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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

Followers: 119,891

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Cream of the Crop: 12/15/2011

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Joanne Manaster has been at 37 events

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Joanne Manaster119,891On Monday, August 8, Read Science! will be talking with @104706828888809003618  about her new book, Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom. 1:30pm EDT/12:30 CDT/10:30am PDT.Read Science! Wild Sex Edition2016-08-08 19:30:0012  
Joanne Manaster119,891Join us on Read Science! as we speak with science writer,@106952974709619007593  , about his highly praised new release, "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life". This hangout will be held on Thursday, August 4th at 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 4pm in the UK (GMT +1)Read Science! Microbiome Edition2016-08-04 17:00:0010  
Joanne Manaster119,891Mary 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 Manaster119,891Joanne 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 21:30:009  
Joanne Manaster119,891This 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 Manaster119,891Joanne 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 Manaster119,891Joanne 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 Manaster119,891We 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 Manaster119,891Jeff 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Joanne 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 Manaster119,891Tune 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 Manaster119,891In 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Read 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 Manaster119,891Physicist 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Join @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” Leopold4,018Using 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 Manaster119,891Joanne 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Mars2,992Robotic 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 Manaster119,891+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 Manaster119,891Jeff 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 Manaster119,891Join 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 Manaster119,891Joanne 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 Manaster119,891We speak with authors +Dan Fagin  and +Jessica Wapner Rread Science! Oncogenes and Carcinogens Edition2013-07-18 17:00:001  
Joanne Manaster119,891Jeff 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 Manaster119,891We 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 Manaster119,891@104733415626297507218 Suzi Eszterhas Read Science! Wild & Cute Baby Animals Edition2013-06-19 17:00:001  
STEM on Google+ Community26,006*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 Manaster119,891Jeff 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 (66 comments; 62 reshares; 242 +1s; )Open 

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

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2016-08-24 21:11:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Bill Nye to write middle grade science series http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/23/bill-nye-middle-grade-science-series-exclusive Due out April 2017

Bill Nye to write middle grade science series http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/23/bill-nye-middle-grade-science-series-exclusive Due out April 2017___

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2016-08-24 20:22:41 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable & it’s as close to us as it could possibly be

By Read Science! guest +Lee Billings

Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable & it’s as close to us as it could possibly be

By Read Science! guest +Lee Billings___

2016-08-24 19:09:11 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

We are live now!

Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox  about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can!___We are live now!

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2016-08-24 18:44:37 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

In 15 minutes, Read Science! talks to +Christie Wilcox about venomous animals & her book!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z3kCTcP5N4

In 15 minutes, Read Science! talks to +Christie Wilcox about venomous animals & her book!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z3kCTcP5N4___

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2016-08-23 23:35:29 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

$3.95 today only at +Audible
How to Create A Mind by Ray Kurzweil http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/How-to-Create-a-Mind-Audiobook/B009S7OKJS

$3.95 today only at +Audible
How to Create A Mind by Ray Kurzweil http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/How-to-Create-a-Mind-Audiobook/B009S7OKJS___

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2016-08-23 23:25:51 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Tomorrow!
Read Science will talk with author +Christie Wilcox about her new book, Venomous, this Wednesday 3pm EDT https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccv7aokm8p3hudijfv0fjftt4lk

Tomorrow!
Read Science will talk with author +Christie Wilcox about her new book, Venomous, this Wednesday 3pm EDT https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccv7aokm8p3hudijfv0fjftt4lk___

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2016-08-23 15:31:52 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Out in paperback today! Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Read Science! guest, +Steve Silberman http://amzn.to/2bBnTui

Out in paperback today! Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Read Science! guest, +Steve Silberman http://amzn.to/2bBnTui___

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2016-08-22 20:41:51 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccv7aokm8p3hudijfv0fjftt4lk

Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccv7aokm8p3hudijfv0fjftt4lk___

2016-08-22 19:55:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to Read Science! Venomous Edition.

Added photos to Read Science! Venomous Edition.___

2016-08-22 13:31:22 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox  about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can!

Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox  about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can!___

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2016-08-16 23:28:43 (2 comments; 9 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

For the immunologically minded.
I was searching for other things and came across this.
Evolution of the immune system in humans from infancy to old age
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1821/20143085
(a) The seven ages of woman. (b) Schematic graph of excess deaths from seasonal or pandemic influenza over the lifetime of an individual represented as number of deaths per 1000 persons (adapted from [2]). Note that while pregnancy increases the risk of severe influenza, in severe pandemics such as 1918/1919 there were also excess deaths in previously healthy young adults who were not pregnant. (c) Schematic graph of the different arms of the immune response to influenza over the lifetime of an individual.

For the immunologically minded.
I was searching for other things and came across this.
Evolution of the immune system in humans from infancy to old age
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1821/20143085
(a) The seven ages of woman. (b) Schematic graph of excess deaths from seasonal or pandemic influenza over the lifetime of an individual represented as number of deaths per 1000 persons (adapted from [2]). Note that while pregnancy increases the risk of severe influenza, in severe pandemics such as 1918/1919 there were also excess deaths in previously healthy young adults who were not pregnant. (c) Schematic graph of the different arms of the immune response to influenza over the lifetime of an individual.___

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2016-08-15 14:42:07 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

This was the model organism I used to study muscle development in grad school.

Researchers sequence genome of 'gluttonous' tobacco hornworm___This was the model organism I used to study muscle development in grad school.

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2016-08-15 03:32:58 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Rosé and Champagne gummy bears!

Rosé and Champagne gummy bears!___

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2016-08-13 11:03:55 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Awake early and thinking about twilight, dusk and dawn, and the difference between civil, nautical and astronomical twilight.


Awake early and thinking about twilight, dusk and dawn, and the difference between civil, nautical and astronomical twilight.
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2016-08-13 03:52:09 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

I LOVE audiobooks, so this is great news.

HT +Laura Gibbs & +Shar Banning :)

Love listening to podcasts and audiobooks___I LOVE audiobooks, so this is great news.

HT +Laura Gibbs & +Shar Banning :)

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2016-08-12 01:58:40 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Challenge to presidential candidates: Debate about science 

Challenge to presidential candidates: Debate about science ___

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2016-08-11 19:28:00 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

This looks like great fun!

___This looks like great fun!

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2016-08-09 17:02:50 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

Happy #NationalBookLoversDay everyone!
Currently grading final projects, which is a less fun sort of reading. :)

Happy #NationalBookLoversDay everyone!
Currently grading final projects, which is a less fun sort of reading. :)___

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2016-08-09 16:15:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Two great new books today!
Venomous by +Christie Wilcox and I Contain Multitudes by +Ed Yong.
Ed was a guest on Read Science August 4th.
Christie will be a guest on August 24th.
(And if you missed it, +Carin Bondar was a guest yesterday).
#nationalbookloversday

Two great new books today!
Venomous by +Christie Wilcox and I Contain Multitudes by +Ed Yong.
Ed was a guest on Read Science August 4th.
Christie will be a guest on August 24th.
(And if you missed it, +Carin Bondar was a guest yesterday).
#nationalbookloversday___

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2016-08-08 19:07:02 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Free for your science classroom!

Free for your science classroom!___

2016-08-08 17:37:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

We are live NOW!
Join us!

On Monday, August 8, Read Science! will be talking with +Carin Bondar  about her new book, Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom. 1:30pm EDT/12:30 CDT/10:30am PDT.___We are live NOW!
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2016-08-08 17:03:34 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

In just 30 minutes, we chat with +Carin Bondar on Read Science! Join us live if you can. https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmt299rknet2lqbajnbfo2smbkk

In just 30 minutes, we chat with +Carin Bondar on Read Science! Join us live if you can. https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmt299rknet2lqbajnbfo2smbkk___

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2016-08-08 14:12:12 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

+Carin Bondar & I used to share a blog at +Scientific American
Today, Read Science! chats with her! (1:30 EDT/12:30 CDT/ 10:30 PDT)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmt299rknet2lqbajnbfo2smbkk

+Carin Bondar & I used to share a blog at +Scientific American
Today, Read Science! chats with her! (1:30 EDT/12:30 CDT/ 10:30 PDT)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmt299rknet2lqbajnbfo2smbkk___

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2016-08-08 02:37:29 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Take a break in your Monday to watch Read Science's chat with +Carin Bondar about her new book on animal mating, Wild Sex!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmt299rknet2lqbajnbfo2smbkk

Take a break in your Monday to watch Read Science's chat with +Carin Bondar about her new book on animal mating, Wild Sex!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmt299rknet2lqbajnbfo2smbkk___

2016-08-08 02:26:27 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Take a break in your Monday to watch our chat with +Carin Bondar  about her new book, Wild Sex!

On Monday, August 8, Read Science! will be talking with +Carin Bondar  about her new book, Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom. 1:30pm EDT/12:30 CDT/10:30am PDT.___Take a break in your Monday to watch our chat with +Carin Bondar  about her new book, Wild Sex!

2016-08-07 01:14:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Added photos to Read Science! Wild Sex Edition.

Added photos to Read Science! Wild Sex Edition.___

2016-08-07 01:12:44 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

On Monday, August 8, Read Science! will be talking with +Carin Bondar  about her new book, Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom. 1:30pm EDT/12:30 CDT/10:30am PDT.

On Monday, August 8, Read Science! will be talking with +Carin Bondar  about her new book, Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom. 1:30pm EDT/12:30 CDT/10:30am PDT.___

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2016-08-04 14:30:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

In less than an hour Read Science! speaks with science writer, +Ed Yong on a Google Hangout on Air. Join us!
https://plus.google.com/events/c77u6k29cil6uskhk3oe16b49ic

In less than an hour Read Science! speaks with science writer, +Ed Yong on a Google Hangout on Air. Join us!
https://plus.google.com/events/c77u6k29cil6uskhk3oe16b49ic___

2016-08-04 02:09:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

A reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am EDT, we will talk to +Ed Yong, prior to the official release of his new book (August 9 in the US, Sept 1 in the UK) I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life on Read Science!
See you there, or, you can also watch it later at this same link!

Join us on Read Science! as we speak with science writer,+Ed Yong  , about his highly praised new release, "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life". This hangout will be held on Thursday, August 4th at 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 4pm in the UK (GMT +1)___A reminder that tomorrow (Thursday) at 11am EDT, we will talk to +Ed Yong, prior to the official release of his new book (August 9 in the US, Sept 1 in the UK) I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life on Read Science!
See you there, or, you can also watch it later at this same link!

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2016-08-02 16:24:46 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

In @ParentMap this month: Science Superstars: Social Media Makes Science Come Alive.
It features my chat w/Temple Grandin.

In @ParentMap this month: Science Superstars: Social Media Makes Science Come Alive.
It features my chat w/Temple Grandin.___

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2016-08-02 14:41:43 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Out today by +Carin Bondar
Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom http://amzn.to/2auXEGt

Out today by +Carin Bondar
Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom http://amzn.to/2auXEGt___

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2016-08-01 19:37:34 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Read Science! is fortunate to have +Ed Yong stop by on Thursday, August 4th to chat with us about his new book, "I Contain Multitudes". 11am EDT/10am CDT/4pm UK (GMT+1)

Read Science! is fortunate to have +Ed Yong stop by on Thursday, August 4th to chat with us about his new book, "I Contain Multitudes". 11am EDT/10am CDT/4pm UK (GMT+1)___

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2016-08-01 19:01:18 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Humans Never Stopped Evolving by +John Hawks

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.

Humans Never Stopped Evolving by +John Hawks

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.___

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2016-08-01 18:38:29 (32 comments; 9 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

Obama to Leave the White House a Nerdier Place Than He Found It 

Obama to Leave the White House a Nerdier Place Than He Found It ___

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2016-08-01 17:26:58 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

I had to make a slight adjustment to the time on the Read Science! episode with +Ed Yong One hour earlier, at 11am EDT on Thursday, Aug 4.
https://plus.google.com/events/c77u6k29cil6uskhk3oe16b49ic
Anyone else catch the typo of Microbiome? Oh gee. Next post has the correct spelling. :D

I had to make a slight adjustment to the time on the Read Science! episode with +Ed Yong One hour earlier, at 11am EDT on Thursday, Aug 4.
https://plus.google.com/events/c77u6k29cil6uskhk3oe16b49ic
Anyone else catch the typo of Microbiome? Oh gee. Next post has the correct spelling. :D___

2016-08-01 16:30:38 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Join us on Read Science! as we speak with science writer,+Ed Yong  , about his highly praised new release, "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life". This hangout will be held on Thursday, August 4th at 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 4pm in the UK (GMT +1)

Join us on Read Science! as we speak with science writer,+Ed Yong  , about his highly praised new release, "I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life". This hangout will be held on Thursday, August 4th at 11am EDT, 10am CDT, 4pm in the UK (GMT +1)___

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2016-07-29 17:53:59 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Read Science! has some great guests coming up!
+Ed Yong on August 4
+Carin Bondar on August 8
+Amy Shira Teitel and +Nathalia Holt together on September 8

Keep an eye out for more details!

Read Science! has some great guests coming up!
+Ed Yong on August 4
+Carin Bondar on August 8
+Amy Shira Teitel and +Nathalia Holt together on September 8

Keep an eye out for more details!___

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2016-07-28 15:50:47 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

This is fantastic for all wannabe biologists!
(I'm a mammalian cell biologist, which is not exactly on here, but I appreciate this infographic all the same)

Very handy chart! Hint: this is why I usually don't take photos of birds and leave the ID of beetles to Charles Darwin...};-)___This is fantastic for all wannabe biologists!
(I'm a mammalian cell biologist, which is not exactly on here, but I appreciate this infographic all the same)

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2016-07-27 20:41:41 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Proposed Lego set honoring women of NASA wants your vote http://cnet.co/2axlKlv Nice work, +Maia Weinstock

Proposed Lego set honoring women of NASA wants your vote http://cnet.co/2axlKlv Nice work, +Maia Weinstock___

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2016-07-27 17:30:08 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

A special price today on Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time by Lawrence Krauss for $1.99 http://amzn.to/2aKAsSl

A special price today on Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time by Lawrence Krauss for $1.99 http://amzn.to/2aKAsSl___

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2016-07-24 01:16:08 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 44 +1s; )Open 

Your recursive post for the day. I am on Google + at +Google today (for SciFoo).
P.S. The food IS as great as has been reported!

Your recursive post for the day. I am on Google + at +Google today (for SciFoo).
P.S. The food IS as great as has been reported!___

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2016-07-23 18:44:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +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 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +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 (66 comments; 62 reshares; 242 +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; 14 +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; 76 +1s; )Open 

Go, NASA!

Go, NASA!___

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2016-07-15 16:10:43 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +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; 20 +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; 19 +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; 23 +1s; )Open 

Women in Science: An Illustrated Who’s Who /

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

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