blair Kunkel5,687ATTENTION - Since my original snowball circle(Share Circle #1) circle grew so fast it reached over 2,000 members!  It has been brought to my attention that each time the circle is shared and added to YOUR circles, you are only able to add under 500 people. SO...to make sure that this circle of awesome people continues to grow, I have divided all 2,000 members into 7 other share circles(so far) and each of those share circles 2-7 are starting out with 400 members each. That will allow each circle to snowball up to 100 more members each.  Once each of those circles reach 500 members, I will create a new share circle...and so on and so on.--------------------------------------------------Welcome to SHARE CIRCLE #3--------------------------------------------------Want to be added to this SNOWBALL CIRCLE and increase the number or your followers?  To be added to this circle you must do these things in this order:1.  You must PLUS the post.2.  You must SHARE the post.3.  You must ADD the circle.(Remember, you can only have 5,000 people in your circles overall so make sure you have the room to add everyone in this circle first)4   And lastly, you must comment below when you have done the three above to let me know.Just want to remind you that in order for me to add you to this circle you MUST share this circle.  I always check the activity and I see who shares it and also +1's it too. Thanks#circleshare #sharecircle #circlesharing #share #snowball #sharecircle3 #snowballcircle #blairkunkel #moonhillmedia2013-05-08 17:02:2340123518CC G+
César Bustíos Benites8,090My favorites - V2Awesomeness! Specially selected interactive and interesting people that enhance your G+ experienceIf you're notified, you're included(I'm stupid, sorry)#Circle #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #Circleday #Humor #Shared #circleday  2013-04-30 21:14:52222471550CC G+
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Robert Hughey3,493A public circle from +César Bustíos Benites that he was kind enough to include me in. Thank you sir.There are some really cool people and pages here. And I'd gladly share them publicly. Trust me, that's not always the case with some of the circles I've been shared lately. ;-) #circle #circleshare #space #spacecircle #NASA #spaceexploration #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-04-08 13:48:1622113621CC G+
Fraser Cain759,117The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST2013-03-19 22:39:3139967163160CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic222A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome  2013-03-15 01:28:13242905CC G+
César Bustíos Benites5,560250 most relevant for this week!Great people you should add to your circles to improve your Google+ experience#circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle +Circles +Full Circle +SharedCircles +Best Shared Circle +Circle Me Up !!! +The Best Circles on Google+ 2013-03-08 17:53:4125113721CC G+
Jerry Nguyen15,676#scio13 Attendee CircleAs promised, here is the updated circle of +ScienceOnline 2013 Attendees. I've pulled off all G+ links that were available (and functional) from the "Look Who's Coming" list. If you're attending and not in the circle, please let me know!This circle includes scientists, reporters, bloggers, superheroes, musicians, poets, photographers, and a whole bunch of other folks interested in finding ways to spread science online.(oh, and there's one consultant)Though not all attendees post frequently on G+, keep an eye on this circle over the next week! Hopefully we can get them to begin posting more on G+!Many thanks to +Karyn Traphagen, +Bora Zivkovic, and +Anton Zuiker  for organizing this whole herd of cats!Also thanks to +Emily Finke for maintaining a Twitter list of the attendees: https://twitter.com/seelix/scio13Share widely and often!2013-01-24 18:17:4024918313CC G+
Fraser Cain694,882The Final Super Science CircleWell, this is it, this is going to be the last posting of the Super Science Circle. Why? Communities, that's why. In case you didn't know, I've been maintaining my Super Science Circle from the very beginning of Google+. As soon as the feature to share circles was enabled, I was happy to share those circles around into Google. I did this because it was very difficult for people with related interests (science) to be able to find each other. I wanted new G+ users to realize this place isn't a ghost town; there are vibrant groups of people actively discussing scientific topics.But it was a hack. Each month took me almost an entire day to curate down the list of people, remove the inactive, and incorporate newly active people who often posted about science. And it was always imperfect. Some people got a massive boost in followers and engagement, while other, equally deserving people were left out.It was inelegant, inefficient and arbitrary.But now you can do this all on your own. You can go into any Community that matches your interest and instantly discover thousands of people who share your enthusiasm for a topic - just joining a Community will bring a trickle of posts about topics that interest you back into your stream. Keep your participation in the Community, or circle the most interesting people and harvest them back into your own stream.In the coming months, I'll be suggesting Communities you should join, instead of people you should circle. Thanks to everyone for using the shared circles and helping science get such a firm foothold here on Google+. Thanks to all the past and present members of the Super Science Circle for sharing such wonderful stuff.Science!2013-01-17 02:59:31420544084CC G+
Paul Christen0To the person that originally shared this circle with me (I forgot who...)Thank you.I am getting really tired of the glorification of stupid and the vilification of intelligence. I am afraid that its a systemic problem and frankly, I see no end in sight. Its similar to American politics in many ways."Well sure, professional athletes shouldn't rape women, but the dood can throw a football!" "Well, yeah, he ran a dog fighting ring, but let him play football and be a role model to  children anyway."We had a President, that was re-elected, that on any scale was a buffoon at best.The list goes on, and lets not forget the other side  of the  proverbial  coin, how often have we heard politicians talk about the "elite smart people"?Watch an episode or two of "Big Bang Theory". REALLY funny show, I refuse to watch it. I saw two episodes and both portrayed intelligence as negative.I heard an adult say (and I shit you not) "Kids don't need to learn what the mathematical median is, its useless knowledge, average is good enough." I tried to explain how it differs from average and how knowing the average and the median can help get a better view of the data (no point in going too deep) and got "nope, not needed".Whatever, I'm ranting and off the rails here.Do what you need to do to keep YOUR intelligence up and those around you, for the love  of Xenu, fight the good fight. Following this  circle  might help.2012-11-07 13:15:584135110CC G+


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2014-04-23 17:57:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

With spring finally here, I write in my latest New York Times column about how we’re stretching the seasons: http://t.co/qFhLm7UtTT

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2014-04-22 22:18:21 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 16 +1s)

New on the Loom: The Wisdom of (Little) Crowds http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/22/the-wisdom-of-little-crowds/

2014-04-18 02:06:30 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Ferns thrived in shady forests by borrowing a light-sensing gene from other plants. I tell the story in my new column for the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/science/plants-that-practice-genetic-engineering.html?_r=1

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2014-04-10 12:24:24 (2 comments, 15 reshares, 34 +1s)

For my new "Matter" column for the New York Times, I take you inside the crowded, jittery interior of the cell: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/science/watch-proteins-do-the-jitterbug.html?hpw&rref=science

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2014-04-09 13:00:57 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 27 +1s)

In the latest issue of Wired, I interview microbiologist Martin Blaser about our endangered microbiome. If you want to find out more, his new book, Missing Microbes, has just been published. It’s an excellent look at one of the most intriguing fields of biology today.

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2014-03-28 15:37:58 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 26 +1s)

The photographer Rachel Sussman has come out with a gorgeous, important new book called, “The Oldest Living Things In the World.” She asked me to write the introduction. Here's what I wrote about these biological Methuselahs: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/28/the-oldest-living-things-on-earth/

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2014-03-27 14:49:56 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

For my column this week in the New York Times, I look at how machine learning (think Watson on Jeopardy) can help doctors swim through the ocean of cancer data and come up with better treatments.


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2014-03-25 21:44:03 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

Here’s the video of my talk yesterday at Harvard about humans as an evolutionary force. While the lighting on me is dim, the slides are bright. Besides, you don't need to see the color of my tie anyway... http://youtu.be/PA80bWpPf2c

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2014-03-19 13:42:44 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 19 +1s)

On the Loom, I offer three ways to fly through a brain http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/19/flying-through-inner-space/

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2014-03-18 14:31:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Today on the Loom, I have a long essay about that most marvelous whale, the narwhal. I look at its extraordinary tusk--which was once peddled as unicorn horns--and the debate among scientists about what it's for. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/18/the-mystery-of-the-sea-unicorn/

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2014-03-18 00:03:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

For my new "Matter" column in the New York Times, I look at a moss that has returned from the age of King Arthur and the new science of “resurrection ecology.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/science/a-growth-spurt-at-1500-years-old.html

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2014-03-13 12:18:00 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 19 +1s)

Did sponges engineer the planet and allow us to evolve? I look at an intriguing new hypothesis in my new "Matter" column for the New York Times


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2014-03-12 18:17:57 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 20 +1s)

It’s very strange inside a whale’s head. On the Loom, I look at the evolution of echolocation http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/12/seeing-the-ocean-with-a-buzzing-nose-2/

2014-03-10 16:18:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Here’s a Q&A I did with Nadia Drake on the occasion of her launch of “No Place Like Home” at National Geographic Phenomena


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2014-03-10 15:20:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Science writer Nadia Drake has joined our circle at National Geographic's Phenomena. Read all about all things extraterrestrial at "No Place Like Home."


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2014-03-06 14:34:44 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 19 +1s)

New on the Loom: I look at an unexpected kind of parasite--a bird that's an "information parasite." http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/06/the-information-parasites/

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2014-03-03 21:27:27 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 40 +1s)

A bizarre virus, very different from any previously found, has been revived after being frozen for 30,000 years in Siberian permafrost. It's the subject of my new "Matter" column in the New York Times. (Screenwriters, start your engines.)

2014-02-28 14:14:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Here's my latest email newsletter, which I send out each Friday.


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2014-02-27 22:10:16 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 20 +1s)

Scientists have done new research on my favorite parasite, the jewel wasp. They've found new clues to how the wasp finds its way through its victim's brain--by touch, and perhaps by taste? I've got the details on the Loom:

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2014-02-27 14:03:30 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 16 +1s)

Does sex help drive the evolution of better learning? For my new "Matter" column at the New York Times, I take a look at an intriguing experiment on flies forced into monogamy for hundreds of generations. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/science/stupider-with-monogamy.html?_r=0

2014-02-24 19:09:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

On the Loom, I have a post about the search for the oldest pieces of Earth. Scientists today confirmed that a tiny mineral grain found in Australia dates back 4.4 billion years ago. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/24/searching-for-the-oldest-pieces-of-earth/ I also have a feature in the new issue of Scientific American on the hunt for full-blown rocks of the same age (subscription required): http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-oldest-rocks-on-earth/  

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2014-02-21 13:49:55 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

I went to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting in Chicago last week to talk about the new ways scientists are sharing their research, and how they're changing how we journalists report on it. You can watch the video here: http://bcove.me/gy9c78ob And you can find my prepared text (with linky goodness) here: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/19/scientists-on-the-loose-my-aaas-talk/

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2014-02-20 16:53:23 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)

In my column today for the New York Times, I look at the ultimate cold case: the great mass extinction that happened 252 million years ago. We may be running an unplanned experiment today that will show us how it happened. http://lnkd.in/d7WYZt3

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2014-02-13 17:55:03 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 15 +1s)

Some people hallucinate music--a marching band outside their house, a church choir in the room next over. For my new column for the New York Times, I write about a cool new study on musical hallucinations (with some help from the great Oliver Sacks) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/science/phantom-melodies-yield-real-clues-to-brains-workings.html?ref=science

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2014-02-10 20:33:45 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

On the Loom, I blog about how the calabash became the most widespread domesticated species after dogs (with performances from Ravi Shankar, Naná Vasconcelos, & other calabash-based musicians) http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/10/planet-calabash/

2014-02-07 15:54:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

If you like your science via email newsletter, sign up for Friday's Elk here: http://eepurl.com/NZ3J9

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2014-02-07 14:22:45 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Cancer genes and beetle species: how can you know how many are left to be discovered? As I write at The Loom, the answers are strikingly similar. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/07/how-do-you-know-when-youve-found-them-all-a-question-that-applies-to-beetles-and-cancer-genes-alike/

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2014-02-06 20:06:24 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)

In my new “Matter” column in the New York Times, I look at the quest for a catalog of cancer genes, and how far we may have left to go. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/science/a-catalog-of-cancer-genes-thats-done-or-just-a-start.html 

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2014-02-04 13:17:44 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)

On the Loom, I take a look at a bizarre new possibility from the world of coevolution: birds may build nests not just for their own eggs, but for plants, too. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/04/a-living-nest/

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2014-01-29 19:26:46 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 40 +1s)

Neanderthals mated with our ancestors about 40,000 years ago. Now scientists are pinpointing the genes they left behind. Here's my story for the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/science/neanderthals-leave-their-mark-on-us.html?ref=science

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2014-01-24 16:03:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

On Studio 360 this week, I talk about meeting John Schoenherr when I was ten, and how his paintings helped build my visual world. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/24/stepping-off-the-spaceship/

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2014-01-23 20:47:51 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s)

New on the Loom: How A Dog Has Lived For Eleven Thousand Years–-In Other Dogs http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/23/how-a-dog-has-lived-for-eleven-thousand-years-in-other-dogs/

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2014-01-22 01:11:47 (8 comments, 22 reshares, 89 +1s)

Here's a picture that didn't make it into my X chromosome story in today's New York Times. It's a heart. Cells with Mom's X active are green, and Dad's are red. Photo by Jeremy Nathans and Hao Wu/Neuron (Cell Press) Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/science/seeing-x-chromosomes-in-a-new-light.html

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2014-01-20 23:23:36 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)

In tomorrow's New York Times I have a (gorgeously illustrated) feature on the mysteries of the X chromosome 


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2014-01-20 16:16:31 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

I'm going to be on KQED at noon ET/9 am PT to talk about the brain and my cover story in the new issue of National Geographic. Tune in here!


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2014-01-19 16:08:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

How Darwin predicted a moth (told in a tattoo)


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2014-01-19 00:22:59 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)

This week I join +Jad Abumrad and company at +Radiolab to talk about the mysterious power of anesthesia, and what it tells us about consciousness.

2014-01-16 15:40:45 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Scientists are trying to forecast the flu like the weather. I take a look at their predictions in my new Matter column for the New York Times.  nyti.ms/1j95eET

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2014-01-13 17:29:48 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 34 +1s)

On the Loom, I write about newly discovered fossils that help us understand the transition our ancestors made from water to land.  http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/13/how-we-got-on-land-bone-by-bone/

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2014-01-12 18:03:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Science Ink Sunday: in case you need a pulsar map to get home to Earth http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/12/where-is-this-place-you-call-earth-science-ink-sunday/

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2014-01-10 17:03:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Each week I send out an email newsletter called Friday's Elk. Here's today's: http://eepurl.com/MazaH You can sign up there if you want to receive it in the future.

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2014-01-09 14:24:53 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 39 +1s)

Scientists have hatched ~700-year-old crustacean eggs from a Minnesota lake. This resurrection of medieval animals has allowed them to document an example of humans altering the course of evolution on Earth. I report on the new study in my "Matter" column for the New York Times.


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2014-01-06 19:58:35 (24 comments, 38 reshares, 73 +1s)

New on the Loom: Scientists witnessed an evolutionary transition in a lab 11 years ago. But they’re still figuring out what happened. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/06/evolution-hidden-in-plain-sight/

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2014-01-03 19:12:45 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Does a woolly mammoth need a lawyer? On the Loom, I look at how governments might handle de-extinction. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/03/does-a-woolly-mammoth-need-a-lawyer/

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2014-01-02 19:21:55 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

For my first New York Times column for 2014, I write about the incredible diversity of the rain forest. Is chemical warfare the cause? 


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2013-12-26 16:20:47 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)

For my new "Matter" column in the New York Times, I write about a new idea about how our complex brains evolved: as our brains got bigger, our neurons became untethered from their old constraints. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/science/in-the-human-brain-size-really-isnt-everything.html?ref=science

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2013-12-20 18:50:21 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)

New on the Loom: “The Dark Matter of Psychiatric Genetics” -- I take a look at the growing interest in the mosaic brain among scientists studying mental disorders http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/20/the-dark-matter-of-psychiatric-genetics/

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2013-12-18 18:17:11 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 37 +1s)

From a single Neanderthal toe bone comes a genome in such rich detail that it's like an encyclopedia of human evolution. Incest, interbreeding, and more revelations in my new "Matter" column for the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/science/toe-fossil-provides-complete-neanderthal-genome.html 

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2013-12-18 16:51:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

At Phenomena,Virginia Hughes, Brian Switek, Ed Yong and I are celebrating a year of blogging together. Thanks to everyone for visiting the Loom!


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2013-12-14 13:06:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

New column for +The Wall Street Journal is up! Everybody loves the Grace Hopper moth story, but technical "bugs" go back to Thomas Edison. http://on.wsj.com/bugbz


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