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Mindy Weisberger has been at 19 events

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Fraser Cain961,973Wherever we find water on Earth we find life. And so, it makes sense to search throughout the Solar System to find water. Well, here's the crazy thing. We're finding water just about everywhere in the Solar System. This changes our whole concept of the habitable zone.Astronomy Cast 352: Water Water Everywhere2014-09-15 21:00:0026  
Wall Street Journal5,909,518Join us for a discussion with Neil Gaiman, who is hosting The Wall Street Journal book club. He'll be answering questions from readers about his pick, "13 Clocks" by James Thurber. Submit your questions: http://on.wsj.com/U9yscK WSJ Book Club: Neil Gaiman Discusses "13 Clocks"2014-07-18 17:30:00138  
Pamela L. Gay87,660Join us to talk with Moon pioneers @100178094478432687792 and @101857647439433066235  and find out how they're engaging students -- and heading to the Moon! Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE .Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 005: Rockets and Students ENGAGE!2014-05-28 03:00:4824  
NASA Goddard164,270On March 29, 2014, an X-class flare burst off the right side of the sun . . . and NASA was watching. Coordinating their observations, five NASA observatories and one ground-based telescope were able to see things in the flare they'd never seen before.  Numerous other NASA spacecraft provided additional data about what was happening on the sun during the event and what the effects were at Earth.  Join us at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 8, 2014, as researchers describe how multiple missions worked together to explore the sun's surface and atmosphere, layer by layer, providing unprecedented images of the onset of a solar flare.   In addition to the colorful pictures of the sun that NASA will share, participants will explain how such research can help scientists better understand what sets off these large explosions on the sun. Perhaps, someday scientists may be able to predict their onset, forewarning of the radio blackouts they can cause near Earth – blackouts that can interfere with military, airplane and ship communications. Participants include:  Adrian Daw: IRIS project scientist at NASA Goddard Albert Shih: RHESSI scientist at NASA Goddard Sabrina Savage: Hinode deputy project scientist at NASA Marshall Lucia Kleint: Bay Area Environmental Research Institute  Jeffrey Newmark: NASA HeadquartersNASA Hangout: All Eyes on the Sun2014-05-08 20:30:00653  
Google Science Fair2,798,757*What’s the science behind engineering?* What does it take to design and build a drone, or a musical instrument? How can you model the flames of something that’s caught fire? Can you copy the mechanics of a fruitfly in flight? Chris Rogers is a mechanical engineer extraordinaire. He knows everything from telerobotics (such as drones) to the engineering of musical instruments (with Steinway) to the flight mechanics of the fruit fly. He helped LEGO to develop ROBOLAB, a program that has operated in 50,000 schools around the world. He has lit a couch on fire, flown in NASA's 0-g “vomit comet,” sent robots under water, and has LEGO and Arduino computers controlling  his house. And he’s currently the co-director of the Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), which helps kids get interested in engineering, science and math. Come hear Chris talk about mechanical engineering, LEGO, drones, musical instruments, fruit flies, and a lot more! Post your questions for Chris using the Q&A app on the Google+ event page. This session will be produced in collaboration with Google Connected Classroom. If you're an educator with a *High School* classroom who wants to actually join the Hangout, sign up on the Connected Classrooms form at http://goo.gl/z9gHfV #VirtualFieldTrips Field Trip Friday, May 2, 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 1700 GMTThe Science of Engineering with Chris Rogers: A Google Science Fair 2014 Hangout On Air2014-05-02 19:00:00116  
American Museum of Natural History376,533Pterosaurs were flying reptiles that lived during the age of dinosaurs— and the first vertebrates to fly under their own power. Some were gigantic, while others could fit in the palm of your hand. Unlike dinosaurs, these animals left no descendants so everything we know about them comes from fossils. Find out how they lived, how they flew, and why their fossils are so hard to find.  See the evidence for yourself! In this Virtual Field Trip from the American Museum of Natural History, paleontologist Mark Norell will show you some of his most exciting pterosaur fossil finds, as well as life-size reconstructions of these amazing creatures. At the end of the class, there will be an opportunity for students to ask questions.   Sign up here: goo.gl/PVJG5VMuseum Curator Mark Norell Discusses Rare Pterosaur Fossils - Live!2014-05-01 19:30:0045  
Scientific American316,015SA blogger and biology lecturer @100367144709105316901 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 18:00:0039  
Science Bulletins at AMNH407,451Join NOAA coral reef specialists and the American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program to explore how reefs are responding to warming oceans—and how they may fare in the future. The Hangout will release a new data visualization based on NOAA satellite monitoring of global reefs and recent forecasts of future impacts. The researchers behind the data will discuss the science and answer your questions: • *Dr. Mark Eakin* Coordinator of NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch program • *Dr. Ruben van Hooidonk* Assistant scientist with NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will moderate.  The data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. A version is also available for NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system at http://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=451. The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for educational audiences. This visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA.Warm Forecast for Coral Reefs: A Google+ Hangout for Educators2014-04-09 21:30:0035  
STEM Women on G+171,056Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to @103101121348859087349 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 @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645, and you can tune in on Sunday February 16th at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help, with Professor Jonathan Eisen2014-02-16 21:30:0061  
Science on Google+608,276Can you believe it! The +Science on Google+ community is approaching 200k members! We'll have reached that number by this weekend, so we're going to have a huge community celebration! Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Buddhini Samarasinghe as they start the celebration of being the #1 science community and the #10 community in *all of Google+*!!  During our Hangout On Air, you'll get a chance to meet the moderators  who dedicate so much time and energy into making sure that good, high quality science content is showcased in the community.  After we hear from the moderators on *who* they are, we'll have a discussion on what the curator team looks at for community posts to get put on the *Curator's Choice*.  We are all extremely excited to be celebrating with all 200,000 of you! Let's stay curious and find new and better ways to understand this amazing Universe we all live in! #ScienceSunday   #STEM   #ScienceEveryday   #SoGp200k  200,000 member community celebration!2014-01-12 22:00:00182  
Science Bulletins at AMNH407,451The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is releasing a data visualization on the status of Earth’s ozone layer, called _Ozone’s Slow Recovery_.  Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout to explore the science behind the visualization and meet two ozone experts: • *Dr. Craig Long* Meteorologist, NOAA Climate Prediction Center • *Dr. Bryan Johnson* Atmospheric chemist, NOAA Earth System Research Lab Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will moderate. The researchers will also answer your questions. The data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. A version will also be available for NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system. The Hangout panel will address ways to interpret the visualization for educational audiences. *View the visualization*: http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/earth/visualizations/ozone-s-slow-recovery *Science on a Sphere version*: http://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=303 This visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA.Ozone's Slow Recovery: A Google+ Hangout for Educators2014-01-08 21:30:0041  
Science Bulletins at AMNH407,451The American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program is launching a new data visualization on changes in Arctic plant life and their forecasted impact on the climate system. Science Bulletins editorial producer Laura Allen will discuss the science with the ecologists whose work is featured in the visualization. The researchers will also answer your questions. Join Science Bulletins for this Hangout and meet: • Dr. Richard Pearson: Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Lecturer, University College London • Dr. Scott Goetz: Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center The data visualization is designed for informal education at museums and science centers. Its datasets are also available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system: http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=429 The Hangout panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences. View the visualization at http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins/(watch)/bio/visualizations/greening-of-the-arctic This visualization and professional development training is supported by NOAA and NSF.How Green is the Arctic? A Science Bulletins at AMNH Hangout2013-11-13 21:30:0044  
Google Science Fair2,798,757*Play a Game, Map a Brain!* The race is on to map brains - and one way we'll get there is through a game. Join +Joe Hanson, creator of the popular PBS YouTube series, +It's Okay To Be Smart as he interviews  +Amy Robinson from the computational neuroscience lab at MIT creating +EyeWire , a game to map the human brain. She'll tell you how 6 months ago her team launched a game mapping the 3D structure of neurons in a brain. Over 60,000 people from 130 countries have played to date. They're rapidly advancing our quest to understand the mysteries of how the mind makes you who you are. What can we learn about our own brains from playing games? Come to the Hangout and find out! Post your questions here on the Event Page for Amy to answer with the #GSF2013. Wednesday, 29 May, 12:00PM PT / 2:00PM CT / 3:00PM ET / 1900 GMT / 2000 UTC / 2100 CET *Find out more about the #GSF2013 Hangout series*: goo.gl/H0pNq *Official Google Science Fair website*: http://goo.gl/FU1hyPlay a game, Map a brain with Amy Robinson, Google Science Fair 2013 Hangout On Air2013-05-29 21:00:00192  
Duke University454,794At 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 11, Duke University is offering a live Google+ Hangout with paleo-anthropologist Steven Churchill, who led the analysis of the remarkably complete arm of MH1 and participated in most of the other papers as well. Churchill will have casts of several pieces of MH1 and MH2 and can discuss their features. Join the Hangout  from 2 to 2:45 p.m.   Duke G+ Page: http://bit.ly/DukeGooglePlus.Hangout with Steven Churchill2013-04-11 20:00:0024  
Science Bulletins at AMNH407,451Last September, sea ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to its smallest extent on record. This frozen cover is also dramatically younger and thinner than it used to be. How does the satellite record reveal these changes? And what are the effects of sea ice loss both near and far?   Explore these issues and questions with experts on sea ice monitoring, polar science, and data visualization at a live Google Hangout on Air on Tuesday, April 9 from 4–5 PM EST, hosted by the American Museum of Natural History’s Science Bulletins program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   The Hangout will highlight a new data visualization, designed for informal education at museums and science centers, about the recent, radical trends in Arctic sea ice. The visualization’s datasets will also be made available for live programming on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS)® spherical display system. The panel will also address ways to interpret the visualization for museum and educational audiences.   The Hangout will feature: Dr. Ned Gardiner, data visualization specialist with the NOAA Climate Program Office Dr. Mark Tschudi, Research Associate at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado–Boulder Dr. Karen Frey, Assistant Professor of Geography at Clark University Watch on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mYdQ0CAuVY&feature=youtu.beScience Bulletins Google Hangout: A New Data Visualization on Arctic Sea Ice2013-04-09 22:00:0026  
Virtual Star Party12,004It's time for another Virtual Star Party, where we connect several live telescopes into a Google+ hangout and show you the wonders of the night sky. Tonight we should have a beautiful view of Jupiter and several deep sky objects, without a pesky Moon washing out the faint objects. If you want to attend, make sure you click "Yes" to say that you'll be joining us. #vsp20130301  Virtual Star Party - Mar 3. 20132013-03-04 04:00:00562  
Virtual Star Party12,004It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Join +Fraser Cain, +Scott Lewis  and a team of astronomers from across the globe as they explore the night sky with telescopes streaming into a live Google+ Hangout. We should be able to see Jupiter, maybe the Moon, 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. http://youtu.be/8nlOLY5IPAY This 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 7:00 PM PST sharp. #VSP07022013   #StarParty   Official website:http://www.cosmoquest.org/hangoutsVirtual Star Party - Feb. 10, 20132013-02-11 04:00:00485  
Google Play8,578,013Hang out with Emmy Award-nominated TV writer @104017186059618532677  (_Once Upon a Time_, _Battlestar Galactica_, _Game of Thrones_) and actor/producer Brad Bell live, as they take your questions on +Google Play on August 17 at 4PM PST. If you'd like to be chosen as one of the lucky participants to be in this live-streamed discussion with Jane and Brad, comment below with your best question for them, and then provide us with your contact info here: http://goo.gl/2PFFc   @106886664866983861036  will reach out to you if you've been selected.  Jane and Brad will be talking about their latest project, _Husbands_, a witty online comedy series that's won the hearts of many TV critics and viewers. They'll also take questions about their own past work and how they've gotten here. #janeespenson #battlestargalactica #onceuponatime #gameofthrones #husbands #caprica #buffy #torchwood #dollhouse #GoCheeksGo, #LGBT , #Marriage Equality, #TV , #VideoGoogle Play presents Jane Espenson & Brad Bell2012-08-18 01:00:00194  
Fraser Cain961,973To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. 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, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004861  

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2015-07-27 11:40:03 (3 comments, 27 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

In 1822, a stork with an arrow through its neck taught us that birds migrate.

While the bird was found in Germany, the arrow originated in central Africa, providing the first evidence of seasonal migration in birds. The German word "pfeilstorch" ("arrow stork") describes storks injured by arrows during their seasonal journeys between Europe and Africa—twenty-five pfeilstorch have been found to date.

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2015-07-27 11:40:03 (3 comments, 27 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

In 1822, a stork with an arrow through its neck taught us that birds migrate.

While the bird was found in Germany, the arrow originated in central Africa, providing the first evidence of seasonal migration in birds. The German word "pfeilstorch" ("arrow stork") describes storks injured by arrows during their seasonal journeys between Europe and Africa—twenty-five pfeilstorch have been found to date.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/zoological-collection-of-the-university-of-rostock

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2015-07-27 11:40:03 (3 comments, 27 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

In 1822, a stork with an arrow through its neck taught us that birds migrate.

While the bird was found in Germany, the arrow originated in central Africa, providing the first evidence of seasonal migration in birds. The German word "pfeilstorch" ("arrow stork") describes storks injured by arrows during their seasonal journeys between Europe and Africa—twenty-five pfeilstorch have been found to date.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/zoological-collection-of-the-university-of-rostock

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2015-07-29 17:06:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The sweet, sweet sounds of +NASA mission control audio snippets, edited for your sampling and ringtone pleasure.

The sweet, sweet sounds of +NASA mission control audio snippets, edited for your sampling and ringtone pleasure.___

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2015-07-27 11:40:03 (3 comments, 27 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

In 1822, a stork with an arrow through its neck taught us that birds migrate.

While the bird was found in Germany, the arrow originated in central Africa, providing the first evidence of seasonal migration in birds. The German word "pfeilstorch" ("arrow stork") describes storks injured by arrows during their seasonal journeys between Europe and Africa—twenty-five pfeilstorch have been found to date.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/zoological-collection-of-the-university-of-rostock

In 1822, a stork with an arrow through its neck taught us that birds migrate.

While the bird was found in Germany, the arrow originated in central Africa, providing the first evidence of seasonal migration in birds. The German word "pfeilstorch" ("arrow stork") describes storks injured by arrows during their seasonal journeys between Europe and Africa—twenty-five pfeilstorch have been found to date.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/zoological-collection-of-the-university-of-rostock___

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2015-07-24 16:29:01 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This giant egg mass dwarfs the divers. No surprise to read they approached with "a mixture of both excitement and fear."

HT +Craig McClain 

This giant egg mass dwarfs the divers. No surprise to read they approached with "a mixture of both excitement and fear."

HT +Craig McClain ___

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2015-07-24 13:33:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What does "Earth-like" mean, exactly? While it's exciting to imagine exoplanets that are true Earth analogues, the reality is somewhat more complicated. Exoplanet Kepler 452-b resembles Earth in some ways, but there's too much about it that we still don't know to call "twinsies."

What does "Earth-like" mean, exactly? While it's exciting to imagine exoplanets that are true Earth analogues, the reality is somewhat more complicated. Exoplanet Kepler 452-b resembles Earth in some ways, but there's too much about it that we still don't know to call "twinsies."___

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2015-07-22 17:52:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Science YouTuber +Scott Manley explains +SpaceX's CRS7 launch failure using MS Paint.

For anyone unfamiliar with MS Paint, it's the graphics equivalent of an Up Goer Five-style explanation: https://xkcd.com/1133/

Science YouTuber +Scott Manley explains +SpaceX's CRS7 launch failure using MS Paint.

For anyone unfamiliar with MS Paint, it's the graphics equivalent of an Up Goer Five-style explanation: https://xkcd.com/1133/___

2015-07-20 18:41:38 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Microbiologist +Susan Perkins is answering microbe questions from kids ages 7-12 for an +American Museum of Natural History OLOGY web video.

Got questions? Submit them here: http://goo.gl/forms/FexjuszTyp

Find out more about OLOGY, the Museum's website for kids: http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology

Microbiologist +Susan Perkins is answering microbe questions from kids ages 7-12 for an +American Museum of Natural History OLOGY web video.

Got questions? Submit them here: http://goo.gl/forms/FexjuszTyp

Find out more about OLOGY, the Museum's website for kids: http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology___

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2015-07-20 16:33:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

From a distance of 1 million miles away, Earth turns its sunlit side to EPIC—the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera on +NASA's DSCVR satellite. 

From a distance of 1 million miles away, Earth turns its sunlit side to EPIC—the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera on +NASA's DSCVR satellite. ___

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2015-07-19 18:57:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A wildfire jumps the freeway in a changed California, where fire "season" is now a year-round hazard. 

A wildfire jumps the freeway in a changed California, where fire "season" is now a year-round hazard. ___

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2015-07-18 17:23:52 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Awesome spoken word by Fatimah Asghar about that time in 1979 when #Pluto briefly became the 8th planet from the Sun (NSFW language.)

Awesome spoken word by Fatimah Asghar about that time in 1979 when #Pluto briefly became the 8th planet from the Sun (NSFW language.)___

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2015-07-17 18:12:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This animation combines various observations of Pluto over the course of several decades. 

The first frame is a digital zoom-in on Pluto as it appeared upon its discovery by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 (image courtesy Lowell Observatory Archives). 

The other images show various views of Pluto as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope beginning in the 1990s and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. 

The final sequence zooms in to a close-up frame of Pluto released on July 15, 2015.

Source: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/views-of-pluto-through-the-years

This animation combines various observations of Pluto over the course of several decades. 

The first frame is a digital zoom-in on Pluto as it appeared upon its discovery by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 (image courtesy Lowell Observatory Archives). 

The other images show various views of Pluto as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope beginning in the 1990s and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. 

The final sequence zooms in to a close-up frame of Pluto released on July 15, 2015.

Source: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/views-of-pluto-through-the-years___

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2015-07-17 16:34:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Loops in Profile

When the Sun is viewed in extreme ultraviolet light, we see charged particles spinning along magnetic field lines above the Sun’s surface, creating loops. Over a five-day period, a series of loops towered above a group of active regions. The tallest reach heights about 15 times the diameter of Earth.   

The loops are best observed when they cross the edge of the Sun, as it rotates away from the camera. 

Date: July 9–13, 2015
Instrument: Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
Wavelength: 171 Å (Angstrom: a unit of length used primarily to measure light wavelengths. 1 Å is equal to 0.1 nanometer.)

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA 

Solar Dynamics Observatory: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA): aia.lmsal.com/

Loops in Profile

When the Sun is viewed in extreme ultraviolet light, we see charged particles spinning along magnetic field lines above the Sun’s surface, creating loops. Over a five-day period, a series of loops towered above a group of active regions. The tallest reach heights about 15 times the diameter of Earth.   

The loops are best observed when they cross the edge of the Sun, as it rotates away from the camera. 

Date: July 9–13, 2015
Instrument: Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
Wavelength: 171 Å (Angstrom: a unit of length used primarily to measure light wavelengths. 1 Å is equal to 0.1 nanometer.)

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA 

Solar Dynamics Observatory: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA): aia.lmsal.com/___

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2015-07-16 18:58:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Human screams occupy a special acoustic range that signals "Danger!" to the brain. 

Human screams occupy a special acoustic range that signals "Danger!" to the brain. ___

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2015-07-16 17:01:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

How to hack a breastpump: with mobile-controlled smart objects, superhero utility belts, and compression "to replace the suck."

How to hack a breastpump: with mobile-controlled smart objects, superhero utility belts, and compression "to replace the suck."___

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2015-07-13 18:13:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My latest for +Science Bulletins at AMNH, featuring Jack Tseng, a paleontologist at the +American Museum of Natural History.

Feast on a bigger bite of his research here: https://sites.google.com/site/zjtseng/

Skull X-Rays Reconstruct Extinct Carnivores’ Bite

Our latest Bio Bulletin looks at how scientists are using virtual models from CT scans to decipher ancient animals' diets.

Some carnivores eat only meat, while others are more omnivorous. To understand how and when these differences in carnivore feeding may have evolved, Museum paleontologists captured X-ray scans of skulls from living and extinct species. They reconstructed the skulls as virtual models and designed feeding simulations, to test the relationship between skull biomechanics and diet, shedding light on the evolution of feeding specializations and their distribution in the carnivore family tree.

Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the +American Museum of Natural History.

Related Links

The Royal Society Publishing: An integrative method for testing form–function linkages and reconstructed evolutionary pathways of masticatory specialization
http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/107/20150184

PLoS ONE: Are Cranial Biomechanical Simulation Data Linked to Known Diets in Extant Taxa? A Method for Applying Diet-Biomechanics Linkage Models to Infer Feeding Capability of Extinct Species
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0124020

Building Better Skull Models for Ancient Carnivores
http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/research-posts/building-better-skull-models-for-ancient-carnivores

Fieldwork Journal—Reporting from Inner Mongolia
http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/from-the-field-posts/fieldwork-journal-reporting-from-inner-mongolia  ___My latest for +Science Bulletins at AMNH, featuring Jack Tseng, a paleontologist at the +American Museum of Natural History.

Feast on a bigger bite of his research here: https://sites.google.com/site/zjtseng/

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2015-07-10 17:54:03 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

You can tell a folksinger, "No, we don't want your song about #Pluto ," but that doesn't mean they'll listen. 

When +NASA told songwriters Christine Lavin and Craig Werth that they weren't interested in a Pluto song (let alone a video), the two songwriters did what any hardheaded folksinger would do.

They made one anyway.

There's a lot of love for the distant former planet in here. +NASA New Horizons, we've got your back. 

#PlutoFlyby  

You can tell a folksinger, "No, we don't want your song about #Pluto ," but that doesn't mean they'll listen. 

When +NASA told songwriters Christine Lavin and Craig Werth that they weren't interested in a Pluto song (let alone a video), the two songwriters did what any hardheaded folksinger would do.

They made one anyway.

There's a lot of love for the distant former planet in here. +NASA New Horizons, we've got your back. 

#PlutoFlyby  ___

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2015-07-06 14:08:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

New room-sized interactive at the New York Hall of Science hands you the controls to a gorgeous web of ecosystems. 

New room-sized interactive at the New York Hall of Science hands you the controls to a gorgeous web of ecosystems. ___

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2015-07-03 15:15:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

That time NYC almost gained an owl-shaped, single-person tomb that would have reached higher than the Statue of Liberty.

That time NYC almost gained an owl-shaped, single-person tomb that would have reached higher than the Statue of Liberty.___

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2015-07-03 14:45:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Have a pollen-coated bat with your Friday. And then thank them for pollinating a wide range of plants. Many commercially grown products are dependent on bat pollinators—without them, we'd see less of bananas, cloves, and peaches, to name a few.

Have a pollen-coated bat with your Friday. And then thank them for pollinating a wide range of plants. Many commercially grown products are dependent on bat pollinators—without them, we'd see less of bananas, cloves, and peaches, to name a few.___

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2015-07-02 16:23:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Methane ice spotted on #Pluto by +NASA New Horizons imager Ralph (not an acronym, that's really the instrument's name.) 

Methane ice spotted on #Pluto by +NASA New Horizons imager Ralph (not an acronym, that's really the instrument's name.) ___

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2015-07-02 15:32:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

In 1993, a Dutch couple wanted a place where their asses could relax. So they created the Netherlands' first donkey sanctuary. 

In 1993, a Dutch couple wanted a place where their asses could relax. So they created the Netherlands' first donkey sanctuary. ___

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2015-07-02 15:00:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Would you follow Benedict Cumberbatch into the heart of the sun? OF COURSE you would.  

Would you follow Benedict Cumberbatch into the heart of the sun? OF COURSE you would.  ___

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2015-07-01 19:48:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The tooth comes out. Dagger-like canines of saber-toothed Smilodon fatalis erupted later than other cats', and grew faster.

The tooth comes out. Dagger-like canines of saber-toothed Smilodon fatalis erupted later than other cats', and grew faster.___

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2015-07-01 19:30:57 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

48 million years ago, a "Jesus lizard" relative may have gone water-walking in a warm Wyoming. 

48 million years ago, a "Jesus lizard" relative may have gone water-walking in a warm Wyoming. ___

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2015-07-01 14:03:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Documentary +Mutiny Of Colours shows Iranian street artists risking prison to share messages of idealism and human rights.

Documentary +Mutiny Of Colours shows Iranian street artists risking prison to share messages of idealism and human rights.___

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2015-06-30 21:54:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Arduino-powered dragonfly wings by Hammerspace for +Maker Faire: Kansas City 2015. Be still my heart.

Arduino-powered dragonfly wings by Hammerspace for +Maker Faire: Kansas City 2015. Be still my heart.___

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2015-06-30 14:38:05 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Mimic octopus protects itself from different predator species by contorting its body to match their shapes.

Mimic octopus protects itself from different predator species by contorting its body to match their shapes.___

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2015-06-30 14:17:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Every day, over 100 tons of dust and particles bombard Earth.
Luckily, objects large enough to cause damage on a global scale only come along once every few million years.

Happy International Asteroid Day!

Collisions between space objects are a vital part of the evolution of our Solar System. Most of Earth's impact craters have been wiped away due to plate tectonics, but evidence of such cosmic catastrophes, such as Arizona's 50,000-year-old meteor crater, do remain.

When is Earth due for another major blast?

Meet the professional and amateur astronomers who may be the first to know: first at LINEAR, a near-earth asteroid detection facility in New Mexico, and then at the Smithsonian's Minor Planet Center, where orbits of near-earth objects are tracked for possible hits and misses.

#AsteroidDay___Every day, over 100 tons of dust and particles bombard Earth.
Luckily, objects large enough to cause damage on a global scale only come along once every few million years.

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2015-06-26 16:53:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Source:@darth on Twitter, https://twitter.com/darth/status/614458561264021504

Source:@darth on Twitter, https://twitter.com/darth/status/614458561264021504___

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2015-06-23 12:55:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Researchers scanned a centuries-dead, mummified Swedish bishop's crypt, and found the corpse of a 5-month-old fetus. 

Researchers scanned a centuries-dead, mummified Swedish bishop's crypt, and found the corpse of a 5-month-old fetus. ___

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2015-06-22 15:23:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

GIF of the day, from an excellent article about the neuroscience of sleep-orgasms for women.

http://fusion.net/story/152129/sleep-orgasms-are-real/

GIF of the day, from an excellent article about the neuroscience of sleep-orgasms for women.

http://fusion.net/story/152129/sleep-orgasms-are-real/___

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2015-06-22 13:25:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Zeiss Microscopy FTW. Circocerus beetle collected in Peru's Amazon rainforest, imaged by Dr. Jan Michels (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

+Zeiss Microscopy FTW. Circocerus beetle collected in Peru's Amazon rainforest, imaged by Dr. Jan Michels (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).___

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2015-06-18 20:18:11 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

A fossil skull's unusual shape and arduous recovery process earned it the unofficial nickname, "Hellboy." 

The new species of frilled dinosaur emerged from a river bed in Canada. It took a team of researchers two summers to excavate the skull, and an additional 18 months were required to separate the fossil from its rocky matrix.

A fossil skull's unusual shape and arduous recovery process earned it the unofficial nickname, "Hellboy." 

The new species of frilled dinosaur emerged from a river bed in Canada. It took a team of researchers two summers to excavate the skull, and an additional 18 months were required to separate the fossil from its rocky matrix.___

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2015-06-15 15:21:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Vizzies—a science visualization challenge organized by +Popular Science and the +National Science Foundation—is accepting submissions for 2015 in five categories: photography, illustration, posters and graphics, interactives, and video.

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/index.jsp

The Vizzies—a science visualization challenge organized by +Popular Science and the +National Science Foundation—is accepting submissions for 2015 in five categories: photography, illustration, posters and graphics, interactives, and video.

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/index.jsp___

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2015-06-15 13:39:56 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Baby chameleon, seconds after a breeder frees it from the egg, looks like it's still waiting to hatch.

Baby chameleon, seconds after a breeder frees it from the egg, looks like it's still waiting to hatch.___

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2015-06-14 13:40:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#Philae , the Little Lander That Could, awakens after sleeping for almost seven months, and is transmitting data. 

Breaking news! #wakeupPhilae  ___ #Philae , the Little Lander That Could, awakens after sleeping for almost seven months, and is transmitting data. 

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2015-06-11 14:55:58 (1 comments, 11 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Two years after 15-year-old Tom Wagg detected a dip in a star's light, further observations confirm that he found a planet.

"Tom found the planet by looking at data collected by the WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project, which surveys the night skies monitoring millions of stars to look for the tell-tale tiny dips (transits) caused by planets passing in front of their host star.

Tom's planet has been given the catalogue number WASP-142b, being the 142nd discovery by the WASP collaboration. It is in the Southern constellation of Hydra. While astronomers worldwide have now found over 1000 extra-solar planets, Tom is possibly the youngest ever to have done so."

http://www.keele.ac.uk/pressreleases/2015/work-experienceschoolboydiscoversanewplanet.html

Two years after 15-year-old Tom Wagg detected a dip in a star's light, further observations confirm that he found a planet.

"Tom found the planet by looking at data collected by the WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project, which surveys the night skies monitoring millions of stars to look for the tell-tale tiny dips (transits) caused by planets passing in front of their host star.

Tom's planet has been given the catalogue number WASP-142b, being the 142nd discovery by the WASP collaboration. It is in the Southern constellation of Hydra. While astronomers worldwide have now found over 1000 extra-solar planets, Tom is possibly the youngest ever to have done so."

http://www.keele.ac.uk/pressreleases/2015/work-experienceschoolboydiscoversanewplanet.html___

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2015-06-09 20:46:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Science educators! Here's a chance to partner with mentor astronomers on original research projects.

Direct link to the application: http://nitarp.ipac.caltech.edu/ckeditor_assets/attachments/117/2016appl_v1.pdf?1433784283 

More about the program at the link below.

Science educators! Here's a chance to partner with mentor astronomers on original research projects.

Direct link to the application: http://nitarp.ipac.caltech.edu/ckeditor_assets/attachments/117/2016appl_v1.pdf?1433784283 

More about the program at the link below.___

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2015-06-09 20:29:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

New MEANWHILE IN THE FUTURE podcast by +Rose Eveleth imagines a world without antibiotics—it's alarming as hell and closer than you think.

Featuring SUPERBUG author +Maryn McKenna and Raj Bhardwaj, columnist for CBC's EYEOPENER.

New MEANWHILE IN THE FUTURE podcast by +Rose Eveleth imagines a world without antibiotics—it's alarming as hell and closer than you think.

Featuring SUPERBUG author +Maryn McKenna and Raj Bhardwaj, columnist for CBC's EYEOPENER.___

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2015-06-09 16:43:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Glow means no!" Like bright coloration in many toxic animals, the Motyxia millipede's glow-in-the-dark light is a warning signal to predators. When threatened, Motyxia responds by releasing a dose of poison gas.

Motyxia sequoiae, the only known bioluminescent millipede, demonstrates the wavelike locomotion that is unique to millipedes. Known as a metachronal gait, movement ripples through the legs in a wave that travels the length of the millipede's body from tail to head.

The video was recorded under ultraviolet light.

Learn more about Mytoxia and bioluminescence here: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?org=NSF&cntn_id=135345&preview=false

Image credit: Paul Marek, Entomology Department, Virginia Tech and Owen Bissell, Fast + Light Productions, San Francisco, CA (fastandlightproductions.com)___"Glow means no!" Like bright coloration in many toxic animals, the Motyxia millipede's glow-in-the-dark light is a warning signal to predators. When threatened, Motyxia responds by releasing a dose of poison gas.

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2015-06-08 22:47:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Yay for anatomy comics! Maris Wicks's HUMAN BODY THEATER is a colorful guide to human biology.

Yay for anatomy comics! Maris Wicks's HUMAN BODY THEATER is a colorful guide to human biology.___

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2015-06-05 22:09:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Brilliant story weds science, betrayal, and redemption. And the characters are all beetles. 

Brilliant story weds science, betrayal, and redemption. And the characters are all beetles. ___

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2015-06-04 13:58:53 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Text this Czech installation, and two bronze figures will spell your message in water, using their genitals. 

Text this Czech installation, and two bronze figures will spell your message in water, using their genitals. ___

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2015-06-03 15:04:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Just another marine biologist playing a Neanderthal flute replica made from a cave bear fossil. 

Jelle Atema is a Professor of Biology and Adjunct Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is also an accomplished flautist with a particular interest in Neanderthal flute replicas. 

There is only one flute that has ever been identified as POSSIBLY being of Neanderthal origin. Known as the Divje Babe Flute, it is a cave bear femur pierced by spaced holes that was found in 1995 at the Divje Babe archeological park located near Cerkno in northwestern Slovenia (and currently resides in the National Museum of Slovenia). A replica is on display in the +American Museum of Natural History's Anne and Bernard Spitzer History's Hall of Human Origins. 

For the Museum's Crime Scene Neanderthal program, which incorporates the flute, Jelle was generous enoughto ... more »

Just another marine biologist playing a Neanderthal flute replica made from a cave bear fossil. 

Jelle Atema is a Professor of Biology and Adjunct Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is also an accomplished flautist with a particular interest in Neanderthal flute replicas. 

There is only one flute that has ever been identified as POSSIBLY being of Neanderthal origin. Known as the Divje Babe Flute, it is a cave bear femur pierced by spaced holes that was found in 1995 at the Divje Babe archeological park located near Cerkno in northwestern Slovenia (and currently resides in the National Museum of Slovenia). A replica is on display in the +American Museum of Natural History's Anne and Bernard Spitzer History's Hall of Human Origins. 

For the Museum's Crime Scene Neanderthal program, which incorporates the flute, Jelle was generous enough to visit the museum and demonstrate how this flute might have been played. 

More about the Crime Scene Neanderthal program: http://www.mooshme.org/2015/04/crime-scene-neanderthal-public-launch-and-coverage-in-rotunda/___

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2015-06-02 20:00:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In South Korea, MERS has infected 18 people over the past 10 days, and nearly 700 have been placed in quarantine. 

In South Korea, MERS has infected 18 people over the past 10 days, and nearly 700 have been placed in quarantine. ___

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2015-06-02 18:37:29 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Researcher observes and captures first evidence of octopus tool use, nearly drowns laughing. 

Researcher observes and captures first evidence of octopus tool use, nearly drowns laughing. ___

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2015-06-01 18:03:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Bugs are a drag—for aircraft. So +NASA engineers test nonstick coatings designed to keep airplane wings free of insect remains.

Bugs are a drag—for aircraft. So +NASA engineers test nonstick coatings designed to keep airplane wings free of insect remains.___

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2015-06-01 13:09:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Meet Glacierman, the 74-year-old engineer whose artificial glaciers provide life-sustaining water for 10,000 people. 

Meet Glacierman, the 74-year-old engineer whose artificial glaciers provide life-sustaining water for 10,000 people. ___

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2015-05-29 22:07:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Seesaw Filament

Watch the area in the upper left of the Sun’s corona—a laterally oriented structure appears to balance itself above the Sun’s surface for at least two days.  

The structure seemed to fade about halfway through the video, but then reappeared even clearer than before. This solar activity was imaged in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. 

Date: May 26–28, 2015
Instrument: Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
Wavelength: 171 Å (Angstrom: a unit of length used primarily to measure light wavelengths. 1 Å is equal to 0.1 nanometer.)

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA 

Solar Dynamics Observatory: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA): aia.lmsal.com/

Seesaw Filament

Watch the area in the upper left of the Sun’s corona—a laterally oriented structure appears to balance itself above the Sun’s surface for at least two days.  

The structure seemed to fade about halfway through the video, but then reappeared even clearer than before. This solar activity was imaged in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. 

Date: May 26–28, 2015
Instrument: Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
Wavelength: 171 Å (Angstrom: a unit of length used primarily to measure light wavelengths. 1 Å is equal to 0.1 nanometer.)

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA 

Solar Dynamics Observatory: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA): aia.lmsal.com/___

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2015-05-29 16:30:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How a parasitic nematode got to New Zealand—by infecting and stowing away inside invasive earwigs. 

Hidden Passengers
I have written a new Parasite of the Day blog post: http://goo.gl/s56Tb9 
The European earwig, Forficula auricularia, was introduced to New Zealand in the 19th century, and when arrived in their new home, they also brought along a wormy passenger inside them. To find out more, read more new post about this introduced duo here: http://goo.gl/s56Tb9

#scienceeveryday ___How a parasitic nematode got to New Zealand—by infecting and stowing away inside invasive earwigs. 

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2015-05-29 15:23:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

From 47 million miles away, +NASA's New Horizons imaged the #Pluto system to find debris that could harm the spacecraft during its historic flyby on July 14. A particle as tiny as a grain of rice could cause significant damage, derailing the entire mission.

So far, the path is clear. But the mission's team isn't done searching for potential hazards. On May 29-30, New Horizons will capture a second set of images, estimated to show twice as much detail. 

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20150528

From 47 million miles away, +NASA's New Horizons imaged the #Pluto system to find debris that could harm the spacecraft during its historic flyby on July 14. A particle as tiny as a grain of rice could cause significant damage, derailing the entire mission.

So far, the path is clear. But the mission's team isn't done searching for potential hazards. On May 29-30, New Horizons will capture a second set of images, estimated to show twice as much detail. 

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20150528___

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