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Most comments: 31

2012-12-09 20:02:00 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Blizzard in a Blizzard Day is a Minnesota holiday in which we celebrate the first big snowfall by walking through snow to the nearest ice cream shop, stopping along the way to help people get their cars unstuck. It honors kindness to your fellow humans and the joy of comic irony. Today is an almost picture perfect Blizzard in a Blizzard Day. Happy holidays!

Most reshares: 15

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2012-04-04 14:25:26 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Before the Lights Go Out is now officially published!

If you're in Boston, come see me talk about energy, the book, and my work at +Boing Boing. The talk is this afternoon at 4:00 pm. http://maseeh.mit.edu/expressions/

Before the Lights Go Out is my new book about the future of energy. But it's not your usual, boring book about hippies. Instead, the book makes energy relatable. I'm fascinated by our our electric infrastructure works, where it came from, and how it influences what we can and can't do to solve our energy crises. My goal with this book was to pass that fascination on--to help you understand why I think infrastructure is cool. Because, when you understand that, you'll understand why it's so important, too.

You can read the first chapter of my book for free at maggiekb.com/books

If we can just get every spam bot on... more »

Most plusones: 147

2012-12-09 20:02:00 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Blizzard in a Blizzard Day is a Minnesota holiday in which we celebrate the first big snowfall by walking through snow to the nearest ice cream shop, stopping along the way to help people get their cars unstuck. It honors kindness to your fellow humans and the joy of comic irony. Today is an almost picture perfect Blizzard in a Blizzard Day. Happy holidays!

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2014-12-14 14:03:35 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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2013-11-18 19:05:59 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

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2013-07-24 15:12:15 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Drunk Science: In which intrepid science journalist Charles Q. Choi explains speciation (and also orcs) with the help of an awful lot of whiskey. http://boingboing.net/2013/07/24/drunk-science-charles-q-choi.html

Drunk Science: In which intrepid science journalist Charles Q. Choi explains speciation (and also orcs) with the help of an awful lot of whiskey. http://boingboing.net/2013/07/24/drunk-science-charles-q-choi.html___

2013-05-11 14:01:31 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Steam train ride to Duluth! 

Steam train ride to Duluth! ___

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2013-05-01 19:25:38 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Meet the animals that scientists use to define whole species http://boingboing.net/2013/05/01/in-the-leech-library-behind-t.html

A behind-the-scenes tour through the American Museum of Natural History's "leech library". 

Meet the animals that scientists use to define whole species http://boingboing.net/2013/05/01/in-the-leech-library-behind-t.html

A behind-the-scenes tour through the American Museum of Natural History's "leech library". ___

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2013-04-22 19:24:39 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

BoingBoing and the Encyclopedia of Life are hosting a fantastic contest called Armchair Taxonomist.

 If you can research and write a short description of a plant, animal, fungus, or bacteria then you have the chance to win awesome prizes ... including a VIP, behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History!

 http://boingboing.net/2013/04/22/armchairtaxonomist.html

BoingBoing and the Encyclopedia of Life are hosting a fantastic contest called Armchair Taxonomist.

 If you can research and write a short description of a plant, animal, fungus, or bacteria then you have the chance to win awesome prizes ... including a VIP, behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History!

 http://boingboing.net/2013/04/22/armchairtaxonomist.html___

2013-02-08 14:22:05 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

A recipe for food
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First, buy a tub of vegan "cream cheese"
Second, slice a whole onion and carmelize the bejeezus out of it (I also add salt, fresh rosemary, and pepper)
Third, mash the hot carmelized onion into the vegan cheese and blend it all together with a fork
Fourth, let sit in the fridge overnight so that the cream cheese firms back up
Fifth, put the spread on toast or crackers, top with slices of tomato and cucumber.
Sixth, OM NOM NOM

I'm not vegan. This is amazing. And, for some reason, it doesn't work as well with actual cream cheese. 

A recipe for food
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First, buy a tub of vegan "cream cheese"
Second, slice a whole onion and carmelize the bejeezus out of it (I also add salt, fresh rosemary, and pepper)
Third, mash the hot carmelized onion into the vegan cheese and blend it all together with a fork
Fourth, let sit in the fridge overnight so that the cream cheese firms back up
Fifth, put the spread on toast or crackers, top with slices of tomato and cucumber.
Sixth, OM NOM NOM

I'm not vegan. This is amazing. And, for some reason, it doesn't work as well with actual cream cheese. ___

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2013-01-24 20:58:34 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Anne of Green Gables had herpes (and you probably do, too) 
http://boingboing.net/2013/01/24/fun-science-fact-anne-of-gree.html

Anne of Green Gables had herpes (and you probably do, too) 
http://boingboing.net/2013/01/24/fun-science-fact-anne-of-gree.html___

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2013-01-18 15:41:53 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

I had a real adventure last night that I wanted to share! 

So, I finally gave in to the Minneapolis madness and went biking in winter for the first time. Did about 11 miles altogether (with a break in between) in 16-degree weather. It was, freakishly, kind of pleasant. In fact, the only part of me that was uncomfortable was my hands, because my gloves weren't thick enough. You guys, I hate to tell you this, but the bike hipsters are right. 

Anyway, advice if you want to try it: I didn't use a special bike. Just my normal whatever-many gear Trek that I got from the police bike auction a few years ago. I borrowed a lot of gear from my husband, though, and that was pretty damn essential. A pair of long underpants (top and bottom). Cycling overalls. Another shirt. A windbreaker. Big, thick wool socks and winter boots. Gloves. A skullcap. A balaclava over the top of that. And, here's the real important part, goggles. Those goggles are what made the difference between fun and misery. I'm certain of it. ___I had a real adventure last night that I wanted to share! 

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2013-01-18 15:38:06 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

So, I finally gave in to the Minneapolis madness and went biking in winter for the first time. Did about 11 miles altogether (with a break in between) in 16-degree weather. It was, freakishly, kind of pleasant. In fact, the only part of me that was uncomfortable was my hands, because my gloves weren't thick enough. You guys, I hate to tell you this, but the bike hipsters are right. 

Anyway, advice if you want to try it: I didn't use a special bike. Just my normal whatever-many gear Trek that I got from the police bike auction a few years ago. I borrowed a lot of gear from my husband, though, and that was pretty damn essential. A pair of long underpants (top and bottom). Cycling overalls. Another shirt. A windbreaker. Big, thick wool socks and winter boots. Gloves. A skullcap. A balaclava over the top of that. And, here's the real important part, goggles. Those goggles are what made... more »

So, I finally gave in to the Minneapolis madness and went biking in winter for the first time. Did about 11 miles altogether (with a break in between) in 16-degree weather. It was, freakishly, kind of pleasant. In fact, the only part of me that was uncomfortable was my hands, because my gloves weren't thick enough. You guys, I hate to tell you this, but the bike hipsters are right. 

Anyway, advice if you want to try it: I didn't use a special bike. Just my normal whatever-many gear Trek that I got from the police bike auction a few years ago. I borrowed a lot of gear from my husband, though, and that was pretty damn essential. A pair of long underpants (top and bottom). Cycling overalls. Another shirt. A windbreaker. Big, thick wool socks and winter boots. Gloves. A skullcap. A balaclava over the top of that. And, here's the real important part, goggles. Those goggles are what made the difference between fun and misery. I'm certain of it. ___

2013-01-13 22:27:17 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Wow. Reading all the awesome posts and seeing the enthusiasm in here makes me feel more excited about G+ than I have in a while. Y'all are fantastic. 

Wow. Reading all the awesome posts and seeing the enthusiasm in here makes me feel more excited about G+ than I have in a while. Y'all are fantastic. ___

2012-12-09 20:02:00 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

Blizzard in a Blizzard Day is a Minnesota holiday in which we celebrate the first big snowfall by walking through snow to the nearest ice cream shop, stopping along the way to help people get their cars unstuck. It honors kindness to your fellow humans and the joy of comic irony. Today is an almost picture perfect Blizzard in a Blizzard Day. Happy holidays!

Blizzard in a Blizzard Day is a Minnesota holiday in which we celebrate the first big snowfall by walking through snow to the nearest ice cream shop, stopping along the way to help people get their cars unstuck. It honors kindness to your fellow humans and the joy of comic irony. Today is an almost picture perfect Blizzard in a Blizzard Day. Happy holidays!___

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2012-06-17 15:53:05 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Me and my Daddy, April 1983. Happy Father's Day to dads old and young and, to all the good men who take care of kids that need them, and to all great parental figures everywhere. 

Me and my Daddy, April 1983. Happy Father's Day to dads old and young and, to all the good men who take care of kids that need them, and to all great parental figures everywhere. ___

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2012-05-22 18:35:42 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I spent last weekend in the depths of the Harvard Forest, one of the most-studied forests on Earth. All this week, I'll be posting photos and videos from the trip to +Boing Boing, showing you what scientific research in a forest looks like, and what kinds of questions the researchers are studying.

Today's dispatch from Harvard Forest: How scientists collect samples of 6,000-year-old mud from the bottom of a swamp. Bonus: A video of me struggling mightily with the core sampling tool.

http://boingboing.net/2012/05/21/inside-the-worlds-most-studi.html

I spent last weekend in the depths of the Harvard Forest, one of the most-studied forests on Earth. All this week, I'll be posting photos and videos from the trip to +Boing Boing, showing you what scientific research in a forest looks like, and what kinds of questions the researchers are studying.

Today's dispatch from Harvard Forest: How scientists collect samples of 6,000-year-old mud from the bottom of a swamp. Bonus: A video of me struggling mightily with the core sampling tool.

http://boingboing.net/2012/05/21/inside-the-worlds-most-studi.html___

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2012-05-20 11:49:31 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Sunday free time? May I suggest this long interview video? It features me talking to Minnesota Public Radio about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy.

Plus jokes.

http://boingboing.net/2012/05/17/energy-is-more-than-sources-e.html #B4LGO

Sunday free time? May I suggest this long interview video? It features me talking to Minnesota Public Radio about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy.

Plus jokes.

http://boingboing.net/2012/05/17/energy-is-more-than-sources-e.html #B4LGO___

2012-05-19 21:04:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I took core samples of a swamp! (And ate clay for the first time in approx. 25 years.) #science! #mblscijourn12

I took core samples of a swamp! (And ate clay for the first time in approx. 25 years.) #science! #mblscijourn12___

2012-05-18 22:13:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Back from a hard day's work in the Harvard Forest, much of it spent on hands and knees, measuring plants w/ calipers.
I am pleased to report that I am only slightly sunburned and have not yet found any ticks.

Photos to come. Expect to see, in no particular order: Moose "evidence", wooly agelid egg sacks, forest.

Tell you what, though, if you spend one day collecting data in the field, you will find a new respect for all the hard work that goes into the "Methods" section of a research paper.

Back from a hard day's work in the Harvard Forest, much of it spent on hands and knees, measuring plants w/ calipers.
I am pleased to report that I am only slightly sunburned and have not yet found any ticks.

Photos to come. Expect to see, in no particular order: Moose "evidence", wooly agelid egg sacks, forest.

Tell you what, though, if you spend one day collecting data in the field, you will find a new respect for all the hard work that goes into the "Methods" section of a research paper.___

2012-05-16 14:05:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I'm especially excited about the event on May 30th. It's a panel on decentralized energy. I'll be talking, so will Chris Hackett of the Science Channel's "Stuck with Hackett"! We'll talk about smaller scale power, DIY power, and (with the help of Susan Covino, who works for an organization that manages the flow of electricity on the grid) we'll talk about what it's going to take to make smaller-scale power work with our current infrastructure. Great stuff!

http://www.maggiekb.com/three-upcoming-events-in-new-york-city/

I'm especially excited about the event on May 30th. It's a panel on decentralized energy. I'll be talking, so will Chris Hackett of the Science Channel's "Stuck with Hackett"! We'll talk about smaller scale power, DIY power, and (with the help of Susan Covino, who works for an organization that manages the flow of electricity on the grid) we'll talk about what it's going to take to make smaller-scale power work with our current infrastructure. Great stuff!

http://www.maggiekb.com/three-upcoming-events-in-new-york-city/___

2012-05-16 14:03:48 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I'm coming to New York City to talk about electricity, the electric grid and the future of energy.

Join me for two great events on May 29th and May 30th. The events are free and open to the public, but you will need to RSVP. http://www.maggiekb.com/three-upcoming-events-in-new-york-city/

I'm coming to New York City to talk about electricity, the electric grid and the future of energy.

Join me for two great events on May 29th and May 30th. The events are free and open to the public, but you will need to RSVP. http://www.maggiekb.com/three-upcoming-events-in-new-york-city/___

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2012-05-15 13:43:38 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Yesterday, I got to talk two people who have been heroes of mine since I was very small. Meave and Richard Leakey are two of the most famous paleoanthropologists in the world. Today, we've got my interview with them up at +Boing Boing. http://boingboing.net/2012/05/15/bones-of-turkana-meave-and-ri.html

A couple of choice quotes:

"I had dropped out of high school and didn’t have any credentials except my experience. I knew that to go any further in my career I'd either have to go to university or I’d need a to find a really good site and build team around me." - Richard Leakey on the discovery of his site at Kenya's Lake Turkana.

"We do find more skulls than you’d expect. I think it has to do with the size of the brain. Maybe it's because carnivores couldn’t get their mouths around the skull and crunch it up, because the brain was sobig.&qu... more »

Yesterday, I got to talk two people who have been heroes of mine since I was very small. Meave and Richard Leakey are two of the most famous paleoanthropologists in the world. Today, we've got my interview with them up at +Boing Boing. http://boingboing.net/2012/05/15/bones-of-turkana-meave-and-ri.html

A couple of choice quotes:

"I had dropped out of high school and didn’t have any credentials except my experience. I knew that to go any further in my career I'd either have to go to university or I’d need a to find a really good site and build team around me." - Richard Leakey on the discovery of his site at Kenya's Lake Turkana.

"We do find more skulls than you’d expect. I think it has to do with the size of the brain. Maybe it's because carnivores couldn’t get their mouths around the skull and crunch it up, because the brain was so big." - Meave Leakey on the predominance of skulls in the hominin fossil record___

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2012-05-15 03:17:19 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I hate to say this, what with Before the Lights Go Out still a new book. But I think we've got the energy crisis solved now. On to the next problem!

Well, the Second Law of Thermodynamics had a good run. Special to +Maggie Koerth-Baker , - future our energy needs: problem solved!

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/05/cool-ad-watch-1.html___I hate to say this, what with Before the Lights Go Out still a new book. But I think we've got the energy crisis solved now. On to the next problem!

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2012-05-13 17:25:56 (16 comments, 11 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Thank you, io9, for providing just enough science that I can squeeze Westeros' whacked up seasonal/orbital fluctuations into some kind of sense: http://io9.com/5906300/5-scientific-explanations-for-game-of-thrones-messed+up-seasons

Thank you, io9, for providing just enough science that I can squeeze Westeros' whacked up seasonal/orbital fluctuations into some kind of sense: http://io9.com/5906300/5-scientific-explanations-for-game-of-thrones-messed+up-seasons___

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2012-05-13 13:27:23 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Apparently, back in 1912, trains had the legroom and overhead luggage space we now attribute to planes. Isn't history fun?

Apparently, back in 1912, trains had the legroom and overhead luggage space we now attribute to planes. Isn't history fun?___

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2012-05-13 13:26:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Yesterday was National Train Day, so I took a ride on a historic train with fellow rail fan +Andrew Balfour. Here are some shots from a historic 1912 mail car.

Yesterday was National Train Day, so I took a ride on a historic train with fellow rail fan +Andrew Balfour. Here are some shots from a historic 1912 mail car.___

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2012-05-08 13:25:53 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Last night, we launched The Beagle on a lake in the city, about two miles from our house. She's the pretty little boat with the garishly ugly sails. Seriously. It looks like we ran a really flamboyant pair of Zoobas up the mast.

And, woah my god, can this thing fly.

Last night, we launched The Beagle on a lake in the city, about two miles from our house. She's the pretty little boat with the garishly ugly sails. Seriously. It looks like we ran a really flamboyant pair of Zoobas up the mast.

And, woah my god, can this thing fly.___

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2012-05-03 22:51:31 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Future growth in population is expected to be highest in the places with the least access to fresh water. Because we're kind of dumb like that.

Future growth in population is expected to be highest in the places with the least access to fresh water. Because we're kind of dumb like that.___

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2012-04-23 19:32:07 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

On Saturday, I got to tag along on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Here's some cool photos of the museum's exhibit construction shop and Science House, their lending library of science education resources for teachers.

On Saturday, I got to tag along on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Here's some cool photos of the museum's exhibit construction shop and Science House, their lending library of science education resources for teachers.___

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2012-04-23 19:30:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2012-04-19 14:42:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

San Francisco: I'm coming to the Bay Area May 2 and May 3 to talk about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. It's all part of the tour for my book, Before the Lights Go Out. I've got several events planned over those two days.

May 2: At Noon --- with the San Francisco chapter of the AIA. This is open to anybody, though. You don't have to be an architect and it's free. Just register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3390652533

May 2: At 6:00 pm --- with the UC Berkeley Science Review. Again, this is something they'd like you to register for. But it's free and open to the public. http://www.facebook.com/events/405644479448437/

May 3: At 7:00 pm -- with the Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito. A more informal chat about why I wrote "Before the Lights Go Out" and the role that +Boing Boing readers played in... more »

San Francisco: I'm coming to the Bay Area May 2 and May 3 to talk about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. It's all part of the tour for my book, Before the Lights Go Out. I've got several events planned over those two days.

May 2: At Noon --- with the San Francisco chapter of the AIA. This is open to anybody, though. You don't have to be an architect and it's free. Just register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3390652533

May 2: At 6:00 pm --- with the UC Berkeley Science Review. Again, this is something they'd like you to register for. But it's free and open to the public. http://www.facebook.com/events/405644479448437/

May 3: At 7:00 pm -- with the Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito. A more informal chat about why I wrote "Before the Lights Go Out" and the role that +Boing Boing readers played in making the book happen.___

2012-04-15 00:26:54 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Oh, my, god, is it ever nice to be back in Minneapolis.

Oh, my, god, is it ever nice to be back in Minneapolis.___

2012-04-15 00:24:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Join me tonight for a live recording of Skeptically Speaking! (If you miss it tonight, you can also catch the show as a downloadable podcast starting next week.)

We're live in one hour with +Maggie Koerth-Baker, science editor at +Boing Boing, to talk about her new book Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us. Join us live in the chat at 7 MDT.___Join me tonight for a live recording of Skeptically Speaking! (If you miss it tonight, you can also catch the show as a downloadable podcast starting next week.)

2012-04-11 16:24:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Also, a Reminder: If you mention reading or buying Before the Lights Go Out on your social media during the month of April, I'll mail you a personalized bookplate signature that can turn your copy into a signed copy!

All you have to do is tag me when you mention the book, so that I know you did it and can contact you later to get your address.@maggiekb1 on Twitter. +Maggie Koerth-Baker on G+ and Facebook!

Also, a Reminder: If you mention reading or buying Before the Lights Go Out on your social media during the month of April, I'll mail you a personalized bookplate signature that can turn your copy into a signed copy!

All you have to do is tag me when you mention the book, so that I know you did it and can contact you later to get your address.@maggiekb1 on Twitter. +Maggie Koerth-Baker on G+ and Facebook!___

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2012-04-11 16:21:53 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Win a signed copy of my book, Before the Lights Go Out! All you have to do is read this interview that Neatorama did with me and answer a few questions to go in the drawing: http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/an-interview-and-book-giveaway-with-maggie-koerth-baker/

Win a signed copy of my book, Before the Lights Go Out! All you have to do is read this interview that Neatorama did with me and answer a few questions to go in the drawing: http://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/11/an-interview-and-book-giveaway-with-maggie-koerth-baker/___

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2012-04-04 14:26:03 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Before the Lights Go Out is now officially published!

If you're in Boston, come see me talk about energy, the book, and my work at +Boing Boing. The talk is this afternoon at 4:00 pm. http://maseeh.mit.edu/expressions/

Before the Lights Go Out is my new book about the future of energy. But it's not your usual, boring book about hippies. Instead, the book makes energy relatable. I'm fascinated by our our electric infrastructure works, where it came from, and how it influences what we can and can't do to solve our energy crises. My goal with this book was to pass that fascination on--to help you understand why I think infrastructure is cool. Because, when you understand that, you'll understand why it's so important, too.

You can read the first chapter of my book for free at maggiekb.com/books

If we can just get every spam bot on... more »

Before the Lights Go Out is now officially published!

If you're in Boston, come see me talk about energy, the book, and my work at +Boing Boing. The talk is this afternoon at 4:00 pm. http://maseeh.mit.edu/expressions/

Before the Lights Go Out is my new book about the future of energy. But it's not your usual, boring book about hippies. Instead, the book makes energy relatable. I'm fascinated by our our electric infrastructure works, where it came from, and how it influences what we can and can't do to solve our energy crises. My goal with this book was to pass that fascination on--to help you understand why I think infrastructure is cool. Because, when you understand that, you'll understand why it's so important, too.

You can read the first chapter of my book for free at maggiekb.com/books

If we can just get every spam bot on Google+ to buy a copy (no! two copies!), then things will be very good indeed.___

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2012-04-04 14:25:26 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Before the Lights Go Out is now officially published!

If you're in Boston, come see me talk about energy, the book, and my work at +Boing Boing. The talk is this afternoon at 4:00 pm. http://maseeh.mit.edu/expressions/

Before the Lights Go Out is my new book about the future of energy. But it's not your usual, boring book about hippies. Instead, the book makes energy relatable. I'm fascinated by our our electric infrastructure works, where it came from, and how it influences what we can and can't do to solve our energy crises. My goal with this book was to pass that fascination on--to help you understand why I think infrastructure is cool. Because, when you understand that, you'll understand why it's so important, too.

You can read the first chapter of my book for free at maggiekb.com/books

If we can just get every spam bot on... more »

Before the Lights Go Out is now officially published!

If you're in Boston, come see me talk about energy, the book, and my work at +Boing Boing. The talk is this afternoon at 4:00 pm. http://maseeh.mit.edu/expressions/

Before the Lights Go Out is my new book about the future of energy. But it's not your usual, boring book about hippies. Instead, the book makes energy relatable. I'm fascinated by our our electric infrastructure works, where it came from, and how it influences what we can and can't do to solve our energy crises. My goal with this book was to pass that fascination on--to help you understand why I think infrastructure is cool. Because, when you understand that, you'll understand why it's so important, too.

You can read the first chapter of my book for free at maggiekb.com/books

If we can just get every spam bot on Google+ to buy a copy (no! two copies!), then things will be very good indeed.___

2012-04-01 03:35:12 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

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2012-03-31 20:49:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2012-03-29 21:13:52 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

For the "pics or it didn't happen" crowd. I taught these kids today. #writingprofessional #makingwritingprofits

For the "pics or it didn't happen" crowd. I taught these kids today. #writingprofessional #makingwritingprofits___

2012-03-28 02:06:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2012-03-27 23:34:16 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Seriously, you guys. The trucker nearest me just got out of his cab for a smoke. 

Seriously, you guys. The trucker nearest me just got out of his cab for a smoke. ___

2012-03-27 18:53:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Talking at 4 about what scientists can learn from science journalists.

Talking at 4 about what scientists can learn from science journalists.___

2012-03-26 12:35:04 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Would you like a signed copy of Before the Lights Go Out, my new book about the future of energy?

Between now and the end of April, you can earn a fun prize for telling other people about my book.

Buy Before the Lights Go Out and tell people that you're reading it on G+ (or Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever social network you prefer). Tag me in the post, to make sure I know you mentioned the book. In return, I'll send you a sticker with a signature and personal thank-you. You can put it in your printed book and create an instant signed copy. Or, if you're an e-book reader, you can put the sticker on something else, I guess. Either way, it's yours!


http://www.maggiekb.com/books

Would you like a signed copy of Before the Lights Go Out, my new book about the future of energy?

Between now and the end of April, you can earn a fun prize for telling other people about my book.

Buy Before the Lights Go Out and tell people that you're reading it on G+ (or Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever social network you prefer). Tag me in the post, to make sure I know you mentioned the book. In return, I'll send you a sticker with a signature and personal thank-you. You can put it in your printed book and create an instant signed copy. Or, if you're an e-book reader, you can put the sticker on something else, I guess. Either way, it's yours!


http://www.maggiekb.com/books___

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2012-03-20 00:48:51 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Over the next three months, I will travel to Pennsylvania, Boston, Colorado, San Francisco, and New York City. Good lord. I'm proud of myself for setting so many gigs up, but sort of simultaneously horrified that I set so many gigs up.

Full list of upcoming events: http://www.maggiekb.com/books/

Over the next three months, I will travel to Pennsylvania, Boston, Colorado, San Francisco, and New York City. Good lord. I'm proud of myself for setting so many gigs up, but sort of simultaneously horrified that I set so many gigs up.

Full list of upcoming events: http://www.maggiekb.com/books/___

2012-03-18 16:24:42 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2012-03-17 00:17:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2012-03-16 16:33:40 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Giant train-based snowplow is giant.

Giant train-based snowplow is giant.___

2012-03-16 15:43:56 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2012-03-15 14:31:14 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Quick reminder: You can join me for a live chat about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy starting at 11:00 Eastern!

http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/join-boing-boing-science-editor-maggie-koerth-baker-discussion-coping-energy-crisis.html

Quick reminder: You can join me for a live chat about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy starting at 11:00 Eastern!

http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/join-boing-boing-science-editor-maggie-koerth-baker-discussion-coping-energy-crisis.html___

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2012-03-14 18:10:29 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

In this guest post at BoingBoing, the New York Times' Charles Duhigg writes about a woman who lost millions through compulsive gambling. When her lawyer tried to blame it on addiction, the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.

It sounds like it's an open and shut case, but the science of how habits form is really surprising ... and it affects whether we can, really, hold this woman responsible for her actions.

Can you actually control your habits? Or are they totally in control of you? Read Charles' story and find out!

http://boingboing.net/2012/03/14/should-gamblers-and-murderers.html

In this guest post at BoingBoing, the New York Times' Charles Duhigg writes about a woman who lost millions through compulsive gambling. When her lawyer tried to blame it on addiction, the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.

It sounds like it's an open and shut case, but the science of how habits form is really surprising ... and it affects whether we can, really, hold this woman responsible for her actions.

Can you actually control your habits? Or are they totally in control of you? Read Charles' story and find out!

http://boingboing.net/2012/03/14/should-gamblers-and-murderers.html___

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2012-03-14 15:33:01 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

You may have noticed that I'm doing a lot of traveling this spring, promoting my new book on the future of energy. The bad news: Even though I feel like I'm constantly on the road, I won't be able to visit every city I'd like to.

The good news: If I'm missing your hometown, you can join me online tomorrow for a live chat about the book and sustainable energy at Treehugger.com. The chat starts at 11:00 am. Just follow the link to Treehugger. The video will be embedded there!



http://boingboing.net/2012/03/14/live-discussion-tomorrow-elec.html

You may have noticed that I'm doing a lot of traveling this spring, promoting my new book on the future of energy. The bad news: Even though I feel like I'm constantly on the road, I won't be able to visit every city I'd like to.

The good news: If I'm missing your hometown, you can join me online tomorrow for a live chat about the book and sustainable energy at Treehugger.com. The chat starts at 11:00 am. Just follow the link to Treehugger. The video will be embedded there!



http://boingboing.net/2012/03/14/live-discussion-tomorrow-elec.html___

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