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Science on Google+ has been at 16 events

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Science on Google+361,465The 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+
Science on Google+361,465Join 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+
Science on Google+361,465Join 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+
Science on Google+361,465Can 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+361,465Unfortunately the gap between science and society is massive and only growing larger. +SciFund Challenge exists to do something about this problem, by helping to close this gap in three distinct ways.⚛Training and encouraging researchers in their science outreach activities.⚛Helping connect the public directly to science and scientists.⚛Running science crowdfunding drives to help fund research and has just initiated SciFund 4: http://scifundchallenge.org/.Do you want to know about alternatives for raising money for research? What about Crowdfunding? This +Science on Google+ Hangout will discuss crowdfunding for research and features the SciFund Challenge coordinators +Jarrett Byrnes and +Anthony Salvagno as well as SciFund 3 participant, +Alisa Woods.SciFund 3 participant Alisa Woods raised 6K+ to buy analytical software for mass spectrometry and is Crowdfunding again, to support her research on autism protein biomarkers. She will discuss tips for successful Crowdfunding, including setting realistic goals and developing your audience.Her project is available here and as one of the incentives, she's offering consulting and coaching for Science Crowdfunding: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/36715-protein-biomarkers-for-autism-spectrum-disorder#description-tab Join host +Scott Lewis and learn about Science Crowdfunding and Science Outreach!#ScienceEveryday   #Crowdfunding   #Science   #Research   #SciFundChallenge  Crowdfunding for research and the SciFund Challenge.2014-01-02 21:00:00137G+
Science on Google+361,465Isaac Newton's Birthday is on ChristmasJoin us in a Newton-inspired holiday physics hangout with rockstar physicist +Henry Reich of +MinutePhysics and +MinuteEarth  and brilliant ballerina biologist +Carin Bondar of +National Geographic, +Scientific American and host of Wild Sex, a science show about the strange reproductive habits of the animal kingdom. She knows how the world gets physical. +Veritasium  AKA +Derek Muller may pop in.  We hear there may even be more special guests so you should probably go ahead and RSVP yes to join the lively conversation. BYOB. Hosted by +Amy Robinson of +Science on Google+ .Happy Newtonmas Hangout2013-12-19 00:00:00145G+
Science on Google+361,465Please 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+
Science on Google+361,465Join mathematicians Dana Ernst , Sara Del Valle , Vincent Knight , Luis Guzman  and Robert Jacobson  as they talk with Amy Robinson  about their favorite math gifs and ideas and what it's like to be a mathematician. How many numbers are there? Do mathematicians see the world differently? And why is the last panel of this xkcd comic funny? http://xkcd.com/804/+Dana Ernst   is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, USA. +Sara Del Valle   is a mathematical epidemiologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM, USA.+Vincent Knight   is a LANCS lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Mathematics in Operational Research in Cardiff, Wales, UK.+Luis Guzman   is a graduate student in mathematics at the University of West Florida in FL, USA.+Robert Jacobson   is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Roger Williams University in RI, USA.Hangout hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson Math: from GIFs to xkcd2013-11-22 02:00:0064G+
Science on Google+361,465Data 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 to discuss other issues in research, funding, and publishing. RSVP “yes” if you want an invite for the next Science on Google+ Data Blitz.Science on Google+ Data Blitz2013-11-14 04:00:0020G+
Science on Google+361,465Happy Hour is a new hangout (not Hangout On Air), which is hosted by the Science on Google+ Community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN). The monthly hangout will start at 10:00 PM (EDT) on the last Wednesday of each month. Grab a coffee, beer, wine, or cocktail and join us as we discuss recent science findings, our favorite science communities and pages on Google+, and ways to improve the Science on Google+ community. This hangout is open to all of the friendly people in the Science on Google+ community. RSVP “yes” if you want an invite for the next Science on Google+ Happy Hour.Science on Google+ Happy Hour2013-10-31 03:00:0067G+
Science on Google+361,465Data 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+
Science on Google+361,465Happy Hour is a new hangout (not Hangout On Air), which is hosted by the Science on Google+ Community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN). The monthly hangout will start at 10:00 PM (EDT) on the last Wednesday of each month. Grab a cocktail and join us as we discuss recent science findings, our favorite science communities and pages on Google+, and ways to improve the Science on Google+ community. This hangout is open to all of the friendly people in the Science on Google+ community. Be social and stop by and say hi. RSVP “yes” if you want an invite for the next Science on Google+ Happy Hour.Science on Google+ Happy Hour2013-09-26 04:00:0055G+
Science on Google+361,465Posterside Hangouts is a new Hangouts On Air, which is hosted by the Science on Google+ Community (http://goo.gl/uhJCN). The main goal of this HOA series is to recreate a poster session-like atmosphere here on G+, so researchers can present their recent findings. Presentations will be grouped by discipline and individual presentations will last approximately 10 – 15 minutes.Do you have a recent conference presentation, manuscript, or book that you would like to share with the Google+ community? Do you want to give your undergraduate or graduate students practice presenting their research? If yes, then let us know by filling out this short form: http://goo.gl/e0KPhE.================================Psychology Talks for Posterside Hangouts #1, Authors (Affiliations)When audition dominates vision: Evidence from cross-modal statistical learning+Chris Robinson (The Ohio State University at Newark)Automatic selection of eye tracking variables in visual categorization for adults and infants+Samuel Rivera (The Ohio State University at Columbus)Foreign accent does not influence cognitive judgments+Andre L. Souza (Concordia University) and +Art Markman (The University of Texas at Austin)Positive mood may enhance cognitive flexibility: Evidence from category learning+Paul Minda (The University of Western Ontario) and +Ruby Nadler(The University of Western Ontario)The effects of aging on face perception+Allison Sekuler (McMaster University)================================Abstracts and LinksWhen audition dominates vision: Evidence from cross-modal statistical learningPresenting information to multiple sensory modalities sometimes facilitates and sometimes interferes with processing of this information. Research examining interference effects shows that auditory input often interferes with processing of visual input in young children (i.e., auditory dominance effect), whereas visual input often interferes with auditory processing in adults (i.e., visual dominance effect). The current study used a cross-modal statistical learning task to examine modality dominance in adults. Participants ably learned auditory and visual statistics when auditory and visual sequences were presented unimodally and when auditory and visual sequences were correlated during training. However, increasing task demands resulted in an important asymmetry: Increased task demands attenuated visual statistical learning, while having no effect on auditory statistical learning. These findings are consistent with auditory dominance effects reported in young children and have important implications for our understanding of how sensory modalities interact while learning the structure of cross-modal informationScience on Google+ Posterside Hangouts #12013-08-13 02:30:0099G+
Science on Google+361,465Be curious. Question assumptions. Explore the world from atoms to astrophysics with Veritasium.Join +Derek Muller of popular +YouTube Channel Veritasium on a journey to the beautiful, viral side of physics, hosted by Science on Google+ in honor of YouTube Geek Week (Aug 4-10). Our +Amy Robinson, +Jason Davison and +Nic Hammond will host, along with +Joe Hanson of +It's Okay To Be Smart and a few members of the community who ask Derek interesting questions on the event page.  The hangout happens on Wednesday, August 7th at 5 pm US PT / 8 ET.Derek will share why he creates Veritasium and how it has evolved into one of YouTube’s favorite sources of answers to epic science questions. He’ll also answer your questions so leave them here on the event page. You may be selected to join the hangout live and ask him in person.  Check out Veritasium on YouTube at http://veritasium.com This is the third hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Join +Science on Google+: A Public Database for the latest events.Veritasium: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-08-08 02:00:00237G+
Science on Google+361,465"There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together." Join Dr. +Joe Hanson  biologist and host of popular YouTube/ +PBS Digital Studios series +It's Okay To Be Smart  + +AAAS  Mass Media Fellow at +WIRED  on a journey to the awesome side of science. This hangout will be hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson , +Jason Davison   and +Nic Hammond   .The hangout happens on Monday, July 22rd at NOON PT/ 3 PM ET. Joe will answer your questions and give insights on bringing science to the masses, the power of YouTube, why GIFs are awesome and much more. Add your thoughts and questions for Joe on this page. Joe will invite a few insightful fans to join the hangout in person!Get to know Dr Joe: check out his blog at http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/This is the second hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Subscribe to the Science on Google+ communities for the latest.It's Okay To Be Smart: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-07-22 21:00:00120G+
Science on Google+361,465We will be updating and sharing this General Science Page Circle (see http://goo.gl/9muuE) on Tuesday (10/9) at 9:00 PM (EST).Please add your Science Page to this database (http://goo.gl/WCohT) if you would like to add your page to the circle. Here's the form: http://goo.gl/bfqHa. You do not have to fill out the form if you are already in the database.Here's the link to the updated Science Page circle, http://goo.gl/aGQPB.Science Page Circle2012-10-10 03:00:00134G+

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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 04:08:1710661022CC 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+
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#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   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549118414CC 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+
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+
nicholas s.6,095Add these people to your circles...Amazing Group. If your in this edition of the circle share please re-share the circle and plus one the circle share. Ty!#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol66 #googleplus #coolpeople   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare #social   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking     #marketing   #affiliate   #internet   #internetmarketing #google   2014-06-11 10:33:0950110311CC 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+
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+
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211CC G+
Circles Circles Circles33,758SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/WbY7NSPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/XPSnHVPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/itFj7ZMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/uBBxgdPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/f1wz2IOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-05-28 20:17:02102101320CC 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+
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+
All Music Italia0#cantanti   #cantantiitaliani   #singers   #italiansingers  #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday2014-05-25 10:34:28492315CC G+
Penny4NASA42,501Space Advocates Circle: First EditionHere's the first edition of our Space Advocates public shared circle, highlighting space agencies, private aerospace companies, space advocacy organizations, and public figures who actively promote the exploration of space and the STEM fields on Google+.We will be updating this circle regularly and sharing it every few months. We welcome your input! If there is a Page of Profile you believe should be included in this circle please let us know in the comments below. They could make an appearance in the next edition of our Space Advocates circle! #Penny4NASA #NASA #NASASocial #STEM #COSMOS #Space #SpaceExploration #SpaceX #Science #ScienceSunday #CarlSagan #NeildeGrasseTyson #PublicSharedCircles #PublicCircle #SharedCircle #SharedCircleOfTheDay #CircleOfTheDay #Circles #CircleShare #CircleSharing2014-05-22 18:28:48123359CC 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+
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105CC 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+
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+
nicholas syahputra821. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 07:03:1548531640CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu41,745I do not remember why I have called this circle Zero when I gave it this final form. Anyway, it's a circle of value, it's not a "push". So, don't feel obliged with anything. A "+1" will be greatly appreciated.Thank you very much! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  I still have some great difficulties to connect properly to G+, so I hope that you understand that. "Engagement" means connecting. I have to assure you that you haven't lost me :) Of course, if you feel that I don't "interact" with you as much as you like, don't be afraid and uncircle me! 2014-03-28 10:52:1148713271166CC G+
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu33,424Circle O, a very interesting circle of mixed people :)It's packed up with my Invincible, and has also a few "rewards".Feel free to do anything you desire with it, but be sure that a plus one will be greatly appreciated :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumsharing  2014-01-22 23:03:19467603774CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu31,724The ComplexThis is indeed, one of my most complex circles :)After my incredible last days, when I did only re-arranging my new added circles, I have seen almost three thousand accounts, one by one.I sent the notification, but you are not compelled to do anything :)If you like, a +1 will be ok with me :)If you add the circle, the good will be yours, because you'll have the G+ best in it!2014-01-10 00:06:44435745176CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,832 *Active Engager's Circle*If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Please re-share the circle to increase the exposure of all these friendly and interactive people.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagers   #science   #sciencecircle  2014-01-04 22:40:36476463790CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,016Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircle  2013-12-05 18:31:07494532387CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-25 00:30:29405006CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 16:58:13405007CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 08:00:39405105CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 06:33:32405005CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0This group will follow back !#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 01:22:28405104CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Here's the latest update of my Engagers circle. The last version of this circle was close to full, so I started it again from scratch. This circle includes people who have recently engaged with one of my posts in the form of +1s, comments and public reshares.I might have missed some people because of limitations of the Google+ interface. Fortunately, the next release of +Circloscope on June 28 is likely to include new features that make circles like this one much easier to create.I've included 100 guest members in this circle, taken from my Favourites circle, which I haven't shared in a while.Like my previous circle share, this is a Showcase circle! What this means is that everyone is invited to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-11-24 00:22:24405014CC G+
Georgia Mizuleva0#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  2013-11-23 15:30:2245725530CC G+
Mario Falcetti26,152A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated November 22nd, '13)  #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social2013-11-22 17:50:12458245112247CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu21,599This is Circle 0, a celebrating circle, for two reasons. Recently it was my birthday, and I have passed 20k followers :)Feel free to do whatever you desire! Tag your friends, add the circle, share it, whatever :)I don't "punish" anyone for not sharing :)I don't even take attitude anymore for "playing" since I share any circle with +Maximum Sharing :)It is a rewarding circle, ladies and gentlemen :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  I have also waited for +Christine DeGraff's profile to "stabilize" (some of you know what I mean) :)Have a nice week!2013-11-04 21:09:393821015165CC G+
Riccardo Lemons3,423o○:.♥ ㄥ◯∨モ  _..゚ ゚¨゚゚・:..。o○☆゚♥ ㄥ◯∨モ  +。☆*゜+。.。:.*.゚ ゚╔╝╗╔╔╗╔╗╔╗❤╔╦╗╗╔╔═❤╦░╔╗╗╔╔╗❤♥ ㄥ◯∨モ ╚╗╠╣╠╣║╝╠░❤─║─╠╣╠═❤║░║║║║╠░❤♥ ㄥ◯∨モ ╔╝╝╚╝╚╝╩╩╝❤─╩─╝╚╚═❤╩╝╚╝╚╝╩╝❤♥ ㄥ◯∨モ Interesting G+ Users for all tastes !2013-10-09 21:59:48455433263CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu16,828This is a very special circle I recently created, with a complex range of members, therefore I shall call it The Complex CircleIt is still in testing form, so any activity from your part will be greatly appreciated.You may want to tag your friends, be free to do it; if they also comment here, they will be added to Friends of Friends, a circle i made with your suggestions (it didn't went very well at the time, the friends you tagged weren't really your friends, or worse, they wanted not to be in my circles), maybe three months ago.It is my suggestion to follow +Maximum Circle Sharing because this is the page which will share any circle with you in it and all the friendly circles having me as a member :)Please add it, share it and re-share it. Do it with responsibility, it's for your own good. Don't forget #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  !2013-10-01 16:33:06456673678CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu14,872This is one of my last creations, a very special circle with very special persons, ranging from artists to scientists and other wonderful creatures, here on Google Plus. I am proud to present you this circle named The Greatness of Google Plus.If you add it to yours, your stream will come alive, so don't even think to avoid this operation :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #saturdaysharedcircle #maximumsharing As a bonus for me this time, please don't forget to add +Maximum Circle Sharing to your circles anyway, because this is the page who will share your circles like an automaton :)2013-09-14 17:56:16386703967CC G+
Mario Falcetti17,569A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated September 13th, '13)#circles  #circleshare   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing #followers #socialnetworking     #social  2013-09-13 16:36:4648821392200CC G+
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu13,115This is my last Special Circle revisited! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  Add it and share it, dear friends! After a short revision, I decided to share it once more. A few free riders are missing, though :)Welcome back +Christine DeGraff +Karla Cain Maybe you know, maybe you don't, but the real +Alycia Miller is back too!2013-08-29 20:19:56348783455CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu12,907My Specials, a last mix of highly valuable people!Add it and share it, dear friends! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  I'm sorry to observe that the apps she uses, made again +Christine DeGraff disappear. I hope it'll solve soon, as the last time.You are notified, you are in the circle.I am really sorry for all the difficulties you suffer because of the changes, notifications difficulties, domain restriction difficulties and so on. I'm too small to feel them yet. Good luck everybody. Don't forget to re-share!2013-08-27 22:28:06336523555CC G+
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415CC G+
Cyrus Khan14,028Active Engager's CircleAttention:  Please reshare and comment if you want to be a part of next weeks edition, instead of messaging me individually.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #circle #circleoftheweek   #sciencecircles  2013-08-26 17:27:32477574284CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu12,511A circle with a lot of scientists + some very special peoples.So, if you will be so kind to add and share this circle, you will have a lot of surprises!Even if it appears that a lot of profiles look familiar, I want to enhance +Able Lawrence +Richard Green +Rajini Rao +Science on Google+ +Malthus John and some more scientists or science pages in this circle.When you add this circle to yours, please add +Christine DeGraff as well since I can't at the moment due to a "domain restriction error". #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  2013-08-23 12:08:45220322132CC G+
Social Media Revolution637All Science! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle 2013-08-20 16:03:51189035CC G+
Cyrus Khan13,678Active Engager's CircleAttention: This circle has been filled this week, and will start again from scratch next week. Please reshare and comment if you want to be a part of next weeks edition.If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.If you want to be added, simply add the circle, reshare and comment saying so.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an especially active group.The only criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #circleoftheweek   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircles   #circlesharesunday  2013-08-18 17:07:30490452362CC G+
Cyrus Khan13,309Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.If you want to be added, simply add the circle, reshare and comment saying so.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my 13,000 odd followers for exposure as an active bunch among others.The only criteria to be added are:1)You have +1, or publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle.3) If you're not already in the circle, and want to be, simply comment so below.As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition. #sharedcircles   #circleoftheweek   #active   #engagerscircle  2013-08-12 16:03:13488432073CC G+

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Do You Have a Science Question for our Community?

One of our members +Miz Abynaah wanted to know more about the Doppler Effect (http://goo.gl/KIOa6B). +Mike Aben  wrote this terrific explanation below as well as sharing this great video by +Alt Shift X.

Mike Aben: The Doppler Effect
The Doppler effect occurs whenever an object emitting waves is moving.  The effect is observed with any waves (water, sound, light, etc).  The waves being emitted ahead of the object's motion are compressed, which means they will reach an observer at a higher frequency than if the object was stationary.  The waves emitted behind the object are stretched out and will reach an observer at a lower frequency.

With sound waves, this affects the pitch of the sound heard.  For example, the sound of a car traveling towards you will be at a higher pitch than the soundof a ... more »

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2014-06-20 17:36:09 (30 comments, 292 reshares, 486 +1s)

Casual Night with Arachnids
In two days +Science on Google+ will be streaming “Casual Night with Arachnids”. The Hangout On Air will consist of a series of short presentations from spider experts (see http://goo.gl/knJbyX for event post), and we are inviting all of you to watch the live event.There will be several minutes after each talk to answer questions. Please feel free to use the Q & A app or event post to ask questions. Questions can also be submitted to @spiderprofessor on twitter. Please use the hashtag  #arachnids14 . You can also watch the archived event on our youtube channel (http://goo.gl/zjmEfu). Subscribe to the page if you want to keep up on our HOAs.

In preparation for the event, we are sharing this GIF of an Ogre-faced spider (Deinopis subrufa), which is casting a net on a cricket. You can learn more about these net-casting spiders here(http:/... more »

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2014-06-10 23:13:43 (129 comments, 138 reshares, 973 +1s)

Do You Have a Science Question for our Community?

One of our members +Miz Abynaah wanted to know more about the Doppler Effect (http://goo.gl/KIOa6B). +Mike Aben  wrote this terrific explanation below as well as sharing this great video by +Alt Shift X.

Mike Aben: The Doppler Effect
The Doppler effect occurs whenever an object emitting waves is moving.  The effect is observed with any waves (water, sound, light, etc).  The waves being emitted ahead of the object's motion are compressed, which means they will reach an observer at a higher frequency than if the object was stationary.  The waves emitted behind the object are stretched out and will reach an observer at a lower frequency.

With sound waves, this affects the pitch of the sound heard.  For example, the sound of a car traveling towards you will be at a higher pitch than the soundof a ... more »

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2014-07-09 04:27:01 (13 comments, 51 reshares, 161 +1s)

Deconstructing Gender in STEM

"Our words can have a huge impact. Isn't it time we told her she's pretty brilliant, too? Encourage her love of science and technology and inspire her to change the world."-- Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code

The commercial ends by pointing out that 66 percent of 4th grade girls like science and math, but only 18 percent of college engineering majors are female. Society determines gender roles, not biology. But society, according to B. F. Skinner’s Social Learning Theory, plays a huge role in determining behavior. Children begin to “do gender” at a very young age; by five years old, they have a clear concept of not only masculinity and femininity, but also which category they fit into. This binary system is incredibly limiting.
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2014-07-03 15:42:51 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 61 +1s)

  #ScienceMediaHype  Scaremongering Over Viral Research
You may have seen the media circulating a sensationalised story about the research by Professor of Virology, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, who works at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kawaoka studies influenza viruses, specifically the "molecular mechanism of interspecies transmission of the virus leading to influenza pandemics in humans. His previous research explores genetic compatibility between swine-origin influenza virus (S-OIV), a contemporary avian flu (H5N1 virus) and human influenza viruses (http://goo.gl/SHsAk3).* He also examines why, in rare cases, viruses such as avian H5N1, H7, and H9N2 become transmitted across animals species to humans even though they do not spread efficiently from person to person (http://goo.gl/rVr00M).

Kawaoka has published various studies to determine how differentt... more »

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2014-07-02 13:07:39 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 40 +1s)

Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK


This is one of those days when I get quirky and read stuff about the stuff we eat. I found an interesting paper (http://goo.gl/Y8WwEC; open access) whose title is mentioned above. The paper tries to put some numbers on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from different dietary practices, in UK. The following summary is mostly a copy-paste job with some paraphrasing here and there.

++++++Summary starts here++++++
Introduction
When measured by consumption food is responsible for approximately one fifth of all GHG emissions attributable to the UK. There is considerable variation in the amount of GHG emissions related to different food groups, with animal-based products generally having much greater emissions than plant-based products per unit weight. Substantial... more »

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2014-07-01 18:59:54 (21 comments, 23 reshares, 96 +1s)

Writhing in the Snake Pit

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

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

If you don't suffer from ophidiophobia - fear of snakes, check out the video in +National Geographic's wonderful story, by +Christine Dell'Amore, on the snake dens, and the photographer who braved them to get some great views of the snakes during mating season (the gif here is a clip from that video). The story also contains some great... more »

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2014-06-28 14:20:35 (7 comments, 31 reshares, 102 +1s)

Traditional Drug Discovery and the Story of Painkillers:

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of pounds sterling here in the United Kingdom on developing drugs for sale. In 2012, £4.206 billion ($7.144 billion, conversation rate as of June 2014) was spent on this extremely important process known only to masses as research and development (R&D). The R&D expenditure here contributes to about one tenth of the global expenditure, while the US alone is responsible for half of the global expenditure.(1)

R&D is a critical component to any pharmaceutical company, being responsible for about a third of the company’s sales income. But what exactly is done with the huge sums of money that are pumped into ‘R&D’? The cost of research is deservedly high to ensure the safety and effectiveness of a product over a long period of time. Even now, showing that a drug issafe a... more »

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2014-06-22 22:57:29 (14 comments, 38 reshares, 158 +1s)

Casual Night with Arachnids
We are setting up right now and will be live in about 10 minutes.

Doug Gaffin, Mind-melding a scorpion.

Cara Shillington, Male versus wild: Radio-tracking tarantulas.

Bob Suter, Messing with time—see the invisible, hear the inaudible.

George Uetz & Dave Clark, Avatar 2.0: Digital imaging and (virtual) spider communication.

Rick Vetter, Mythconceptions of the brown recluse spider in Ohio.

Joe Warfel, Getting together with family: Spiders and their Relatives.

http://youtu.be/rsNM83co9p0

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2014-06-20 17:36:09 (30 comments, 292 reshares, 486 +1s)

Casual Night with Arachnids
In two days +Science on Google+ will be streaming “Casual Night with Arachnids”. The Hangout On Air will consist of a series of short presentations from spider experts (see http://goo.gl/knJbyX for event post), and we are inviting all of you to watch the live event.There will be several minutes after each talk to answer questions. Please feel free to use the Q & A app or event post to ask questions. Questions can also be submitted to @spiderprofessor on twitter. Please use the hashtag  #arachnids14 . You can also watch the archived event on our youtube channel (http://goo.gl/zjmEfu). Subscribe to the page if you want to keep up on our HOAs.

In preparation for the event, we are sharing this GIF of an Ogre-faced spider (Deinopis subrufa), which is casting a net on a cricket. You can learn more about these net-casting spiders here(http:/... more »

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2014-06-19 11:24:53 (10 comments, 29 reshares, 65 +1s)

Vitamin K Injections for Newborns

Vitamin K is an essential clotting factor that stops bleeding. Babies are born with very little Vitamin K because it fails to cross the placental barrier efficiently, even if the mother supplements her diet. Breast milk is also low in Vitamin K. Another source is the bacterial flora in our intestine, but this takes months to develop in the infant. This makes the infant susceptible to a rare condition known as Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding. It can happen quickly, with few external signs,  It can result in brain damage or death, as narrated by the heartbreaking stories in the link. 

This is why Vitamin K injection at birth has been routine for more than five decades — since it was first recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1961. One megadose of the vitamin goes into the infant’s bloodstream; part of that is stored inthe l... more »

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2014-06-18 21:35:11 (10 comments, 43 reshares, 209 +1s)

Massive Hangovers and the Harmonic Series

This picture shows a stable deck of 52 cards in which the top card overhangs the bottom card by about 1.5 card widths. In theory, it is possible to do even better so that the overhang is almost 2.26 card widths. The reason for this has to do with centres of mass and the harmonic series.

In order to understand where the number 2.26 comes from, it is helpful to keep track of the horizontal displacement of each card. We will measure horizontal distances from an origin at the rightmost edge of the top card, in such a way that each card is 2 units wide. The centre of mass of the top card is then 1 unit to the left of the origin. 

The overhang of a stack of cards is the horizontal distance between the rightmost edge of the top card and the rightmost edge of the bottom card. In a stack of two cards, the way to create... more »

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2014-06-11 21:48:36 (6 comments, 40 reshares, 107 +1s)

Pulling a Fast One on Cancer

There is a report making the rounds on social media that really needs to be explained, because as usual the media hype is distorting the findings. The article in question was published in the Cell Stem Cell journal, and is #OpenAccess (http://goo.gl/pnoiwa). I will explain the background, what these results mean, and more importantly, what they don’t mean.

✤ Traditional chemotherapy is toxic to cells. The only reason traditional chemotherapy works is because it kills cancer cells faster than it kills normal cells. The side effects from chemo often happen because normal cells are also affected. One such side effect is the suppression of the immune system. This happens because chemo damages adult stem cells too, which impairs tissue repair and regeneration. 

✤ Blood stem cells (known as hematopoietic stem cells) arerespon... more »

2014-06-11 14:47:18 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)

Added photos to Casual Night with Arachnids.

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2014-06-10 23:13:43 (129 comments, 138 reshares, 973 +1s)

Do You Have a Science Question for our Community?

One of our members +Miz Abynaah wanted to know more about the Doppler Effect (http://goo.gl/KIOa6B). +Mike Aben  wrote this terrific explanation below as well as sharing this great video by +Alt Shift X.

Mike Aben: The Doppler Effect
The Doppler effect occurs whenever an object emitting waves is moving.  The effect is observed with any waves (water, sound, light, etc).  The waves being emitted ahead of the object's motion are compressed, which means they will reach an observer at a higher frequency than if the object was stationary.  The waves emitted behind the object are stretched out and will reach an observer at a lower frequency.

With sound waves, this affects the pitch of the sound heard.  For example, the sound of a car traveling towards you will be at a higher pitch than the soundof a ... more »

2014-06-07 13:49:27 (23 comments, 14 reshares, 37 +1s)

The 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 .

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2014-06-07 11:21:00 (13 comments, 22 reshares, 110 +1s)

Peak Phosphate?

Phosphorous is one of those chemical elements that's essential to life on Earth.  In its phosphate forms it is needed for DNA, RNA, ATP and cell membranes. As we grow plants for our food or animal fodder they take up the phosphorous they need from the soil and then we transport these plants all over the world where they are consumed by people and animals. When plants are eaten, the small proportion of phosphate needed for animal life is absorbed, and the rest is excreted.  Currently, this excreted essential element then flows into the local rivers from animals. From human animals, it flows through sewage systems into the local rivers and oceans.  Consequently the soil where the food is grown, which these days may be far away from where it is excreted, is being continuously stripped of phosphorous.  For us to grow food in the same field again and again, we have toind... more »

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2014-06-06 23:27:41 (9 comments, 6 reshares, 46 +1s)

I've spent a lot time attempting to inform and educate consumers about the hazards of raw milk consumption, particularly those who advocate drinking it. The vast majority of advocates I've talked to dismiss my vast mountains of scientific evidence, but still, I feel it is my responsibility as a public health microbiologist to continue to attempt to educate people. It's not just about your safety, or your children's safety; raw milk consumption is a problem for everyone you may contact because of the natures of the diseases associated with raw milk, and the relative ease with which these organisms can be spread.

Here is a great article summarizing and debunking a number of myths around raw milk consumption.

Really, it's not a conspiracy. Public health scientists aren't shills for factory-produced milk. Nobody buys us off - we don't have enough voice to... more »

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2014-06-04 14:32:28 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)

Prairie Pothole Hydrology

The prairie pothole region, located in the North American Great Plains, was formed by glacial activity 10,000 years ago. The potholes play an extremely important role governing surface water flow, infiltration, and transient groundwater flow. 

The video below models two prairie potholes using HydroGeoSphere (HGS), a fully implicit integrated variably saturated surface and subsurface model. From my knowledge, this is the only numerical simulation modeling the prairie pothole system (please correct me if you know better!). These types of simulations are numerically difficult to solve because of their highly nonlinear nature 

Physics
The simulation was run for a total of 10 days, the first day precipitation fills up the upstream pothole. Once the pothole reaches a maximum capacity it spills the additional water downstream.T... more »

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2014-05-29 07:31:33 (14 comments, 22 reshares, 154 +1s)

Climate Change Accelerates Hybridization between Native and Invasive Species of Trout
Yep, it's a mouthful, but it's a potential "big deal" of climate change

Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate.

In the study, stream temperature warming over the past several decades and decreases in spring flow over the same time period contributed to the spread of hybridization between native westslope cutthroat trout and introduced rainbow trout – the world’s most widely introduced invasive fish species –across the Flathead River system in Montana and British Columbia, Canada.

Experts have long predicted that climate change could decrease worldwide biodiversity through cross-breeding between invasive and nativespeci... more »

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2014-05-26 12:06:03 (30 comments, 64 reshares, 250 +1s)


The Science Behind #ScienceMediaHype , or “This it how it works in the real world."

The cartoon linked here sums up pretty neatly a lot of things that are hard about being a scientist. If only science were as neat and pretty as what the press release sites and the newspapers described. In the world of newspapers, a line of research always yields fascinating and unequivocal results and the researchers’ cleverness and insight overcomes long odds to reveal amazing truths. Then, we pull the actual papers and the first thing we say to ourselves is, “Hmm. I wish they’d done this too. The paper would have been stronger.” And we recall ourselves the times we’ve published things that weren’t as done as we wanted them to be because it was time to move on, or because the funding was running out, or because it was time for the student to graduate. 

Often, we’ve run outof time because ... more »

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2014-05-25 18:34:04 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 82 +1s)

You don't really F@^king Love Science
You don't love science, you're looking at its butt when it walks by. That sums up my feelings on a lot of the IFLS type shares. I have a passion for science and science outreach. +Nic Hammond jokingly asked on his share of the Cyanide and Happiness cartoon, Do you even science, Bro?

Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased that people are interested in science. What I'm annoyed with is the flashy, hyped, hipster style science related posts. In this Twitter/SMS-speak world, where people's attention span is about 1 minute, not many people take the time to fully read any science posts. They plus the flashy image or hyped up title and that's it. A while ago I found an image that looked photoshopped so I started thinking about the physics of it and wrote a post about it. How many of the IFLS people shared the original... more »

2014-05-18 21:14:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Join 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-onc... more »

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2014-05-18 19:36:59 (13 comments, 69 reshares, 257 +1s)

Scientifically correct "Art"

People usually complain that scientists often use rather boring way of showing their results, you know, lines and graphs and sort. But sometimes we also become a little artistic and play around with colours and other stuff to satisfy both our colleagues and general public (hopefully!).

Below is an artistic "star" which is a result of several months of number crunching on a pretty bad-ass supercomputer. The colours on this handsome star represent the velocity, blueish means plasma is coming towards you and orangish means it is going away from you. The curved lines coming out are magnetic field lines. 

We ran this simulation in order to explain a rather intriguing mystery. Our sun, even when it is most active, produces rather tiny sunspots (tiny as compared to the sun!). These sunspots produce certain amount of x-rays... more »

2014-05-15 04:26:40 (7 comments, 16 reshares, 34 +1s)

Join 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-onc... more »

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2014-05-11 12:02:05 (3 comments, 22 reshares, 67 +1s)

Relations of Childhood Self-Control to Health and Success

This is not a new article in PNAS, but it details results from a unique study and I have wanted to write about it for a while.  NOTE: this is a 1,200 word post.

The punch line is the authors find self-control in childhood predicts a variety of important outcomes decades later.

Rather than start with the cool results, I am going to start with the methods to consider the question, “What are the data and how strong is the design to support the results?”

The article reports data from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (see the study website here: http://dunedinstudy.otago.ac.nz/).  The study follows a sample of over 1,000 New Zealanders born in 1972-1973 and assessed starting at age 3, and followed up at 11 additional times all the way until they were 38 (the study isongoi... more »

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2014-05-10 12:26:44 (8 comments, 26 reshares, 46 +1s)

Saying #no to unnecessary commitments can give you the time you need to recover and rejuvenate. Saying no to daily distractions can give you the space you need to focus on what is important to you. And saying no to temptation can help you stay on track and achieve your health goals. 

In a research study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, 120 students were split into two different groups.

The difference between these two groups was saying “I can’t” compared to “I don’t.”

Here’s what happened:

The students who told themselves “I can’t eat X” chose to eat the chocolate candy bar 61% of the time. Meanwhile, the students who told themselves “I don’t eat X” chose to eat the chocolate candy bars only 36% of the time. This simple change in terminology significantly improved the odds that each personwould make a more healthy ... more »

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2014-05-10 11:51:09 (10 comments, 10 reshares, 50 +1s)

To cull or not to cull

Western Australia's shark cull is over.  It was a controversial move (http://t.co/27I3saoNIc) costing some A$22 million.  Not surprisingly the WA Fisheries Minister Ken Baston has heralded the cull as a great success.  "Oh really" asks Christopher Neff from the University of Sydney.

In this open access article that appeared in +The Conversation a few days ago, Christopher takes a look at the official media statement and, summing up his argument in '5 take-home messages' (below) explains why he thinks the policy should take on a new name: a 'shark sham'.   

Overview of Christopher's 5 take-home messages

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><> The drum lines didn't catch a single great white
><> There is still no evidence that culling works
><> The policy is about boostingpublic ... more »

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2014-05-09 11:01:38 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 48 +1s)

Why do BRCA1 mutations cause primarily breast and ovarian cancers?

Today, May 8th, is #WorldOvarianCancerDay and I started thinking again about the above question.  Why is it that mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 predispose to developing breast or ovarian cancer but usually not cancers in other tissues?  Patients sometimes ask this during a genetic counselling session and it's an astute question and a reasonable thing to ask but I haven't yet found a great answer.  Commonly it's a combination of "we don't really know" and a more involved discussion that "some cell types are more dependent upon some genes than others, and BRCA1 and BRCA2 seem to be very important for preventing cancer development in breast and ovarian tissue".  Both of these are correct but I think that they are as unsatisfying to give as they probably are to receive.  What is specialabou... more »

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2014-05-03 19:16:01 (33 comments, 45 reshares, 130 +1s)


Piaget's theory of cognitive development

These adorable children undergoing this psychological testing aren’t quite in the “Concrete Operational” stage yet.

Piaget's theory of cognitive development: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piaget%27s_theory_of_cognitive_development

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2014-05-03 11:28:56 (14 comments, 66 reshares, 204 +1s)

What scientists say, and what the public hear

Although originating from 2011, this table is currently making the rounds on Twitter.  It comes from an article written by Richard Summerville of +Scripps Oceanography and Susan Hassol of Climate Communication focusing on 'communicating the science of climate change', and how science communicators aren't really getting their message across.

Actually the points they make are relevant to all science communication - not just for climate change.

The original article is very much worth a read - you can find it here http://ow.ly/wrgBp 

#scicomm   #openaccess   #science  

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2014-04-30 14:29:48 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 65 +1s)

Science on Google+ Meet and Greet
Almost all of the posts in the +Science on Google+ Community are about recent science findings. This is great; however, we want to take this opportunity to hear from some of the scientists in this community and to learn about your research. If you have a science related degree, please feel free to comment below. What is your degree in and what are you currently working on? Also, we are currently looking for guest moderators and for scientists to spotlight in upcoming HOA's. When you comment about your research, please also let us know if you would be interested in learning more about these opportunities.

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2014-04-27 04:17:35 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 52 +1s)

Pics from my trip yesterday to Blackwater Draw! 

Located on the Llano Estacado, between Portales and Clovis in Eastern New Mexico, is the site Blackwater Draw Locality No. 1. The site was a spring-fed lake/marsh where many Paleoindian cultures appear to have hunted.

The tools found are not from nearby. The material of choice, chert, comes from Texas; other materials are slightly closer but still are not from the flat plain. Many bone beds including mammoth and ancient bison are preserved in lake sediments buried by eolian deposits.

This site was the first discovered with Clovis points and introduced the definitive fact that mammoth were hunted by the Clovis culture group. Also, the site reinforced that Folsom is associated with ancient bison after the Folsom discovery (Wild Horse Arroyo, Folsom, NM) in 1926.

The local site museum has ongoing excavations ands... more »

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2014-04-25 02:10:29 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)

Wood decay fungi stake out their living space by pigmenting wood, a process called spalting. As a woodworker, Sara C. Robinson became fascinated with developing new colors and designs in wood using fungi, and her artwork led into scientific research. Read about her journey from artist to scientist, and how her work fits into the larger picture of woodworking history and wood science. http://ow.ly/w53Ix #sciart #art   #science   #woodwork   #fungus  

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2014-04-19 20:43:09 (47 comments, 85 reshares, 282 +1s)

What is Free Speech in an Online Community?

Often, when we remove an inappropriate post or an offensive member from our Science on Google+ Community, we hear cries of Censorship! and we're accused of violating the right to free speech. This brilliant xkcd cartoon nails the difference between the right to free speech and the rights and responsibilities of community membership.  

As Neil deGrasse Tyson said, "we live in a country that guarantees free speech, but it’s not a country that guarantees that anything you say is correct". 

Source: http://xkcd.com/1357/

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2014-04-06 14:07:19 (5 comments, 13 reshares, 68 +1s)

Recently a review article (http://goo.gl/wByL46; open access) was shared by +Jim Carver .  The article had a somewhat provocative title "Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health?" and I was sucked into the trap.

Such review articles are very important as they try to paint a comprehensive picture of the field of research and ideally provide an un-biased analysis of the different studies conducted in the past. In lack of such articles a non-expert can easily be lost in the myriad of studies, sometimes reporting conflicting results. Anyway, I read the abstract, and then the introduction and then the whole thing. I found it very interesting and hence I am sharing the main points (from my perspective). The summary below is mostly a cut-paste text from the original article with some paraphrasing done for the sake of coherence. This is of course in no way a comprehensive summary. If you arei... more »

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2014-03-31 01:07:48 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 53 +1s)

Everyday Sexism in Academia
Earlier today, I co-hosted a panel discussion by +STEM Women on G+ on Everyday Sexism in Academia, along with Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe a Molecular Biologist from the UK. Our guests were Professor +Rajini Rao PhD  in Biochemistry who runs her own lab at Johns Hopkins University USA, and Dr +Tommy Leung, Evolutionary Biologist with the University of New England, Australia. 

We discussed the sociological definition of everyday sexism, which demonstrates how everyday social exchanges between individuals are connected to institutional discrimination. Specifically, how conversations between academic colleagues that are sometimes called "benevolent" or "unintentional" sexism, are actually the outcome of systemic issues of gender inequality. This includes "jokes" that play on a woman's gender and sexuality(&qu... more »

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2014-03-27 21:33:09 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 144 +1s)

250,000 Members in our Community - Thank You!
We've passed two milestones recently. Firstly, we're actually up to 251.4K members now - and we wanted to thank you, our members! Secondly, we're the 9th largest Community on Google+! That's all thanks to you!

We appreciate your fascinating science posts, your spirited debate and your generous feedback to our fellow members who ask for science input. We'd like to highlight some of our Curator's Choice posts. Further celebrations will follow!

Clockwise from top left:
Physical +John Baez takes us through the physics of the  IceCube Neutrino Observatory (http://goo.gl/iUlrnW).
Science Bytes +Jonathan Stevens demonstrates the complexity of embryo development in a single image.
Life +Michael Habib  explains how some birds rack up thousands of frequent flier miles(ht... more »

2014-03-23 18:39:50 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 7 +1s)

Added photos to Pub Talks: Cancer Signalling.

2014-03-23 18:32:10 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Join 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.

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2014-03-21 00:11:18 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 170 +1s)

There is no ocean deep inside the earth

"In what sounds like a chapter from Journey to the Center of the Earth, the chemical makeup of a tiny, extremely rare gemstone has made researchers think there's a massive water reservoir hundreds of miles under the earth."
-vice.com

In the last couple of days newspapers and other media outlets have reported what they've been calling "an ocean deep inside the earth". "What if the outermost layer of the earth was floating on a boundless sea, bigger than all of the ones present on the surface?"(translation mine) writes Laura Berardi on ilFattoQuotidiano, which is normally quite a decent newspaper (though their track record on scientific reporting is middling at best).

There could be a large body of water buried deep beneath the Earth's surface containing as much water as in every... more »

2014-03-16 17:39:49 (22 comments, 20 reshares, 34 +1s)

Join 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.

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2014-03-13 07:46:19 (31 comments, 39 reshares, 185 +1s)

What the oceans do for us: powering our needs in the future

Figuring out how we are going to keep generating energy is a political nightmare, and technologically challenging.  There are all sorts of issues with fossil fuels, and renewable energy solutions are (at the moment) generally a little more costly to get up and running.  There are also some issues over energy-delivery reliability.  These aren’t insurmountable problems, and slowly but surely people around the globe and thinking of new – and sometimes old solutions to producing more sustainable and less polluting energy.  Solutions like harnessing the power of the ocean.

Tides occur from the rotation of the sun and moon around the Earth.  Each orbiting body exerts a gravitational force that pulls the ocean around.  Here’s a great 2-minute video explaining how it works http://ow.ly/uw28N (though some parts ofthe world h... more »

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2014-03-11 03:34:09 (9 comments, 73 reshares, 277 +1s)

Cubes in  motion

This animated gif is harmonious and fine.

The cube is one of the five Platonic solids.

The regularity of the Platonic solids is extraordinarily suggestive: for this motive, they were extensively studied since ancient times, often looking for hidden meanings in them and giving them esoteric values.
They were studied by Pythagoras and Plato

Plato, in the dialogue Timaeus, associated an element (among the four classical elements) to each of them: fire with the tetrahedron, earth with the cube, air with the octahedron, water with the icosahedron, while in the dialogue Phaedo he thought that the dodecahedron was the shape of  Universe.

They were then studied with greater rationality by Greek-Alexandriansu... more »

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2014-03-11 03:33:40 (1 comments, 18 reshares, 35 +1s)

I just love Snell's Law.

It relates to something simple in our childhood experience, when we put a pencil in a class of water and the pencil looked magically bent from the refracted light. Then when you find out why when you're older, it just keeps getting more awesome and seemingly magical, because it's as if the light 'seeks out' the fastest path going through a faster medium (e.g. air) and then a slower medium (e.g. water): the light takes a bent path that goes a little farther in the fast air, and through a shorter amount of water that it has to swim through more slowly. That's known as Fermat's Principle.

That math is simple, except for one bit of baby (1st semester) calculus at the end, but if you don't know calculus, no problem, and that's just one small step. And you can think about it as a roller coaster, that you want to find... more »

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2014-03-11 03:31:54 (4 comments, 19 reshares, 96 +1s)

A hidden world of light: Biofluorescence in fish

A new paper is out in PLOS ONE about biofluorescence in fish. This is the first jaw-dropper for me of 2014. The bottom line is this: an awful lot of first are actually fluorescent if you hit them with the correct spectrum of light (usually far blue to UV), we just can't see it isolated from all the other colors and patterns without a little help from technology.

Here is the original paper: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0083259 (it is #openaccess  like all things in PLOS).

Light filters out long wavelengths (like red) quite readily, so even rather shallow reef floors get mostly blue light and other energetic wavelengths. When these wavelengths hit fish, some of it is re-emitted as red, green, or yellow light. Properly photographed (as seen below - figure from the paper) we canse... more »

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2014-03-11 03:31:15 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 144 +1s)

Round-Up of New Paper on Global Warming and Severe Thunderstorms

Here is the round-up of the new paper that my colleagues +Martin Scherer and Jeff Trapp have published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The peer-reviewed paper is available open-access here:
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/09/18/1307758110.abstract

The story by +Bjorn Carey of +Stanford University News Service is here:
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/september/climate-severe-thunderstorms-092313.html

Some news stories include:

+The New York Times :
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/us/study-sees-a-higher-risk-of-storms-on-the-horizon.html

 +USA TODAY :
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2013/09/23/climate-change-global-warming-thunderstorms-tornadoes/2854979/

 +NBC News :http:... more »

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2014-03-11 03:30:50 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 35 +1s)

The powder that comes off onto your fingers when you handle a moth or butterfly is made up of the iridescent or coloured scales on their wings. These scales are beautiful delicate structures when viewed with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). This image was taken of a scale on the underside of a moth's wing using backscattered electron imaging in an SEM. The image was inverted and colour applied.

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2014-03-11 03:30:35 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

Alice Kober, Deciphering Linear B
+Deeksha Tare 's post about inventions by women (http://goo.gl/TLl3Z4) reminded me of a segment on The World on +NPR. It was yet another story of an important breakthrough by a woman being overlooked. Alice Kober did a lot of the major analysis in deciphering Linear B but Michael Ventris received much of the credit, at least initially. Part of the lack of credit could be due to the fact that she worked on Linear B in private, i.e., in her "spare time". She unfortunately died at the age of 43.

Linear B
So what is linear B? Linear B is a syllabic script from Knossos, Crete around 1450 BC. You can think of it as unlocking hieroglyps, without the Rosetta Stone. British archeologist, Arthur Evans found a series of clay tablets in ruins thought to be the home of King Minos. Linear B descended from Linear A which is an undeciphered... more »

2014-03-11 03:28:56 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)

Lonely, socially integrated, or supported?: Overlap and uniqueness of constructs and how they are (often) measured

(This is partly written in response to comments on another post http://goo.gl/RFI2ng ) 

+Bei Bei, there are many ways to measure loneliness, and even the definition can be somewhat nebulous as there are a number of closely related (or perhaps dimensions of the same) construct.  Words used include: loneliness, social support, social isolation, social integration, social connection, and social networks.  Frequently, the same concept may be described from the opposite angle (e.g., lonely vs. socially connected).  A second aspect is whether the measurement is objective (e.g., size of social network; number, frequency, or length of social contacts) or subjective (e.g., I get to talk with friends as much as I want).

Unfortunately, the scientific literatureis o... more »

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2014-03-11 03:28:15 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 30 +1s)

What is Health Psychology
by +Dr. Cheryl Ann MacDonald, Psy'D. 

Health Psychologys' roots are in the belief that everyone deserves proper medical and psychological care even when daily habits, career, or family life problems contribute to the decrease in physical health and/or psychological well-being. The bio-psycho-social model views health, wellness and illness as being a result of several different inter-related factors effecting a person’s life from biological characteristics, to behavioral and social conditions (Belloc, N. & Breslow, 1972).

Psychological determinants in health have been a focus since the beginning of the 20th century and results explain that people who eat regular meals, maintain a healthy weight, do not smoke, drink little alcohol, receive adequate sleep and exercise regularly are in better health and live longer. Full article hereht... more »

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2014-03-11 03:27:44 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 15 +1s)

Random numbers are too important to be left to chance

There's no program that can generate truly random numbers.  That's why people talk about pseudorandom numbers.   But now 'pseudo' takes on a whole new meaning: the NSA has been getting companies to make their random number generators less random!  Bruce Schneier of The Guardian writes:

As was revealed today, the NSA also works with security product vendors to ensure that commercial encryption products are broken in secret ways that only it knows about. We know this has happened historically: CryptoAG and Lotus Notes are the most public examples, and there is evidence of a back door in Windows. A few people have told me some recent stories about their experiences, and I plan to write about them soon. Basically, the NSA asks companies to subtly change their products in undetectable ways: making theran... more »

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2014-03-11 03:26:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

To be able to turn a smartphone into a portable spectrophotometer would be a pretty big breakthrough in field testing. There are definitely lots of instances where a baseline detection method for bacteria or toxins would be useful in determining water and food quality.

Since I'm primarily interested in detecting small molecules that exist naturally in high concentrations, this seems like it could be quite useful for detection in non-critical settings as well, though I probably wouldn't trust it on medical equipment. It also might be nice for quick testing of surfaces before isolation procedures are performed to avoid interference, something I've dealt with quite a bit while working with RNA.

The only thing I'd like to see added would be a quantification feature, since they don't mention one (though I didn't watch the entire video, so correct me if I'm wrong... more »

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