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Buddhini Samarasinghe has been at 34 events

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Joanne Manaster85,416Physicist Monica Dunford is an Enrico Fermi Fellow from the University of Chicago who works on the Large Hadron Collider's ATLAS experiment. She appeared in the movie Particle Fever and will join me to talk about the movie, particle physics and being a woman in physics! Her blog is at http://uslhc.us/blogs/. It will air at 9am CDT.Interview with Particle Fever's Monica Dunford2014-07-02 16:00:0033G+
Joanne Manaster85,416Join us as +Jeff Shaumeyer and Joanne Manaster chat with +David Meerman Scott and +Richard Jurek about their book, "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program" on Monday, June 23 at noon EDT, 11 CDT. Read Science! "Marketing the Moon" Edition2014-06-23 18:00:0018G+
Science on Google+352,496The 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 presentCasual Night with Arachnids2014-06-23 01:00:0070G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Professor +Julia Greer  on her career as a materials scientist. Julia works on 3D nanomaterials, and her research specialises in the creation of extremely strong yet ultra-light materials. She will talk to us about her fascinating career path and diverse interests, along with ways in which academia can be more supportive of STEM parents. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka ZevallosIn the Spotlight, with Professor Julia Greer2014-06-22 23:30:0034G+
Joanne Manaster85,416Join +Jeff Shaumeyer  and +Joanne Manaster for this episode of +Read Science! where their guest +Chad Orzel tells us all about teaching the general public a bit of physics here and there. Oh, and all dogs are welcome!  Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm EDT, 11:30 CDT --About one hour longRead Science! "My Dog Knows Physics" Episode2014-06-19 19:30:0034G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join us for a STEM Women HOA panel discussion as we speak to +Erin Leverton and +Samantha Schaevitz about Google's Information Technology Residency Program (ITRP). ITRP is an opportunity for new graduates to jumpstart their careers in IT, and the program is making tremendous strides for women in IT (http://www.google.com/jobs/students/ITRP).We will discuss how the ITRP creates opportunities for women in Tech, and hear first-hand how being a part of ITRP has benefited our panellists. This HOA will be hosted by Dr Finding Solutions: Google's IT Residency Program2014-06-08 23:30:0087G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join 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 +ZuleIn The Spotlight, With Erin Kane2014-05-25 23:30:0050G+
Science on Google+352,496Join 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 CarCitizen Science: Getting Students into STEM with Jason Osborne & Dr Aaron Alford2014-05-18 23:30:0094G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join us for a STEM Women HOA panel discussion as we speak to Professor +Rajini Rao, Dr +Bill Carter and Dr +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch about being STEM Parents. We will discuss how our panellists support and encourage their children in STEM Education through pre-school, high school and college. They will share their insights with us as we talk about the challenges and rewards that come with encouraging girls to pursue a STEM career someday!This HOASTEM Parents: A STEM Women Conversation2014-05-11 23:30:0043G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join 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 In The Spotlight, With Annika O'Brien2014-04-27 23:30:0061G+
Scientific American249,722SA blogger and biology lecturer +Joanne Manaster along with her cohost from the Read Science! program Jeff Shaumeyer will host a live chat at noon EDT on Tuesday, April 22, with paleontologist Neil Shubin and his illustrator Kalliope Monoyios (who also blogs for SA). The discussion will focus on , "Your Inner Fish," a 3-part series currently airing on PBS based on Shubin's best-selling 2009 book by the same name. "Your Inner Fish" - Hangout with Paleontologist Neil Shubin and Illustrator Kalliope Monoyios2014-04-22 18:00:0039G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join 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 In The Spotlight, With Annika O'Brien2014-04-13 23:30:0057G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join 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 +Everyday Sexism: A STEM Women Conversation2014-03-30 22:00:0050G+
Science on Google+352,496Join 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.Pub Talks: Cancer Signalling2014-03-23 20:00:0085G+
Billy Wilson1,545,876Joined by:-Molecular Biologist +Buddhini Samarasinghe (http://google.com/+BuddhiniSamarasinghe).-UK YouTuber +Francesca Carlino (http://youtube.com/FransFlogs).-Photographer +Katie Wright. -Photographer +#103 European Edition: Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Kristian Jackson2014-03-21 21:00:0023G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join 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 +In the Spotlight, with Clarissa Silva2014-03-16 21:30:0066G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join 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  , andSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0099G+
STEM Women on G+90,418Join 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 +STEM Women: How Men Can Help, with Professor Jonathan Eisen2014-02-16 21:30:0065G+
One Million People who accept Evolution4,258Join us in a Hang-Out with Professor Mohamed Noor on International Darwin's Day to celebrate science and reason. Event: Celebrating Darwin's Day with Professor Noor Date: 12.02.14 Time: 2.30pm eastern USA time Topic: Acceptance of the theory of evolution and its implications Professor +Mohamed Noor  has kindly agreed to give us a talk on the acceptance of the theory of evolution, especially in the US, which will then be followed by a question and answer session. Please feel free to leave your questions on the event page, which will be addressed by Professor Noor. Professor Noor is the Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Duke University [http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Biology/noor}. His specialties include Evolution, Genetics and Genomics. His passion for education is reflected in his achievements receiving numerous teaching and mentoring awards from his institution [http://gradschool.duke.edu/about/profiles/noor_mohamed.php]. Since last year, he has reached *Celebrating Darwin's Day with Professor Noor*2014-02-12 20:30:0051G+
Science on Google+352,496Can 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!200,000 member community celebration!2014-01-12 22:00:00185G+
Science on Google+352,496Unfortunately 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 reCrowdfunding for research and the SciFund Challenge.2014-01-02 21:00:00137G+
Hubble Space Telescope2,610,404The #Hubble Space Telecope is poised to provide us with new images of Comet #ISON as it approaches the inner solar system.  In the coming months, we'll get views of the comet from a perspective only #Hubble can provide.Here's the url to the #ISON  blog:http://hubblesite.org/go/isonThe approach of this comet has generated a lot of excitement, it is going to pass extremely close to the sun and when it does, astronomers tell us this may be among the brightest comets we've ever seen hanging in our night sky.Or will it be a dud?Well, we're The Hubble Space Telescope and Comet ISON2013-07-17 22:00:52264G+
Scott Lewis192,282Have you ever wondered what it's like to give a TEDx talk? How about working at M.I.T.? What sort of excitement comes with working on a project that allows people from across the globe to map neurons through a video game? Come find out when +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis interview +Amy Robinson!Buddhini and Scott will be together in San Diego hosting this special Google+ Hangout On Air interview with Amy from +Sebastian Seung's computational neuroscience lab at MIT. This Hangout On Air will be broadcast live and recorded to YouTube. If you have any questions or comments for Amy or the hosts, please feel free to leave them here on the event page, through the live Google+ shares, via YouTube or on Twitter using the hashtag #ktcHangout . Buddhini's Twitter:@DrHalfPintBuddyScott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomerAmy's Twitter:@AmyLeeRobinsonInterview with Amy Robinson | ktc2013-06-16 23:00:0056G+
ScienceSunday79,814Join 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 scienGoing Viral: #SciSun Hangout on Air featuring Vincent Racaniello2013-04-29 00:00:0059G+
Virtual Star Party10,788Join +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis as they gather up a group of amazing citizen astronomers from across the globe to share their view of the universe through their telescopes in a live Google+ Hangout on Air! Joining our cohosts and astronomers will be commentary by PhD astronomers to help discuss and explain the amazing space science and astronomy that's being viewed in the telescopes. We'll even take requests and answer questions left in the comments.To make a suggestion, ask a question or just say "hi" to the team, please leave your comments below in the Google+ event, through any of the shares of the live show, or on Twitter using the hashtag #StarParty  #VSP20130421  Virtual Star party - 21 April, 20132013-04-22 05:30:00179G+
Ryan Estrada1,574,652To Be Or Not To Be This may well be the very first theatrical performance created specifically for a Google+ Hangout! The venue is ready, more than two dozen performers have been rehearsing tirelessly, all we need is YOU to call the shots!Shakespeare in Busan, The Busan Theatre Association, +Ryan North, +Ryan Estrada  and William Shakespeare are all joining forces to bring you To Be Or Not To Be a live, choose-your-own-adventure play where YOU get to vote what happens next!It will be streaming live ALL OVER THE WORLD so click below to learn out more and to find out what time the play is live in your time zone!To Be Or Not To Be (a live, choose-your-own-adventure play)2013-03-24 02:00:00155G+
Scott Lewis192,282Many forces were joined in order to perform outreach at South By Southwest for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute worked with Ball Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, University of Texas and CosmoQuest in order to engage and interact with the public in Austin, TX.On Saturday, 9th March, 2013, +Tony Darnell, +Fraser Cain, +Pamela Gay, +Frank Summers and myself and possibly some others will also join forces from the +NASA Experience Tent at South By Southwest in order to discuss the amazing and exciting things that are happening today and the future in space exploration and discovery. We'll do our best to answer any questions live as they're asked in the event. If you're in the Austin area, please feel free to stop by afterwards to come talk with the entire group! The NASA Experience Tent will be opening at 12 noon, with talks being given all day with an extremely large visual wall that's ~18 MillioSouth by Southwest Space Science Hangout2013-03-09 10:00:00104G+
CosmoQuest41,875Join +Fraser Cain and our rotating round of space journalists and aficionados as we round up the last week in space news. Weekly Space Hangout2013-03-01 21:00:00160G+
Ryan Estrada1,574,65211pm EST today: Wednesday July 20th. This time on Asking For Trouble (the Google+ Game Show where you’ve got to be careful what you ask for) we have Molecular Biologist +Buddhini Samarasinghe, Bald Astronomer +Scott Lewis and Conservation Biologist Jill Estrada hoping all of their vast scientific knowledge will help them in a comedy game show written and hosted by a cartoonist. They’re asking for trouble.Asking For Trouble: Yeah, Science!2013-02-21 05:00:0047G+
Ron Garan3,256,897Come join Italian Air Force fighter pilot and European Space Agency astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti and I for a G+ hangout this Friday at 10:30am Central. Let's talk space and Samantha's upcoming mission to the International Space Station as a crew member of Expedition 42! +Ron Garan Hangout with Astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti & Ron Garan2013-01-18 10:30:00289G+
Virtual Star Party10,788It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Join +Fraser Cain and a team of astronomers as they explore the night sky with telescopes streaming into a live Google+ Hangout. We should be able to see Jupiter, maybe a thin sliver of the Moon, if we're lucky, and a whole range of wonderful deep sky objects.We'll even take requests. :-)Here's a link to last week's star party if you're wondering what it's all about.Virtual Star Party - Jan 6, 2013: One Year Anniversary EditionThis explainer video will be replaced with the live video when we're about to start. Also, remember that the start time can be a little rough, it's tough to get everything lined up perfectly to start at 6 PST sharp.Virtual Star Party - Jan. 13, 20132013-01-14 03:00:00454G+
Billy Wilson1,545,876Another 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 TSBW Variety Show #39: Science Special with Live Music from Meri Amber ! (On Air Hangout)2012-12-29 04:00:00105G+
Peter Lake10,061To celebrate #deSTEMber  a star will wink at you from the other side of the universe. In a world first we are going to bring a live exo-planet transit (weather permitting) to a Google Plus Hangout.If we are successful we'll just have to have another go at the earliest opportunity.In support of #deSTEMber +girlstart and +google science fair, we'll spend 2 hours talking about exo-planets, whilst operating a 0.5m telescope remotely and updating the data as we go. This is real science live in action.The LIVE STREAM Link will be posted below at about the start time which will be:US MST 7th Dec 7pm, East Coast US EST 9PM, West Coast PST 6pm, UTC 8th Dec 2am (sorry europe) and Australia 8th Dec, 1PMLive Exo-Planet Transit to celebrate #deSTEMber2012-12-08 03:00:00297G+
Fraser Cain891,224To 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 +Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004887G+

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Freizeit.ch2,752This is our 2nd FINEST SWISS CIRCLE !We are sharing this #CIRCLE in order to give you a powerful Google Plus experience and most of all, this circle contains Interactiv Googlers. In this #Circle are travelors, photograph and lots more.Sharing this cirlce allows you to gain more followers and specialy #Swiss followers.If you would like to get inside this circle, you just have to do this 4 simple steps:1. Add us !2. +1 this post3. share this post4. Comment on this post, so we can add you on the next circle. You have to share this circle in #Public so we  can easily find your share.#circleshare   #circlesharing #swiss #schweiz #switzerland #circle #sharing #publicsharedcircles #suisse   #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle 2014-07-01 15:50:4649612714CC G+
Freizeit.ch2,460This is our FINEST SWISS CIRCLE !We are sharing this #CIRCLE in order to give you a powerful Google Plus experience and most of all, this circle contains #Swiss   Googlers. In this #Circle are swiss travelors, photograph and lots more.Sharing this cirlce allows you to gain more followers and specialy #Swiss followers.If you would like to get inside this circle, you just have to do this 4 simple steps:1. Add us !2. +1 this post3. share this post4. Comment on this post, so we can add you on the next circle. You have to share this circle in #Public so we  can easily find your share.#circleshare   #circlesharing #swiss #schweiz #switzerland #circle #sharing #publicsharedcircles #suisse   #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circleoftheday   #sport   #tips   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share 2014-06-27 09:20:5348424814CC G+
Richard Green73,445Engagers Showcase Circle, June 26, 2014 (Anniversary Edition)If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.24, the Monster, and quantum gravityhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9sKMLRJYjnaTiled Dome (reshared from +BJ Bolender)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7u73y5FzEZYMonths with five weekendshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HWMeFjECa1rThe sandpile grouphttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QezmLcTCTMJ“Cheshire Cat” by Ross Hilberthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/YfjVmetdnHwSunrise (reshared from +Mark Hurn)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/6QQjTBviHeiRex and the girls, through Glasshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/dEPuHiZ5BFo“Dancing Triangles” by Richard Kenyonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CFZ8eFf5WqXWords that are hard to rhymehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/c3n9jFam6FEFlowers on my drivewayhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ZATFKnVorZPDragonfly (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/EggWRRfPm7JCircumference and area of a circlehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Ld2X7WoSbCRMassive Hangovers and the Harmonic Serieshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XZGvNePaAt9A sheaf of pencilshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/EcdcRWsdbPSSolstice in Iceland (reshared from +2014-06-26 20:15:03483194125233CC G+
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501204CC G+
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342705390CC 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+
ela saskia1,232If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-17 16:57:5049714422CC 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 08:27:4549711318CC G+
ela saskia1,151If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-15 03:11:5849712214CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
Ali Madura49Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol482014-06-09 13:38:275006214CC G+
nicholas s.6,077Add these people to your circles...Amazing Group. If your in this circle share plus 1 this and share this circle on your pages...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   #googleplus   2014-06-09 08:28:485009212CC 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+
Lynda Chervil534This circle is for +++++++Green Living folks++++++. You'll find green minded individuals who are committed to promoting an environmentally conscious approach to living, technology, business etc. Please feel free to add all of these fine folks and share this circle with your friends! Just add the circle and share it with your followers! #greenliving   #environmentalism   #environment   #alternativeenergy  2014-05-30 19:27:5849917717CC 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+
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+
Farid Shaikh171No strings attached circle!If you want to be in the #circle  then let us know if you want to be in the circle! That's it! If you got notified, then you are in this one!2014-05-18 02:16:335017310CC G+
Farid Shaikh65Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              115This 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      2014-05-17 06:20:0550110811CC 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+
Carlos Esteban45,152ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great week! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#82014-05-12 13:43:52499151118185CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111CC G+
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514CC G+
nicholas syahputra390 please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-07 09:53:094944113CC 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+
Becky Collins8,289Engagers Showcase 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 ?2014-04-23 05:59:02400201526CC G+
Circlemania !!!2,173in this circle you can find people keen to publish, share, track and unr to good communities. see and discover new friends and circles that may interest you. Do not forget to follow me as: +Andres Aguilar  #circle   #circleshare   #circlemaina   #circlemeup  2014-04-19 15:48:55498262034CC G+
Richard Green64,997Engagers Showcase Circle, April 17, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. Two of the posts below attracted too much engagement to be usable for the circle, but I am including links to them for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Adding cubeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/WqimoVTZWL3Flower and snail shell (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5st1n4VBMh5April Fools' Dayhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Mxa1TNjYo4r“Trinity” by Jen Starkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gfRheBovSZUHyperbolic honeycombs (reshared from +Roice Nelson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/59yPx8yoFbuCoxeter—Conway friezeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/4XvYb9biaLpTriple helix staircase (reshared from +Romain Brasselet)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/SRJ7CqGNrtLWhich airport is closest to you?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FxxdDb6orPy“Spinning Cosmos” by Paul Friedlanderhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/RjnVfRhBPmZStrč prst skrz krkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/h87PZWs2MSbMersenne primes and perfect numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cLWBTddiSyy“Urge to fly” by Hermin Abramovitchhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j2K97AvLvAoKeeper of Time (reshared from +Michael Quinn)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QnaHrgKjsUUSeven mutual2014-04-17 04:49:32487186133232CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432632958CC 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 10:52:1148713272167CC G+
Catherine Tramell1,023My Travel and Vacation CirclePlease Join and share this circel#Beach#Vacation#Sunset#Holiday#Architecture#TravelTips#Luxury#Italy#TravelTuesday#Hotel#Greece#Beaches#RealEstate#Thailand#TravelPhotography#Tourism#Indonesia#Traveling#Australia#Quote #CircleShare#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#buy_GooglePlus_followers#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Google#PublicSharedCircles#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMedia#EngagersCircle#Marketing#Influencer#SocialMedi2014-03-27 09:46:03500025CC G+
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235202359CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517CC 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+
Carlos Esteban39,158ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great Sunday! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#72014-03-16 14:11:22498604963CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729CC 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+
John Nuntiatio28,623#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-03-01 15:15:34459271930CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,116circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment   #news  2014-02-23 08:38:002986725CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Scott Lewis119,839*The Amazing Women Circle*So as today's Hangout from +STEM Women on G+ w/ +Jonathan Eisen started, I decided to go back through my "Amazing Women's Circle" and feature the fantastic people that enrich my life, particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These brilliant women contribute regularly here on +Google+ and are a shining example of how it doesn't matter what sex or gender you are, everyone can do remarkable things.Please feel free to share this about and let me know in the comments if there are more Amazing Women I should add to this group! #STEMWomen   #GenderEquality   #Equality   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceSunday  2014-02-16 21:06:57103261529CC G+
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225CC G+
Carlos Esteban35,966ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: ►A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science, #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor. ►Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) ►And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Valentine’s day!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#62014-02-14 19:25:01464614865CC G+
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221930CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453482472CC G+

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2014-06-17 17:59:16 (173 comments, 135 reshares, 275 +1s)

The Fires of Hatred

This is one of those posts that I'm not sure I should publish, because it's personal, and the topic is complicated, and I don't feel that I have the historical/political expertise to do this any justice. But staying silent is harder so...here goes.

I am a Sri Lankan citizen, and I am ethnically a Sinhalese. A few years ago, Sri Lanka ended a brutal civil war that some of you may have heard about on the news. Sometimes I get asked about the war in Sri Lanka, and what it was like growing up with it. Answering that question is always hard for me. I suspect it's hard for a lot of people in my position, because the answer, the right answer, consists of a lot of words, and the person asking the question tends to want answers in the form of an easily digestible summary: "well, you have your Nazis on the one side, doing bad things like killing... more »

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2014-06-11 19:38:01 (76 comments, 138 reshares, 198 +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 »

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2014-06-17 17:59:16 (173 comments, 135 reshares, 275 +1s)

The Fires of Hatred

This is one of those posts that I'm not sure I should publish, because it's personal, and the topic is complicated, and I don't feel that I have the historical/political expertise to do this any justice. But staying silent is harder so...here goes.

I am a Sri Lankan citizen, and I am ethnically a Sinhalese. A few years ago, Sri Lanka ended a brutal civil war that some of you may have heard about on the news. Sometimes I get asked about the war in Sri Lanka, and what it was like growing up with it. Answering that question is always hard for me. I suspect it's hard for a lot of people in my position, because the answer, the right answer, consists of a lot of words, and the person asking the question tends to want answers in the form of an easily digestible summary: "well, you have your Nazis on the one side, doing bad things like killing... more »

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2014-07-05 11:22:39 (24 comments, 10 reshares, 122 +1s)

The Early Bird

Why did the Archaeopteryx get the worm?

Because he was the first bird.

You're welcome.

#ScienceEveryday #SciencePunday

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2014-06-28 18:06:52 (28 comments, 11 reshares, 77 +1s)

Can Dogs Detect Cancer?

+Nick Kai Nielsen  tagged me about a recent article on the Guardian about a story where a woman's assistance dog detected her breast cancer (http://goo.gl/WXkfJj). The story is remarkable.

"One evening in November 2011, I was at my computer when Mia leapt on to my lap and nuzzled into the flesh at the top of my left breast. She closed her eyes and licked furiously. That frightened me because it's what she does when I have a bruise or cut. I had an ultrasound within a week and, sure enough, there was a lump that a biopsy later confirmed was grade 2a breast cancer"

Cancer detection through dogs is not unheard of. What is the theory behind this approach? We know that dogs have extremely sensitive noses, and it has been reported that bloodhounds have upto 4 billion olfactory receptor cells, compared to just 5 million in a human.... more »

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2014-06-17 17:59:16 (173 comments, 135 reshares, 275 +1s)

The Fires of Hatred

This is one of those posts that I'm not sure I should publish, because it's personal, and the topic is complicated, and I don't feel that I have the historical/political expertise to do this any justice. But staying silent is harder so...here goes.

I am a Sri Lankan citizen, and I am ethnically a Sinhalese. A few years ago, Sri Lanka ended a brutal civil war that some of you may have heard about on the news. Sometimes I get asked about the war in Sri Lanka, and what it was like growing up with it. Answering that question is always hard for me. I suspect it's hard for a lot of people in my position, because the answer, the right answer, consists of a lot of words, and the person asking the question tends to want answers in the form of an easily digestible summary: "well, you have your Nazis on the one side, doing bad things like killing... more »

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2014-06-15 19:37:52 (42 comments, 8 reshares, 115 +1s)

French Apple Tart

I've been craving apple tart for quite a few days now so a relatively free Sunday was an ideal opportunity to get baking again. The recipe is fairly straightforward, and the results are worth the wait. Best consumed with some vanilla ice cream, or some custard, while watching the football :)

Click through the photos for recipe with quantities (in metric!) and instructions!

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2014-06-11 19:38:01 (76 comments, 138 reshares, 198 +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 »

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2014-06-07 18:44:09 (31 comments, 104 reshares, 146 +1s)

The Cancer-resistant Blind Mole Rat: Clues from the Genome

Although the Naked Mole Rat and the Blind Mole Rat have similar sounding names, they are not close relatives. The two species diverged over 70 million years ago, and blind mole rats are more closely related to rats and mice than to naked mole rats. But both these species are resistant to cancer; in over 40 years of studying blind mole rats, not a single spontaneous tumour was recorded among thousands of captive animals. Intriguingly, the two animals have evolved this resistance independently. Studying the mechanisms for cancer resistance in these two animals can therefore provide a deeper understanding of how cancer arises at the cellular level. The recent publication of the blind mole rat's genome sequence (http://goo.gl/CxlnDH) provides some intriguing hints about these mechanisms.

✤ The blind mole rat livesu... more »

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2014-05-30 19:26:59 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 83 +1s)

Glasgow University Quadrangle

I've always wanted to do a photosphere of the University Quadrangle. I haven't been here since I had my PhD graduation back in 2010. Going back brought a lot of memories, and happy ones at that. It was a gorgeous sunny afternoon today!

(as always, click the icon to view the photosphere!)

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2014-05-20 15:17:11 (110 comments, 51 reshares, 183 +1s)

The Boring Parts of Science

A recent conversation with a friend brought up a topic I've been thinking a lot about - science communication using social media. It was sparked by seeing a tweet from a science communicator who asked the question "are science communicators who only discuss science that boring in real life, or is it a choice?".

140 characters isn't nearly enough to discuss this topic, but it did make me consider how I feel about this. Bear with my jumbled thoughts as I attempt to sift through them.

First, scientists are real people - this means we have personal lives outside of our work. We have hobbies, interests, pets and families. We frequently write about our gardens, our culinary adventures, our personal trials and our accomplishments. Part of the challenge that comes with making science accessible to the public includes making... more »

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2014-05-16 21:16:10 (52 comments, 0 reshares, 69 +1s)

Wimbledon Tickets!

Trying again because G+ photo app on my phone was being an #epicfail . But anyway yes, I am very excited about this. Definitely planning on (over)indulging in the traditional Strawberries and Cream with Pimms and Lemonade :-)

The seats are actually rather good. Upgraded to the Royal Box!

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2014-04-25 12:58:22 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 89 +1s)

Spring Flowers

Last weekend I armed myself with my camera + macro lens and ventured out to capture some of the gorgeous flowers that are out right now. Here is a small sample of them :) I really missed having a proper 'Spring Time' when I was in Hawaii the last two years. Winter sucks, but Spring can almost make the cold seem worthwhile!

#ns   #FloralFriday   #macrophotography  

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2014-04-20 13:50:41 (33 comments, 34 reshares, 126 +1s)

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 8 - Tumor-Promoting Inflammation

After a too-long hiatus, here is my eighth article in this series :) The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten anti-cancer defense mechanisms that are hardwired into our cells, that must be breached by a cell on the path towards cancer. The Eighth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as "Tumor-Promoting Inflammation". All seven previous Hallmark articles can be found here: http://goo.gl/IDGfLp

As always, because this is such a complex topic, I don't want to skip details at the cost of avoiding TL;DR. So I've written a far more detailed explanation (complete with my own diagrams!) that is easier to follow on +Scientific American, and I highly recommend you check it out here: http://goo.gl/ThMpl9. In this article, I explain the complex relationship between inflammation and cancer, and how our own immune system can... more »

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2014-04-18 16:07:19 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)

Perfect Blue Skies

Yellow sun in the blue sky
all those cattails in the wind
I got something in my eye

Probably the bluest sky I've ever seen here in Glasgow, not a single cloud for miles. It's been a long time coming. 

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2014-04-10 21:04:09 (18 comments, 16 reshares, 60 +1s)

Monkey Planet

The Beeb has a wonderful new series featuring Professor George McGavin from the University of Oxford. Titled Monkey Planet, it describes the various species of primates that inhabit our planet. The footage is amazing, which isn't a surprise given it's a BBC Nature documentary. I think my favourite part so far was this behind-the-scenes clip of Bonobos. They are so adorably playful and boisterous!

If you have access to the BBC iPlayer (or ahem, a handy plugin that allows you to view UK content) this series is definitely worth checking out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01r52gr

+Erin Kane this might be of interest to you, if you haven't seen it already!

#ScienceEveryday  

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2014-04-08 18:40:44 (14 comments, 27 reshares, 106 +1s)

"Tobacco Killing Cancer": Say it Ain't So

There's a new research finding making the rounds on sensationalised mass media with breathless headlines about how a molecule from the tobacco plant can 'explode' and kill cancer cells. The work is actually very interesting, but as usual the #ScienceMediaHype  is not warranted. So what is it all about?

✤ Scientists were looking at a molecule isolated from the flowers of the ornamental tobacco plant Nicotiana alata. This molecule, named NaD1 derives its name from Nicotiana alata defensin 1. NaD1 is part of a group of molecules known as defensins, which are really interesting in their own right.

✤ What are defensins? They are small protein molecules found across many different species of animals and plants. As their name implies, these molecules function as part of theh... more »

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2014-03-30 14:55:05 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 69 +1s)

Cake Overload

Not really, no such thing as 'too much cake'. That white chocolate almond cake is looking particularly delicious. 

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2014-03-25 18:03:16 (44 comments, 58 reshares, 111 +1s)

"Exploding Cancer Cells" Explained

By now many of you may have seen reports of a new 'breakthrough' in cancer research resulting in 'exploding cancer cells' (http://goo.gl/MT1j7z). These reports are in reference to a new study published in the journal Cell. What exactly does this mean, and how realistic is it to expect this treatment to reach patients anytime soon?

✤ In this study, scientists focused on a very aggressive, essentially incurable type of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. Glioblastomas typically have a lot of things wrong with it, meaning most of our inherent hard-wired cellular defense mechanisms (http://goo.gl/fFw7xP) have been overridden. Even worse, glioblastomas tend to harbor a subset of cells known as 'cancer stem cells' that are resistant to treatment and can repopulate the tumor following treatment(... more »

2014-03-23 18:35:25 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +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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2014-03-22 12:14:49 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 43 +1s)

The Sex Wars of Ducks

Some of you may have seen this video already, but in case you haven't, it is a strange wonderful narration of duck mating habits by Isabella Rossellini.

Here's a write-up from Nature explaining the phenomenon http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091223/full/news.2009.1159.html

#forduckssake    #ScienceEveryday  

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2014-03-19 15:22:13 (31 comments, 34 reshares, 116 +1s)

Cancer Signalling: The Wnt Pathway

We are multi-cellular animals, and as such, our cells need to communicate with each other, so they can act in a coordinated manner in response to the environment. The basis of this communication comes from a process known as cell signalling. Various signalling molecules surrounding the cellular environment can stimulate cells to grow and divide at the appropriate time. When these carefully regulated cellular processes go wrong, cancer happens.

✤ The Wnt Signalling Pathway (pronounced 'wint') is one of the most studied signalling pathways in molecular biology.  Discovered over thirty years ago, it is also a pathway that is frequently disrupted in cancer, particularly colon cancer. What is this pathway and how does it work?

✤ In Wnt signalling, the key effector is a molecule known as beta catenin. Undernorm... more »

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2014-03-07 16:09:50 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 90 +1s)

Daffodils in the sun

So far today there has been rain, snow, hail and wind, along with the brightest sunlight and bluest sky I have seen in days. The weather really can't make up its mind! These daffodils didn't seem to mind too much though! 

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2014-03-02 16:47:22 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 80 +1s)

Gorgeous Gorse

I love how hardy and indifferent gorse bushes can be to the surrounding harshness of the Scottish scenery. It's been a busy couple of weeks so it was nice to have a break and get away to Edinburgh for a bit.



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2014-02-17 17:27:01 (38 comments, 7 reshares, 122 +1s)

The Secrets of Life: Why I Got Into STEM By +Buddhini Samarasinghe 
Our team is sharing our inspiration for becoming involved in STEM. In this post, Buddhini tells how her passion in molecular biology began in a somewhat unlikely place - after reading a wildly popular novel about DNA cloning... written by an anti-science author no less! (Can you guess the book?)

Buddhini’s tale shows the importance of popular culture in igniting the scientific spark amongst young people. She also demonstrates the central role that parents can play in supporting young girls who have an interest in STEM. Rather than following narrow cultural expectations, Buddhini has turned her scientific curiosity into a career dedicated to research and public outreach.

We'll be bringing you more tales from our Role Models series from our new website! Read Buddhini'spo... more »

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2014-02-16 16:11:30 (20 comments, 9 reshares, 140 +1s)

Snowdrops are starting to Spring up

I adore seeing snowdrops because it's a sign that winter is on its way out. Next up the crocuses and then the daffodils :-) 

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2014-02-14 22:25:07 (9 comments, 22 reshares, 113 +1s)

The Science of Slinky Drops

Watching QI is, without fail, a great way to learn new things that make me go... "Hah that's quite interesting!" (yeah, you saw that coming!). This time Stephen Fry was talking about slinky drops, specifically how the bottom of the slinky does not move when it is released from the top. See the image below.

How does this happen? Unsurprisingly, gravity is involved. When we drop an object, we remove the force supporting it that balances the weight of that object, so that it accelerates towards to ground due to gravity. So far so good. But there are additional forces at play when it comes to a slinky.

The hanging slinky is 'stretched out', or under tension, because of its own weight. The slinky is in equilibrium, so the tension equals the weight. When released, the tension changes, disrupting the equilibrium. This change... more »

2014-02-13 18:07:54 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

Join 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.net

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2014-02-12 15:02:25 (64 comments, 121 reshares, 174 +1s)

Why Don't Naked Mole Rats get Cancer?

Naked mole rats are the most fascinating of creatures. There are many reasons I say this, but today I want to focus on one particular feature about them that is just an amazing example of how weird and wonderful they are. Naked mole rats are extremely resistant to cancer - tumors have never been observed in them. How on earth do they manage this?

✤ Before I explain the exact mechanism, we need to go over some basics. A tumor is an aggregation of cells. Cells generally don't like to be too close to each other - in the lab, if a petri-dish has too many cells on it, the overcrowding makes them stop growing. We call this contact inhibition. The cells sense that they are too close to each other and secrete signaling molecules into their surroundings known as anti-growth factors. These molecules signal the cells tos... more »

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2014-02-11 11:03:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 86 +1s)

View from a train window

I was going through my phone and deleting some old photos when I came across this one. It brought back a lot of memories. I took it on the way to Kandy, from Colombo. The views on either side of the train were breathtaking, passing through lush forests and sleepy valleys, past coconut palms and pale blue skies. It's one of my favourite photos, because it reminds me of the adventure of exploring Kandy that day. 

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2014-02-02 14:26:41 (42 comments, 2 reshares, 144 +1s)

Brrr

On the shores of Loch Lomond, a chilly Scottish winter day. 

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2014-02-02 12:02:58 (18 comments, 5 reshares, 137 +1s)

Bread Heaven

Country loaves, Focaccia, Rye... Ah! 

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2014-01-24 14:53:55 (26 comments, 24 reshares, 89 +1s)

Mantis Shrimp and the Technicolor World

Pretty much everyone has seen the fantastic Oatmeal comic about the Mantis Shrimp by now (http://goo.gl/ZgX7pZ). Because the mantis shrimp has such amazingly complex eyes, we assumed that they would see the world around them in an unimaginable array of colors. A publication in the journal Science indicates that this is not the case.

✤ Mantis shrimp eyes have between 16 and 21 different photoreceptor types - in contrast, we have only 3 (green, blue and red). Why does the mantis shrimp need so many photoreceptor types, and what do they do?

✤ To answer this question, scientists designed an experiment to test the mantis shrimp's color discriminating abilities. They used a two-way choice test to train the animals to specific wavelengths with food rewards. They presented the choice to the animal using a pair of optical fibersand... more »

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2014-01-22 19:59:34 (41 comments, 3 reshares, 112 +1s)

Fact: Cake makes everything better. 

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2014-01-20 18:50:40 (110 comments, 11 reshares, 159 +1s)

Outing as a Weapon: Don't be a Dick

I've been on the fence about whether I should write this post or not, but decided to do it because it feels a bit cowardly not to. I have a lot of thoughts about this topic so it's a bit of a muddle; bear with me if they appear jumbled.

Choosing to write under a pseudonym can allow you to write more candidly, but it also gives people power over you, and sometimes this power gets abused. Let me explain.

I used to pride myself on how when I'd Google my name, nothing would show up. However, I've followed science bloggers for years, lurking in the sidelines, consuming their content voraciously all the while never commenting, never dipping my toes in the actual content-creation side of it. I liked being a nobody, and I was happy being anonymous.

All that changed when I signed up for Google+ in 2011 and... more »

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2014-01-16 19:19:58 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)

Sunny Scotland

Yes it does happen, just very very rarely! I took these in 2010 when we went to Islay for the weekend. It's a beautiful place, with gorgeous beaches and crystal clear blue water that was freezing cold even in the summer :-D

Here you go +Tiffany Henry :-) 

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2014-01-14 16:20:21 (73 comments, 40 reshares, 215 +1s)

Scientists Should Stick to Science

A few weeks ago, I was invited to submit an essay for the 2014 Edge Annual Question. Every year the science website Edge asks a question and invites scientists, thinkers and philosophers to submit their answers. This year their question was "What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement?".

The idea I wish to retire is "Scientists Should Stick to Science". I really enjoyed writing this, and I hope you like it.

You can read the full essay here: http://www.edge.org/response-detail/25464

"There is a tacit understanding, a custom in the culture of science, that scientists practice the scientific method in the confines of the Ivory Tower. Scientists are seen as impartial, aloof, individuals with a single-minded focus on their work and out of touch with the realities of the world around them.... more »

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2014-01-13 14:46:19 (58 comments, 65 reshares, 124 +1s)

"Sticky Balls" and Cancer Therapy

There have been several reports (http://goo.gl/JkyXkL) of a new 'breakthrough' cancer therapy that uses nanoparticles tagged with cancer killing proteins. What exactly does this mean, and how realistic is it to expect this treatment to reach patients anytime soon?

Let's go over the findings first. 

✤ Scientists at Cornell University first created nanoparticles (in this case, tiny lipid droplets that were measured to be just over 100 nm diameter). Next, they attached two proteins to these nanoparticles.

✤ The first was a protein known as TRAIL. TRAIL is basically a "DIE RIGHT NOW!" signal to any cell that comes in contact with it; it induces a cellular suicide program known as apoptosis (http://goo.gl/AhV95g). The second protein was E-selectin, which is a cell adhesion molecule.Thin... more »

2014-01-12 20:51:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)

Can 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 betterways t... more »

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2014-01-10 22:05:36 (86 comments, 86 reshares, 165 +1s)

Lost in Translation: British and American backgrounds in Academia

Too good not to share! I read the green column and understand it the red column way. There is no confusion.

However, I struggle with the American approach of self promotional language, where you have to blatantly sell yourself and impress everyone with how awesome you are. I cringed so much when I had to do it in the US! I much prefer the British self deprecating humility, although they too can take it too far sometimes. 

H/t +Ed Yong on Twitter 

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2014-01-08 12:58:18 (41 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)

Scottish Countryside

Well, kinda. It's grey and barren and yet there is a somewhat desolate beauty about it. 

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2014-01-06 14:10:20 (59 comments, 62 reshares, 159 +1s)

The Mutant Lobster

Last night the BBC had an interesting documentary (Nature's Weirdest Events) which featured a really bizarre creature; the two-colored lobster, split right down the middle where one half was bright orange, and the other half was muddy brown. How does this work?

✤ To understand this, first we need to go over how lobster pigmentation works. Normal lobsters are colored muddy brown. They get their color from their diet as they grow and develop.

✤ Lobsters feed on a diet of shellfish and other organisms, containing the red pigment astaxanthin, an antioxidant compound. It is also the same pigment that gives salmon and flamingos their pink color. So why are lobsters a muddy brown, instead of pink like a flamingo?

✤ When the red pigment is absorbed from the diet, it is laid down into the muscles that lie beneath the shell. Over aperio... more »

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2014-01-01 15:37:42 (47 comments, 20 reshares, 99 +1s)

What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Why?

Every year, the science website Edge (www.edge.org) has an annual question, which is answered by scientists, philosophers and thinkers. I really like their question from 2008, and I was curious what the G+ world had as a response. Here is the question in full;

When thinking changes your mind, that's philosophy
When God changes your mind, that's faith
When facts change your mind, that's science

WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?

Science is based on evidence. What happens when the data change? How have scientific findings or arguments changed your mind?

For me, the biggest thing I've changed my mind about would be how we report scientific findings. I used to be neutral about the whole Open Access debate. Now? I am fully supportive of efforts to make scientific... more »

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2013-12-30 14:31:17 (64 comments, 11 reshares, 54 +1s)

The Value of Repair

This is an extremely thought provoking piece from Aeon Magazine that I read over the holidays. It's about how the ability to repair our material possessions used to be the norm, and added value to them. Now we're moving away from that culture, to a place where 'opening up' a machine can void its warranty. Things have become 'single use' and disposable. I'm not sure if that's a good thing.

"Equally detrimental to a culture of mending is the ever more hermetic nature of technology. DIY fixes become impossible either physically (the unit, like your MacBook lead, is sealed) or technically (you wouldn’t know where to start). Either way, the warranty is void the moment you start tinkering. Add that to a climate in which you pay for the service or accessories rather than for the item — inks are pricier than printers, mobilepho... more »

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2013-12-28 17:14:37 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s)

Delicious dinner at Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Cambridge. I like how the platter of cured meats is sat on cans of chopped tomatoes! 

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2013-12-27 15:30:52 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s)

Insanely busy streets packed full of shoppers but it's still very pretty here! 

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2013-12-26 16:07:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 71 +1s)

Kings College

Frosty winter afternoon at King's College in Cambridge. The town is fairly empty of the usual tourists. 

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2013-12-24 00:28:20 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)

Project 365 Update

12 days of adjusting to life in the UK. Fewer daylight hours mean many of the photos are indoors with bad lighting. Guess I need to make more of an effort in the mornings!

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2013-12-23 23:40:42 (15 comments, 13 reshares, 66 +1s)

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 7 - Genome Instability and Mutation

The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten anti-cancer defense mechanisms that are hardwired into our cells, that must be breached by a cell on the path towards cancer. The Seventh Hallmark of Cancer is defined as "Genome Instability and Mutation". All six previous Hallmark articles can be found here: http://goo.gl/IDGfLp

Even though a tumor begins with a single mutant cell in our body, the cells of that tumor eventually end up differing from each other. Not all cancer cells are equal. They vary, they compete with each other, and the fittest survive to pass on their mutant genes to daughter cells which continue to vary, compete and survive. This is because cancer cells evolve. How do they do this? What is the source of all this genetic variation? As always, the full length article published on +Scientific... more »

2013-12-21 10:00:39 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)

Richard Lenski: Actuary
Richard Lenski's E. Coli Long Term Evolution Experiment is famous. He was lucky. Down the trouser leg of another more probable timeline he'd be an actuary advising insurance companies on their premiums.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escherichia_coli_long-term_evolution_experiment

In 1988, 25 years ago, Lenski's lab imprisoned 12 populations of identical E. Coli in a nutrition-starved environment and painstakingly watched them evolve. Their results were amazing. They measured rates of evolution, saw convergence among distinct populations and, conversely, saw one group technically evolve into a new species. Evolution in a bottle: every step observed, every transitional step preserved in freezers for future analysis.
http://telliamedrevisited.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/what-weve-learned-about-evolution-from-the-ltee-number-3/

It... more »

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2013-12-15 19:30:45 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)

Gosfield Hall Photosphere

Yesterday I attended a wedding at Gosfield Hall in Essex, UK. It was a gorgeous day and this Photosphere captured the English countryside that is so famous here :-) 

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2013-12-13 12:49:31 (132 comments, 24 reshares, 120 +1s)

Bras and Breast Cancer

I recently came across an 'interesting' article by a Sydney Ross Singer who claims that there is a link between bras and breast cancer (http://goo.gl/WSf5oh). The name sounded familiar, and a quick Google search confirmed that he is indeed the infamous quackademic co-author for the book 'Dressed to Kill' published in 1995.

These claims are ridiculous, but rather than just dismissing them, I want to explain why they are ridiculous. First, let's go over exactly what Singer's claims are. He claims that bras are the 'leading cause of breast cancer', because they 'constrict and interfere with circulation' and therefore since lymph fluid cannot 'easily drain from a bra-constricted breast', the stagnant lymph fluid 'concentrates waste products', building up 'toxins' that ultimately cause cancer. Just... more »

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2013-12-11 10:49:58 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)

Project 365 Update

Catching up with a rather large backlog of photos from my Project 365.

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