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Tommy Leung has been at 12 events

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STEM Women on G+93,877Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to  +Erin Kane on her career as a primatologist. Erin is a graduate student in physical anthropology who recently returned to Ohio after an extended field trip. She will talk to us about her recent experiences in the field working with Diana monkeys, her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos   and you can tune in on Sunday May 25th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Erin Kane2014-05-25 23:30:0050G+
STEM Women on G+93,877Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Annika O'Brien  on her career as a roboticist. Annika is an engineer who works on robotics and also a passionate STEM educator, teaching kids how to program and build robots through +STEAMtrax. She will talk to us about her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos   and you can tune in on Sunday April 27th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Annika O'Brien2014-04-27 23:30:0062G+
STEM Women on G+93,877Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Annika O'Brien on her career as a roboticist. Annika is an engineer who works on robotics and also a passionate STEM educator, teaching kids how to program and build robots through +STEAMtrax. She will talk to us about her exciting career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  and you can tune in on Sunday April 13th at 4.30 PM Central/ 10.30PM UK. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In The Spotlight, With Annika O'Brien2014-04-13 23:30:0058G+
STEM Women on G+93,877Join us for a STEM Women HOA panel discussion as we speak to Professor +Rajini Rao, Dr +Tommy Leung and Dr +Michael Habib about the impact of everyday sexism in academia.  We will discuss the sometimes subtle role that gender plays in academia, and discuss situations that might not be obviously sexist, but can in fact be damaging to female academics.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  and you can tune in on Sunday March 30th at 1 PM Pacific/ 9 PM BST (UK). The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Everyday Sexism: A STEM Women Conversation2014-03-30 22:00:0050G+
STEM Women on G+93,877Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Clarissa Silva on her career as a behavioral scientist. Clarissa is a clinician with sixteen years of experience in public health. Clarissa has worked at the Harvard University Global Health Institute and the Columbia University Medical Center. She will talk to us about her career path as a woman in STEM, what inspires her, and why supporting women in STEM is important. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos and you can tune in on Sunday March 16th at 1.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.In the Spotlight, with Clarissa Silva2014-03-16 21:30:0067G+
STEM Women on G+93,877Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  +Yonatan Zunger on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0099G+
STEM Women on G+93,877Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Jonathan Eisen on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Jonathan is a Professor at UC Davis and also the Academic Editor-in-Chief for PLOS Biology (http://www.plosbiology.org/). He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This is an important issue that affects both men and women.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos, and you can tune in on Sunday February 16th at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help, with Professor Jonathan Eisen2014-02-16 21:30:0066G+
Science on Google+367,497Happy 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 03:00:0066G+
ScienceSunday79,932Join hosts +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis  for another “SciSunHOA”, a live Google+ Hangout On Air broadcast, brought to you by +ScienceSunday. This episode, Professor +Vincent Racaniello joins Buddhini and Scott to discuss his work in virology. Vincent is a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University. His research includes the study of poliovirus (Polio), rhinovirus (Common Cold), and other RNA viruses. His work focuses on how our immune systems interact with these viruses, how they cause disease, while also discovering new viruses in wild animals.Outside of the lab, Vincent is involved in many science outreach efforts, including hosting the excellent podcast series This Week in Virology (TWiV). You can read more on his website here (http://www.virology.ws/) We’re all very excited for this episode of “SciSunHOA” as Vincent is not only a brilliant scientist, but also an outstanding science communicator!Questions for Vincent, Buddhini and Scott can be left here in the event page, as well as during the live show through the shares of the HOA, including on Twitter using the hash tag: #SciSunHOA  Going Viral: #SciSun Hangout on Air featuring Vincent Racaniello2013-04-29 00:00:0059G+
NASA1,423,882Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008359G+
Billy Wilson1,544,164Another Episode of my weekly G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) ! The show is one of the largest & longest running on G+ and brings together a variety of the most interesting people on G+ for a hangout! This week is a Science Special in honour of DeSTEMber that Google has been doing this month and we'll be joined by Molecular Biologist +Buddhini Samarasinghe; Psychology Professor +Dave Brodbeck; Astronomer & Researcher +Scott Lewis; Scientist & Engineer +Chad Haney; +Erika staTHORski; and Special Musical Guest +Meri Amber ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". +Tibby loves to share screenshots of himself posted to the event! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHThe video is embedded above! TSBW Variety Show #39: Science Special with Live Music from Meri Amber ! (On Air Hangout)2012-12-29 04:00:00105G+
Fraser Cain893,100To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004884G+

Tommy Leung has been shared in 124 public circles

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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 04:08:1710671225CC 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+
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 20:17:02102101319CC 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+
Becky Collins5,164 Social Sciences Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-03-18 12:35:31305008CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Core Marketing4091. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-28 07:48:32495859CC G+
Core Marketing2921. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-27 07:10:04496245CC G+
David Leonhardt3,391This is basically the Megamix 19 of +Tancredi Matranga .   To grow your contacts on G+,:1. Plus the post2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle.4. Share the saved circle (but make sure to tick "include yourself" when sharing).#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #circleshare   #thursday   #thursdaycircle   #circlethursday  2013-12-19 16:54:54498101315CC G+
Tancredi Matranga11,444WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 19Have a great Thursday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 19th #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #circleshare   #thursday   #thursdaycircle   #circlethursday  2013-12-19 10:54:49498876595CC G+
Fabian Weiland761#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science #scientists  2013-12-02 14:10:58296000CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland393#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304782CC G+
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Till Hansmeier647Biologist? Share this circle! #sharedcircle , #circleshare, #circles, 2013-08-28 11:02:23102001CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Science on Google+70,967Natural SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Astronomy, Biology, ​Chemistry, Ecology, ​​​​​Geography, Geology, and Neuroscience.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXView underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles   #sharedcircles 2013-08-17 20:56:0734392450CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415255986CC G+
Paul Christen113If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310CC G+
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500388175CC G+
Mohammad Rahimi4,377Circle of EngagersA circle of active and wonderful people on Google plus who have been very engaging friends since i have followed them. You may want  to add this circle and enjoy  the G+Those who get notification are included, if you like to be added to this circle or removed, please let me know. #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircle   #topgoogleplussers   #bestgoogleplussers   #topengagingpeople   #engagingcircle   #circlessharing   #circles  2013-06-02 11:25:21167526CC G+
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348290CC G+
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277CC G+
Linda Dee94,347✲´*.❄¨¯`*✲ ██▀▀▀▀▌╔╗╔╗╔╗╦╔╦░╔═╔╗██▀▀▀▀✲´*.❄¨¯`✲ ▀▀▀██░░╠╝╠╣║╝║╝║░╠═║╝▀▀▀██░░░░░✲´.❄¨¯`✲ ▐▀▀▀▀░░╩░╝╚╝║╝║╚╝╚═╝║▐▀▀▀▀░░ ✲´.❄¨¯`✲✲´.❄¨¯`*✲G+Luminaries ☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆♥☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥This Circle contains people from every corner of the world who possess a reciprocal partiality for one another to facilitate an engagement in a melange of communique for a special repartee of Humor, interesting satire, Gaming,  Tech, Commoogling Politics,Relationships,Spirituality, Sports, Music, Pets, Gardening, Cuisine, Health, Diet & Exercise, Medicine, Celebrity and Current Events. It is cordial, albeit with a sparkle of sensual geniality... PREPARE TO LAUGH, LEARN & ENGAGE WITH G+ Sparklers!2013-04-24 21:07:19359542338CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Linda Dee90,078██▀▀▀▀▌╔╗╔╗╔╗╦╔╦░╔═╔╗██▀▀▀▀✲´*.❄¨¯`✲ ▀▀▀██░░╠╝╠╣║╝║╝║░╠═║╝▀▀▀██░░░░░✲´.❄¨¯`✲ ▐▀▀▀▀░░╩░╝╚╝║╝║╚╝╚═╝║▐▀▀▀▀░░ ✲´.❄¨¯`*✲✲´*.❄¨¯`*✲Hangout Luminaries ☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆♥☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥This Circle contains people from every corner of the world who possess a reciprocal partiality for one another to facilitate an engagement in a melange of communique for a special repartee of Humor, Tech, Politics, Relationships, Spirituality, Sports, Music, Pets, Gardening, Cuisine, Health, Diet & Exercise, Medicine, Celebrity and Current Events. These are some of the Best! +martin shervington +Patrik Järvelöv +swift beats +Johnathan Maddox +George Sepich +Baber Afzal +Euro Maestro +Paul Platt +Sibyll Hampton +Sam Asadi +Brad Thompson +Anna Israelyan +Moritz Tolxdorff +Laurie DesAutels +Laura Sanna +John Miller +Bobbie Today +2013-04-04 23:31:033811192764CC G+
Chris Mallory18,430A circleThat is all...No further insight need be given. No matter how detailed the description, I'm sure certain nobody will add the whole circle anyway ;) Plus, it has an aura of mystery about it when I present it this way... what ever could these people have in common? O the mystery!2013-04-02 04:52:581167114CC G+
Linda Dee89,014✲´*.❄¨¯`*✲ ██▀▀▀▀▌╔╗╔╗╔╗╦╔╦░╔═╔╗██▀▀▀▀✲´*.❄¨¯`✲ ▀▀▀██░░╠╝╠╣║╝║╝║░╠═║╝▀▀▀██░░░░░✲´.❄¨¯`✲ ▐▀▀▀▀░░╩░╝╚╝║╝║╚╝╚═╝║▐▀▀▀▀░░ ✲´.❄¨¯`✲✲´.❄¨¯`*✲Hangout Luminaries ☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆♥☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥•♪*。°•☆☆*。°•♪*。°•☆*。◦♥This Circle contains people from every corner of the world who possess a reciprocal partiality for one another to facilitate an engagement in a melange of communique for a special repartee of Humor, interesting satire, Gaming,  Tech,Commoogling Politics,Relationships,Spirituality, Sports, Music, Pets, Gardening, Cuisine, Health, Diet &Exercise, Medicine, Celebrity and Current Events. It is cordial, albeit with a sparkle of sensual geniality... PREPARE TO LAUGH, LEARN & ENGAGE WITH G+ Sparklers!2013-03-28 19:32:50374452227CC G+
Fraser Cain759,117The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST2013-03-19 22:39:3139967163160CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic222A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome  2013-03-15 01:28:13242905CC G+

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2014-05-25 00:35:10 (65 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

I'm really not much in the mood to seek out happy awesome stories today. But instead of a 2000 word screed filled with rage and sadness, I'm going to at least highlight the folks out there trying to make the world better. Especially considering they will likely receive a crap-ton of hate and vileness directed at them by the people they're calling out. 

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Elliot Rodger and Men Who Hate Women: http://bellejar.ca/2014/05/24/elliot-rodger-and-men-who-hate-women/

“Alpha Male” Elliot Rodgers’ Retribution: http://skepchick.org/2014/05/alpha-male-elliot-rodgers-retribution/

We need to talk about systemic male violence not the “work of a madman”: http://elegantgatheringofwhitesnows.com/?p=1614

UCSB Killer Elliot Rodger: "If I Can't Have You , Girls, I Will Destroy You.":http://wif... more »

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2014-05-05 11:41:25 (30 comments, 14 reshares, 126 +1s)

Go Big Or Go Extinct
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped up about the upcoming new Godzilla film (Godzilla - Asia Trailer [HD]). However, one thing worth noting is that the 2014 Godzilla is absolutely HUGE - at about 150 metres tall, it towers over all the Pacific Rim kaiju (except Slattern) (http://goo.gl/O0hvJQ). Over the years, Godzilla has more or less been steadily increasing in size, so at this rate, how big will Godzilla be in 2050? With a scientific-tongue-planted-firmly-in-analytical-cheek, Dr +Craig McClain wrote a post about this  from a biologist's perspective, with his size estimate for the King of the Monsters here: http://deepseanews.com/2014/05/godzilla/
#kaiju   #godzilla   #godzilla2014   #biology  

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2014-05-05 11:41:25 (30 comments, 14 reshares, 126 +1s)

Go Big Or Go Extinct
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped up about the upcoming new Godzilla film (Godzilla - Asia Trailer [HD]). However, one thing worth noting is that the 2014 Godzilla is absolutely HUGE - at about 150 metres tall, it towers over all the Pacific Rim kaiju (except Slattern) (http://goo.gl/O0hvJQ). Over the years, Godzilla has more or less been steadily increasing in size, so at this rate, how big will Godzilla be in 2050? With a scientific-tongue-planted-firmly-in-analytical-cheek, Dr +Craig McClain wrote a post about this  from a biologist's perspective, with his size estimate for the King of the Monsters here: http://deepseanews.com/2014/05/godzilla/
#kaiju   #godzilla   #godzilla2014   #biology  

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2014-07-30 11:40:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Is Engaging in Science Outreach Damaging to Scientists?

A few years ago, I started posting about science publicly on Google+. I did it in my spare time because as a scientist, it was obviously a topic I was interested in. I also found the public ignorance about science particularly depressing. This, coupled with a woeful misrepresentation of science on the part of many science journalists on popular media meant that even if the public cared enough to read about science, they would be ill-informed by sensationalised over-hyped articles. There was only one solution, as I saw it - the scientists themselves should engage directly with the public. This has always been my personal motto when it came to doing science outreach (http://goo.gl/Ts8oYf and http://goo.gl/W1XKHT). 

So it is with dismay that I read this 'joke' article on Genome Biology by Neil Hall... more »

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2014-07-24 12:26:39 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)

Something Fishy This Way Come
I've written a new Parasite of the Day blog post! This one is actually Part 2 of my summary of the #ASP2014  conference which I attended a few weeks ago, and it is all about fish parasites. To find out more about glowing parasites, tongue-biters, cleaner shrimps, and what lurks in the fins of an epaulette shark, follow the link below.
For Part 1 of my conference summary, click here: http://goo.gl/ypjjQ8
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #scienceconferences  

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2014-07-16 22:25:55 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 21 +1s)

A new study conducted by Dr +Kathryn Clancy _et al._ have found an alarmingly high percent of trainees have experienced sexual harassment and assault while conducted field work. Young women are usually the primary target of such harassment or assault, and most of them are usually of "lower rank" (students, postdocs, or employees) in relation to the assailant. 
Aside from institutionalised obstacles and socially defined traditional gender roles, the issue of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace is something that really needs to be addressed if we are serious about bring greater gender equality to STEM fields.
The study is published in PLoS One and it is #openaccess , so free to download for anyone here: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102172
cc: +STEM Women on G+ 
#scienceeveryday   #genderequality   #sexualharassment   #ST... more »

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2014-07-15 11:28:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

In Sea, Win Sea Spiders
Listen here: http://goo.gl/4clxlK
While they look a lot like spiders and are commonly called "sea spiders", the pycnogonids are not actually spiders. They are a group of very peculiar arthropod that are found in the marine environment all over the world. This is an episode of "Creepy but Curious" - a radio segment that I've been appearing on regularly - which just went to air today where I talk about these peculiar creatures. You can listen to the segment here: http://goo.gl/4clxlK
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #marinelife   #marinebiology   #arthropods  

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2014-07-11 11:24:56 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

The Wild World Of Parasites
As some of you might know, last week I attended the #ASP2014  conference in Canberra, during which time I have been tweeting highlights from the talks and posters at the conference. Well, I've written up the first of two posts about my experience at the conference. This post features parasites in buffaloes, hookworms in sea lions, mammal ticks, and crocodile worms. To read all about it, follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #scienceconferences  

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2014-06-29 12:34:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Conference TIME!
For the next few days, I will be attending the annual ASP conference in Canberra (http://parasite.org.au/arcnet/). I will be tweeting highlights from the conference on the #ASP2014  hashtag from my Twitter here: https://twitter.com/The_Episiarch
Note: I will be writing up a blog post or two about this - so be on the look out for those in July. here are some posts I wrote last year about a conference I attended:
http://goo.gl/i4UieM
http://goo.gl/zKrnZo
#biology   #parasitology   #scienceconferences   #parasitismeveryday  

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2014-06-25 12:24:17 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)

The Nightmare Inside
I have written a new Parasite of the Day blog post! This one is about a Cthulhu-esque parasite that lives inside the body of flamboyant sea slugs. Not only does it take up nutrient, it also compromises the slug's reproductive capacity. To find out more, follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #marinelife   #nudibranch  

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2014-06-22 10:47:13 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)

The Barnacle And The Shark
Click here for full-size and description: http://goo.gl/bOMev0
I recently had an opportunity to write a Dispatch for Current Biology about a very unusual parasitic barnacle call Anelasma squalicola that infects the velvet belly lantern shark (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(14)00533-8). The Dispatch was about a new paper that came out in the same journal which indicates the closely living relatives of this parasites are, surprisingly enough, intertidal goose barnacles. To find  more about this parasite click here: http://goo.gl/bOMev0
Sharing for +ScienceSunday 
#scienceeveryday   #sciencesunday   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #shark  

2014-06-17 22:32:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Shelled Blood-Suckers
Most people probably don't know this, but there are over 3000 species of snails which are known to have a parasitic life-style. They range from species that suck the blood of fish at night like slow-crawling sea mosquitoes, to others that burrow inside the bodies of seastars and sea cucumbers. Yesterday, I was on the local radio for their regular Creepy but Curious segment talking about vampire snails and other parasitic gastropods. Click the link below to listen.
#scienceeveryday   #marinelife   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #mollusc  

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2014-06-17 12:07:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Kaiju Parasitoid
I see I was not the only one who spent some time speculating about the MUTO life-cycle after seeing the new Godzilla movie. Much like the writer of the Parasite Ecology blog, I thought MUTO should have been more appropriately described as a parasitoid rather than a parasite as it was in the film.
I came up with a fan theory that the MUTOs were attracted to nuclear warheads and reactors because they are functionally similar enough to their “natural” host (radioactive Kaiju) that it can act as a kind of in vitro “medium” in place of their host.
The writer of the Parasite Ecology blog has also spent some time think about MUTO, but rather than a fan theory, they have come up with an entirely new fan fiction starring MUTO and Godzilla. Follow the link below to see what happens when parasitology nerds talk about Kaiju.

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2014-06-17 04:05:18 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Vampire Snails
Listen here: http://goo.gl/15KSdY
Earlier today, I was once again on the local radio for their Creepy but Curious segment. This time I was talking about blood-sucking snails and other parasitic gastropods. For more on parasitic snails, you might also want to check out this post by +Christopher Mah on the Echinoblog all about the Eulimidae - a family of snails that parasitise echinoderms like sea stars and sea cucumbers: http://echinoblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/p-is-for-parasitic-snail-enter-eulimidae.html
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #scicomm  

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2014-06-10 12:22:19 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Bit Of A Drag
I've written a new Parasite of the Day blog post! The study I wrote about in this post features an idyllic tropical reef, some brightly coloured fishes, and...face-hugger parasites? To find out more, follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #marinelife  

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2014-06-05 11:29:28 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)

Markers Of The Anthropocene
The human species is having some profound impacts on Earth. We have heavily altered both the biotic and abiotic components of this planet, and it seems we are destined to leave a lasting mark (whether we like it or not). So much so, some scientists have suggested that the modern era be renamed the "Anthropocene" (http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/369/1938/835.full).
One of the major ways that we are altering the planet is through our plastic waste. Not only has plastic entered the food web (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/microplastics-threaten-marine-food-webs/5471190) & (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/seabirds-in-high-arctic-ingesting-more-plastic-researcher-says-1.2661580), it has also found its way to some of the most remote corners of the planet... more »

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2014-06-02 12:17:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Feeling Jelly?
Jellyfish are not what most people would probably think of when they think of animals with interesting behaviours. They seem to just pulsate in the water, dragging lines of stinger-ladened tentacles behind them. But it seems that some species of box jellyfish, such as Copula sivickisi, actually perform a kind of "mating dance" before they do the deed. To find out more, follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #marinelife   #animalbehavior   #jellyfish  

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2014-06-01 20:59:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 110 +1s)

Dumb Ways To Lie
For anyone who wants an update and summary on the current state of Australia and our federal politics...

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2014-05-30 12:49:54 (5 comments, 10 reshares, 15 +1s)

Crab-Snatcher
I've written a new article for The Conversation about a body-snatching parasite that attacks a crab's weak points for massive damage. Follow the link below to read about how this parasite injects itself into a crab, take over its host's body and mind, and how that act of body-snatching affects the rest of the ecosystem.
Recommended musical accompaniment for this article: GIANT ENEMY CRAB
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #ecology   #parasitismeveryday   #marinelife  

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2014-05-28 11:09:56 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

A Flowery Taste
When most people think of a bird sipping nectar from a flower, they usually think of a hummingbird, or perhaps a honeyeater. But long before such birds existed, flowers were already frequented by feathered visitors. A new fossil of a bird called Pumiliornis tessellatus has been unearthed from the Messel Pit in Germany. This extinct 47 million year old bird was preserved with pollen grains in its gut in such quantity that suggests it has been feeding regularly from flowers. The shape of its beak was also suited for probing inside flowers to extract nectar. Its shows that birds and flowers have had a coevolutionary history that dates back to at least the Eocene period (if not earlier).
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #paleontology   #ecology   #zoology  

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2014-05-25 12:13:01 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (For Mussels)
I have written a new Parasite of the Day blog post! In this post, find out why mussels might have an unlikely ally in the form of a parasitic barnacle which castrates and alters the behaviour of crabs that it infects - follow the link below to find out more!
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #marinelife   #crustaceans  

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2014-05-25 00:35:10 (65 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

I'm really not much in the mood to seek out happy awesome stories today. But instead of a 2000 word screed filled with rage and sadness, I'm going to at least highlight the folks out there trying to make the world better. Especially considering they will likely receive a crap-ton of hate and vileness directed at them by the people they're calling out. 

+ + +

Elliot Rodger and Men Who Hate Women: http://bellejar.ca/2014/05/24/elliot-rodger-and-men-who-hate-women/

“Alpha Male” Elliot Rodgers’ Retribution: http://skepchick.org/2014/05/alpha-male-elliot-rodgers-retribution/

We need to talk about systemic male violence not the “work of a madman”: http://elegantgatheringofwhitesnows.com/?p=1614

UCSB Killer Elliot Rodger: "If I Can't Have You , Girls, I Will Destroy You.":http://wif... more »

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2014-05-24 13:57:16 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Kaiju Anatomy
In this extensive post, anatomist/palaeontologist/pterosaur expert Mark Witton looks at Godzilla and MUTOs and see how their respective anatomies shape up against actual animals. Aside from being skyscraper-size, nuclear-power monsters, their anatomical design and behaviour actually compare quite well with that of real animals. To find out more, follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #godzilla   #kaiju   #MUTO   #biology   #anatomy  

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2014-05-24 00:26:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Much like +Jamie Kilstein, I've never watched an episode of Mad Men. But strangely enough, I feel as if I have gotten a much better understanding of the show now that I've seen this...

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2014-05-20 22:15:11 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Grave Diggers
If you have followed my posts for a while, then you'd realise host-manipulating parasites (or "zombie-makers" as I like to call them sometimes) are everywhere - and they do extraordinary things to their hosts, making them act against their own interest for the good of their parasite handler. But not all host are equal and not all host fall under the spell of parasite in quite the same way. In this post, +Ed Yong writes about a new study on a parasitoid fly that forces its bee host to dig their own grave, but as you will see, not all bees are equally obedient to their parasitic controller.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #entomology   #parasitismeveryday  

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2014-05-20 03:01:25 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Killer Sponges From The Deep!
It sounds like something from a B-horror movie, but deep sea carnivorous sponges are very real. While not at all deadly to us since it lives in the deep sea and prey on tiny crustaceans, they are a fascinating group of organisms. Earlier today, I was on the local radio talking about these killer sponges, and I suggested that perhaps there should be a special episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, where his cousin from the Deep Sea visits Bikini Bottom - in it, SpongeBob's cousin  ends up murdering  and eating everyone - maybe a kind of SpongeBob meets _Hannibal _crossover/spin-off...
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #marinelife   #marinebiology   #deepsea   #sponge  

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2014-05-17 01:34:42 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)

Fed Up With Sexual Harassment
For the last few days, Women in Astronomy has been running a series of posts about the issue of sexual harassment in the field of Astronomy, see also:
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2014/05/fed-up-with-sexual-harassment-defining.html
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2014/05/fed-up-with-sexual-harassment-survival.html
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2014/05/fed-up-with-sexual-harassment-guest.html
And it is certainly not a problem that is limited to that field either. (for example, see this post: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/context-and-variation/2013/04/13/safe13-field-site-chilly-climate-and-abuse/ by +Kathryn Clancy). 
As members of the academic or scientific community, it is our duty as decent people to recognise and speak out against sexual harassment - there is no place for it in our society.
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2014-05-16 04:34:50 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)

Triassic Armoured Oddball
A long toothless beak, stumpy limbs that act as paddles. ribs that have thickened into a "body tube" for its torso, and an extensive layer of outer armour - those are all features of the marine reptile Parahupehsuchus longus which swam the Triassic sea about 245 million years ago.
This reptile lived less than ten millions years after the most devastation mass extinction that have occurred in the history of life on Earth - the end-Permian Mass Extinction which wiped out about 95% of all life on the planet at the time. The fact that Parahupehsuchus was such a well-armoured oddball also tells us something about the the state of life on Earth at the time, and how it was on its way to recovery in the wake of the end-Permian Mass Extinction. For more, see this post by +Brian Switek.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #paleontology   #marinereptile   ... more »

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2014-05-15 02:42:57 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)

My, What Big Teeth You...
The art world has lost a giant with the passing of H.R. Giger (see the tribute post here: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2014/05/13/art-world-too-safe-now-hr-giger-died/ by +Glendon Mellow). Meanwhile, in the science world, new species of catfish has been discovered from a subterranean cave in Western Ghats mountain range of India which seem to be a fitting tribute to Giger's legacy. Meet Kryptoglanis shajii - a cave catfish with a face like a xenomorph.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #ichthyology   #biodiversity  

2014-05-14 04:27:55 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)

Getting Twitter-splained
Recently, Dr. +Tara C. Smith - a microbiologist/infectious disease epidemiologist - was attending a scientific meeting on the topic of antibiotic resistance at the animal-human interface. The meeting was attending by microbiologists and experts on antibiotic resistance (of which Smith is one of them). During a breaks, she took some time to tweet about antibiotic resistant bacteria, only to have someone 'splain to her what antibiotic resistance is all about and that she is wrong. 
The follow is an example of what not to do when talking to an expert with professional knowledge and really knows their shit.
#scienceeveryday   #stemwomen   #microbiology   #antibioticresistance  

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2014-05-08 14:33:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Going Deep
I have written a new Parasite of the Day blog post! This one is about a parasite found around hydrothermal vents called "nematode eater of the deep sea". To find out more, follow the link below!
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #deepsea   #parasitismeveryday   #nematodes   #marinebiology  

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2014-05-05 11:41:25 (30 comments, 14 reshares, 126 +1s)

Go Big Or Go Extinct
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped up about the upcoming new Godzilla film (Godzilla - Asia Trailer [HD]). However, one thing worth noting is that the 2014 Godzilla is absolutely HUGE - at about 150 metres tall, it towers over all the Pacific Rim kaiju (except Slattern) (http://goo.gl/O0hvJQ). Over the years, Godzilla has more or less been steadily increasing in size, so at this rate, how big will Godzilla be in 2050? With a scientific-tongue-planted-firmly-in-analytical-cheek, Dr +Craig McClain wrote a post about this  from a biologist's perspective, with his size estimate for the King of the Monsters here: http://deepseanews.com/2014/05/godzilla/
#kaiju   #godzilla   #godzilla2014   #biology  

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2014-05-02 23:53:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

What's Eating SUP05?
A study recently published in Science reports on some viruses in the deep sea that "fatten up" bacteria to make them better host to replicate in. There viruses are parasites of a chemosynthetic bacteria that obtain their energy from the sulphur spewing from "black smoker" chimneys found around hydrothermal vents, located more than 2 kilometres below sea level.
These bacteria are called SUP05 and were found to be the target of 18 different bacteriophages - viruses that specialise on infecting bacteria. But these viruses aren't just content with merely invading their host, taking over its cellular machinery, and using them for its own replication. No, these viruses also contain genes which are remarkably similar to the ones that SUP05 use to oxidize sulphur for energy.
So what are viruses - which don't metabolise anything on... more »

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2014-04-30 23:39:42 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Shhh, I Think This Plant Is Bugged
Aphids are the bane of many gardeners - these tiny insects can congregate and multiply on plants and cause them to become sickly. I've always found the German word for aphid - Blattlaus, which means "Leaf Louse" to be quite appropriate as they are like little sucking louse - but on plants.
But aphids do more than just tap into a plant's sap flow - in this article by Prof. Malcolm Campbell, read about how aphids also end up tapping into a plant's internal communication system, and how we can we use them to listen in on the secret life of plants.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #entomology   #botany   #plantscience  

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2014-04-30 12:43:03 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary
This may seem bizarre to us now, but for hundreds of years, people in Europe believed that there are lambs that grew on trees - not metaphorically, but literally - Mary's little lamb, tethered to a tree via an umbilical cord. This belief had came about through a mix of over embellished tales by travellers and mistranslations. It wasn't until the renaissance that the story started unravelling under the scrutiny of scientific inquiry. For a brief history of the Vegetable Lamb or Barometz, follow the link below.
Incidentally, the Barometz was the inspiration behind this piece I drew a few years ago : http://the-episiarch.deviantart.com/art/Symbiosis-Tree-207269411

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2014-04-27 12:48:25 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 20 +1s)

Implicit Bias Starts Early
I have previous posted about issues of gender discrimination and obstacles for women pursuing a career in academia. Unfortunately, it seems that women and minorities are faced with such discrimination even before they embark on pursuing an academic career.
A new study found that faculty members are less likely to  respond to emails discussing potential opportunities if they had come from a women and/or minority.
The study also found there is a intersectional element to the response as well, with links between the gender and racial identity of the email sender. Additional, this bias appears to be implicit, with no relationship found between the level of bias and the representation of different within the faculty.
For more on gender bias/discrimination in science and academia see these posts here:
Subtle Gender Bias of Science Faculty... more »

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2014-04-25 14:07:27 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

The Caterpillar's Song
The life cycle of the Alcon Blue Butterfly, Maculina alcon is not what you would expect from such a creature. Rather than having caterpillars that munch on plants like most other butterflies, the larva of the Alcon Blue are social parasites raised by ants (see this video as an explainer: Butterfly eggs and caterpillar survival - Life in the Undergrowth - BBC Attenborough). The caterpillar persuades these social insects to become its caretakers through a combination of scent and sound. The post below is based on a recently published study which shows how the Alcon Blue caterpillar taps into and subvert the acoustic communication of its ant hosts.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #entomology   #butterflies   #ants  

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2014-04-23 02:44:56 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)

En Garde!
The sailfish is one of the most amazing spectacle of the sea in every way. Apart from its iridescent colouration and spectacular sail, it is also the fastest fish alive, having been recorded to reach speeds of up to 110 km/hour. In addition, it also wields a formidable weapon - on its face - a long sword capable of slashing through a school of hapless prey fish.
To find out more about how this predator uses its armament, see this post by +Ed Yong from the Not Exactly Rocket Science blog.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #marinelife   #ichthyology   #animalbehaviour  

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2014-04-20 13:40:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Strictly Monkey Business
I have written a new Parasite of the Day post in time for #sciencesunday ! This one has monkeys, monkey parasites, leafy greens, and a hurricane. To find out more, follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #parasitismeveryday   #monkey  

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2014-04-17 01:24:20 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)

Too Much Of A Good Thing
Many of you would be familiar with crayfishes, but what you might not know is that they have little worms call branchiobdellidans living in them. These worms aren't exactly parasites - they actually keep the crayfish healthy by cleaning out their host's gill chambers - so that would make them more of a mutualist, right? Well, yes and no, because even though they might be good little helpers, sometimes they can become too much of a good thing. To find out more, follow the link below to the post on the always interesting and informative Parasite Ecology blog.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #ecology   #parasitismeveryday  

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2014-04-15 23:35:36 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Hot Maggots
"My maggots bring all the heat to the corpse, and they're like - we're hotter than y'all."
Here's a fascinating post by +Bug Gwen on how maggots bring the heat in a dead, rotting body and how they might even use it against their competitors.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #entomology   #forensics   #maggot  

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2014-04-15 11:42:03 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Blue Dragons
Earlier today, I recorded a segment on the local radio about the blue sea slug (listen here: http://goo.gl/UNNfmD - apologies for the audio quality, there was a technical problem with the recording studio and we had to do it over the phone).
Despite its fantasy-like appearance, the blue sea slug (in the genus Glaucus) is an actual real-life animal. They spend their lives drifting in the open waters of the world's ocean, eating jellyfishes (and sometimes each other). So how do they manage to eat jellyfish without being stung and how does a small, seemingly vulnerable creature like Glaucus protect itself against other hungry animals of the sea? To find out, simply follow this link http://goo.gl/UNNfmD
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #marinelife   #marinebiology   #seaslug  

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2014-04-09 13:28:20 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

It Runs In The Blood
I've written a new Parasite of the Day blog post! This is a story which involves blood flukes, rhinos, and faecal middens. To find out more, follow the link below!
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #rhinoceros   #parasitismeveryday  

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2014-04-07 14:20:29 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

Fungal Campers
When an ant becomes infected by the zombie ant fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, it leaves its nest at the late stage of the infection, just before the fungal fruiting body sprouts and start spraying spores everywhere. This might seem like an altruistic act on the part of the ant, to spare its nestmate from the fungus, but this is actually all a machination of the zombie ant fungus as you will see in this post by +Ed Yong. 
The fungus actually cannot sprout inside the ant's nest, and when the zombified ant leaves its nest, it doesn't go just anywhere - it place itself just above a location where all the worker ants have to pass through on their way in and out of the nest. The fungus is in fact using the ant to place itself in a prime spot to shower uninfected ants with infective spores. Basically, if this fungus plays online multiplayer FPS games, it is camping att... more »

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2014-04-06 12:53:27 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 4 +1s)

Rabbuck, Vortex, and Lank
Ever wonder how life would have evolved if the end-Cretaceous mass extinction never occurred? Or what animals will populate the planet tens or hundreds of millions of years from now? Or what would life look like on another planet? Welcome to the world of Speculative Zoology (or more broadly, biology), a movement which combines the intersection of art, science, and speculation. In some cases, it has even infiltrated into mainstream, appearing in TV or cinema.
While your mileage may vary with speculative biology and the scientific validity of these fictional creatures varies wildly between all the different speculative biology projects out there, there is no question that this movement has encourage many people to think more deeply about how evolution works - particularly over geological timespans - and our place in the natural world. 
The person who can... more »

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2014-03-30 22:20:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +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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2014-03-28 11:30:09 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)

Crickets Gone Wild
By now, there are many documented examples of parasites that alter various aspects of their host's behaviour. In fact, the more we learn about nature, the more it seems that mind-controlling parasites are very much just a normal part of our world.
These master mind benders come in many forms, from wasps that take control of the brain of cockroaches (http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/05/the-wasp-that-walks-cockroaches/), to roundworms that turn hornets into mobile nurseries (https://theconversation.com/manipulative-parasites-make-hornets-their-nest-20797), or even single-celled parasites that steer rodents towards cats (http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/26/mind-bending-parasite-permanently-quells-cat-fear-in-mice/).
Even viruses gets in on this mind-controlling action and in this post, +Ed Yong writes about a sexually-transmitted... more »

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2014-03-26 22:20:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Hey Big Filter
The anomalocarids, or as I like to call them - "Demon Cuttlecrabs" - were the largest predators of the Cambrian period. Some of them like the giant Anomalocaris grew up to a metre in length (which is HUGE in a world where most animals are about the size of your finger or smaller) and had a sharp set of eyes that allowed it to track down its prey (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/12/07/anomalocaris-sharp-eyes-predator/).
But not all of these "Demon Cuttlecrabs" were such vicious predators. One species - Tamisiocaris borealis might have been a filter-feeder which used its comb-like frontal appendages to sweep up tiny zooplankton from the water. So I supposed I should probably call this one the "Filter Cuttlecrab" instead...
#scienceeveryday   #paleontology   #cambrianexplosion   #biology  

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2014-03-26 12:26:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Bringing Up Babies With Crustaceans
I have written a new Parasite of the Day blog post! This one is on the reproductive strategy of a parasitic copepod that lives on the common octopus and what differentiates it from other many parasites. To find out more, follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #marinebiology   #parasitismeveryday  

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2014-03-25 11:14:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

What Does Spiderman And Gonorrhea Have In Common?
A new study just published a few weeks ago in mBio found that Neisseria gonorrhoeae - the bacteria that causes gonorrhea - has a neat little trick for passing from person to person. It used to be thought that this bacteria hitchhiked on to swimming sperm, but this new study found that when N. gonorrhoeae is exposed to seminal fluid, it starts shooting out multiple single-strand pilus filaments which it to latch onto passing chunks of semen proteins, and using those cables, the bacteria tows its way through the seminal fluid - rather like a nasty bacterial Spiderman...
The paper is #openaccess  and is available free to download here: http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/2/e01004-13.abstract
#scienceeveryday   #microbiology   #bacteria   #biology  

2014-03-24 20:31:57 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Join us for a STEM Women HOA panel discussion as we speak to Professor +Rajini Rao, Dr +Tommy Leung and Dr +Michael Habib about the impact of everyday sexism in academia.  We will discuss the sometimes subtle role that gender plays in academia, and discuss situations that might not be obviously sexist, but can in fact be damaging to female academics.

This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  and you can tune in on Sunday March 30th at 1 PM Pacific/ 9 PM BST (UK). The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.

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2014-03-21 23:13:47 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Journal of Proteomics' Sexist "Graphical Abstract"
These days, many journals have something call "graphical abstract", a little picture provided by the author(s) that has some relevance to the content of the paper (for example, see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020751911001421). Yesterday, it was brought to my attention by +Jonathan Eisen and +Rajini Rao that a paper in Journal of Proteomics has a graphical abstract which is not only gratuitous and irrelevant, but also very sexist (http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2014/03/is-sexxing-up-your-scientific-journal.html). When +Rajini Rao tried contacting the corresponding author of the paper, we learned that he is also (a) the executive editor of the journal, (b) a repeated offender at this kind of thing (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1874391912002485 <== note at the time ofwri... more »

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

An Exquisite Nightmare
As some of you might know, I have been appearing on a local radio segment call "Creepy but Curious" where I talk about various bizarre creatures that inhabit the natural world (you can download the MP3 from last year's episode here: http://goo.gl/NPXOLN). Earlier, I was on-air talking about Ampulex compressa - also known as the Emerald Jewel Wasp. In this interview, I describe how on its own terms, the life-cycle of the beautiful emerald jewel wasp is a nightmare that is unmatched by any monsters in horror fiction. To listen, simply follow the link below.
#scienceeveryday   #biology   #parasitology   #entomology   #parasitismeveryday   #bugseveryday  

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