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James Field2,849It's been a while since I shared my 'Space' circle, so here it is.If you're at all interested in space, this is a great place to start.  This circle is a mixed bag of people & pages.  It includes astronauts, agencies, journalists, publications, space historians, futurologists, Google Lunar X-Prize teams, spaceship manufacturers, space probes & rovers, stargazers, astrophysicists...  There really is something for everyone!Please feel free to pass on the space love. #SharedCircles   #CircleShare   #Space  2014-04-08 14:56:03275000CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393013CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393012CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393204CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:36414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415235986CC G+
Paul Christen0If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310CC G+
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348390CC G+
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Fraser Cain759,117The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST2013-03-19 22:39:3139967163160CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic222A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome  2013-03-15 01:28:13242905CC G+
Fraser Cain694,882The Final Super Science CircleWell, this is it, this is going to be the last posting of the Super Science Circle. Why? Communities, that's why. In case you didn't know, I've been maintaining my Super Science Circle from the very beginning of Google+. As soon as the feature to share circles was enabled, I was happy to share those circles around into Google. I did this because it was very difficult for people with related interests (science) to be able to find each other. I wanted new G+ users to realize this place isn't a ghost town; there are vibrant groups of people actively discussing scientific topics.But it was a hack. Each month took me almost an entire day to curate down the list of people, remove the inactive, and incorporate newly active people who often posted about science. And it was always imperfect. Some people got a massive boost in followers and engagement, while other, equally deserving people were left out.It was inelegant, inefficient and arbitrary.But now you can do this all on your own. You can go into any Community that matches your interest and instantly discover thousands of people who share your enthusiasm for a topic - just joining a Community will bring a trickle of posts about topics that interest you back into your stream. Keep your participation in the Community, or circle the most interesting people and harvest them back into your own stream.In the coming months, I'll be suggesting Communities you should join, instead of people you should circle. Thanks to everyone for using the shared circles and helping science get such a firm foothold here on Google+. Thanks to all the past and present members of the Super Science Circle for sharing such wonderful stuff.Science!2013-01-17 02:59:31420544084CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)10,068#sharedpubliccircles   #science  It's been a while since I shared a circle. Let's fix that, shall we? Here is my Circle of Science. Here you will find people who are practicing scientists, science writers, and science enthusiasts - and sometimes all three at once. There are biologists, chemists, physicists, microbiologists, food safety scientists, mathematicians, neurologists, astronomers and many other disciplines represented here. But regardless of their specialties they are intelligent, interested, and interesting.I won't call this a curated circle per se, but I can personally speak to quality of many of these individuals. Many of them are true gems.FOR SCIENCE!2012-11-26 17:29:545015211CC G+
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265019216CC G+
Paul Christen0To the person that originally shared this circle with me (I forgot who...)Thank you.I am getting really tired of the glorification of stupid and the vilification of intelligence. I am afraid that its a systemic problem and frankly, I see no end in sight. Its similar to American politics in many ways."Well sure, professional athletes shouldn't rape women, but the dood can throw a football!" "Well, yeah, he ran a dog fighting ring, but let him play football and be a role model to  children anyway."We had a President, that was re-elected, that on any scale was a buffoon at best.The list goes on, and lets not forget the other side  of the  proverbial  coin, how often have we heard politicians talk about the "elite smart people"?Watch an episode or two of "Big Bang Theory". REALLY funny show, I refuse to watch it. I saw two episodes and both portrayed intelligence as negative.I heard an adult say (and I shit you not) "Kids don't need to learn what the mathematical median is, its useless knowledge, average is good enough." I tried to explain how it differs from average and how knowing the average and the median can help get a better view of the data (no point in going too deep) and got "nope, not needed".Whatever, I'm ranting and off the rails here.Do what you need to do to keep YOUR intelligence up and those around you, for the love  of Xenu, fight the good fight. Following this  circle  might help.2012-11-07 13:15:584135110CC G+
Zbynek Kysela760Super Science Circle - November, 2012 Edition*****************************************************HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) +Zbynek Kysela*****************************************************Created by +Fraser Cain :It's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.2012-11-07 10:56:11414209CC G+
Fraser Cain461,262Super Science Circle - November, 2012 EditionIt's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.2012-11-06 21:39:344133912796CC G+
Nikki Crome10,618Want Interesting Content In Your Stream?Look no more for I give you SCIENCE!!This is the first time that I was asked to share a circle here on G+ :)I guarantee you will learn something new every day if you add these incredibly interesting and educated individuals ^_^....The circle for when you want something better than memes, animated gifs and photographs of kittens. #Science   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceCircle  2012-10-07 18:18:4341319217CC G+
Fraser Cain246,278Super Science Circle - September 2012 EditionThe time has come to share the latest edition of the Super Science Circle. Got a boring stream? Then import this massive list of 400ish people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science. We've got scientists, journalists, science fans... even a few astronauts. Circle them and your stream will get really busy.Please reshare this circle... for science!As always, I highly recommend that you import this circle into a brand new circle. Then you can extract interesting folks into more permanent locations in your circles. Play around with the noise controls in the circle to crank up the volume or turn it down, to get the right mix in your main stream.Want to be in this circle? I'm always looking for more people who are:1. Active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post science-related topicsJust mention your name in the comments, and I'll take a look at your profile.2012-09-17 16:47:1239665219207CC G+
Paul Drinnon4,044A circle that shares sceintific news and skeptical commentary.+Reshare +Community RESHARE +Reshare +Shared a circle with you  +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles +Best Shared Circle +The Weekly Vidpad +The Best Circles on Google+ +Full Circle +Public Circles  +Circles +CIRCLES +Circle Share #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject    #publicsharedcircles    #public    #circleoftheday    #circle    #circles    #circlesharing    #sharingcircle    #sharingiscaring    #sharedcircles    #sharedpubliccircles    2012-08-24 12:37:411281107CC G+
Fraser Cain136,858Super Science Circle - August 2012 EditionIt's time again for the latest edition of my Super Science Circle. If your stream is stale, import this shared circle and never want for knowledge again. And if anyone ever tells you Google+ is a ghost town, point them at this circle and demand they import it.Please reshare this list, to help it spread wide and far. Do it! For Science!If you're interested in my criteria, the circle contains:1. People active on Google+2. People who often post about science.I highly recommend that you import these people into a test circle and then evaluate them over the next month. Move over the people who really delight you to a more permanent circle. Then replace the test circle next month, when I share it again.If you know anyone who should be included in this list, please let me know. #sciencesunday   #evang+  2012-08-20 19:42:04434171420589CC G+
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)2,313New Additions to my CirclesA few weeks ago, I added about 50 people to my circles, and it's about that time again.  I added a lot of people from the MSL landing (http://goo.gl/I2yz6), some of my Ninja circlers recommended a bunch of people, and I started adding people whose content made it to my stream via shares on a regular basis.  This is the resulting circle of awesomeness. As usual, they're all predominantly English speaking, engage on a regular basis, and are lacking in the inappropriate labeled NSFW content and hate speech.  :D  Enjoy!If you're notified, you're in it.  Make sure to check out the previous share:  http://goo.gl/chBH4 #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #awesome   #engagers  2012-08-10 16:37:2848304CC G+
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)2,262MSL Circle #2Last night I created a circle of late night people who literally watched history in the making (http://goo.gl/I2yz6).  However, I missed a few of the contributors to the Hang Out On Air with my first circle, and with morning coming a lot more people started dicussing the topic so here is the refresh of last night's circle.If you are notified, you are in it; and this'll probably be my last circle share on the topic, so enjoy!Previoius circle:  http://goo.gl/9QiF0 #msl   #curiosity   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircles  2012-08-06 14:35:34507214CC G+
Dave Cole6,751I thought I would share my science circle, many of the names you have already seen and added to your own lists, I'm sure. There may be a few people that are new to you.2012-07-19 04:10:1723122320CC G+
Fraser Cain125,463Super Science Circle - July 2012 EditionHi everyone, it's time for the July 2012 Edition of my super science circle - and for #sciencesunday . If you're interested in sciency posts from interesting and active people, import this circle and you'll have a delightful stream.Please share this circle... for Science!I've added a handful of people, removed a few, and generally cleaned things up.I'm always looking for more people to add to this circle. People who:1. Are active, posting at least a couple of times a week. But not too active to overwhelm the stream.2. Post regularly about science. Not exclusively, but regularly.If you think you should be in this circle, just post your info in the comments below. As always, I recommend that you import these people into a temporary circle and try them on for size. Only move people to your permanent circles if you want to keep following them. 2012-07-08 20:59:084165476124CC G+
Fraser Cain121,559Sharing my Space CircleI'm best known for my Super Science Circle, but I also maintain a circle of people somehow related to space exploration. This consists of scientists, journalists, space agencies, missions, telescopes, amateur astronomers, astrophotographers, and general space fans. I don't require these people to be active posters, so some have never posted on G+, but I'm still including them.If I've left anyone out, please let me know.2012-06-21 02:07:17277771238CC G+
Risto Linturi3,370This is my science circle - I am finding their insights valuable each day!2012-06-16 09:40:0350016620CC G+
Fraser Cain120,480Super Science Circle - June 2012 editionPlease reshare this circle... for Science!Just in time for summer reading, I offer you the latest edition of my Super Science Circle. This list contains almost 400 users of Google+ who are active and post science topics. I have personally evaluated everyone in this list, and made sure they meet my exacting criteria - I think you'll find they're a fantastic addition to any circle collection.As always, I suggest that you import these people into a fresh circle. Then evaluate them for a bit. Move your favorites over to more permanent circles.And I'm always looking for people to add to the list. If you post to Google+ at least a few times a week, and include a lot of science-oriented posts, please let me know and I'll add you for the future.P.S. I was really glad to find that very few people had gone inactive this time around. People are really getting active and engaged - definitely not a ghost town.P.P.S. A big thanks to +Science on Google+: A Public Database for gathering together a large number of science-oriented people. I was able to add about 100 people to my list.2012-06-16 01:22:0239664130109CC G+
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626CC G+
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733CC G+
Fraser Cain41,453Super Science Circle... sharedIt's been a little while since I shared the super science circle, so I figured it was time to get the word out again.Please share this postIf you love science, you'll love this circle. It's filled with working scientists, journalists, science enthusiasts, even an astronaut!As always, I recommend you import these people into a brand new temporary circle, then move individuals over that you like. Or, wait for me to reshare the circle in a month or so to get an update.If you want to be in the circle, I'm looking for people who are:1. Active, posting on Google+ at least a few times a week.2. Posting often about science topics.2012-04-05 12:57:47243336456CC G+


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2014-04-16 06:09:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

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2014-04-15 17:26:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Blood moon.

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2014-04-13 19:11:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Helicopters.  Rockets.  A train track.  A Mars lander parachute.  High speed cameras.  What more could you ask for?  (Mythbusters: eat your heart out.)

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2014-04-13 03:42:38 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

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2014-04-12 20:01:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Was Gusev Crater on Mars once actually Lake Gusev?

New evidence suggests water from nearby flooding once filled a 166-km-wide crater on Mars.


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2014-04-11 18:30:44 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

Live long and prosper as a custom 3D-printed Star Trek figurine of yourself, for only $70. I want mine to be screaming, "Khaaaaaaaan!"

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2014-04-10 22:08:18 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Cue "that's no moon" jokes. :-) But then get excited, because this is really cool.

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2014-04-10 17:43:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

The evidence that Spirit found a lake at Gusev Crater continues to mount, thanks to unbelievably painstaking work by Steve Ruff and others. I'm insufferably proud of this because the main evidence comes from a rock known as Comanche Spur, and my drive to that rock was one of my favorites from the entire mission. It was crazy and shouldn't have worked, especially because we scrapped the whole thing and completely redid it in the middle of the planning day, but it went absolutely perfectly.

Ruff, like me, always believed in Spirit -- he and I were two of the few -- and I'm endlessly grateful to him for doing the hard work to cement her accomplishments. Spirit is lucky to have someone like him in her corner.

That's my girl, Spirit. Well done. Well done.

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2014-04-10 06:56:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Watch Mars Rotating in this short video

Mars is at Opposition, and nearing its closest point to the Earth. So we're getting amazing views of the Red Planet. Take a look at this amazing astrovideo by +Christian Fröschlin that captures Mars slowly rotating over several hours. 

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2014-04-09 15:22:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Seriously?  I might have to get up early for this.

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2014-04-09 07:29:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

"Rock Star Scientists" posters, magnets, and more. At last, scientists are getting the treatment they deserve! :-)

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2014-04-09 02:59:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Tonight, Mars is brighter in the night sky than it's been in more than six years. So if you still can't find it, give up. ;-) 

2014-04-08 20:17:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I've used this mental tool a lot lately: when you're struggling to decide whether a thing is in Category X or Category Y, sometimes that's because it's actually between them, or some of each. Instead of limiting yourself to only those two categories, consider whether there's a spectrum -- not two points, but a line -- connecting X and Y, and ask where the thing falls on that line.

Such compromise isn't always the right answer; sometimes compromising is lazy because the thing really is X or Y, and you just need to think hard about which it is. But be open to the possibility that it's 60% X and 40% Y.

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2014-04-08 17:43:15 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

An alien light on Mars, or a blip in the picture?


I'm gonna go with blip. 

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2014-04-08 17:25:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

A documentary. About geocentrism. Because apparently Galileo's had a free ride long enough.


Yup. A documentary about geocentrism, made by a guy who has spouted Holocaust denialisms. Yup.

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2014-04-08 17:10:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Raw video recording on Mars, 7th Apr 2014 at 1400 UTC. Equipments used were Skywatcher 120ED, F=1800mm, Img132e camera. Processed via Autostakkert 2 and PixInsight

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2014-04-08 06:53:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

FYI:  You need to update your openssl now.

Your favorite Linux distro probably has the update already queued up.  Just do it.

EDIT:  After update, verify that nothing is still using the old deleted version:
    sudo lsof -n | grep ssl | grep DEL

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2014-04-08 05:59:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-04-07 18:45:59 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

I'm very curious to see what NASA source code we get, and don't get, from this massive release. Could be spectacular!

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2014-04-07 18:01:54 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Truly, there is nothing new under the many suns: speculation on the multiverse dates back at least to the 13th century.

Via +Adafruit Industries.

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2014-04-07 17:38:45 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

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2014-04-07 07:11:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

Molly on her catmouflage blanket.

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2014-04-06 07:44:34 (1 comments, 16 reshares, 51 +1s)

You might not like the language, but Penn & Teller's short video on vaccinations might be just what your favorite anti-vaxxer needs to see.

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2014-04-06 07:25:14 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)

Just plain musical fun… Salut Salon "Wettstreit zu viert"

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2014-04-06 02:52:17 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Which is bigger: the number of atoms in the entire Earth, or the number of ways to arrange the cards in a standard deck?

Well, OK, so the page title gives it away. <shakes fist at G+>

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2014-04-05 06:25:32 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

NASA will study SPACE MADNESS by isolating six astronauts in a 93-square-meter hut for four months. That would make for the greatest reality show ever, if it weren't for stupid ethics.

But mainly I just wanted to say SPACE MADNESS. Say it yourself. SPACE MADNESS. SPAAAAAACE MAAAAADNESSSSSS.

Via +Slashdot.

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2014-04-05 02:30:05 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

NASA to Russia re consequences for invading Ukraine: "We're going to stop working with you on everything except that thing we need you for."

It's not the most principled stand you could imagine, is it? A principled stand would be to stop working with the Russians, period, even when there were consequences to us for doing it. Of course, the reason we're in this awkward situation is that we stupidly gave up our own capacity to lift humans into orbit, leaving us with the choice of hitching a ride with the Russkies or sitting at home.

Yeah, I know this isn't NASA's idea; it comes from higher up, and they're just implementing it. But it leaves a bad taste in my mouth all the same.

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2014-04-04 22:09:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

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2014-04-04 22:06:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

D’Oh: LEGO Unveils Simpsons Minifigs


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2014-04-03 16:22:13 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

On the Scientific American site: "The House of Representatives Committee on Science is turning into a national embarrassment." Seriously, how much more blatant does it have to get? The transition happened in the mid-nineties when Newt Gingrich… though a fervent believer in Supply Side (voodoo) "economics"… at least also believed in science.  He also believed that -- while whittling government down, at least Congress should also try to ensure that government functioned well.

 Negotiating with Bill Clinton, Gingrich helped get us Welfare Reform, the Budget Act and decent science bills. He also proposed the Heritage Foundation's Republican health care bill (identical in nearly all ways to both Romneycare and Obamacare.) For his sins, Dennis Hastert and the new Fox-wave Republicans banished Newt and declared (openly!) "we will never again negotiate."
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2014-04-02 11:03:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Picture of Earth as seen from Mars, ASCII version. I guess even I never realized just how beautiful it is. ;-)

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2014-04-02 07:04:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Awww, yes. Photobombed by +David Hasselhoff. Life: complete.

(Courtesy of April Fool's Auto Awesome. Or possibly witchcraft. Either way: win!)

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2014-04-02 06:59:16 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

These guys are making an ARM-based computer that emulates an Amiga 500 and YOU HAVE TO HELP FUND IT SO I CAN HAVE ONE.

Ahem. But seriously. You do.

It even reads the Amiga's 3.5-inch disks, thanks to a custom controller they've built, then backs them up to an SD card so you can run them from there. When the computer's not pretending to be an Amiga, it runs Android, so you can surf the Web and play HD videos and whatever.


2014-04-02 02:30:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

>Just imagine being invited to a televised game development jam, reportedly sponsored by Pepsi to the tune of $400k, where you'd be among a dozen contestants organized into teams to compete for prizes. Imagine accommodating oneself to what GAME_JAM turned out to be, with demanding legal waivers and a pressurized Kitchen Nightmares-style format. Then imagine that the guy in charge--a consultant named Matti Leshem--asks you “Do you think you’re at an advantage because you have a pretty girl on your team?”

>"He got a rise out of me," reports participant Adriel Wallick. "He got me to, with an embarrassed and flushed red face launch into a statement about how his question is indicative of everything that is wrong in our industry in terms of sexism. That no, we weren’t at an advantage because we had a woman on our team – we were at an advantage because I’m a damnfine progra... more »

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2014-04-02 02:27:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Friends, big news. Thanks in large part to your efforts, this is finally happening. Now, will I be as popular a host as Betty White? Be sure to tune in. Oh myyy...

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2014-04-01 18:04:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

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2014-04-01 17:43:27 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Forget view counts. We know what really drives engagement on Google+: Photos. And we've always worked hard to make your photos awesome. But today, we can truly say that we're doing better than that: We can make your photos Hoffsome.

Starting today, the power of Google+ will allow internationally renowned actor +David Hasselhoff to photo-bomb any one of your pictures. Why share a mere image of yourself with your spouse, your children, the President of the United States, when you can share one with the famed Baywatch star?

And as an added bonus, when you tag +David Hasselhoff into your conversations, he will now show up with some words of wisdom.

Google+: providing you the features that other social networks can only dream of.


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2014-04-01 17:10:35 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

This, from Neil Armstrong, has to be pretty much the ultimate in Nerd Pride. I want to cut this video out and tape it to my monitor -- or, better yet, to my slide rule.

(Animated by +Jorge Cham, of PHD Comics fame.)

Via +Adafruit Industries.

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2014-04-01 02:21:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This is a cute story. I love the assertive, can-do ghostbusters-style ethos.  Also kind of reminiscent of Eric Flint's 1632 series.  Southern Fried Cthulhu by
Steve Poling


2014-03-31 23:49:58 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

I wrote some code Thursday. It was complicated.

So I rewrote it Friday. It was less complicated.

So I rewrote it again today -- and at last, it's beautiful. Elegant. Just right.

So, time for pudding.

("I was working on [...] one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again." ― Oscar Wilde)

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2014-03-31 17:28:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

I think it's Mars season!

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2014-03-31 07:18:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

BLOG: regarding confidence, compassion, and bullies

Last year, at Denver Comicon, I answered a question from a young woman who was having a hard time at school, because kids were being cruel to her. She asked me if I was ever called a “nerd” when I was in school, and how I handled it. Here’s my answer:…

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2014-03-31 07:10:28 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 38 +1s)

Parenting. You're doing it right.

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2014-03-31 02:48:53 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

Demonstrating the speed of light using Minecraft.

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2014-03-30 20:24:50 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

This disturbing story reminds me of my own maxim: don't let the government have spy powers you wouldn't want your creepy ex to have.

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2014-03-30 03:13:43 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

For +Karen Conlin and +Bev Gelfand because "reasons."

#editoria   #yourewelcome  

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2014-03-29 07:31:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

The ExoMars rover developers have a great new toy: a spacious indoor Mars yard to run around in. Looks like grand fun!

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2014-03-27 17:55:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Another story on the latest jeopardy Opportunity finds herself in. After overcoming untold numbers of obstacles on Mars, not to mention all the trials and tribulations of getting there in the first place, she faces a most ignominious death at the hands of the Washington budget axe. Her ongoing ten-year-so-far mission could be cut short in just six months.

Why "penalize these brilliant engineers and scientists," asks [Congressional Representative] Schiff, "for designing something so well?" Indeed.

Via +Kimberly Lichtenberg.

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2014-03-27 17:29:16 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

NASA does listen: help save the geekiest website ever

NASA listened to our feedback on the shutdown of spacestationlive.nasa.gov ISS Live, the public real-time ISS telemetry website. They extended the deadline for the possible retirement and are soliciting more feedback.

You can still help save this unique outreach resource by emailing your ideas on how to improve the site. Write through April 2, 2014 to jsc-isslive@mail.nasa.gov with ISS Live Web Site in the Subject.

Thanks to all of you who reshared my original post and contacted NASA, see:

NASA to shut down the public ISS live telemetry website ISS Live

Our action was effective, but there’s still work to do: email NASA as explained above with your thoughts and appreciation for ISS Live, and spread the voice.
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