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Science on Google+419,040Join 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.Explaining Ebola2014-08-10 23:30:0078 

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Becky Collins16,609Science 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 ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459101
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 05:14:394770210
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
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 12:35:31305008
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
Fabian Weiland761#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science #scientists  2013-12-02 14:10:58296000
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606
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 18:19:4843218317
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 15:53:38426115
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123
Fabian Weiland393#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103
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 20:14:53415304682
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214
Till von Bracht647Biologist? Share this circle! #sharedcircle , #circleshare, #circles, 2013-08-28 11:02:23102001
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000
Science on Google+70,967Natural SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Astronomy, Biology, ​Chemistry, Ecology, ​​​​​Geography, Geology, and Neuroscience.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXView underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles   #sharedcircles 2013-08-17 20:56:0734392450
Paul Christen113If 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 13:54:194095310
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 19:26:51456348290
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 21:02:03419226277
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 08:01:53422229
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 20:08:43412417
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 22:39:3139967163160
Nicole Gugliucci19,829UPDATED First Ladies of Science CircleRemember that whole thing that happened a while ago when +Pamela Gay realized she was the only lady on the Science & Nature Suggested Users List? Well, not only were more women added as a result of our discussions (Thanks, Google!) but we put together a list or YOUR recommendations for your favorite ladies of science. These women do science, teach science, talk about science, or just plain LOVE science, and they share it with all of us here on Google+. Still missing you or one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! 2013-02-27 04:41:0515610312
Nicole Gugliucci19,685I'm resharing my "First Ladies of Science" circle from last week ago based on your suggestions of the fabulous women of STEM here in Google+. Sorry, I've been busy with travel and haven't updated it and plan to do that... but I wanted to share from the new profile in case you missed it. 2013-02-09 16:05:091208815
Science on Google+27,055Biology CircleView profiles in circle: http://goo.gl/xuMxTLinks to shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-01-29 00:40:4116111220
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 18:17:4024918313
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 02:59:31420544084
Science on Google+13,361Natural SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Astronomy, Biology, ​Chemistry, Ecology, ​​​​​Geography, Geology, and Neuroscience.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-12-02 15:41:4030541730
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)10,068#sharedpubliccircles   #science  It's been a while since I shared a circle. Let's fix that, shall we? Here is my Circle of Science. Here you will find people who are practicing scientists, science writers, and science enthusiasts - and sometimes all three at once. There are biologists, chemists, physicists, microbiologists, food safety scientists, mathematicians, neurologists, astronomers and many other disciplines represented here. But regardless of their specialties they are intelligent, interested, and interesting.I won't call this a curated circle per se, but I can personally speak to quality of many of these individuals. Many of them are true gems.FOR SCIENCE!2012-11-26 17:29:545015211
Science on Google+12,860Natural SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Astronomy, Biology, ​Chemistry, Ecology, ​​​​​Geography, Geology, and Neuroscience.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-11-11 13:16:113015914
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 13:15:584135110
Zbynek Kysela760Super Science Circle - November, 2012 Edition*****************************************************HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) +Zbynek Kysela*****************************************************Created by +Fraser Cain :It's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.2012-11-07 10:56:11414209
Fraser Cain461,262Super Science Circle - November, 2012 EditionIt's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.2012-11-06 21:39:344133912796
Nikki Crome10,618Want Interesting Content In Your Stream?Look no more for I give you SCIENCE!!This is the first time that I was asked to share a circle here on G+ :)I guarantee you will learn something new every day if you add these incredibly interesting and educated individuals ^_^....The circle for when you want something better than memes, animated gifs and photographs of kittens. #Science   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceCircle  2012-10-07 18:18:4341319217
Fraser Cain246,278Super Science Circle - September 2012 EditionThe time has come to share the latest edition of the Super Science Circle. Got a boring stream? Then import this massive list of 400ish people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science. We've got scientists, journalists, science fans... even a few astronauts. Circle them and your stream will get really busy.Please reshare this circle... for science!As always, I highly recommend that you import this circle into a brand new circle. Then you can extract interesting folks into more permanent locations in your circles. Play around with the noise controls in the circle to crank up the volume or turn it down, to get the right mix in your main stream.Want to be in this circle? I'm always looking for more people who are:1. Active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post science-related topicsJust mention your name in the comments, and I'll take a look at your profile.2012-09-17 16:47:1239660213200
Science on Google+9,494Natural SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Astronomy, Biology, ​Chemistry, Ecology, ​​​​​Geography, Geology, and Neuroscience.If you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Please note that you also have to circle +Science on Google+: A Public Database if you would like to be considered for shared circles.View underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rB#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2012-09-09 14:25:5628712932
Fraser Cain136,858Super Science Circle - August 2012 EditionIt's time again for the latest edition of my Super Science Circle. If your stream is stale, import this shared circle and never want for knowledge again. And if anyone ever tells you Google+ is a ghost town, point them at this circle and demand they import it.Please reshare this list, to help it spread wide and far. Do it! For Science!If you're interested in my criteria, the circle contains:1. People active on Google+2. People who often post about science.I highly recommend that you import these people into a test circle and then evaluate them over the next month. Move over the people who really delight you to a more permanent circle. Then replace the test circle next month, when I share it again.If you know anyone who should be included in this list, please let me know. #sciencesunday   #evang+  2012-08-20 19:42:04434170414583

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Alicia Silverstone and Jay Gordon have teamed up on a parenting book. Predictably, she's not vaccinating her kids: http://dailym.ai/1hOI19V

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As a new mom (again), I'm all too aware of how vulnerable unvaccinated children are. Here is why I think vaccination is so important. http://bit.ly/1oPUvxk If you agree, I'd appreciate it if you shared the post.

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As a new mom (again), I'm all too aware of how vulnerable unvaccinated children are. Here is why I think vaccination is so important. http://bit.ly/1oPUvxk If you agree, I'd appreciate it if you shared the post.

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New post! Interview with virologist Dr. Heather Lander on working in a BSL4 laboratory, even during pregnancy http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/08/18/baby-on-board-in-a-bsl4-lab/

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Also, I will be on a +Science on Google+  Hangout on Air this Sunday:

Join us 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.

Also, I will be on a +Science on Google+  Hangout on Air this Sunday:

Join us 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.___

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2014-08-08 16:32:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

My interview with +Chris Mooney  and +Indre Viskontas for Inquiring Minds is up today. Topic (of course) is Ebola: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/inquiring-minds-tara-smith-ebola-donald-trump-rush-limbaugh

My interview with +Chris Mooney  and +Indre Viskontas for Inquiring Minds is up today. Topic (of course) is Ebola: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/08/inquiring-minds-tara-smith-ebola-donald-trump-rush-limbaugh___

2014-08-07 16:59:44 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s) 

New post! A historical view on Ebola response & prevention. I argue that social issues, and not viral mutation, are the keys to these outbreaks (and thus, preventing/ending them). http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/08/07/a-historical-perspective-on-ebola-response-and-prevention/ …

New post! A historical view on Ebola response & prevention. I argue that social issues, and not viral mutation, are the keys to these outbreaks (and thus, preventing/ending them). http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/08/07/a-historical-perspective-on-ebola-response-and-prevention/ …___

2014-08-04 04:49:19 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Been terrible at keeping up here, but here is a recent post discussing how Ebola is already in the US--so  no need to panic over recent events http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/08/02/ebola-is-already-in-the-united-states/

Been terrible at keeping up here, but here is a recent post discussing how Ebola is already in the US--so  no need to panic over recent events http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/08/02/ebola-is-already-in-the-united-states/___

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2014-05-13 12:52:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

New post! Superbugs rising (or, what I did on my summer vacation) http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/05/13/superbugs-rising/

New post! Superbugs rising (or, what I did on my summer vacation) http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/05/13/superbugs-rising/___

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2014-04-30 02:45:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s) 

New post, and very important. This is a guest post by a mom whose son, already dealing with cancer, contracted pertussis. He was hospitalized for 12 days and they weren't sure if he would make it. http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/04/30/guest-post-finns-story-and-why-vaccination-is-so-critical/

New post, and very important. This is a guest post by a mom whose son, already dealing with cancer, contracted pertussis. He was hospitalized for 12 days and they weren't sure if he would make it. http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/04/30/guest-post-finns-story-and-why-vaccination-is-so-critical/___

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2014-04-17 17:15:15 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Alicia Silverstone and Jay Gordon have teamed up on a parenting book. Predictably, she's not vaccinating her kids: http://dailym.ai/1hOI19V

Alicia Silverstone and Jay Gordon have teamed up on a parenting book. Predictably, she's not vaccinating her kids: http://dailym.ai/1hOI19V___

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2014-04-05 00:04:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s) 

New post! Ebola reemerges http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/04/04/ebola-reemerges-from-the-forest/

New post! Ebola reemerges http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/04/04/ebola-reemerges-from-the-forest/___

2014-03-28 15:30:16 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s) 

New post! Mayim Bialik  is a problematic ambassador for science http://bit.ly/1gy6VtC  

New post! Mayim Bialik  is a problematic ambassador for science http://bit.ly/1gy6VtC  ___

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2014-03-16 21:50:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Had not realized that NVIC and Mercola were both financed by Mercola's Health Liberty coalition: http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/16/nvic-and-mercola-sittin-in-a-tree/

Had not realized that NVIC and Mercola were both financed by Mercola's Health Liberty coalition: http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/03/16/nvic-and-mercola-sittin-in-a-tree/___

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2014-03-13 16:21:55 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s) 

As a new mom (again), I'm all too aware of how vulnerable unvaccinated children are. Here is why I think vaccination is so important. http://bit.ly/1oPUvxk If you agree, I'd appreciate it if you shared the post.

As a new mom (again), I'm all too aware of how vulnerable unvaccinated children are. Here is why I think vaccination is so important. http://bit.ly/1oPUvxk If you agree, I'd appreciate it if you shared the post.___

2014-02-26 17:08:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

New post! A bit different from my usual infectious disease fare, instead discussing inequality in the university & science: http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/02/26/economic-barriers-in-the-elite-university-and-in-science/ 

New post! A bit different from my usual infectious disease fare, instead discussing inequality in the university & science: http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2014/02/26/economic-barriers-in-the-elite-university-and-in-science/ ___

2014-02-11 20:32:30 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Postdoc position in bacterial metagenomics available in my lab! http://bit.ly/LSwp8i  Please share with others who may be interested. 

Postdoc position in bacterial metagenomics available in my lab! http://bit.ly/LSwp8i  Please share with others who may be interested. ___

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2014-01-29 16:58:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Coverage of our recent paper looking at proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and MRSA colonization in today's Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140129/NEWS/301290074/Presence-of-drug-resistant-bacteria-found-far-higher-near-big-hog-lots?Frontpage&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

Coverage of our recent paper looking at proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and MRSA colonization in today's Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140129/NEWS/301290074/Presence-of-drug-resistant-bacteria-found-far-higher-near-big-hog-lots?Frontpage&gcheck=1&nclick_check=1___

2013-12-18 04:24:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Have a new article up today on Medscape (free registration required) on human-animal infections: http://bit.ly/1jf4AXe

Have a new article up today on Medscape (free registration required) on human-animal infections: http://bit.ly/1jf4AXe___

2013-12-05 03:27:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

New post! The Pap smear is no panacea,@katiecouric http://bit.ly/ItdSyg  re today's @KatieShow on #HPV vaccine

New post! The Pap smear is no panacea,@katiecouric http://bit.ly/ItdSyg  re today's @KatieShow on #HPV vaccine___

2013-11-21 18:48:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

My final post (I think) in the zombie microbiology series: what about the bite? http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/?p=2259

My final post (I think) in the zombie microbiology series: what about the bite? http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/?p=2259___

2013-11-05 18:37:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

New at Aetiology: Microbiology of zombies part IV, hidden infections (or, why Carol messed up) http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2013/11/05/the-microbiology-of-zombies-part-iv-hidden-infections/ 

New at Aetiology: Microbiology of zombies part IV, hidden infections (or, why Carol messed up) http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2013/11/05/the-microbiology-of-zombies-part-iv-hidden-infections/ ___

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2013-10-31 16:49:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

New post! The micro of #zombies part III: we're all infected http://bit.ly/1ixfB0u

New post! The micro of #zombies part III: we're all infected http://bit.ly/1ixfB0u___

2013-10-28 17:34:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

New post! The microbiology of zombies, part II (or, how not to survive an apocalypse) http://bit.ly/1cdai4F

New post! The microbiology of zombies, part II (or, how not to survive an apocalypse) http://bit.ly/1cdai4F___

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2013-10-23 17:45:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

I have a new article up today at Slate.com, on the microbiology of The Walking Dead (and other disasters) http://slate.me/1a9XRFs

I have a new article up today at Slate.com, on the microbiology of The Walking Dead (and other disasters) http://slate.me/1a9XRFs___

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2013-10-21 22:24:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

New lab logo for a new university! I've recently made a move to Kent State in Ohio, and have a new logo and FB page (http://on.fb.me/1h1L78Y) to go with it.  Logo by RO Design: http://ryanoldfielddesign.com/ 

New lab logo for a new university! I've recently made a move to Kent State in Ohio, and have a new logo and FB page (http://on.fb.me/1h1L78Y) to go with it.  Logo by RO Design: http://ryanoldfielddesign.com/ ___

2013-07-10 01:07:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Mark Bittman in the New York Times writes about a new MRSA/livestock paper; my lab's work is also noted. nyti.ms/16oJrOk

Mark Bittman in the New York Times writes about a new MRSA/livestock paper; my lab's work is also noted. nyti.ms/16oJrOk___

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2013-04-10 18:06:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

New post! Have a new piece up at Slate discussing #H7N9 and avian flus in general: http://slate.me/12KCB5G 

New post! Have a new piece up at Slate discussing #H7N9 and avian flus in general: http://slate.me/12KCB5G ___

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2013-04-03 16:53:37 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s) 

New post! An open letter to my dad, on the occasion of his recent anti-vax FB postings http://bit.ly/14EJuct 

New post! An open letter to my dad, on the occasion of his recent anti-vax FB postings http://bit.ly/14EJuct ___

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2013-03-28 02:24:18 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Gut bacteria may aid in weight loss http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/health/studies-focus-on-gut-bacteria-in-weight-loss.html?_r=0 

Gut bacteria may aid in weight loss http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/health/studies-focus-on-gut-bacteria-in-weight-loss.html?_r=0 ___

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2013-03-07 18:50:58 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

New post! Interview with "Warm Bodies" author Isaac Marion http://bit.ly/15Ah95b 

New post! Interview with "Warm Bodies" author Isaac Marion http://bit.ly/15Ah95b ___

2013-02-22 20:07:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

2nd annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases conference--keynote by PeterDaszak of the EcoHealth Alliance! Abstract submissions open now http://bit.ly/15BsX8c

2nd annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases conference--keynote by PeterDaszak of the EcoHealth Alliance! Abstract submissions open now http://bit.ly/15BsX8c___

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2013-02-18 17:33:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

New posts! How politics and an earthquake led to prairie dog plague http://bit.ly/YByJjs  & why it's important for science communication: http://bit.ly/WS7sNe 

New posts! How politics and an earthquake led to prairie dog plague http://bit.ly/YByJjs  & why it's important for science communication: http://bit.ly/WS7sNe ___

2013-02-07 17:43:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

New post! A few more thoughts on the Dodge/farmer commercial http://bit.ly/12wy1L2 #ag 

New post! A few more thoughts on the Dodge/farmer commercial http://bit.ly/12wy1L2 #ag ___

2013-02-04 02:31:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

New post at Aetiology: ScienceOnline wrap-up of skepticism in reporting science and medical studies session http://bit.ly/Vy0tFg

New post at Aetiology: ScienceOnline wrap-up of skepticism in reporting science and medical studies session http://bit.ly/Vy0tFg___

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2013-01-20 00:01:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

My @IPRtalk interview from last week on zoonoses: http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/flu-season-iowa 1st half on flu; mine starts at about 24:00 

My @IPRtalk interview from last week on zoonoses: http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/flu-season-iowa 1st half on flu; mine starts at about 24:00 ___

2012-12-07 03:52:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Recent interview! 

+Tara C. Smith is an epidemiologist of epic proportions! She’s an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa, Co-Director at the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, and blogger at ScienceBlogs.com.  She’s also an esteemed member of the Zombie Research Society advisory board! We talk about what epidemiology is, how a person becomes an epidemiologist, and even how to differentiate between media hype and reality. We talk about pandemic viruses, hospital and community spread viruses, and of course how the Zombie Apocalypse fits into this.  A very interesting discussion!

Episode Link: http://www.zombietech.tv/2012/12/06/zombie-tech-episode-059-tara-smith/___Recent interview! 

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2012-12-04 16:45:58 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s) 

I have my first article up at Slate magazine. Ignore the headline (I don't get to choose that)--topic is really "where do new infectious diseases come from?" http://slate.me/YvOuhR

I have my first article up at Slate magazine. Ignore the headline (I don't get to choose that)--topic is really "where do new infectious diseases come from?" http://slate.me/YvOuhR___

2012-11-20 02:31:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

New at Aetiology: Pig to monkey #Ebola--is there something in the air? http://bit.ly/SHWC6O 

New at Aetiology: Pig to monkey #Ebola--is there something in the air? http://bit.ly/SHWC6O ___

2012-11-16 00:25:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Wow. Someone did a Black Plague rap to the tune of "Hollaback Girl" http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2012/11/16/black-plague-rap-to-hollaback-girl/ 

Wow. Someone did a Black Plague rap to the tune of "Hollaback Girl" http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2012/11/16/black-plague-rap-to-hollaback-girl/ ___

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2012-11-15 23:31:43 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

+Ed Yong covers new Ebola research suggesting airborne transmission between pigs & primates (I'm quoted) http://bit.ly/XIRdmv 

+Ed Yong covers new Ebola research suggesting airborne transmission between pigs & primates (I'm quoted) http://bit.ly/XIRdmv ___

2012-10-17 18:20:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Guest post at Aetiology: Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus & snakes by Hilary Craddock http://bit.ly/OIykw8  

Guest post at Aetiology: Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus & snakes by Hilary Craddock http://bit.ly/OIykw8  ___

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2012-10-01 20:41:20 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s) 

An epidemiologist relates how s/he researched #vaccine safety, and the problem with just Googling http://bit.ly/W9Fp9s 

An epidemiologist relates how s/he researched #vaccine safety, and the problem with just Googling http://bit.ly/W9Fp9s ___

2012-09-28 17:00:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

New post! For World #Rabies Day, a review of new book, "Rabid" http://bit.ly/QK7YqB 

New post! For World #Rabies Day, a review of new book, "Rabid" http://bit.ly/QK7YqB ___

2012-09-24 18:01:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

New post! Social media for science-how it's benefited me http://t.co/jiLouh4N

New post! Social media for science-how it's benefited me http://t.co/jiLouh4N___

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2012-09-19 21:44:39 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s) 

I missed this back in May: rabid mountain lion attacked man's dog while out camping; man killed it WITH A SKILLET http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Man-Kills-Rabid-Mountain-Lion-with-Skillet.html 

I missed this back in May: rabid mountain lion attacked man's dog while out camping; man killed it WITH A SKILLET http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Man-Kills-Rabid-Mountain-Lion-with-Skillet.html ___

2012-09-19 21:00:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Microbiology people, FYI: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/283258-Microbiology-Editor

Microbiology people, FYI: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/283258-Microbiology-Editor___

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2012-09-04 02:13:21 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Farm use of antibiotics defies scrutiny:http://nyti.ms/PY9mnT

Farm use of antibiotics defies scrutiny:http://nyti.ms/PY9mnT___

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2012-08-31 22:02:04 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Scientist friends, interested in discussing science with kids? Letters to a prescientist is looking for scientist pen pals http://www.prescientist.org/ Still about 50 more scientists needed to match one with each 7th grader. 

Scientist friends, interested in discussing science with kids? Letters to a prescientist is looking for scientist pen pals http://www.prescientist.org/ Still about 50 more scientists needed to match one with each 7th grader. ___

2012-08-29 23:26:30 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

The Onion takes on zoonotic diseases (via Boing Boing): http://boingboing.net/2012/08/29/animals-spread-disease-constan.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

The Onion takes on zoonotic diseases (via Boing Boing): http://boingboing.net/2012/08/29/animals-spread-disease-constan.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter ___

2012-08-28 21:07:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

New at Aetiology: Obstetric fistula as a neglected tropical disease http://t.co/ZIpmSFha 

New at Aetiology: Obstetric fistula as a neglected tropical disease http://t.co/ZIpmSFha ___

2012-08-24 15:59:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

New at Aetiology: was the Black Death caused by Y pestis? Even skeptics change their minds with recent research http://bit.ly/P78tOQ

New at Aetiology: was the Black Death caused by Y pestis? Even skeptics change their minds with recent research http://bit.ly/P78tOQ___

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