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Rajini Rao has been at 28 events

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STEM Women on G+92,719Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Candy Torres about working as an Engineer in the early space shuttle programs and her current efforts to inspire girls in STEM! Candy worked at +NASA's  +Johnson Space Center on software for the Space Shuttle in the late 1970s and 1980s, and later for the International Space Station. Candy will tell us what it was like being a woman of Puerto Rico background trying to get into engineering. We'll also discuss what we can do to encourage young Latina girls to become involved in engineering and, more broadly, how we can support minority women to contribute to space programs.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos and you can tune in on Sunday 20th July at 2.30 PM Pacific or 10.30PM UK/ Monday 21st 7.30 AM AUS. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. #engineering   #softwareengineering   #stemwomen   #computerscience   #nasa   #ISS   #space   #hoa   #stem  In the Spotlight with Candy Torres: Engineer for the Space Program2014-07-20 23:30:0025G+
Science on Google+362,498The American Arachnological Society Conference is right around the corner and this year’s conference is being hosted by +Andy Roberts at +OhioStateNewark. The conference sponsors a great lineup of speakers (see details below) for their annual public event, “Casual Night with Arachnids”, and +Science on Google+ will stream these presentations on Google+ in a Hangout On Air. Each talk will be approximately 10 – 12 minutes and there will be time to ask each presenter questions. Google+ members can submit questions using the Q & A app or by posting questions on the event post (http://goo.gl/knJbyX). RSVP “yes” if you want to add this event to your Google calendar. Anyone can view this event live or watch the archived youtube video; however, individuals not using Google+ will have to submit questions to @spiderprofessor on twitter. Please use the hashtag #arachnids14 .Sharing on other social networksPlease use this link (http://goo.gl/knJbyX) if you want to share this event via email or on other social networks.Do you live in the Columbus area?The event is open to the public and will be in the Reese Center at 1209 University Dr, Newark, OH 43055. See more details about the event here: https://u.osu.edu/arachnids/List of Presentations Times below are in EST.7:00 – 7:20pm, Doug Gaffin, Mind-melding a scorpion.7:20 – 7:40pm, Cara Shillington, Male versus wild: Radio-tracking tarantulas.7:40 – 8:00pm, Bob Suter, Messing with time—see the invisible, hear the inaudible.8:00 – 8:20pm, George Uetz & Dave Clark, Avatar 2.0: Digital imaging and (virtual) spider communication.8:20 – 8:40pm, Rick Vetter, Mythconceptions of the brown recluse spider in Ohio.8:40 – 9:00pm, Joe Warfel, Getting together with family: Spiders and their Relatives.AbstractsDouglas Gaffin, PhD (Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma)Mind-melding a scorpion. Scorpions are secretive, mysterious, and patient animals. What are they thinking as they wait for hours in their burrows? Although we cCasual Night with Arachnids2014-06-23 01:00:0070G+
STEM Women on G+92,719Join us for a STEM Women HOA panel discussion as we speak to +Erin Leverton and +Samantha Schaevitz about Google's Information Technology Residency Program (ITRP). ITRP is an opportunity for new graduates to jumpstart their careers in IT, and the program is making tremendous strides for women in IT (http://www.google.com/jobs/students/ITRP).We will discuss how the ITRP creates opportunities for women in Tech, and hear first-hand how being a part of ITRP has benefited our panellists. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos   and you can tune in on Sunday June 8th at 2.30 PM PDT/ 10.30 PM BST (UK). The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Finding Solutions: Google's IT Residency Program2014-06-08 23:30:0088G+
STEM Women on G+92,719Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to  +Erin Kane on her career as a primatologist. Erin is a graduate student in physical anthropology who recently returned to Ohio after an extended field trip. She will talk to us about her recent experiences in the field working with Diana monkeys, her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos   and you can tune in on Sunday May 25th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Erin Kane2014-05-25 23:30:0050G+
Science on Google+362,498Join our latest +Science On Google+ HOA this Sunday the 18th of May at 2.30 pm Pacific time, as we chat with two of our Community members, scientists +Jason Osborne  and Dr +Aaron Alford. They are co-founders of Paleo Quest, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes research and educational projects in Paleontology for the public (http://paleoquest.org). Jason and Aaron also founded SharkFinder, a STEM education program that studies fossil remains of elasmobranch (shark, skates and ray) along the USA Atlantic coastal plain of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina. SharkFinder provides kits and learning modules for citizens and classrooms to participate in data collection (http://www.sharkfinder.org/). Jason and Aaron will talk about their efforts to expand citizen science, with a special focus on how students can be better guided into STEM careers through these hands-on citizen science programs. We will also discuss their upcoming publications that will incorporate data collected by students and the public, as reported by Scientific American (http://goo.gl/4drR1Z). We'll then chat about how we can better support children from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in STEM.This HOA will be hosted by two Moderators from SoG+, Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos. You can join in the discussion by posting your questions on our Google+ Event page or on Twitter @scienceongoogle using #scienceongoogle . The video will be available afterwards on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts Citizen Science: Getting Students into STEM with Jason Osborne & Dr Aaron Alford2014-05-18 23:30:0093G+
STEM Women on G+92,719Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Annika O'Brien  on her career as a roboticist. Annika is an engineer who works on robotics and also a passionate STEM educator, teaching kids how to program and build robots through +STEAMtrax. She will talk to us about her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos   and you can tune in on Sunday April 27th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Annika O'Brien2014-04-27 23:30:0061G+
STEM Women on G+92,719Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Annika O'Brien on her career as a roboticist. Annika is an engineer who works on robotics and also a passionate STEM educator, teaching kids how to program and build robots through +STEAMtrax. She will talk to us about her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  and you can tune in on Sunday April 13th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Annika O'Brien2014-04-13 23:30:0057G+
Sally Acorn756A dinner party for all my loyal friends to come to and eat and have a lot of fun!RULES:Have fun! :DDinner Party2014-03-24 20:00:009G+
Science on Google+362,498Join us for a Science on Google+ HOA as we speak to +Akinola Emmanuel and Dr +shilpa keerthivasan about their recently published research on cancer signalling (http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/225/225ra28). We will discuss the basics of cancer signalling, explain the link between inflammation and cancer, and how their research identifies a novel role for immune cells in the development of colon cancer. This Pub Talks HOA will be part of a series in which we explain published research in a jargon-free manner that is understandable to the public.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and you can tune in on Sunday March 23rd at 2 PM CDT/ 12PM PDT/ 7 PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.Pub Talks: Cancer Signalling2014-03-23 20:00:0085G+
STEM Women on G+92,719Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Clarissa Silva on her career as a behavioral scientist. Clarissa is a clinician with sixteen years of experience in public health. Clarissa has worked at the Harvard University Global Health Institute and the Columbia University Medical Center. She will talk to us about her career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos and you can tune in on Sunday March 16th at 1.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In the Spotlight, with Clarissa Silva2014-03-16 21:30:0066G+
STEM Women on G+92,719Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  +Yonatan Zunger on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0099G+
Larry Fournillier1,179,857Make this Valentine's Day a special one on Google Plus, by joining me in welcoming foodie extraordinaire,+Azlin Bloor to a special edition of Food Stories.  Azlin, will treat us to her sinfully decadent, Bailey’s Mocha Cheesecake, a perfect dessert for you and yours this Valentine’s Day. Azlin and I will be spreading the love on Friday,14th, February (Valentine’s Day) at 1:00PM(EST), 2:00PM(AST) and 6PM(GMT).  Do you want to make her temptingly delicious featured cake?  Go here for the recipe: http://goo.gl/swEOC6  You can also visit her website to see more of her other mouthwatering dishes : www.linsfood.comI would also like to thank my sponsor +2 Degrees Food. To get 15% off  your next purchase OF their healthy and delicious food bars visit www.twodegreesfood.com and use the promo code FOODSTORIES15#hoa   #foodstories   #cheesecake  Food Stories | Valentine's Day Special featuring - Azlin Bloor2014-02-14 19:00:0083G+
Science on Google+362,498Can you believe it! The +Science on Google+ community is approaching 200k members! We'll have reached that number by this weekend, so we're going to have a huge community celebration!Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Buddhini Samarasinghe as they start the celebration of being the #1 science community and the #10 community in all of Google+!! During our Hangout On Air, you'll get a chance to meet the moderators  who dedicate so much time and energy into making sure that good, high quality science content is showcased in the community. After we hear from the moderators on who they are, we'll have a discussion on what the curator team looks at for community posts to get put on the Curator's Choice. We are all extremely excited to be celebrating with all 200,000 of you! Let's stay curious and find new and better ways to understand this amazing Universe we all live in!#ScienceSunday   #STEM   #ScienceEveryday   #SoGp200k  200,000 member community celebration!2014-01-12 22:00:00185G+
Science on Google+362,498Please join us for a collaborative Hangout On Air with Autism Brainstorm (http://goo.gl/HO5LZL). We will be discussing current research in Autism and Autism Education, as well as the protein biomarkers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.Topics: 1) Lead by Dr. +Stephen Shore:  Research in Comparative Approaches to Autism Education with special emphasis on the Miller Method®. Dr. Shore will be joined by Ethan Miller and Amir Naimov for discussion and Q&A.2) Lead by +John Elder Robison:  Current research topic(s) being considered by IACC (The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee  is a Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all activities concerning autism spectrum disorder within the U.S.3) Lead by Dr. +Alisa Woods: Protein Biomarkers and Autism Spectrum DisordersPDF LINKS:Dr. Stephen Shore Dissertation: Comparative Approaches to Autism Education: http://goo.gl/lnqpxbDr. Stephen Shore: ICDL The Miller Method: http://goo.gl/X6XQoqJohn Elder Robison: Scholar in Residence at William And Mary: http://goo.gl/QPxtLH John Elder Robison: IACC Government Strategic Plan for Autism Research: http://goo.gl/reBc9aDr. Alisa G Woods: Treating Clients with AS and ASD: http://goo.gl/175424Dr. Alisa G Woods: Proteomics and Cholesterol in Autism: http://goo.gl/SklhcLDr. Stephen Shore:Diagnosed with "Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies" and "too sick" for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on adult issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum, the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies., and the newly released DVD Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England and former board member of the Autism Society, Dr. ShorAutism Brainstorm and Science On Google+ Collaborative Hangout On Air2013-12-10 04:00:0088G+
Larry Fournillier1,179,857Everyone has a story, they want to tell it and I want to share it. This is the second installment in my new series of food/cooking HOAs where I will introduce you to some great folks who, like me, have a passion for fun, food and cooking.Allow me to introduce you to G+er +Sheedia Jansen   a Curacaoan who loves her country so much, she is considered the unofficial Cultural Ambassador of Curacao.  Sheedia has a great blog, Curacao Vacation Blog( http://curacaovacationblog.com) and an awesome G+ Page +Curacao 411  Sheedia is no stranger to the kitchen, she began cooking at age 18 and on Sunday's show she will be telling us her story, while preparing a local dish of Arepa di Pampuna, or Pumpkin Pancakes.So, join us on Sunday 24th, at 4:00PM(AST) 3:00PM(EST), 12:00PM(PST) and 2:00PM(CST) to hear Sheedia's fascinating story and watch her make one of her favorite snacks.Here is the recipe : http://curacaovacationblog.com/post/pumpkin-pancakes/#foodstories   #pumpkinpancakes   #hoa   #hangoutsonair  Food Stories Episode 2 - featuring Sheedia Jansen2013-11-24 21:00:0084G+
Science on Google+362,498Data blitz is a new hangout (not Hangout On Air), which is hosted by the Science on Google+ Community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN). This monthly hangout will start at 10:00 PM (EDT) on the second Wednesday of each month, and the main goal is to create a platform so researchers can get feedback on their hot off the press research findings and discuss other issues in research, funding, and publishing. There are only two rules. First, to keep things moving, presentations cannot exceed one slide! Second, due to the 10 person limit of hangouts, all individuals who join the hangout will be expected to contribute to the discussion by presenting research or research related issues. RSVP “yes” if you want an invite for the next Science on Google+ Data Blitz.Science on Google+ Data Blitz2013-10-10 04:00:0052G+
Amy Robinson28,330On June 13 the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision, unanimously ruling that human genes may not be patented.  What does that mean for you and me?Join geneticist +Ian Bosdet  and the +Science on Google+: A Public Database  Community for a 30 minute conversation to discuss what this ruling may mean for the future of health and genetic research. This event will be hosted by +Amy Robinson and +Nic Hammond .Ask questions for Ian to answer On Air and share your thoughts on the event page. Ian and the Science on Google+ team will invite a few insightful guests to ask their questions live in the hangout. Gene Patenting: A Google+ Science Conversation2013-07-09 21:00:0063G+
STEM on Google+ Community16,569Share your story - Week 01-02"How I became interested in STEM"  (any one of the fields)Make a video or other visual format of yourself answering the question, and post it either to your public stream, or in the Share Your Story section in the STEM on Google+ Community (or both).  http://goo.gl/EoDWd   Then it will be added here.Videos should be in the 1 to 2 minute range, and can be easily made directly on G+ or on Youtube, or you could upload one that you create offline.Make sure to +tag +STEM on Google+ Community, and use the #shareyourstory hash-tag in your post.Every other week will have a different question posed.  This is to help promote STEM awareness, encourage students, and generally advance the complete realm of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Guests can invite other people, so please do!  Any shares of this Event would be greatly appreciated too!Share Your Story - How I became interested in STEM2013-06-19 13:30:0036G+
Scott Lewis195,808Have you ever wondered what it's like to give a TEDx talk? How about working at M.I.T.? What sort of excitement comes with working on a project that allows people from across the globe to map neurons through a video game? Come find out when +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis interview +Amy Robinson!Buddhini and Scott will be together in San Diego hosting this special Google+ Hangout On Air interview with Amy from +Sebastian Seung's computational neuroscience lab at MIT. This Hangout On Air will be broadcast live and recorded to YouTube. If you have any questions or comments for Amy or the hosts, please feel free to leave them here on the event page, through the live Google+ shares, via YouTube or on Twitter using the hashtag #ktcHangout . Buddhini's Twitter:@DrHalfPintBuddyScott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomerAmy's Twitter:@AmyLeeRobinson#HangoutsOnAir   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #CitizenScience   #TEDx   #OpenScience   #WomenInSTEM   #ktc20130616   #Science   #STEM   #Neuroscience   #MIT  Interview with Amy Robinson | ktc2013-06-16 23:00:0056G+
The White House2,328,738This Friday at 2pm ET, the White House will host a "We The Geeks" Google+ Hangout on asteroids with experts including NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, former astronaut Ed Lu, and Bill Nye the Science Guy: http://at.wh.gov/lvjzdTune in to find out how experts are working to find asteroids before they find us—and other potential opportunities these space rocks present. Ask your questions using #WeTheGeeks and we'll answer some during the hangout.We the Geeks: Asteroids2013-05-31 20:00:00726G+
ScienceSunday79,903Join hosts +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis  for another “SciSunHOA”, a live Google+ Hangout On Air broadcast, brought to you by +ScienceSunday. This episode, Professor +Vincent Racaniello joins Buddhini and Scott to discuss his work in virology. Vincent is a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University. His research includes the study of poliovirus (Polio), rhinovirus (Common Cold), and other RNA viruses. His work focuses on how our immune systems interact with these viruses, how they cause disease, while also discovering new viruses in wild animals.Outside of the lab, Vincent is involved in many science outreach efforts, including hosting the excellent podcast series This Week in Virology (TWiV). You can read more on his website here (http://www.virology.ws/) We’re all very excited for this episode of “SciSunHOA” as Vincent is not only a brilliant scientist, but also an outstanding science communicator!Questions for Vincent, Buddhini and Scott can be left here in the event page, as well as during the live show through the shares of the HOA, including on Twitter using the hash tag: #SciSunHOA  Going Viral: #SciSun Hangout on Air featuring Vincent Racaniello2013-04-29 00:00:0059G+
Jeanne Garbarino137,858This purpose of this hangout is to help promote Brain Awareness Week (BAW), as well as breakdown neuroscience research for public consumption.  BAW is spearheaded by the Dana Foundation and the Society for Neuroscience.Be BraiNY: A conversation with neuroscientists Carol Mason and Moses Chao2013-03-06 20:00:0038G+
Chef Dennis Littley564,878Join us and our guest speaker Ronnie Bincer (aka The Hangout Helper)  as he guides you through the world of Hangouts , Hangouts on Air and Events.  Learn how to use Events to promote your Hangout on Air.Leave any questions you may have in the comment section below and we will do our best to answer them in our Hangout.If you can't watch it live, it will be recorded and can be viewed at your convenience.#CommunityEducation2   #googleplusfoodbloggercommunity  Community Education Hangout - Hangouts on Air, Hangouts and Events2013-01-23 03:00:00226G+
Shinae Choi Robinson836,657Join me in making five quick, easy, and delicious dressings to encourage you to eat more rabbit food before the holiday gluttony is upon us again! :)New to Cookalongs? Read this:https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/HRH4cuMrgwWQ&A Session will be from 11AM to 12PM PacificMENU1) Miso Ginger DressingRecipe: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/jSEtH61sUDT2) Honey MustardRecipe: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/3aNowFdUcKw3) Maddi's Favorite Ranch DipRecipe: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/VAxMt1K5FCz4) Yogurt Feta DressingRecipe: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ShinaeChoiRobinson/posts/Zkemw79B7wV5) Lime Shallot DressingRecipe: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/DiCDw22quLXEQUIPMENT & INGREDIENT LIST (PRINT)https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/eugMLL8PHvMSalad Dressing Cookalong2012-12-02 20:00:0031G+
Shinae Choi Robinson836,657Watch along or cook along as we create a delicious Indian meal with recipes and guidance provided by G+'s First Lady of Science and Indian home cook extraordinaire, +Rajini Rao. :)How Cookalongs Work: http://goo.gl/Psz8rIntro: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/E74XQ22VL3LThe Menu: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/E2efQoeWsFkEquipment & Ingredients List (PRINT)https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/fh6BhdCDpLdRajini's Practically Perfect Pulao Recipe (PRINT)https://plus.google.com/u/0/114601143134471609087/posts/AiQAPB2xSHuRajini's Channa Masala Recipe (PRINT)https://plus.google.com/u/0/114601143134471609087/posts/XNy7GgjH8WDTrying New Spices Without Going Brokehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/ggFrknEKqHcGame Plan For Efficient Cooking (PRINT)https://plus.google.com/u/0/105466596306740968847/posts/5pE2YBbZ8VeTo see how our last Cookalong went:https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c66aprm3qvjttf7nb6g438e07h4Stay tuned as we add more details and info. I'll notify you in this event stream when we do! :)Indian Food Cookalong With Special Guest Cook Rajini Rao2012-11-11 19:00:0085G+
Larry Fournillier1,179,857With keeping inline with my Healthy Eating Program, I've invited Team member and good friend, +Daniel Fontaine to make his famous Vegan Burger and Guacamole side.  Here is a link to Daniel's recipe: http://bit.ly/T1XqZgSo, join us today LIVE from his Massachusetts kitchen where he will be showing us how it's done. It will be a blast!!You can watch us LIVE on this Event page, from my Profile page +Larry Fournillier or on www.hangoutnetworks.com #healthyeatingprogram   #healthyeating   #healthyrecipes  Learning How To Cook Caribbean with Larry Fournillier featuring Daniel Fontaine2012-10-14 15:30:0043G+
Chef Dennis Littley564,878Stop by for my class on pesto, and we're not just talking about Basil!  From the classic Genovese, to Sun Dried Tomato, join me as I show you how easy it is to make pesto at home and my favorite way to serve it!ChefHangout- Let's Make Pesto2012-10-12 01:00:00113G+
Billy Wilson1,544,352Come watch another episode of my fun weekly on air G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW), that brings together the best of everything on G+ in a hangout! This week I'll have joining me Photographer +Mykal Hall; Guinness World Record Holder +Tyson Jerry; +Jordan Oram who's looking at making a documentary of his travels back across Canada; Community Builder & Psychology Lecturer +Chris Robinson; and Special Musical Guest +Thread Atlas ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show by commenting on this event once the show is live!The episode will be live on this event and the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #26: Photography, World Record Holder, Live Music and More (On Air Hangout)2012-09-29 04:00:0090G+

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Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator 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 ?2014-07-24 05:16:12476000CC G+
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340441581CC G+
Circles Circles Circles37,983SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/o82s0mPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IkCTLPPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/nFCsGwMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/tID4ZmPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/E6v81LOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#science       #scienceeveryday       #sciencecircle       #circlesharing  2014-07-17 04:08:1710661123CC G+
Doug Hyatt5,196THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 6   #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING IT ADDED 1,000+ FOLLOWERS FOR ME IN A WEEK.1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-16 15:49:3948514819CC G+
Doug Hyatt5,196THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 5    #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING IT ADDED 1,000+ FOLLOWERS FOR ME IN A WEEK.1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-16 15:49:10477141117CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu54,397Engagers 4 - a very dear circle as well :)Don't be upset, please, of my multiple mentions, it is just because my circle notifications don't work.So, if you're mentioned, you are in, and you are not required to do anything. It was a time when a "+1" made me happy, and I saw it didn't worked out :) Don't do anything! I am honored for you being my friends, so this is my homage to you, but in my unmeasurable vanity I wanted you to know :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  As usual, this circle will do a tremendous good to your stream, so it is recommended to be added, especially by non-members and newcomers. If I'm not the best possible host, please forgive me.2014-07-16 11:00:0848418876159CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918711CC G+
Richard Green74,896Engagers Showcase Circle, July 12, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Thistlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CKB7ks1VWZ3“Star Gate” by +Gary Matthews https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ean83YFix7sBubble (reshared from +Ann-Marie Jurek)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/PkybKJfXv14Gabriel's Hornhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MXNTuq8ZEBPHibiscus flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Xsmw62v98CHStackable 12-sided dicehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5mLoukdZAA5Astronomical book priceshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S15LTNxJA9GPyritohedral symmetryhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XQUYMrKGiAQSt Stephen's Basilica (reshared from +Laura Orange)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ApnSMBsUWFeCircular Pascal Arrays and Fibonacci numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/NVqYKoRVnHg“Fungi tree” by +Tom Beddardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/J6S4bDc6QwQAs always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2014-07-12 05:31:36476208135223CC G+
Jason Darrell20,419A Circle of Bloggers -|- FYIOver time, this circle has fluctuated in populace and purpose. It's simply called "Blogger" - at one point or another, I've read a blog, liked what I've seen and added the author thus.There will be some noticeable absences. I have Pro Copywriters, G+ on Steroids and Google Awesome circles, too. If you're not in here, blog and I engage regularly, you're in one of those.However, being in this circle doesn't preclude you from being in those others. I know several people here I have in multiple circles.This isn't a 'shared circle' as in: add your name, plus 1 it and share it.These peops have been hand-picked by me over (almost) 3 years. And, according to Circloscope, all have posted content within the last 6 weeks (unless they're exceptionally talented and they warrant inclusion due to the magnitude of their blogging skills, in which case I've left them in).Lastly, if you're included and have never posted content in your life, accept my apologies and drop me a note to be removed.2014-07-11 11:43:174091005CC G+
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483105CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu53,047Engagers 3They are all, great people on G+! I'm sorry again if I mention you!Please don't be upset, it is just to honor you, no member is required to do anything!A "+1", the minimum everyone can do without wasting precious time, will be appreciated at the maximum value :) #maximumperformance   #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #engagers  As all my previous circles, this is one to add. Your stream will gain!2014-07-06 19:02:1949123775203CC G+
Farid Shaikh2,524GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-06 17:40:574928010CC G+
Farid Shaikh2,347GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-07-03 07:46:354929115CC G+
Freizeit.ch2,752This is our 2nd FINEST SWISS CIRCLE !We are sharing this #CIRCLE in order to give you a powerful Google Plus experience and most of all, this circle contains Interactiv Googlers. In this #Circle are travelors, photograph and lots more.Sharing this cirlce allows you to gain more followers and specialy #Swiss followers.If you would like to get inside this circle, you just have to do this 4 simple steps:1. Add us !2. +1 this post3. share this post4. Comment on this post, so we can add you on the next circle. You have to share this circle in #Public so we  can easily find your share.#circleshare   #circlesharing #swiss #schweiz #switzerland #circle #sharing #publicsharedcircles #suisse   #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle 2014-07-01 15:50:4649613915CC G+
Freizeit.ch2,460This is our FINEST SWISS CIRCLE !We are sharing this #CIRCLE in order to give you a powerful Google Plus experience and most of all, this circle contains #Swiss   Googlers. In this #Circle are swiss travelors, photograph and lots more.Sharing this cirlce allows you to gain more followers and specialy #Swiss followers.If you would like to get inside this circle, you just have to do this 4 simple steps:1. Add us !2. +1 this post3. share this post4. Comment on this post, so we can add you on the next circle. You have to share this circle in #Public so we  can easily find your share.#circleshare   #circlesharing #swiss #schweiz #switzerland #circle #sharing #publicsharedcircles #suisse   #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share 2014-06-27 09:20:5348424814CC G+
Richard Green73,445Engagers Showcase Circle, June 26, 2014 (Anniversary Edition)If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.24, the Monster, and quantum gravityhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9sKMLRJYjnaTiled Dome (reshared from +BJ Bolender)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7u73y5FzEZYMonths with five weekendshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HWMeFjECa1rThe sandpile grouphttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QezmLcTCTMJ“Cheshire Cat” by Ross Hilberthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YfjVmetdnHwSunrise (reshared from +Mark Hurn)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/6QQjTBviHeiRex and the girls, through Glasshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/dEPuHiZ5BFo“Dancing Triangles” by Richard Kenyonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CFZ8eFf5WqXWords that are hard to rhymehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/c3n9jFam6FEFlowers on my drivewayhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ZATFKnVorZPDragonfly (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/EggWRRfPm7JCircumference and area of a circlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Ld2X7WoSbCRMassive Hangovers and the Harmonic Serieshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XZGvNePaAt9A sheaf of pencilshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/EcdcRWsdbPSSolstice in Iceland (reshared from +2014-06-26 20:15:03483196123234CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu52,356They are the Survivors, a circle I'm going to share more often, because it has its own dynamic :)I hope you receive the notification this time, and if you receive it, it means you are in the circle, so you are not required to do anything. Just a "+1" from your part will be greatly appreciated, there's no need to spend your precious time with sharing or commenting.For non-members, I think you have to figure out on your own what to do, because usually I don't promise anything, I'm don't barter my circles membership. If you add the circle, it's definitively your gain, so I strongly suggest you to do so. The circle's title is not in vain, it really suggests the circle's dynamic. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  This, like all of my other circles, is an homage to you.Thank you very much for being my friends!2014-06-26 14:46:19412443052CC G+
WorldBreakingNews LatestNewsCurrentNews6 #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle  #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer  #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople  #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   2014-06-23 10:07:01499527CC G+
Eroto Graphy2,818     *If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle #128*         •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Summer Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents, and if you add them, you will have an even better Google plus experience.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!LINK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:https://plus.google.com/114802438985444128484/posts/itMhCJE4o7dCircle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795If you would like to be removed from future circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future.2014-06-23 03:27:52500352680CC G+
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755692CC G+
Circles Circles Circles35,732SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/RPEbdlPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/fmOadpPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/Oyg8RBMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/9NT51gPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/5mT3s0Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/AV4WvdTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/YANzuo#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-06-19 02:05:3310651024CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu51,115This is Wonders, a circle you all know!A "+1" will be greatly appreciated, but of course it is not a requirement. You are not required to do anything :)I hope you receive the notification, and if it is so, it means you are in the circle. The circle is old, but I still do some experiments. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  When I created the circle, I was curious if you have any proposition of friends to be included :) I still wonder if you have such friends. I shall create another circle, or a combination, I'll see :)Anyway, if you are original enough, and comment on what you like, you don't need to be shared in a circle to become famous, don't you think?If you add this circle (this is the reason of me sharing it), you will have a pleasant surprise on your stream! If you don't believe me, it's your loss.2014-06-18 17:20:574441183885CC G+
Angie Rocio40To increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.This is a public circle of Social Networking Industry Professionals that would like to be circled in order to discover other Social Networking Industry Professionals and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included so that you too can obtain new followers please follow these steps.      1. Post 1 G+     2. Add this circle.     3. Share this circle publicly.We are the most exclusive page dedicated to helping Social Networking Industry Professionals to gain new followers.2014-06-15 08:27:4549711319CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
Farid Shaikh903GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #people #sharedcircle 2014-06-10 02:38:134913116CC G+
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500313CC G+
Farid Shaikh903GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 6   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #shared 2014-06-01 18:17:56489527CC G+
Richard Green70,242Engagers Showcase Circle, June 1, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Hadamard matriceshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QDy5znukNrUThe Sada Bikehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hBPjZLG4m3n“Gandhi”, a matchstick sculpture by David Machhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7pFbHQzMgLCStreak (reshared from +Alex Milton)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1y43yM6BY9xLimit Set (reshared from +Vladimir Bulatov)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QoEgug6BgjGCat in a Baghttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Hsfo8sSAc5POne fifth, two fifths, red fifth, blue fifthhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEYkg8QprbYGordian (un)knotshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AuFaPJD68uiDream Lake (reshared from +Jason Hill)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1aU71vuQDhNSwan family (reshared from +Alexander Bogomolny)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HRect7PJMf7Oedipus ordering his son to use non-Reidemeister moveshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/4e4STv3FLa4“Empire” by Aexionhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/TMnFGYXBiCDThe McNugget monoidhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aMWKbphCsqGSixteen English words ending in –ogehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T7XyU3rQdF2014-06-01 07:19:59462240129217CC G+
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu49,547I think this is quite an interesting circle for you to add, of course if you haven't added it already :) It's a combination of the Survivors of whom a lot of you were very enchanted last time :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance Shall I pimp myself and explain you how this circle has been made, on what basis, and stuff like that? I don't think so, and the members know that a "+1" will be enough from them :)For how I try to manifest my wits here, on the wonderful Google Plus, I believe you better read my blog, rodolfogrimaldi.comIf you have a Twitter account, I shall be honored to connect with you there as well, just give me a sign, preferable not a DM, because it's a great probability that I'll miss it, that's all.https://twitter.com/RodolfoGrimaldiI hope that notifications will reach you, this time :)2014-05-29 14:49:00479402143CC G+
Circles Circles Circles33,758SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/WbY7NSPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/XPSnHVPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/itFj7ZMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/uBBxgdPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/f1wz2IOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-05-28 20:17:02102101320CC G+
Farid Shaikh458GOOGLE FRIENDS! - You're in this  Circle 5   -  *Share the circle* *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)Thanks!#circles #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #addcircles #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #friends #add  2014-05-28 19:25:264868617CC G+
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu49,376This is called Circle Zero and the great majority of you already know it :)There are a few "follow backs" in it, along my precious Invincible, and some other few people I respect! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance I share from Firefox this time, and if you don't receive the notification yet again, it means I'm "punished" by Google Plus :)Of course I'm joking, it means nothing, actually. Nobody is compelled to do anything, even if you receive the notification, meaning you are in the circle and you don't have to check it (this operation being made so difficult lately, by our dear G+ programmers, but I understand them: "simpler is better", so I agree). Besides, as +Adriana Popovici so accurately noticed, G+ oriented itself through communication with people not being members of your circles than outlying the members. You see now the "add" or "follow" button when checking out an account is blatantly RED, since your friends have a white one, with the "circle symbol". Nice!Oh, when you notice you're members, a simply "+1" will move me, if not, it's all the same. I keep only valuable people in my circles, so they don't have anything to change to upset me, just maybe to leave me out completely. Even that, won't be the end of the world, you know?Some of the members aren't what you call "engagers", some are not even as active as you may expect, this doesn't make them less valuable, so you can take my word, because I vouch for them!For non members: It is recommended that you add the circle, it'll give you a colorful and meaningful stream :) It's the least I can do, and if I'll make more, you'll notice in time :).Sharing the circle is not going to melt my cold heart, so please, do what you feel, and it is time to learn how to handle elegantly this delicate matter on Google Plus. When sharing the circle, please don't promise your followers things in my name, like "you will be followed back" or stuff like that, because I'm not responsible for the circle members' behavior :)Good luck! Please!2014-05-27 15:09:34480492356CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 06:18:55201163CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu48,496A very dear circle, The Complex!If you receive the notification, it means I'm lucky :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  If you "+1" it with or without notification, you will show that you care :)Thank you very much, dear friends.2014-05-19 16:55:27497352041CC G+
Circles Circles Circles32,435SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/Hev5GIPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS: http://goo.gl/Nqll1yPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/olCV0EMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/l58RRiPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/oIXG1ROthers Circles:SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/voKgBxTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science   #scienceeveryday   #sciencecircle   #circlesharing  2014-05-16 02:10:07103141526CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu48,066This is called Survivors!It is a circle dedicated to my invincible plus some surprises.I hope you'll be notified, if not, that's it :)A "+1" as an acknowledgement is a plus for my heart :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  Initially it had 345 members, but two were excluded by G+ with the following mention: Some people have not been included in your shared circle. Only Google+‎ users can be shared.I suppose one of them is my eternal invincible, +Dirk Talamasca . I'm not going to remove him, ever. 2014-05-15 11:13:27343392339CC G+
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499150119186CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu47,656This circle is called Italian because it has a lot of my Italian friends in it, but of course, the members are from all over :)As you already know (I hope you receive the notification), just a "+1" is always welcome from the members :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  Have all, a nice week!2014-05-12 10:12:40476492042CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111CC G+
Circles Circles Circles31,443S C I E N C E CircleDo you want some science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science dainly and are actively engaging the rest of us.  Enrich your stream.This is an active circle, with more members to be added later. If you have someone to recommend please add their name in the comments section below. #science   #scienceeveryday   #sciencecircle   #circlesharing  2014-05-09 17:42:562019518CC G+
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514CC G+
Yoga Imawan1,854#cirlce#cirlces#circleshare#circlesharing#circleoftheday#people#peopleandlife#greatcircle#amazing#worthsharing#funpeople#nicepeople#awesomecircle#awesomepeople#awesomesauce#trysomethingnew#iliketheirfriendship#circlewednesday#circling#forfriends#haveaniceday#smilemore#thebestcircle#thebestcirclesongoogle#thebest#bestsharedcircle#bestcircles#bestcirclesongoogleplus#circlethesepeople#starwars#startrek#scififans#scifiwatcher#syfy  #sharedcircle#sharedcircles2014-05-08 17:09:4544313913CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu46,723This is Amalgam, a mixed circle with a lot of dear friends and highly valuable profiles on Google Plus.Feel free to do what you desire with it, preferably would be to add it to your circles :)I'd like to thank you all, for being my friends :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  A "plus one" will be greatly appreciated, you don't have to share it or even comment if you don't like :)I hope to be able to log in G+ more often, and reply to you in time.2014-05-07 13:11:51476433146CC G+
Davide Monge14,649This is my VIP  weekly #circle : GGroup n°04A carefully selected group of awesome People!I integrated my best engagers/commenters selected in last week: they are all special People, and without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.I removed those who decided to unfollow me.NOTE: every person who reshared the previous GGroup n°03 have been included in the present circle. Thank you!------------------------------------------------------------------If you would like to be included on my next circle -> GGroup n°05, just follow these simple steps:1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in as PUBLIC and as EXTENDED CIRCLESNOTE for the newcomers: Keep in mind that the only method to reach more people is done by adding all people of this circle to your circles and reshare as described at point 2 above. So, only the people that will choose to reshare publicly this #circle   post will be added! Plus only is not sufficient. Thanks!Please make sure to plus, reshare and comment on the this Original Post or else I won't notice it :(------------------------------------------------------------------If you should be in this circle and I forgot to add you by mistake - I´m sorry - please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share!------------------------------------------------------------------If you didn't like to be included in this circle and you would like to be removed, please send me a message on this post or privately and I won't share your profile anymore.Only hashtag after this line :)------------------------------------------------------------------#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle 2014-05-06 21:04:59442424440CC G+
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426CC G+
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu44,271My Peacemakers!It's an old circle of highly valuable friends :)A "+1" will be highly regarded when I'll find again the opportunity to log here. You see me posting, but I do it from my browser. If you feel neglected, please don't be, because you are all in my heart, in your deserved place. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumperformance Have a nice week, dear friends and future friends!2014-04-14 19:41:21494493860CC G+
Jeff Shapiro1,005Dangerous Women 2.0A circle of women of G+ who make us laugh, cry, engage, and above all, think. If you know someone who belongs in this circle (and we all do), nominate them!2014-04-11 22:29:0750002CC G+

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2013-08-11 17:57:23 (155 comments, 37 reshares, 184 +1s)

See Me

Are you ready to solve this week's science mystery picture and pick up the latest in research along the way? If you know the identity of this object, don't give it away , but share some interesting (or obscure!) fact about it. Don't be shy, let your imagination fly. 

Hint: This object has the fastest response to light in the biological world.

Why is this cool? A recent study revealed the unexpected finding that the initial response to light was mechanical: light triggered tiny (less than one micrometer) synchronized contractions in this array that then opened mechano-sensitive ion channels to change distribution of electric charge across the surface. This form of signaling is known as mechanotransduction and is faster than more conventional chemical signaling. Do you know of a human sense that uses mechanical... more »

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2014-04-11 21:45:27 (150 comments, 456 reshares, 607 +1s)

On The Shoulders of Giants

♀ A sepia print of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a woman from Syria, dated 1885. What do they have in common? Extraordinarily, each was the first licensed female medical doctor in their country of origin. They were trained at the Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania, the first of its kind in the country. This was a time before women had the right to vote. If they did attend college at all, it was at the risk of contracting "neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system” (according to Harvard gynecologist Edward H. Clarke). 

An all-woman medical school was first proposed in 1846, supported by the Quakers and the feminist movement. Dr. Ellwood Harvey, one of the early teaching faculty, daringly smuggled out a slave, Ann Maria Weems, dressed as a male buggy driver, from rightoutsid... more »

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2014-04-11 21:45:27 (150 comments, 456 reshares, 607 +1s)

On The Shoulders of Giants

♀ A sepia print of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a woman from Syria, dated 1885. What do they have in common? Extraordinarily, each was the first licensed female medical doctor in their country of origin. They were trained at the Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania, the first of its kind in the country. This was a time before women had the right to vote. If they did attend college at all, it was at the risk of contracting "neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system” (according to Harvard gynecologist Edward H. Clarke). 

An all-woman medical school was first proposed in 1846, supported by the Quakers and the feminist movement. Dr. Ellwood Harvey, one of the early teaching faculty, daringly smuggled out a slave, Ann Maria Weems, dressed as a male buggy driver, from rightoutsid... more »

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2014-07-20 17:50:12 (47 comments, 14 reshares, 227 +1s)

Pottering Around Vermont

I spent the past week amidst the bucolic charms of Vermont debating the merits of mountains, molecules and membrane transport proteins (scientific program here: http://goo.gl/S6zHpC). The keynote talk was given by Ed Boyden (MIT; http://goo.gl/Lrgz9m) on the topic of optogenetics: light activated ion channels are cloned from corals, bacteria and fungi, delivered into neurons in a living animal, to precisely control and study behavior. We watched how activation of dopamine neurons by a blue light led pleasure seeking mice to return to the light spot again and again! 

Each summer, for the past 80 years, scientists having been making the pilgrimage to the Gordon Research Conferences that cover hundreds of topics in physics, chemistry and biology. Discussions are intense, "off the record" and feature unpublished work. Isolated from... more »

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2014-07-05 12:51:37 (72 comments, 90 reshares, 227 +1s)

All Your Base Are Belong to Us*

Cutie with Long Q-T: A baby girl is born with an irregular heartbeat. Out of synchrony, her heart stops beating several times. By Day 2 doctors perform emergency surgery to implant a cardiac defibrillator. They cut off the sympathetic nerves to prevent further stimulation of this condition.  She is put on a slew of medications but it's too soon to know if they are the right ones for her condition. Her diagnosis? Long Q-T syndrome.

Choreographing a Ballet: Every heart beat is powered by a wave of electrical activity caused by carefully choreographed opening and closing of ion channels that move sodium, potassium and calcium ions into and out of cardiac cells on a millisecond time scale. This electrical activity is picked up in an ECG which parses out the events as a repeating waveform labeled P, Q, R, S, and T (image). Each... more »

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2014-06-29 13:46:16 (39 comments, 57 reshares, 210 +1s)

Mining Social Networks ... Of Bacteria!

The Unseen War: In the intense, unseen competition for space and food, warring factions of bacteria produce antibiotics in a microscopic, internecine war. Actinomycetes, a filamentous type of bacteria found in soil, are arguably the deepest and richest natural source of drugs that we exploit as antibiotics, antifungals, chemotherapeutics and immunosuppressants. It was from an actinobacterium, Streptomyces that the first compound to be dubbed an antibiotic was isolated, in the lab of Ukrainian born microbiologist Selman Waksman. Streptomycin cured tuberculosis, winning Waksman a Nobel prize in 1952.  

Antibiotic Apocalypse: Since then, however, rampant antibiotic resistance has led the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to issue a dire warning that we may be heading into apo... more »

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2014-06-07 19:20:17 (114 comments, 39 reshares, 240 +1s)

Alien Cityscape?

Can you guess the identity of the tiny blue skyscrapers in today's Science Mystery Pix

Hint: We have ~20,000 of these. The shorter "skyscrapers" are arranged in front and longer ones in back of a certain body part. Proteins with funny names like Noggin, Bmp and Bambi cause these gradients to develop. 

If you google guess the answer, try not to give it away, but add some confusing helpful information in your comment!

Awesome Poetry Hint by +Rashmi Pahuja :
Like trees in a tunnel
Feeling the air funnel
Combed in waxy gel
Well dressed infantry
In Attention
Keeping all intruders out,
Record and decode
All the tremors, shakes and thunder.

#ScienceEveryday  when it's not #ScienceSunday  .

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2014-06-01 15:59:26 (113 comments, 274 reshares, 501 +1s)

The Enemy of My Enemy

✇ Nearly 125 years ago, a British bacteriologist observed that the holy waters of the Ganges and Yamuna had curious bactericidal properties, limiting the spread of cholera. It took another 20 years before two microbiologists independently proposed the existence of viruses. Observing small clearings on a lawn of dysentery-causing bacillus on an agar plate, d'Herelle coined the term bacteriophage for the virus that devours bacteria; now affectionately abbreviated to "phage".  

A Voracious Appetite: Found everywhere bacteria exist- in the soil, deep inside the earth's crust, within the bodies of animals and plants, and densely packed in the oceans, there are an estimated 1×10^8 different types of phages, each infecting only a specific type of bacteria.  Almost comical in appearance, a phagehas it... more »

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2014-05-17 17:19:41 (65 comments, 23 reshares, 245 +1s)

Cabbage Spiced Rice

A lazy weekend dish that will wait until the boys come back from their wanderings (they'd better hurry, I'm hungry!). 

Cook separately, 1.5 cups of basmati rice. Inhale the floral flagrance, ahhh!

Finely chop a head of cabbage and half an onion.

Add to hot oil: black mustard seeds, white split urad dal, yellow split channa dal, roasted peanuts, dash of asafoetida powder, curry leaves, a few grains of fenugreek. When the mustard seeds turn grey and pop, and the dals release a nutty aroma, add the chopped onions and cabbage in succession. I leave green chillies whole so the wimps boys can fish them out. Stir on high heat, season with salt, a pinch of turmeric and your favorite garam masala spice mix. I used one made my mom that I have stashed away in my refrigerator. 

Cover briefly until the cabbage just about cooks.A... more »

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2014-05-11 12:41:21 (30 comments, 49 reshares, 148 +1s)

A Scientist's Mother's Day

To make one me you just add
Half of mom and half of dad
That is what I once believed
But I know now that I was wrong
I got so much more from you mom

♥ Stanford graduate student Adam Cole was taking a class in behavioral human biology when he was inspired to pen these whimsical, biologically explicit verses. To his surprise, the song became a hit! He explains that mitochondrial DNA is inherited exclusively from mom, also X has over a thousand genes, Y has less than 92 so that:

Just like two strands of DNA are spirally entwined
Your nature and your nurture are inspiringly combined
Scientists remind me and I find that it is true
Slightly more than half of everything I am is thanks to you

Making a cameo appearance in the video, the bushy-bearded man is Stanford biology professor RobertS... more »

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2014-04-30 21:20:48 (94 comments, 46 reshares, 208 +1s)

Men Trigger Stress in Mice

Of course I tweeted Hiring opportunities for #StemWomen when I saw the headlines. Jokes ensued. Could the gender of the researcher really have a noticeable effect on experimental outcomes with animals? This was a #journalclub worthy post, so here goes. 

Don’t Stress Me Bro: Experimenters from a Montreal-based lab noticed anecdotally, that pain response in mice was less in human presence. Blunting of pain happens not when one has warm and fuzzy feelings, it turns out, but under stress. So an experiment was set up to measure pain response using a highly sensitive measure known as “mouse grimace scale”. Mice were anesthetized and injected in the leg with some yeast cell wall extract (zymosan) known to cause inflammatory pain. Their expressions were recorded by video and scored by a “blinded” observer, either in an empty room, or in thepresence o... more »

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2014-04-26 14:23:12 (87 comments, 74 reshares, 256 +1s)

Accidental Art: Wood Painting with Fungi

❖ Fungus-infested wood, or spalt was once dismissed as inferior, structurally unsound and consigned to the scrap heap. But since the 1950's,  the Lindquists, a father and son wood turning team from the New York Adirondacks, changed the way we look at spalted wood. Today, the intricate swirls of bold lines, unexpected splotches of color and random patterns are a sculptor's dream. Spalting has developed a niche market by adding economic value to a previously wasted resource.  

Science of Spalting: Oregon State University's Sara Robinson ("Dr. Spalting") has taken this accidental art and transformed it into science. By systematically testing different combinations of fungi, moisture, temperature and pH, Dr. Robinson creates beautiful wood specimen in the laboratory.

❖ The thick blacklines t... more »

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2014-04-24 19:38:09 (46 comments, 54 reshares, 216 +1s)

See It with Flowers: A BioSensor for Radiation

✿ The stamen hairs of the common spiderwort (Tradescantia) are made up of rows of cells in single file, like beads on a string. Fuzzy and blue, they emerge by the hundreds around the stamens that hold up the bright yellow, pollen-filled anthers in the flower center. In 1975, a scientist named Sparrow made a remarkable discovery: the stamen hairs were highly sensitive to nuclear radiation, mutating from blue to pink like the floral equivalent of the canary in the coal mine! The mutation frequency is linear down to very low doses and low exposure rates such that counting the number of pink cells as a percentage of blue ones gives an accurate reading of radiation exposure. Since the cells divide in sequence, the position of the pink cell tells when the radiation exposure occurred. The flowers have been used to monitor radiationl... more »

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2014-04-11 21:45:27 (150 comments, 456 reshares, 607 +1s)

On The Shoulders of Giants

♀ A sepia print of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a woman from Syria, dated 1885. What do they have in common? Extraordinarily, each was the first licensed female medical doctor in their country of origin. They were trained at the Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania, the first of its kind in the country. This was a time before women had the right to vote. If they did attend college at all, it was at the risk of contracting "neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system” (according to Harvard gynecologist Edward H. Clarke). 

An all-woman medical school was first proposed in 1846, supported by the Quakers and the feminist movement. Dr. Ellwood Harvey, one of the early teaching faculty, daringly smuggled out a slave, Ann Maria Weems, dressed as a male buggy driver, from rightoutsid... more »

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2014-03-09 22:07:07 (86 comments, 12 reshares, 185 +1s)

Of Onion Jam and Patriarchal Hegemony

◑ What, you may justifiably wonder, does onion jam have to do with the patriarchal hegemony? Nothing, of course. Unless, you count yourself a member of my mad menagerie. Still, if you're looking for some delicious comfort food that's out of the ordinary, and willing to pay a paltry remuneration by nodding sympathetically through my maternal musings, Read On!

◑ Like any self-respecting feminist, I yearned for my pragmatic teenage daughter to espouse the cause. More women in STEM! Independence! Equity! So when she won a merit scholarship at one of the Seven Sisters colleges, I exerted my not-inconsiderable persuasive powers to get her to go there. Four years later, she's back, with a degree in neuroscience but somewhat bruised around the edges. Well, the college website did say heady and nervy, and that's what we got. Afterloo... more »

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2014-03-06 19:02:22 (63 comments, 93 reshares, 223 +1s)

SOFTWARE UPDATE: Gene Editing Could Rescue AIDS Patients

HIV Gains Foothold: The human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, gains entry into immune T cells by initially binding to the cell surface receptor protein CD4 and then recruiting a co-receptor, usually CCR5. Infected T cells eventually die and the patient becomes susceptible to other infections, described as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. 

As Luck Would Have It: About ~700 years ago, a chance mutation in the CCR5 gene appeared that inactivated the receptor. This mutation, CCR5-Δ32, has a slight negative fitness effect because CCR5 is one of many chemokine receptors important in the inflammatory immune response. The mutation should have dwindled or disappeared. Instead, the mutation underwent intense positive selection, now prevalent in ~10% of the European population. Modeling studies suggestt... more »

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2014-02-23 15:02:03 (105 comments, 374 reshares, 405 +1s)

Dance of the Peacock Spider

Doing the Y: Only 4 mm in size, the Australian male peacock spider (Maratus volans) puts on an impressive courtship display, rivaling the Village People in Peacock Spider Dances to YMCA . Described by researchers as multi-modal, the dance includes 3rd leg waves, synchronized unfurling of colorful belly flaps, abdominal bobbing and pedipalp flickers. As if these visual displays were not enough, the spider generates bursts of vibrations carried through the ground to signal his passion for his lady love. 

Darwin's Dilemma: Is there an selective advantage to such complexity? How did it evolve? As the rituals get more elaborate, there may be diminishing returns given the limitations of biological cost and sensory perception. Translation: is it a waste of time? :) But studies show that redundant signals allow ourspid... more »

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2014-02-14 13:13:23 (57 comments, 41 reshares, 186 +1s)

An Academic Valentine: The Science Behind Flower Color

Morning Glory Buds are Red
And they Open to Bright Blue
But in NHX1 Mutants
They can't Change their Hue

✿ We all know that roses are red and violets are blue, but did you also know that vacuolar pH determines their hue? Flowers are colored by anthocyanin pigments that collect in the vacuoles of petal cells. Their color is determined by the acidity, or pH of the vacuole. Vacuolar pH is set by a balance of proton (H+) pumps and leaks. A family of leak proteins known as sodium hydrogen exchangers is found in all cells from yeasts, plants and animals. They work to keep vacuoles and other cell compartments from becoming too acidic.A dramatic example is that of the Japanese morning glory (Ipomoea nil) where mutants in the leak protein, NHX1, fail to achieve that brilliant blue when they flower.T... more »

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2014-02-04 23:00:11 (135 comments, 286 reshares, 329 +1s)

///\oo/\\\ Tarantula!

▶ All arthropods (insects, spiders and crabs) have a hard exoskeleton, which they must shed at intervals, to catch up on their growth. Known as ecdysis (from the Greek ekduo to strip off), the process is carefully coordinated, risky in the wild, and fraught with difficulties.

▶ For several days or even weeks before the molt, a tarantula will appear moody and sluggish, refusing to eat. It spins a cradle, called molting web (seen to the left of the gif), and lays on its back. Its heart rate increases dramatically and hemolymph ("blood") is pumped into the upper body (cephalothorax) so it nearly doubles in size. The pressure cracks the carapace along the sides and front. Wave like muscle contractions in the abdomen push the old exoskeleton, lifting it off like the lid of a can. Now comes the tricky part: the spider must workits... more »

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2014-02-02 14:28:32 (65 comments, 21 reshares, 172 +1s)

Hair, Tooth or Scale? 

Although at first glance, these three appendages appear to have little in relation to one another, there are intriguing hints of a common developmental origin. Can you guess the identity of today's Science Mystery Pix?

The Toothless Men of Sind: Our story begins in 1875, with Charles Darwin describing the curious case of a Hindu kindred whose males suffered a near absence of teeth and hair. This inherited condition, known as ectodermal dysplasia, was tracked down to defects in genes coding for a signaling protein (ectodysplasin-A or EDA) and its receptor (EDA receptor or EDAR). Similar hairless and toothless mutations were found in the mutant mouse strains Tabby and Downless, pointing to a common developmental origin for hair and teeth. 

Fighting Tooth and Scale : Which came first, teeth or scales? It isthoug... more »

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2014-01-30 23:04:24 (44 comments, 43 reshares, 212 +1s)

Homo aquaticus: The Science of an Underwater Gill

In 1962, underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau predicted the arrival of Homo aquaticus: people surgically equipped with gills who could live and breathe in any depth for any amount of time without harm. Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about Triton, a conceptual gill (http://goo.gl/pWkd5k) that supposedly could allow humans to breathe underwater. There are many reasons why this device is still in the realm of science fiction. But first, it's helpful to understand how some animals breathe air underwater. 

Breathe, Breathe in the Air: Like us, insects breathe oxygen from air, using a system of canals connected to the outside by breathing holes or spiracles. So how do aquatic insects survive submerged underwater, often for their entire lives? Mosquito larvae develop tiny snorkeling tubes, called... more »

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2014-01-21 18:51:26 (62 comments, 30 reshares, 139 +1s)

Genetics of Obesity

Weight Watchers: How much you weigh depends on many metabolic pathways, brain signals that regulate appetite, and environmental factors such as your lifestyle and diet. At least some of this is coded by genes, but narrowing down which ones is like finding the proverbial needles in a haystack. There are millions of gene variants, known as single-nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced snips), between any two people, than can be read from a sample of DNA (from a cheek swab). A Genome Wide Association Study or GWAS (pronounced Gee-Wahs) compares gene variants between two groups of people, say skinny and overweight, to see if any particular variant is associated with a trait, like obesity.  If any particular SNP is significantly more frequent in obese people, compared to the skinny group, then that SNP could mark a gene associated with bodywei... more »

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2014-01-11 17:01:46 (71 comments, 43 reshares, 224 +1s)

Science Mystery Pix

Art or Nature?: This beautiful image reminds me of the art of Van Gogh: Willows at Sunset (http://goo.gl/E0rYPo), perhaps? But it's actually a photomicrograph of an insect part. Can you guess what it may be? Hint: it's useful during aquatic sex :) 

Rheinberg Illumination: This image was colorized using a form of microscopy invented in 1896 by Julius Rheinberg. Quite simply, a two colored filter, usually cut from sheets of acetate, is placed in front of the light source. One color makes up the background while the other is diffracted by the object under study. It's a cheap and creative way to bring art into science! A nice explanation can be found here: http://www.cellsalive.com/enhance1.htm

Photo credit: Spike Walker / Wellcome Images

#ScienceEveryday    #ISeeTheWorldWithScience  

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2013-12-29 23:38:50 (96 comments, 350 reshares, 583 +1s)

The Biology of Transparency

The Invisible Man: Have you ever wished to be invisible? Transparency is quite common in biology, being particularly useful as camouflage in the open ocean where there is nothing to hide behind. There is an astonishing variety of transparent jellyfish, glass squid, worms and this creepy-crawly crustacean from the "twilight zone" of the deep sea seen in the image. 

How does it work? To be transparent, light must pass through without being absorbed or scattered. Most organic molecules do not absorb light in the visible range, except for the visual pigments of the eyes, which must absorb light to function. Light scattering is caused by changes in refractive index which determines how light is bent as it passes through (see http://goo.gl/7l6zFC). To be perfectly transparent, the refractive index should be thesame... more »

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2013-12-24 14:43:26 (73 comments, 69 reshares, 256 +1s)

Science Santa and a Cellular Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the lab
Not a creature was stirring, not even a postgrad.
The pipetmen and tip boxes were arranged with care,
In hopes that science elves soon would be there.

The postdocs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of job offers danced in their heads.
And the PI, at home, took off her many caps
And rested her brains for a well-deserved nap. 

When from the cell culture room there arose such a clatter
The grad student rushed to see what was the matter? 
Away to the culture hood he flew in a flash
Turned off the UV light and raised up the sash.

The neurospheres bobbed merrily in their own private party
Transiently transfected, they proliferated smartly.
The epithelial cells broke free from their tightj... more »

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2013-12-20 13:27:02 (62 comments, 81 reshares, 224 +1s)

The Science of Snow!

❆ Stellar dendrites are falling. Rimed crystals are piling on so heavily, they you may see graupel. If you're lucky you may spot a split star or a rare capped column. No, I'm not talking gibberish! You can check the “Meteorological Classification of Natural Snow Crystals,” (1966) by Magano and Lee.  Did you know that there are 80 official patterns of snowflakes? Their characteristic 6-sided shape comes from the hexagonal lattice of water molecules: each vertex has an oxygen atom with the edges formed by hydrogen bonds on either side (see http://goo.gl/8ZUI0G). 

Is it true that no two snowflakes are alike? The short answer is yes! At the atomic level, suppose one snow crystal has 10^18 water molecules, of which 10^15 will contain deuterium isotope (hydrogen with mass of 2 instead of 1) or an isotope of oxygen (mass of 18instead o... more »

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2013-12-15 17:31:27 (18 comments, 61 reshares, 180 +1s)

Dendritic Forests and Purkinje Cell Trees

The Little Brain: Tucked under and in the back of our two major brain hemispheres is the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain"). Best known for coordinating fine motor skills, the cerebellum receives signals from the spinal cord and other parts of the brain to refine and compute an output that lets us reach out and precisely touch an object with the tip of our finger. All of this output is made by a single type of cell: the Purkinje neuron. Not surprisingly, they have been described as, "the only source of news, the sole TV network, the cerebellar state-controlled media".

A Primer on Purkinje Neurons: These are among the largest and earliest neuron types to be described (by Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista Purkyně in 1837). Arranged in a domino-like layer (image 1-2) in thecereb... more »

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2013-12-08 15:27:42 (79 comments, 34 reshares, 134 +1s)

Pedigree Puzzle: Why is there a Gender Bias in Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorders are more frequently diagnosed in males than females: commonly four times as often, although that bias climbs to 11:1 in the case of Asperger's syndrome. The underlying reasons are complex and many plausible theories have been proposed. Let's begin by looking at one example of pronounced gender bias in autism, seen in this pedigree chart. A pedigree chart is used by geneticists to track genotypes (such as a particular mutation) and phenotypes (such as appearance of a disease) over many generations of an extended family.  If you've never deciphered one before, this is your chance to figure out what those squares and circles mean! 

How to Read a Pedigree Chart: To begin, girls are circles and boys are squares - helpfully colorized to pink or blueto fi... more »

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2013-11-29 19:55:22 (98 comments, 98 reshares, 281 +1s)

Petrichor: Smell of the Earth

A heavenly scent: Do you love the smell of soil after a fresh bout of rain? Are you a fan of the earthy smell of beets? There is a word for that: petrichor.  It comes from the Greek petros, meaning stone and ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods. It is defined as "the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell". 

Geosmin: After puzzling over the smell of soil for over a hundred years, scientists have pinned the source to Streptomyces, the soil bacterium that also gifts us with the most antibiotics. The bacteria release volatile compounds when disturbed, like the bicyclic alcohol, geosmin (named for "earthy smell"). Did you know that the human nose is incredibly sensitive to geosmin? We can detect as little as ten parts per trillion! 

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2013-11-28 15:41:56 (112 comments, 214 reshares, 371 +1s)

Turkey and Tryptophan: Thanksgiving Myth Debunked

ƵƵƶƶ Why do we feel sleepy after a big meal? You've probably blamed the Thanksgiving turkey for having too much tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts to serotonin and melatonin, two sleep-inducing compounds. But it turns out that tryptophan has to be consumed on an empty stomach and not with gourmandish excess of cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, to be effectively blamed for your soporific state.  Did you know that even oat bran and soybeans contain more tryptophan than turkey? Check out this infographic ▶ http://goo.gl/pQtLTp .

ƵƵƶƶ Another popular theory is that after a big meal, our body diverts blood supply to the gut, and away from the brain, to help digestion. While this seems logical, it turns out that cerebral blood flow and oxygenation are kept stablethrough more »

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2013-11-24 14:53:16 (88 comments, 48 reshares, 181 +1s)

Good Fat is BAT!

Beige, Brite, Brown or White: If you thought all fat was white and wobbly, think again. Some fat depots are colored brown because they are rich in mitochondria- powerhouses of energy loaded with iron-containing cytochrome proteins (bottom panel in image). Beige/Brite fat cells are in between white and brown fat. Human infants have stores of this brown adipose tissue (BAT), up to 5% of their body weight, between their shoulder blades and in their neck, colored green in the MRI scan (top image). Hibernating animals stock up on brown fat too. Why? Because brown fat generates heat.

The Heat is On: Our mitochondria are factories that extract energy from food and store it in the form of a proton (Hydrogen ion) gradient across their borders. Like water cascading down a fall turns a turbine to generate electricity, thisgra... more »

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2013-11-02 18:06:29 (91 comments, 5 reshares, 206 +1s)

Diwali: Then and Now

⌘ Picture a little girl, shaken awake in the pre-dawn darkness by her mother, shivering before a "head bath" with a pail of steaming hot water from the big copper water heater in the kitchen. Squeaky clean, her hair dried and braided into long mogra flower-laden plaits, she puts on some pretty gold bangles (from an ever-expanding stash of jewelry destined for her future bridal finery) and dresses in a brand new, long skirt of Kanchipuram silk, the traditional and sacred fabric of southern India. After excitedly holding a little sparkler on the balcony, she joins her family for a Diwali feast, full of sweets and special treats that last all day long, while explosions of crackers and the acrid smell of smoke fill the city air.  

⌘ Fast-forward many decades later, and the little girl has given up the silks and bracelets for adisc... more »

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2013-10-27 13:39:28 (80 comments, 125 reshares, 256 +1s)

A Balancing Act

Nature's Gyroscope: Your ear does much more than hear. While the snail shaped cochlea of the inner ear (pictured below) is superbly adapted for picking up sound vibrations (by deflections of hair cells described in last week's post), the rest of the inner ear is a complex labyrinth of tubes and chambers that keeps our lives in balance. 

Up, Side and Down: Since we live in a three dimensional world, we have three fluid-filled semicircular canals arranged at right angles to each other, along the x, y and z planes. Each semicircular canal senses a different movement of our head: up and down, side to side, and tilt. When we move our head, the fluid inside the canal moves and presses on a tear shaped bulb at one end. The bulb (ampulla) has a collection of mechanically sensitive hair cells embedded in a jelly like matrix.Defl... more »

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2013-10-20 11:56:53 (67 comments, 140 reshares, 285 +1s)

How Hearing Happens

The Hair Cell: When a young student heard that the lab next to mine studied frog hair cells, she exclaimed, "Oh? I didn't know frogs had hair!" Actually, hair cells, so named because of the curious stacked arrangement of hair-like stereocilia emerging from their crowns (image a), are the cells that detect sound.  About 16,000 of them line the snail shaped cochlea of our inner ear, picking up sound induced vibrations of the fluid inside our ears of less than 1 nanometer. The remarkable hair cell is what gives us humans the ability to detect sound of frequency ranging from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. 

Mechanosensation: How does a hair cell detect sound? The secret lies in the way the stereocilia are stacked. Each one is connected to an adjacent taller 'hair" by a tenuous thread, known as tip link (imageb). A... more »

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2013-10-14 23:57:50 (64 comments, 6 reshares, 175 +1s)

Pumping up Pumpkin Pie

✿ My postdoctoral advisor, Carolyn Slayman, could strike fear into us by the deceptively mild statement..”Wouldn’t it be nice..?” We all knew what that meant. At least another couple of months of experiments, if we were lucky. Twenty years later, I will confess to pumping up science. Just when my lab folk think they have a story neatly wrapped up, topped with a colorful title and shiny journal to target, I have no qualms in raising the bar on expectations up another notch. It’s the same with recipes. Who can resist the urge to dress up a nice but bland sauce, sneak in more spices or fiddle with the fixings? So when a collection of 50 canned pumpkin recipes came my way, I considered it only the start of a culinary excursion.

✿ Take for example, the Pumpkin Alfredo sauce: whisk together a cup each of pumpkin puree and lightcream, seas... more »

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2013-10-13 13:48:40 (76 comments, 133 reshares, 348 +1s)

Fiddle-de-dee: The male fiddler crab is a fine example of how evolutionary pressure can select an exaggerated physical trait: while one claw is small and used for feeding, the other is grossly enlarged, reaching up to 2/3 of his body weight! The female has symmetrical, small claws. So, does size matter? 

Ornament vs. Armament: The large claw of the male fiddler crab is a sexual ornament, like the feathers of a peacock. With it, he waves flirtatiously at the susceptible female, enticing her to his sand burrow. The larger and more conspicuous his claw, the greater his chance at mating success. It is also an effective weapon, used to threaten and wage battles with competing males. But these are competing demands: large and light claws may be waved at lower energy costs, whereas heavy claws with powerful muscles are better in fights. Studies show thatcl... more »

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2013-10-07 20:10:34 (42 comments, 55 reshares, 178 +1s)

A Part of the Puzzle: NHE9 and Autism

❑ People with autism have difficulty with social interaction, language delay and stereotyped interests or repetitive behaviors that vary widely in severity between individuals. Currently diagnosed at rates of 1 in 88 children, autism spectrum disorders are an urgent public health issue. 

❑ Autism is one of the most inheritable of neurodevelopmental disorders. We know this from twin studies, family trees and rare chromosomal abnormalities. But it is also the most complex - because no single gene contributes to more than 1% of autism cases. We describe this as extremely heterogenic.  Most likely, these myriad genes impact a few common pathways, such as signaling between nerve cells. Although geneticists trawl through massive banks of DNA sequence and clinical data to uncover candidate genes, each one still hasto be... more »

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2013-09-28 15:53:01 (45 comments, 36 reshares, 188 +1s)

The Dance of Virulence

Double Agent: The fungus Candida albicans lives a double life. It co-exists as a harmless "commensal" inside our mouth, gut and urino-genital tract. Occasionally, it flares up as thrush, treatable with over the counter medication. But given the opportunity to breach our defenses, Candida can cross into the bloodstream and switch from peaceful coexistence to attack mode, producing long filaments that dig into tissues and destroy them. You can see the yeast-like buds germinating into hyphae on the left image. On the right, hyphae labeled with green fluorescent protein insert between intestinal cells (marked in red, with blue nuclei) in a macabre dance of virulence. This is particularly dangerous to people with weak immune systems (HIV/AIDS, cancer) who have less than 50% survival rates with systemic candidiasis. 

More than... more »

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2013-09-22 20:15:35 (79 comments, 3 reshares, 179 +1s)

It is with sadness that I am informing you the death of +Kevin Staff 
on Thursday, September 12 in Loma Linda, California. 

He was known by his unique animated gifs. On his posts,  he expressed a passion for Coffee, Photography, Arts, Architecture, Design, Science, motivational quotes and travelling. 

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and members of his circles. 

Please join me for a moment's thought in remembrance of a true gentleman, caring person and wonderful human being. 

#kevinstaff   #coffee   #animatedgifs   #gifs   #geek  

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2013-09-22 16:55:25 (44 comments, 155 reshares, 249 +1s)

The Master Archer

▶ Lurking under the water surface in the estuaries and mangroves of India and Polynesia, the archer fish Toxotes (from the Greek Τοξοτης for archer) precisely aims a ballistic jet of water that knocks off a hapless insect from the shrubbery above, sending it tumbling into the water where it is promptly devoured. To dislodge prey anchored firmly to the vegetation with forces up to 10 times their body weight, the water jet must achieve a power of 3000 Watts/kg within a fraction of a second. Since this intrepid hunter was first described 250 years ago, scientists have puzzled over this mastery of archery.

Fishy Physics: Biologists first considered a mechanism similar to the chameleon, where energy is stored in coils of collagen inside the tongue (explained in the Chameleon Catapult post http://goo.gl/B5fPVS). But dissection of the archerfish revea... more »

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2013-09-18 22:16:51 (26 comments, 55 reshares, 201 +1s)

Jellies to GFP

The Story: Drifting along the currents off the west coast of N. America, the jellyfish Aequoria victoria gives off bursts of blue luminescence when a protein called aequorin binds calcium. The blue light is absorbed by another protein with the unimaginative name of green fluorescent protein (GFP), and the jellyfish now glows...surprise...green! After scientist Osamu Shimomura first observed that GFP could fluoresce independently of any added factors, Doug Prasher cloned the GFP gene and worked out its DNA sequence. At Prasher's seminar, Martin Chalfie realized the potential of GFP: he could insert the gene behind any promoter (on switch) and the cell would glow green when the gene was turned on. Prasher handed out the cloned gene to Chalfie and hundreds of labs. This led to a multitude of uses of GFP, now a favorite workhorse in... more »

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2013-09-15 13:09:14 (96 comments, 63 reshares, 307 +1s)

Do You Like Green Eggs And Ham?

Yes, I like them, Sam-I-Am
White eggs, Brown eggs,  Pink ones too
But Tell me, how Do they turn Blue?
(With apologies to Dr. Seuss) 

Egg color in birds evolved for obvious reasons of camouflage and recognition, and for less obvious reasons such as thermal regulation, protection against UV light, and even antimicrobial defense. Chicken eggs are commonly white (no pigment), or brown (protoporphyrin). Rare breeds from China and Chile lay blue eggs, colored by the bile pigment biliverdin, a breakdown product of the hemoglobin in red blood cells.  Biliverdin is normally excreted by liver cells into the bile. So how does it end up in the egg shell? 

Organic anion transporters are proteins that move a large number of compounds- drugs, toxins, hormones and bile pigments, across cell membranes, as part ofthe liv... more »

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2013-09-01 13:33:54 (94 comments, 165 reshares, 368 +1s)

The Beat Goes On 

The Cardiomyocyte: Your heart beats about 72 times per minute, or 100,000 times a day, clocking an average of 2.5 billion times in a lifetime and working harder than any other muscle in your body. After all, it has to pump some 2000 gallons of blood around 60 miles of blood vessels each day. No matter how hard you train, the skeletal muscles of your arms or legs could never keep this up. So spare some love for the cardiac muscle cell, or cardiomyocyte

The Pacemaker: The heart marches to its own tune, unlike the skeletal muscle which gets direct input from a motor nerve. Indeed, the heart would be an unwieldy mess if each individual fiber needed a motor nerve connection.  Instead, every beat of the heart starts within the sinoatrial node (SAN) containing <10,000 pacemaker cells equipped with a built-in clockworkmechan... more »

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2013-08-30 23:58:02 (10 comments, 20 reshares, 133 +1s)

Crowd Funding CytoComp

CytoComp is a revolutionary biological computer. +Gerd Moe-Behrens is seeking YOUR help to fund this project. For details, see:  http://cytocomp-bitstarter-mooc.herokuapp.com

Help CytoComp win: The crowd funder page for CytoComp is participating in a competition arranged by Stanford University. So far is CytoComp among the Top10Social (number of Tweets), more specific on 3rd place 3 in a class which started with 100 000 people. see the leader board http://startupmooc.org The winner will get additional support from Stanford Univ. for the project.

Made by MOOC: This page was build in the frame of Stanford University MOOC class, Startup Engineering by Balaji S. Srinivasan, Vijay S. Pande https://www.coursera.org/course/startup "Learn the engineering skills needed to build a technology startup from the ground up."Ger... more »

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2013-08-25 20:52:20 (102 comments, 24 reshares, 147 +1s)

Science Mystery Photo: Are these the pages of an ancient book? Flaming rivulets of lava? Go ahead and take a wild guess. 

Hint: These are extraordinarily efficient assembly lines producing up to 31,000 "products" per second or 2.7 billion per day! The special arrangement seen in the photos increases the surface area of the "factories" by 20 fold, with optimum spacing for maximum efficiency. 

Cool Fact: The products of this factory are released by a mechanism known as surface tension catapult, achieving speeds of  1.8 m per sec, although they only need to be ejected about 1 mm or so. 

Shhh! Do you already know what this is? Don't be a spoilsport, be a fun guy (or gal!). Share an interesting fact about it in the comments. We'll all be wiser in the end. 

Photo credits: Brian J. Kelly, KipTaylo... more »

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2013-08-18 19:35:31 (144 comments, 199 reshares, 417 +1s)

Rattler!  Did you know that the western diamondback rattlesnake Crotalus atrox can rattle its tail continuously for hours at frequencies approaching 90 Hz (90 times per sec)? This is twice as fast as a hummingbird's wings. 

Nailing the Noise: The tail-end of the rattlesnake has a series of hollow "buttons" linked together, each made of keratin (found in our nails) and modified from the snake's scales. At birth, there is only one pre-button, but each time a snake sheds its skin, another button emerges at the end. It's a myth that one can tell the age of a rattlesnake from the number of buttons, because a snake may molt variably in a year and the buttons do break off with use.  

Sound production in animals, is energetically expensive. But the rattler is an evolutionary marvel, optimized for minimal cost and maximal efficiency(for t... more »

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2013-08-17 18:15:24 (65 comments, 102 reshares, 266 +1s)

Play of Color: Imagine a gem so iridescently beautiful that a phrase, play of color , is coined just to describe it. How does an ordinary sludge of sand and water, boringly described as hydrated silicon dioxide (SiO2. nH2O), express every color in the spectrum of light?

Precious opal is formed when a solution of silica seeps through cracks in a rock very slowly : at a rate of one centimetre thickness every five million years. Under pressure, spheres of silica 150-300 nanometers wide, deposit in crystalline arrays. This regular packing, spaced close enough to the wavelength of light, has the effect of a diffraction grating, and the scattered light can be described by Bragg's Law. Nearly all the earth's supply of precious opal comes from Australia, formed in the Cretaceous period, more than a hundred million years ago. 

Eric the Pliosaur: Now imagine a... more »

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2013-08-13 11:43:07 (59 comments, 57 reshares, 216 +1s)

Waterproofin' with Hydrophobin

● Did you know that on average, there are between 1,000 and 10,000 fungal spores in every cubic meter of air? You breathe between 10 and 20 cubic meters of air every day, and every breath contains between 1 and 10 spores, of many different types. 

● These spores have a secret to staying dry and airborne: they are covered by a unique coat protein called hydrophobin, that repels water, but allows gases to exchange, like a botanical GORE-TEX. One side of the layer is water-loving, and the other is as repellent to water as Teflon or paraffin.

● Molecules of hydrophobin self-assemble to form a "rodlet" pictured in the inset, that has surprising similarity to amyloid fibrils found in plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. So not only could this protein lead to better design of nanoparticles(e.g.,... more »

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2013-08-11 17:57:23 (155 comments, 37 reshares, 184 +1s)

See Me

Are you ready to solve this week's science mystery picture and pick up the latest in research along the way? If you know the identity of this object, don't give it away , but share some interesting (or obscure!) fact about it. Don't be shy, let your imagination fly. 

Hint: This object has the fastest response to light in the biological world.

Why is this cool? A recent study revealed the unexpected finding that the initial response to light was mechanical: light triggered tiny (less than one micrometer) synchronized contractions in this array that then opened mechano-sensitive ion channels to change distribution of electric charge across the surface. This form of signaling is known as mechanotransduction and is faster than more conventional chemical signaling. Do you know of a human sense that uses mechanical... more »

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2013-08-09 10:41:09 (49 comments, 55 reshares, 188 +1s)

The Golden Goose Award celebrates federally funded research that is seemingly obscure but turns out to have an unforeseen positive impact on society. This year, the prize goes to Dr. John Eng whose discovery of the peptide exendin-4 from the venom of the 2-foot long pink-and-black Gila Monster has provided relief to millions of diabetics. 

From Lizard to Laboratory: In 1990, Dr. Eng was intrigued by research at the NIH showing that venom from some snakes and lizards caused the pancreas to expand, as if they were overstimulated. He noted that the Gila Monster only eats about twice a year,  yet its blood sugar levels were strikingly constant.  The lizard deals with long periods of not eating by slowing its metabolism way down, and then turns it back on like the flick of a switch. He went on to discover exendin-4, a protein naturally found in the saliva and body of theGi... more »

2013-08-04 20:51:29 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)

Science Engager's Circle
The Science on Google+ Community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN) is approaching 100,000 members!! To celebrate, we are making changes to the community categories to increase engagement and to highlight high quality posts (see http://goo.gl/EPPOAn for details). We are also starting a new Science Hangout On Air called “Posterside Hangouts”. The first Posterside Hangout will be announced soon! We also put together this really great circle of Science Engagers. Every profile and page in the circle can be found in the +Science on Google+: A Public Database (see http://goo.gl/Yz8KR to access the database). Thanks to everyone who is following and contributing to the community and page! 

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2013-07-30 12:59:15 (91 comments, 22 reshares, 182 +1s)

Animal, mineral or vegetable? If you can guess the identity of the object in this image, leave a hint or a cool fact in the comments (but try not to give the game away)! 

Story (and Hint): It was January, 1862 when Charles Darwin first laid eyes on a specimen of the Madagascar orchid Angraecum sesquipedale and exclaimed, "Good Heavens". He went on to predict that an object like the one in this photo would be found. A few years later, Alfred Wallace agreed with Darwin's hypothesis, saying of the orchid, "I maintain...that the laws of multiplication, variation, and survival of the fittest, already referred to, would under certain conditions necessarily lead to the production of this extraordinary XXX". Wallace made a drawing of his prediction, and was proved correct a few decades later.  

Photo attribution: Steve Gschmeissner
#ScienceEveryday ... more »

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2013-07-28 17:03:14 (117 comments, 55 reshares, 242 +1s)

What do you see? An alien sun rising over some distant desert landscape? Arid rivers marking the surface of Mars? Leave your guesses in the comments! #ISeeTheWorldWithScience  

Forests in Flames: Actually, this photo was commissioned by the United Nations to bring attention to deforestation from coca cultivation. Three countries account for the global cocaine production: Peru, Columbia and Bolivia. A study led by SUNY professor Liliana Dávalos showed that in a 5 year period, coca cultivation led to the destruction of 890 square kilometers of rainforest. That accounts for ~6 percent of rainforest loss, totaling 14,000 square kilometers, or an area slightly larger than Jamaica. Spraying with herbicide proved to be an ineffective deterrent: for every 30 hectares sprayed, only one was eradicated. In contrast, government protection of land seemed to prevent illegal growthof c... more »

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