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Joanne Manaster

Joanne Manaster 

Science awesomer

Occupation: I am a faculty lecturer at the University of Illinois, teaching cutting edge biology: genomics, evolution and medicine and emerging infectious diseases. (University of Illinois)

Location: Champaign, IL

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Cream of the Crop: 12/15/2011

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Joanne Manaster119,526Mary Roach, our very first Read Science! guest, returns to talk to Joanne and Jeff about her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Join us if you can. July 7th, 2016 5:30pm EDT/4:30 CDT/2:30 PDTRead Science! The Return of Mary Roach Episode2016-07-07 23:30:0020  
Joanne Manaster119,526Joanne and Jeff welcome @113335632756591580747  PhD., the author of Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Genes Work to talk about the latest in Molecular Biology in her fun and slightly irreverent style! This will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 3:30 EDT/2:30 CDTRead Science! How Genes Work Edition2016-05-17 21:30:008  
Joanne Manaster119,526This week, Jeff and Joanne welcome UC Davis scientist, Paul Knoepfler, as we talk about his book, GMO Sapiens: The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1pm Eastern, noon Central and 10am Pacific. Join us to learn about the promises and perils of gene editing.Read Science! Designer Babies Edition2016-04-13 19:00:007  
Joanne Manaster119,526Joanne and Jeff welcome engineer and prolific writer, Henry Petroski, to talk about his latest book, The Road Taken. This event will take place Wednesday, April 6 at noon EST, 11am CST, 9am PST.  Join us if you can!Read Science! Infrastructure Edition2016-04-06 18:00:007  
Joanne Manaster119,526Joanne and Jeff of Read Science will be joined by the editors of  the book, *Science Blogging: The Essential Guide*  @110375008603072089585  ,@107695862099849884283   and @114046998698228319586   to talk about the role of science blogs in sharing scientific information. This hangout will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1pm EST/noon CST/10am PSTRead Science! Scientific Blogging Edition2016-03-23 19:00:0011  
Joanne Manaster119,526We welcome author Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game, to our Read Science! hangout on air. March 2, 12:15 EDT! See more information here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgpi2b6lfsjsb1kqr336d8mb5f0Read Science! The Confidence Game Edition2016-03-02 19:00:008  
Joanne Manaster119,526Jeff and Joanne welcome Maria Konnikova, author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, to talk about her new book, The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for it....Every Time. This event will be held March 2 at noon to 1pm Eastern time.Read Science! Confidence Game Edition2016-03-02 18:00:007  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Joanne Manaster and @104733415626297507218  as we welcome @113253012514597335585  author of the NYT bestselling book, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of #Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. This hour long hangout will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:30pm EDT/5:30pm CDT/3:30pm PDT From the hardcover edition: A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.   What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.   Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives.   Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger’s syndrome, whose “little professors” were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences.Read Science! NeuroTribes Edition with Steve Silberman2015-09-18 00:30:009  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Joanne and +Jeff Shaumeyer   of Read Science! as we speak with +Cynthia Barnett  , the author of Rain: A Natural and Cultural History and +Alok Jha  , author of The Water Book: The Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary Substance (available in the UK only) on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10am EDT.Read Science! Water and Rain Episode2015-07-02 16:00:0010  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Joanne and Jeff on this week's Read Science! episode where we speak with children's author from the UK, Nicola Davies. The Hangout on Air will be held Tuesday, June 9 at noon EDT. Her book *Tiny Creatures* garnered her the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for 2015 and is also shortlisted for the The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2015. She writes Children's Fiction and Non-fiction and has several picture books as well. We anticipate a great conversation about how to communicate science to the younger set through books!  http://www.nicola-davies.com/childrensnonfiction.phpRead Science! Tiny Creatures Episode2015-06-09 18:00:009  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Jeff and Joanne on Read Science! as we speak with one of the authors of Evolving Ourselves about the future of our biological selves, Dr. Steve Gullans. Our hangout will be May 14th, noon EDT.  Learn more about the book: http://www.evolving-ourselves.com/#about About our guest: Steve Gullans, PhD, is a venture capitalist, scientist and entrepreneur.  He co-founded Excel Venture Management to work with entrepreneurs developing technologies for medicine, energy, agriculture, and social networking.  For 18 years, Dr. Gullans was a professor at Harvard Medical School applying cutting-edge technologies to understanding diseases such as cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. His discoveries led to the founding of several biotech companies.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has published more than 130 scientific papers in journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and The New England Journal of Medicine.Science Books2015-05-14 18:00:0010  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Joanne and Jeff for Read Science this Thursday, April 30, at 2pm EDT as we talk about the science of cancer with Sue Armstrong, author of p53, The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, and George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles (and also of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments)Science Books2015-04-30 20:00:0017  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Read Science! as we speak with astronomer and author Chris Impey as we talk about his new book, Beyond: Our Future in Space on Tuesday, April 14 at noon EDT.Science Books2015-04-14 18:00:0021  
Joanne Manaster119,526Joanne and @104733415626297507218   will have a full house this week when we talk about Animal Conservation on Read Science! Our guests include researcher Dr. Laurie Marker joining us from Namibia, and returning Read Science! guest, photographer @107983369201270321416   to speak about their work with cheetahs as told in the book "A Future for Cheetahs".  We also welcome Joel Greenberg, author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky" and documentary producer @100269714916167102065   who collaborated on the film about the life and extinction of the passenger pigeon, "From Billions to None".  Join us as we learn how to share the important message of conservation with the general public Tuesday, March 10 at noon Eastern time, 11am Central, 9am Pacific. Check out these resources: http://cheetah.org/2014/05/announcing-a-new-book-a-future-for-cheetahs/ http://www.billionstonone.com/ http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-feathered-river-across-the-sky-9781620405345/Read Science! Animal Conservation Episode2015-03-10 17:00:0021  
Joanne Manaster119,526Tune in on Tuesday, February 17th at 12 noon EST as Joanne and @104733415626297507218 with science writer and editor,@110337041053859181296  who edited Bill Nye's latest book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. We will talk about his work on the book as well his other numerous projects at Discover, American Scientist, Popular Science, and so much more! If you can't make it, visit the event page later to view the archived chat!Undeniable Science Edition! with Corey S. Powell2015-02-17 18:00:0045  
Joanne Manaster119,526In this episode of Read Science! Jeff and Joanne will be hanging out with our favorite lover of the periodic table, Theo Gray and photographer Nick Mann, to talk about the new book, Molecules: the Elements and the Architecture of Everything! If you enjoy Theo's columns in Popular Science and the book The Elements, be sure to join us this Thursday, October 16th at noon EDT for this Google Hangout on Air!Read Science! Molecules Edition with Theo Gray and Nick Mann2014-10-16 18:00:0029  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Jeff and Joanne on Read Science! as they are joined by the Kitchen Pantry Scientist herself, @110768492090057570044 to talk about teaching science concepts to children with things you have at your house! There may even be live demonstrations. Questions will be accepted from the audience. Thursday, September 25, 7pm EDT.Read Science! Kitchen Science Lab Episode2014-09-26 01:00:0033  
Joanne Manaster119,526Read Science! is back next week. Jeff and Joanne will be speaking with journalist Lynn Sherr about her book "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space".  September 9, 2014 at noon EDT, 11am CDTRead Science! Sally Ride Edition2014-09-09 18:00:008  
Joanne Manaster119,526Physicist 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 16:00:0035  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join us as @104733415626297507218 and Joanne Manaster chat with @112026058728255591897 and @106544067325247750869 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 18:00:0018  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join @104733415626297507218  and +Joanne Manaster for this episode of @115923395996980624785 where their guest @109710318485682657052 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 19:30:0035  
David F “SmallBizDavid” Leopold4,055Using the Google+ Hangout on Air tool, David discusses his new book, *"Google+ Hangouts for Business"*  with "SmallBizDavid".  Details are being finalized for a "virtual book signing".    The Event's official sponsor is *"PlusMyReach"*, a new Google+ Event  analytical tool.                                                      *PlusMyReach*                                                http://plusmyreach.net          Our "Engagement Metric" is the only Google+ tool that measures total Engagement of your HOA Event (before, during, and after)---and tells you what the "Reach"  of the active engagers is.  The tool is essential to help you make critical Marketing decisions. Event Hashtag:  #PlusMyReach ABOUT *"Google+ Hangouts for Business":* Author: David Amerland Google+ Hangouts™ can help you build brands, shorten sales cycles, improve customer  service, train staff, align employees behind strategy, and a whole lot more. You name it,  someone’s doing it successfully with Hangouts. You can, too—and Google+ Hangouts  for Business will show you how. David Amerland completely demystifies Hangouts:  the hands-on tools, best-practice techniques, opportunities, even the etiquette. Amerland  reveals exactly how to profit from Hangouts, even if you have absolutely no video or  business social networking experience. You’ll discover why Hangouts isn't “just another”  video or conferencing technology—and why the difference makes it so valuable to your  business.  Then, Amerland shows you how to:  • Master the unique dynamics of real-time marketing (and avoid the pitfalls) • Confidently run a smooth, professional Hangout, stay in control, and handle the  unexpected • Rebroadcast your Hangouts to everyone (or just the people you choose) • Use Hangouts even if you don't use the Google+ social network • Plan Hangouts that build trust, consumer engagement, and brand equity • Connect at a deeper personal level, and establish an online identity that reflects  who you really are • Do it all at low cost—or maybe no cost at all Whatever your business, this quick and easy guide will help you build powerful new  connections within your company, with your best customers and prospects—with  everyone you need to reach."Google+ Hangouts for Business"---David Amerland releases his new book2014-04-04 16:00:00121  
Joanne Manaster119,526Joanne and @104733415626297507218  hangout with @109785018231008285402, author of Animal Wise, and  Cat Warren, author of What the Dog Knows to talk about the intelligence of animals in our Thanksgiving week special edition!Read Science! Dogs Edition2013-11-25 19:00:008  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join Jeff and Joanne as we speak with planetary geologist Susan Kieffer about her latest book, The Dynamics of DisasterRead Science! Disastrous Planet Edition2013-11-05 19:00:002  
NASA MAVEN Mission to Mars2,912Robotic exploration of space is fascinating, complex, and quite important to our understanding of the universe. Join us as we speak to +Chris Impey  astronomer and author of "Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration" and Nick Schneider, planetary atmospheric scientist and instrument lead for the +NASA MAVEN Mission (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission), about how scientists and engineers overcome challenges of robotic space exploration for successful data collection. We will also learn more details about the upcoming MAVEN orbiter mission to Mars, set to launch November 18, as we seek to answer, "Where did Mars' atmosphere go?" SA blogger +Joanne Manaster will host this hangout.Dreams of Other Worlds hangout2013-10-29 17:00:009  
Joanne Manaster119,526+Jeff Shaumeyer and +Joanne Manaster  will chat with author +Marcus Chown about his latest book and how he goes about communicating science to the general public! Read Science! Wonderful World Edition2013-10-17 18:00:002  
Joanne Manaster119,526Jeff and Joanne will be interviewing author Lee Billings about his new book, 5 Billion Years of Solitude about our search for exoplanets.Read Science! Exoplanet Episode2013-10-10 18:00:003  
Joanne Manaster119,526Join us tomorrow for an engaging discussion with Sports Illustrated's David Epstein as we discuss his book "The Sports Gene" and also talk about how to share science with a sports minded audience.Read Science! Sports Science Edition2013-09-19 17:00:004  
Joanne Manaster119,526Joanne and Jeff speak with authors  @102064333316865915823  and Kevin Davies about their books "Here is A Human Being" and "The $1000 Genome". We will also be joined by Forbes writer @104886350866338252935  to talk about what is happening in the world of genomics!Read Science! GENOMICS Edition2013-08-01 17:00:004  
Joanne Manaster119,526We speak with authors +Dan Fagin  and +Jessica Wapner Rread Science! Oncogenes and Carcinogens Edition2013-07-18 17:00:001  
Joanne Manaster119,526Jeff and Joanne will be speaking with guests @110566643012319645135 , author of Frankenstein's Cat and @117371033735146399419  and @111154254202657744918 , authors of How to Defeat Your Own Clone about the new world biotech has brought to animals AND humans!Read Science! Biotech Revolution Edition2013-07-10 20:00:004  
Joanne Manaster119,526We speak with wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas about her children's books that feature newborn animals and their families!Read Science! Wild & Cute Baby Animals Edition2013-06-19 19:00:003  
Joanne Manaster119,526@104733415626297507218 Suzi Eszterhas Read Science! Wild & Cute Baby Animals Edition2013-06-19 17:00:001  
STEM on Google+ Community26,078*Share your story - Week 01-02* *_"How I became interested in STEM"_*  (any one of the fields) Make a video or other visual format of yourself answering the question, and *post it either to your public stream, or in the Share Your Story section in the STEM on Google+ Community* (or both).  http://goo.gl/EoDWd   Then it will be added here. Videos should be in the 1 to 2 minute range, and can be easily made directly on G+ or on Youtube, or you could upload one that you create offline. Make sure to +tag +STEM on Google+ Community, and use the #shareyourstory hash-tag in your post. Every other week will have a different question posed.  This is to help promote STEM awareness, encourage students, and generally advance the complete realm of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. *Guests can invite other people, so please do!*  Any shares of this Event would be greatly appreciated too!Share Your Story - How I became interested in STEM2013-06-19 13:30:0036  
Joanne Manaster119,526Jeff and Joanne talk with Buzz Aldrin about his new book, Mission to Mars Read Science! Mission to Mars Edition2013-06-12 18:55:003  

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2016-07-19 21:35:31 (61 comments; 62 reshares; 240 +1s; )Open 

I can't take credit for this photoshop, but it is awesome!

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I can't take credit for this photoshop, but it is awesome!

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2016-07-23 18:44:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

RCSB PDB 101 asked High school students to create videos about molecular mechanisms of diabetes. Winners here:
PDB= Protein Data Bank

RCSB PDB 101 asked High school students to create videos about molecular mechanisms of diabetes. Winners here:
PDB= Protein Data Bank___

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2016-07-23 00:15:51 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

I'm in CA to 1) celebrate Andy's bday (that's my oldest son) 2) attend #SciFoo at Google & 3) chill with Mary Roach in her cute office!

I'm in CA to 1) celebrate Andy's bday (that's my oldest son) 2) attend #SciFoo at Google & 3) chill with Mary Roach in her cute office!___

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2016-07-19 21:35:31 (61 comments; 62 reshares; 240 +1s; )Open 

I can't take credit for this photoshop, but it is awesome!

I can't take credit for this photoshop, but it is awesome!___

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2016-07-18 15:33:18 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Exercise pays off for your brain this study.

Exercise pays off for your brain this study.___

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2016-07-17 02:14:28 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Go, NASA!

Go, NASA!___

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2016-07-15 16:10:43 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I'll be sharing some summer science reads momentarily! http://will.illinois.edu/am/willplayer

I'll be sharing some summer science reads momentarily! http://will.illinois.edu/am/willplayer___

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2016-07-14 21:52:04 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Tomorrow, I'll be on the radio with some summer science book recommendations.
Marcus Sakey will be on to make some scifi recs, too.
http://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/science-science-fiction-reading-list-betty-essers-102nd-birthday

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (2016)
+Nathalia Holt
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

The Gene: An Intimate History (2016)
Siddhartha Mukherjee
From the Pulitzer... more »

Tomorrow, I'll be on the radio with some summer science book recommendations.
Marcus Sakey will be on to make some scifi recs, too.
http://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/science-science-fiction-reading-list-betty-essers-102nd-birthday

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (2016)
+Nathalia Holt
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

The Gene: An Intimate History (2016)
Siddhartha Mukherjee
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information? Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

Lab Girl (2016)
by Hope Jahren
Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (2016)
Mary Roach
Best-selling author Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security.

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (2016)
+Ed Yong
Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth. Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery.

Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park (2016)
+Liz Heinecke
At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own backyard, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using the great outdoors. Science can be found all around in nature.Outdoor Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. Outdoor Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to learn about physics, chemistry and biology in their backyards. Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.___

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2016-07-14 13:47:44 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Alfred Knudson, who formulated the “two-hit” theory on the origins of cancer (retinoblastoma), has died at age 93. 

Alfred Knudson, who formulated the “two-hit” theory on the origins of cancer (retinoblastoma), has died at age 93. ___

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2016-07-13 14:32:44 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who /

Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who /___

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2016-07-12 02:31:53 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Sibling rivalry, alive and well with my kids! 

Sibling rivalry, alive and well with my kids! ___

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2016-07-11 13:13:50 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Major Diseases Are in Decline. Could it be our cells are evolving? Intriguing idea in +The New York Times

Major Diseases Are in Decline. Could it be our cells are evolving? Intriguing idea in +The New York Times___

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2016-07-10 15:32:13 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Listen to Siddhartha Mukherjee on Radio Health Journal talk about Our New Genetic Knowledge 

Listen to Siddhartha Mukherjee on Radio Health Journal talk about Our New Genetic Knowledge ___

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2016-07-09 21:15:12 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Looks like I found a new show to be hooked on: Mr. Robot.


Looks like I found a new show to be hooked on: Mr. Robot.
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2016-07-07 21:31:18 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Going live with Mary Roach momentarily!

Mary Roach, our very first Read Science! guest, returns to talk to Joanne and Jeff about her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Join us if you can.
July 7th, 2016 5:30pm EDT/4:30 CDT/2:30 PDT___Going live with Mary Roach momentarily!

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2016-07-07 15:11:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist ebook by Richard Dawkins is only $1.99 

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist ebook by Richard Dawkins is only $1.99 ___

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2016-07-07 12:00:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

New Google Doodle celebrates Nettie Stevens, who discovered the XY chromosome system 

New Google Doodle celebrates Nettie Stevens, who discovered the XY chromosome system ___

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2016-07-07 01:30:58 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Sending more people to orbit above us!
Watch now! Liftoff at 9:36 p.m. EDT.


Watch http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv! 

Sending more people to orbit above us!
Watch now! Liftoff at 9:36 p.m. EDT.


Watch http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv! ___

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2016-07-06 23:07:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

This bear cam, tho.

It's like a spa for bears out there!!

https://youtu.be/gtUucAcQoaE

This bear cam, tho.

It's like a spa for bears out there!!

https://youtu.be/gtUucAcQoaE___

2016-07-06 01:52:56 (20 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Ok, space flight fanatics. How much control does NASA have over a mission and the timing of when it arrives at its destination?

Did the Juno team say, "Conditions are right to launch on August 5, 2011, and we can ensure it goes into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016." (I am aware there are optimal times to launch for a more expedient trip and rendezvous timing).

Are they certain of the flight conditions to such precision ahead of time that they can indeed predict the exact date it will insert or do they make adjustments and maneuvers along the way to ensure it arrives on the estimated date?

I understand the use of rocket boosters and gravitational slingshot techniques, I'm just curious about the interesting arrival times of July 4th (which also happened with Pathfinder/Sojourner).

OK, explain to your heart's content!


Ok, space flight fanatics. How much control does NASA have over a mission and the timing of when it arrives at its destination?

Did the Juno team say, "Conditions are right to launch on August 5, 2011, and we can ensure it goes into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016." (I am aware there are optimal times to launch for a more expedient trip and rendezvous timing).

Are they certain of the flight conditions to such precision ahead of time that they can indeed predict the exact date it will insert or do they make adjustments and maneuvers along the way to ensure it arrives on the estimated date?

I understand the use of rocket boosters and gravitational slingshot techniques, I'm just curious about the interesting arrival times of July 4th (which also happened with Pathfinder/Sojourner).

OK, explain to your heart's content!
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2016-07-05 20:58:41 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Why will this Thursday's Read Science episode be fantastic?
1) I am an Air Force brat
2) My brother is an ex-Marine
3) I came this close to joining the Navy to pay for college.
4) I love science!
5) Mary Roach will be on to talk about her book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

Mary Roach, our very first Read Science! guest, returns to talk to Joanne and Jeff about her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Join us if you can.
July 7th, 2016 5:30pm EDT/4:30 CDT/2:30 PDT___Why will this Thursday's Read Science episode be fantastic?
1) I am an Air Force brat
2) My brother is an ex-Marine
3) I came this close to joining the Navy to pay for college.
4) I love science!
5) Mary Roach will be on to talk about her book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

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2016-07-05 11:45:07 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Look at today's Google Doodle! Yay Juno, we made it! "Welcome to Jupiter!" ❤🚀🚀

Look at today's Google Doodle! Yay Juno, we made it! "Welcome to Jupiter!" ❤🚀🚀___

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2016-07-05 11:44:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

A visual depiction of what Juno will be doing over the next few years.

A visual depiction of what Juno will be doing over the next few years.___

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2016-07-05 04:11:10 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

After completing a high-risk maneuver, NASA’s spacecraft is officially in the gas giant’s orbit—and humankind is closer to Jupiter than ever before.

Read More:
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/07/welcome-to-jupiter/489641/

After completing a high-risk maneuver, NASA’s spacecraft is officially in the gas giant’s orbit—and humankind is closer to Jupiter than ever before.

Read More:
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/07/welcome-to-jupiter/489641/___

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2016-07-05 03:59:53 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Juno is now in orbit around Jupiter! Great job, +NASA!

Juno is now in orbit around Jupiter! Great job, +NASA!___

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2016-07-04 02:34:33 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Who else is excited about NASA Juno's arrival at Jupiter tomorrow evening? It will orbit 37 times and get out!

Who else is excited about NASA Juno's arrival at Jupiter tomorrow evening? It will orbit 37 times and get out!___

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2016-07-03 21:26:36 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

New Video Series by +Bill Hammack, The Engineer Guy:

Faraday's lectures on the chemical history of a candle. (w/book for teachers)

New Video Series by +Bill Hammack, The Engineer Guy:

Faraday's lectures on the chemical history of a candle. (w/book for teachers)___

2016-07-03 16:25:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Join us if you can! Mary Roach will be on Read Science! to discuss her latest book.

Mary Roach, our very first Read Science! guest, returns to talk to Joanne and Jeff about her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Join us if you can.
July 7th, 2016 5:30pm EDT/4:30 CDT/2:30 PDT___Join us if you can! Mary Roach will be on Read Science! to discuss her latest book.

2016-07-03 16:01:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Mary Roach returns to Read Science! this week!
Seriously, you simply must watch.

Mary Roach, our very first Read Science! guest, returns to talk to Joanne and Jeff about her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Join us if you can.
July 7th, 2016 5:30pm EDT/4:30 CDT/2:30 PDT___Mary Roach returns to Read Science! this week!
Seriously, you simply must watch.

2016-07-03 16:00:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to Read Science! The Return of Mary Roach Episode.

Added photos to Read Science! The Return of Mary Roach Episode.___

2016-07-03 15:49:23 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Mary Roach, our very first Read Science! guest, returns to talk to Joanne and Jeff about her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Join us if you can.
July 7th, 2016 5:30pm EDT/4:30 CDT/2:30 PDT

Mary Roach, our very first Read Science! guest, returns to talk to Joanne and Jeff about her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Join us if you can.
July 7th, 2016 5:30pm EDT/4:30 CDT/2:30 PDT___

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2016-07-03 11:42:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Listening to Mary Roach on Radio Health Journal right now! https://radiohealthjournal.wordpress.com/

Listening to Mary Roach on Radio Health Journal right now! https://radiohealthjournal.wordpress.com/___

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2016-07-03 00:16:29 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

This is fascinating to watch!

This is fascinating to watch!___

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2016-07-01 14:16:46 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Alvin Toffler, author of "Future Shock" is dead at 87.

Alvin Toffler, author of "Future Shock" is dead at 87.___

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2016-06-30 23:26:03 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

The aurora on Jupiter looks so becoming! Thanks for the portrait, +NASA Hubble Telescope

The aurora on Jupiter looks so becoming! Thanks for the portrait, +NASA Hubble Telescope___

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2016-06-30 14:39:04 (20 comments; 20 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Some strong words from 107 Nobel Laureates.

"How many poor people must die before we consider this a 'crime against humanity'?"

Some strong words from 107 Nobel Laureates.

"How many poor people must die before we consider this a 'crime against humanity'?"___

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2016-06-28 14:25:09 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Will Soon Be in Jupiter’s Grip

So excited!

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Will Soon Be in Jupiter’s Grip

So excited!___

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2016-06-27 16:45:30 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

TFW grading assignments has been going well, then a student thinks the question you asked them to answer was rhetorical.

TFW grading assignments has been going well, then a student thinks the question you asked them to answer was rhetorical.___

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2016-06-27 11:50:42 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 


The Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility at NASA Glenn Research Center Plum Brook Station. The facility can blast 163 decibels at spacecraft to simulate a launch environment.
from +NASA Orion
Photo by Tim Dodd, http://instagram.com/everydayastronaut
t


The Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility at NASA Glenn Research Center Plum Brook Station. The facility can blast 163 decibels at spacecraft to simulate a launch environment.
from +NASA Orion
Photo by Tim Dodd, http://instagram.com/everydayastronaut
t___

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2016-06-26 03:22:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Sad to see such a treasure for the fashion world go, but he had a marvelous life and so much influence!

Legendary Street Style Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies at 87 http://trib.al/SVQ4RFT___Sad to see such a treasure for the fashion world go, but he had a marvelous life and so much influence!

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2016-06-23 19:28:07 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Hurrah - Led Zeppelin have won the "Stairway To Heaven" court case!

Hurrah - Led Zeppelin have won the "Stairway To Heaven" court case!___

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2016-06-23 16:28:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Having a laugh. What used to be a personal genomics company website, Navigenics, is now a Japanese dog food site.
http://www.navigenics.com/

(Navigenics was acquired by Life Technologies/ThermoFisher in 2012)

Having a laugh. What used to be a personal genomics company website, Navigenics, is now a Japanese dog food site.
http://www.navigenics.com/

(Navigenics was acquired by Life Technologies/ThermoFisher in 2012)___

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2016-06-22 20:07:35 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

A documentary about the life and art of futurist illustrator Arthur Radebaugh is open for funding at Indiegogo. Help if you love retro future stuff.
The director also did "The Perfect 46", a movie about a consumer genetics company.

A documentary about the life and art of futurist illustrator Arthur Radebaugh is open for funding at Indiegogo. Help if you love retro future stuff.
The director also did "The Perfect 46", a movie about a consumer genetics company.___

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2016-06-22 02:26:03 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Reports of an Anthrax virus outbreak in Kazakhstan. Anthrax is caused by a bacteria, Bacillus anthracis, not a virus. #biologistpetpeeves

(nice fact checking, Reuters)



Reports of an Anthrax virus outbreak in Kazakhstan. Anthrax is caused by a bacteria, Bacillus anthracis, not a virus. #biologistpetpeeves

(nice fact checking, Reuters)

___

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2016-06-21 02:42:10 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

You know the internet is a weird place when you are doing a genomic similarity search on a site called YASS (http://bioinfo.lifl.fr/yass/yass.php), and this is all you can think about. (Full Yass Cat Vine video: https://youtu.be/lRNU_2Jj_oo)

You know the internet is a weird place when you are doing a genomic similarity search on a site called YASS (http://bioinfo.lifl.fr/yass/yass.php), and this is all you can think about. (Full Yass Cat Vine video: https://youtu.be/lRNU_2Jj_oo)___

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2016-06-16 13:23:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

What's it like to be a fact checker for science on a movie.

What's it like to be a fact checker for science on a movie.___

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2016-06-14 19:11:25 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Oh, so sad. :(

RIP Bob Paine.

Oh, so sad. :(

RIP Bob Paine.___

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2016-06-14 18:26:32 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Do you have some kids to keep busy this summer? Check out Read Science guest, +Liz Heinecke's book, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids!
http://amzn.to/1ZOMb4S

Do you have some kids to keep busy this summer? Check out Read Science guest, +Liz Heinecke's book, Outdoor Science Lab for Kids!
http://amzn.to/1ZOMb4S___

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2016-06-14 16:18:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Jennifer Lawrence to play Elizabeth Holmes in movie about Theranos

Jennifer Lawrence to play Elizabeth Holmes in movie about Theranos___

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2016-06-14 02:30:07 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Teens like science, but not stuffy science classes.
(We knew that, but this is in official survey form)

Teens like science, but not stuffy science classes.
(We knew that, but this is in official survey form)___

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2016-06-13 02:39:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

ATTENTION BLOGGERS, PRODUCERS, REVIEWERS, PROFS AND TEACHERS INTERESTED IN POSSIBLE USE OF 'THE MATH MYTH' IN THEIR CLASSES: The New Press, publishers of the newest work by my husband, Andrew Hacker, is making complimentary examination and review copies available.

If you'd like one, please contact Ms. Sam Hall, academic publishing specialist, The New Presst
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
shall@thenewpress.com

Tell 'em the author's wife sent ya.

ATTENTION BLOGGERS, PRODUCERS, REVIEWERS, PROFS AND TEACHERS INTERESTED IN POSSIBLE USE OF 'THE MATH MYTH' IN THEIR CLASSES: The New Press, publishers of the newest work by my husband, Andrew Hacker, is making complimentary examination and review copies available.

If you'd like one, please contact Ms. Sam Hall, academic publishing specialist, The New Presst
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
shall@thenewpress.com

Tell 'em the author's wife sent ya.___

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