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Scott “marsroverdriver” Maxwell has been at 5 events

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Pamela L. Gay87,271Join 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 03:00:4825 
STEM Women on G+140,254Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  @103389452828130864950 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229   and Dr @110756968351492254645  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd 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 Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0096 
CosmoQuest42,367YouTube link Part 8 http://youtu.be/Qe9WqjEwAFU *TL;DR. +Pamela Gay & +Nicole Gugliucci will bring you a whole slew of guests, science, and fun during this 24-hour long fundraiser for CosmoQuest! http://cosmoquest.org/blog/donate/?title=donate Event links for... Part 1: https://plus.google.com/events/c8hipsag07ngda5h3r06bqbprv8 Part 2: https://plus.google.com/events/cglasd846s15n0n7sqdvs9nol3o Part 3: https://plus.google.com/events/c7ntqnrh01rejv3smtq9dmmub4o Part 4: https://plus.google.com/events/cagts10npsub757psnh1e4mbj0g Part 5: https://plus.google.com/events/cchro36b2mlth0nv27ftgm1elqo Part 6: https://plus.google.com/events/c3lu15j2t9p2o3tc0hv11ubjuu0 Faced with governmental funding cuts to science education and research, the CosmoQuest Virtual Research Facility (CosmoQuest.org) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has decided to go old school with a twist: On June 15-16, +Pamela Gay & +Nicole Gugliucci  are hosting a telethon using Google Hangout on Air – A Hangout-a-thon – to raise money to support public engagement in science.   The Hangout-a-thon will start on June 15 at noon Eastern (GMT – 5).  Over the weekend, they will host numerous guests, ranging from scientists who will do science demos, creatives who can unite science and art/music, and researchers who will discuss citizen science and address science education from the perspective of research and metrics. Each segment will be released after the event as a stand-alone YouTube video on the AstrosphereVids channel, thus creating a library of content while raising money for future programs.  Planning for this Hangout-a-thon was triggered by the cuts created by sequestration, and by the current White House plans to transition education out of NASA. If the President's current budget is passed, all the funding programs CosmoQuest relies on for will be zeroed (see http://bit.ly/11m5XYg) and the project will be defunded. Rather than accept that fate, CosmoQuest is working to raise the funds needed to keep their programs going, to build new citizen science programs for researchers that don't otherwise have the means to accomplish their projects, and to contract, as they are able, extraordinary people laid off by these cuts at other institutions to keep doing great things through CosmoQuest. (Links to essays on these cuts are listed below).   CosmoQuest wants to make sure astronomy education survives and remains strong. While one team, and one telethon can't fix everything, they hope this event can raise awareness, while protected one small corner of astronomy research and education. #hangoutathon  The CosmoQuest 24 Hour Hangout-A-Thon - Main Event Page2013-06-15 18:00:00319 
California Science Center276,984*UPDATE*: Our Exclusive CNN and Google+/YouTube Live stream has ended, however Endeavour will continue moving through Sunday to our Pavilion at @115807408325651692080.  HUGE, HUGE thanks to our friends at CNN and  @101560853443212199687 and @115229808208707341778 for making it happen!  Share your photo of Endeavour as it travels through 12 miles of Los Angeles. You can see everyone's LIVE photos here even if you can't make it in person. *To join in and participate in our official Party Mode Event* (http://youtu.be/W9hCcfbXmRI) you need to first RSVP 'Yes' for this Event and don't forget to add the California Science Center into your Circles if you haven't already. Make sure you also download the Google+ App for your iPhone or Android. Using the G+ App, you can post your pictures of the Endeavour Transportation in real time while it is driven through LA! If you have an Android here's what to do - http://youtu.be/uwMdqxJznMs . If you have an iPhone open the app, tap 'Events', and choose the Endeavour event that you RSVP'd to. Then simply just tap the camera icon at the bottom of the Event. It will be amazing to see everyone's perspective of the shuttle on LA streets, so we're excited to see your photos! We'll even be resharing some of our favorites! Even if you're not local, you can still see all the Live Party Mode pictures streaming on this Event Page during the Event in real time as they're being shared! *Schedule* (LAPD Press Release - http://lapdonline.org/newsroom/news_view/52101) _OFFICIAL VIEWING SITE_: Forum in Inglewood 8a-10a. Free parking at nearby Hollywood Park Race Track starting 4am. NO overnight camping allowed, but arrive early _OFFICIAL VIEWING SITE_: Crenshaw & MLK Blvd 1p-2p for brief show produced by @msdebbieallen(Twitter Handle). Arrive early, space limited. _BEST OFFICIAL VIEWING SITE_: Exposition Park after 6:30p. Viewing site walk-in entrance: Vermont & 39th. Gates open 5:30p. Ride Expo Line! _*Click the "website" link below and you can see the planned travel route for Endeavour on the ground!*_ @115229808208707341778 clip courtesy of @103089560873692764799, we look forward to their 3D documentary!  @107217929772272758573 did a great look into it http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/173619561.htmlSpot the Shuttle! Share your photos of Endeavour in LA!2012-10-12 07:00:00836 
Fraser Cain941,696To 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 05:00:004871 

Scott “marsroverdriver” Maxwell has been shared in 68 public circles

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Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501000
Brian Mcquillan23,952Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-27 10:33:26381133
Crazy Cats29 Public #circleshare   January 20, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cirlce  !!!***************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/7rWIEVTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Special Invite :+A Tech Buzz +Axel Kratel +Andrea Gervasi +Andrew Sowerby +Anette Mossbacher +Brett Szmajda +Andrew Sowerby +Irina Sadokhina +Sean Carroll +Michael Sonntag +Mighty Dragon Studios +Eric Delcour +2015-02-01 10:25:324744411
Rian Sigap475Get More Google+ Follower with  +TubeDEVILZ  January 15, 2015*****************************************************************HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE*****************************************************************Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.**************************************Follow Me Here : http://goo.gl/c18bpxAnd Subcribe : http://goo.gl/NT0MCkSpecial Invitation (Please +1 and Share) :+Alfina Dewi +Agus Septiann +Dini Ashanti +Amy Cesario +Sergii Daniloff +Danis Sanju +Lieven Damman +dini iftita +Lincoln Harrison +Riskhha Nur Hayati +Nanang Hendro +Hanste2015-01-16 20:15:35473419
Ryan Johnson23,295This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-16 13:00:35472236
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466002
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465012
Becky Collins13,270Space Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-17 07:18:063893010
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990719
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
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 14:56:03275000
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724
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 18:19:4843218317
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 15:53:38426115
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103
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 20:14:53415304682
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000
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 18:35:56415255987
Paul Christen113If 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 13:54:194095310
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 19:26:51456348088
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 21:02:03419226277
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 08:01:53422229
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 20:08:43412417
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 22:39:3139967159161
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 01:28:13242905
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 02:59:31420544084
Peter Smalley10,068#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 17:29:545015211
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 15:47:265018216
Paul Christen41To 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 13:15:584135110
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 10:56:11414209
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 21:39:344133912796
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 16:47:1239660213200
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 12:37:411281107
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 19:42:04434167404580
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 16:37:2848304
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 14:35:34507214
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 04:10:1723122320

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2015-02-19 18:36:55 (50 comments, 8 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

This is, probably, the start of the public unraveling of Mars One. I'm sorry, though hardly surprised, to see it happen. Just remember not to be discouraged by this: this effort never stood a chance, but you can still support good and realistic efforts such as those of +SpaceX​.

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2015-02-06 01:58:35 (25 comments, 41 reshares, 269 +1s)Open 

Saturn's moon Iapetus has a light side and a dark side, like yin and yang. Scientists have at last figured out why.

Via +Slashdot​

Most plusones: 269

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2015-02-06 01:58:35 (25 comments, 41 reshares, 269 +1s)Open 

Saturn's moon Iapetus has a light side and a dark side, like yin and yang. Scientists have at last figured out why.

Via +Slashdot​

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2015-03-06 01:20:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Oh, nothing. Just two spacecraft commanders hanging out and talking shop. If you don't recognize him in civilian clothes, that's Bruce "Captain Pike in the new Star Trek movies" Greenwood, with whom I had breakfast this morning.

Turns out he's smart, witty, and an excellent musician (guitar and bass) and singer -- quite delightful company! I'm not saying he's a more impressive spacecraft commander than I am or anything, mind you, but he's a pretty awesome dude all the same. :-)

Oh, nothing. Just two spacecraft commanders hanging out and talking shop. If you don't recognize him in civilian clothes, that's Bruce "Captain Pike in the new Star Trek movies" Greenwood, with whom I had breakfast this morning.

Turns out he's smart, witty, and an excellent musician (guitar and bass) and singer -- quite delightful company! I'm not saying he's a more impressive spacecraft commander than I am or anything, mind you, but he's a pretty awesome dude all the same. :-)___

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2015-03-05 03:59:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This has been bugging me about the recent "Snowden says he wants to come home to the US" story: he's said all along, from the very start, that he'd love to come home, if only he could get a fair trial. He can't get one, though, for two reasons.

First, the law he's charged under, the Espionage Act, allows no public interest defense. Since the fact that he acted in the country's best interest is his core argument, the fact that he wouldn't be allowed to raise it at trial is obviously just a tiny bit problematic.

And second, whistleblower protections under US law don't extend to contractors -- which is what Snowden was. So he can't rely on that as his defense, either.

That leaves him with nothing. Coming home would just be a short trip to a Supermax prison with no hope of defending himself.

The jackasses spouting that he... more »

This has been bugging me about the recent "Snowden says he wants to come home to the US" story: he's said all along, from the very start, that he'd love to come home, if only he could get a fair trial. He can't get one, though, for two reasons.

First, the law he's charged under, the Espionage Act, allows no public interest defense. Since the fact that he acted in the country's best interest is his core argument, the fact that he wouldn't be allowed to raise it at trial is obviously just a tiny bit problematic.

And second, whistleblower protections under US law don't extend to contractors -- which is what Snowden was. So he can't rely on that as his defense, either.

That leaves him with nothing. Coming home would just be a short trip to a Supermax prison with no hope of defending himself.

The jackasses spouting that he should come home and face a fair trial know all this quite well -- they know he won't get one. They evidently prefer the current situation, with the leaker at large, to a situation where the leaker gets a fair and just hearing. That's utterly horrifying.___

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2015-03-04 20:03:29 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

There could hardly be a better, or better-timed, story showing why the intelligence community's idiotic call for weakening the cryptographic protections on our communications is an awful and dangerous idea. In the 1990s, security was deliberately weakened so that spies could spy, and today we find that practically all of our communications are now subject to interception by criminals[1] as a result.

The NSA and others want a crypto backdoor that only they can use. If you know anything about security, you know that's a logical impossibility -- a lock that only good guys[2] can open. It doesn't work because the lock has no way to tell if you're a good guy. It only knows whether you have the key.

What's really interesting about that is that the NSA, of all organizations, must know that what they're asking for can't exist. (Or else they're woefully... more »

There could hardly be a better, or better-timed, story showing why the intelligence community's idiotic call for weakening the cryptographic protections on our communications is an awful and dangerous idea. In the 1990s, security was deliberately weakened so that spies could spy, and today we find that practically all of our communications are now subject to interception by criminals[1] as a result.

The NSA and others want a crypto backdoor that only they can use. If you know anything about security, you know that's a logical impossibility -- a lock that only good guys[2] can open. It doesn't work because the lock has no way to tell if you're a good guy. It only knows whether you have the key.

What's really interesting about that is that the NSA, of all organizations, must know that what they're asking for can't exist. (Or else they're woefully incompetent and should be shut down for that reason alone.) So they clearly don't care whether your information is stolen by criminals, as long as they get to continue spying on you.

Thus, every demand they make to weaken our security is a reminder of just why we need better security. Keep demanding, ya jerks. Keep demanding.

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[1] Determining the overlap between "spies" and "criminals" is left as an exercise for the reader.

[2] That's how the NSA sees themselves, of course. It isn't how the rest of us see them. Yet another reminder not to make their lives easier by using a deliberately weakened lock.___

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2015-03-04 19:25:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Rosetta spots its own shadow on the surface of 67P, guaranteeing six more weeks of comet-chasing. :-)

Rosetta spots its own shadow on the surface of 67P, guaranteeing six more weeks of comet-chasing. :-)___

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2015-03-04 18:57:42 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

What do you have when cats outnumber humans six to one? Not enough cats.

(That dark-pointed calico down front is bloody gorgeous, by the way. Want want want.)

What do you have when cats outnumber humans six to one? Not enough cats.

(That dark-pointed calico down front is bloody gorgeous, by the way. Want want want.)___

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2015-03-04 07:58:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

A shirt featuring Le Petit Prince standing on Comet 67P (of Rosetta fame).

A shirt featuring Le Petit Prince standing on Comet 67P (of Rosetta fame).___

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2015-03-04 03:34:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

3-D-printed MSL models just keep getting more sophisticated. This one has LEDs and six-wheeled steering, enabling it to move sideways ("crabbing," in rover driver parlance). The real thing has only four-wheeled steering (the corner wheels).

3-D-printed MSL models just keep getting more sophisticated. This one has LEDs and six-wheeled steering, enabling it to move sideways ("crabbing," in rover driver parlance). The real thing has only four-wheeled steering (the corner wheels).___

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2015-03-04 03:13:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Mars Rover team now investigating a transient short (short short?), you know the drill...

Mars Rover team now investigating a transient short (short short?), you know the drill...___

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2015-03-03 19:16:25 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

A smart move by NASA: increasingly embracing +Kerbal Space Program.

Shamefully, I haven't actually played the thing yet. I own it (for Linux), I just haven't dared to start playing it -- because I recognize that I'll never want to stop, and I'll quit going to work, and I'll end up losing my house and living on the street, crazy-eyed and bearded and desperate to plan just one more Hofmann transfer orbit.

A smart move by NASA: increasingly embracing +Kerbal Space Program.

Shamefully, I haven't actually played the thing yet. I own it (for Linux), I just haven't dared to start playing it -- because I recognize that I'll never want to stop, and I'll quit going to work, and I'll end up losing my house and living on the street, crazy-eyed and bearded and desperate to plan just one more Hofmann transfer orbit.___

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2015-03-02 18:29:06 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In Uranus's southern hemisphere, winter is coming. And the place is not as calm as it looks.

___In Uranus's southern hemisphere, winter is coming. And the place is not as calm as it looks.

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2015-03-02 07:57:23 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an extraordinarily dangerous treaty, negotiated in secret (!) for several years now. It would lock our country into stupid and counterproductive copyright rules, such as jail time for downloading a TV show without authorization.

Now, it might be wrong to do that, but jail time? Really? Prisons aren't overcrowded enough already? And that's just the start of a long list of hazards.

Its supporters want to "fast-track" the treaty, which is a way of preventing it from getting the robust Congressional debate it deserves. And the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) needs your help to stop that.

Remember SOPA and PIPA? This is another one of those bad things, brought to you by the same people. Help kill it with fire.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an extraordinarily dangerous treaty, negotiated in secret (!) for several years now. It would lock our country into stupid and counterproductive copyright rules, such as jail time for downloading a TV show without authorization.

Now, it might be wrong to do that, but jail time? Really? Prisons aren't overcrowded enough already? And that's just the start of a long list of hazards.

Its supporters want to "fast-track" the treaty, which is a way of preventing it from getting the robust Congressional debate it deserves. And the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) needs your help to stop that.

Remember SOPA and PIPA? This is another one of those bad things, brought to you by the same people. Help kill it with fire.___

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2015-02-27 17:51:46 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

As a lifelong Trek fan, this hurts more than I can say. Part of me can't help hoping he'll somehow come back in the sequel.

Meanwhile, thank you for a lifetime of great work, sir. I'll miss you. We all will.

As a lifelong Trek fan, this hurts more than I can say. Part of me can't help hoping he'll somehow come back in the sequel.

Meanwhile, thank you for a lifetime of great work, sir. I'll miss you. We all will.___

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2015-02-27 13:06:48 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Maybe the best selfie ever: Buzz Aldrin in orbit, Earth in background, during Gemini 12.

Maybe the best selfie ever: Buzz Aldrin in orbit, Earth in background, during Gemini 12.___

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2015-02-26 17:16:10 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Gimme gimme gimme.

Somebody has invented an explicit visual flag for introvert time in a social setting.  Besides the immediate direct utility, it could potentially serve as a training wheel towards the more common, although not commonly honoured, visual flag of wearing headphones.  Of course, in the long term, forcing introverts into a social setting should be abolished, but in the short-to-medium term, this sort of #IntrovertRights  campaign might be a useful stepping stone.

(Releaasing from a private share.)___Gimme gimme gimme.

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2015-02-26 04:02:52 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Via +Andres Soolo​. <sigh>

Via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2015/02/25/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-first.html___Via +Andres Soolo​. <sigh>

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2015-02-25 18:52:06 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Holy crap. While the fat lady hasn't quite sung just yet (there will be lawsuits for sure), it looks like the good guys will win a hugely important round on Net Neutrality: tomorrow's FCC vote is expected to impose Title II regulation on ISPs, including a ban on paid prioritization ("fast lanes," by which I mean "slow lanes").

The devil is in the details; we'll see what the proposed regulations actually say. And, again, this will surely face multiple court challenges. But this is still a giant step in the right direction, one that preserves and respects citizens' freedom.

I am, simply, astonished. Happy, just astonished; I wanted this, but didn't really expect it. I might have been overly cynical -- how pleasant to be wrong!

Via +Slashdot​.

Holy crap. While the fat lady hasn't quite sung just yet (there will be lawsuits for sure), it looks like the good guys will win a hugely important round on Net Neutrality: tomorrow's FCC vote is expected to impose Title II regulation on ISPs, including a ban on paid prioritization ("fast lanes," by which I mean "slow lanes").

The devil is in the details; we'll see what the proposed regulations actually say. And, again, this will surely face multiple court challenges. But this is still a giant step in the right direction, one that preserves and respects citizens' freedom.

I am, simply, astonished. Happy, just astonished; I wanted this, but didn't really expect it. I might have been overly cynical -- how pleasant to be wrong!

Via +Slashdot​.___

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2015-02-25 06:34:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Here's an explanation of anti-vaxxers that makes sense to me -- by which I hope I mean something other than "confirms my existing cognitive biases." It sketches out a number of mental shortcuts built into our brains, common pitfalls for anyone, and shows how they can combine to produce perverse effects like a refusal to vaccinate your children. And it does so in a reasonably fast-paced and entertaining manner, too.

Here's an explanation of anti-vaxxers that makes sense to me -- by which I hope I mean something other than "confirms my existing cognitive biases." It sketches out a number of mental shortcuts built into our brains, common pitfalls for anyone, and shows how they can combine to produce perverse effects like a refusal to vaccinate your children. And it does so in a reasonably fast-paced and entertaining manner, too.___

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2015-02-24 18:52:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

You're on Mars. You're watching the sun set. It looks like this. (Made from real Opportunity images!)

(Sorry about the weird preview image. Argh.)

You're on Mars. You're watching the sun set. It looks like this. (Made from real Opportunity images!)

(Sorry about the weird preview image. Argh.)___

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2015-02-24 18:32:52 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

This article overstates its case -- but not by much, I'm sad to say. There really is a looming desert in planetary science, especially for the outer planets (beyond the asteroid belt). It's frustrating, but it's real. Today we have eyes beyond Mars, but if we don't act soon, those eyes will slowly close.

Want to do something about it? See +The Planetary Society​'s +Casey Dreier​ and +Emily Lakdawalla​ for tips. (Short answer: if you do nothing else, write your Congresspeople! But there's a little more to it than that.)

___This article overstates its case -- but not by much, I'm sad to say. There really is a looming desert in planetary science, especially for the outer planets (beyond the asteroid belt). It's frustrating, but it's real. Today we have eyes beyond Mars, but if we don't act soon, those eyes will slowly close.

Want to do something about it? See +The Planetary Society​'s +Casey Dreier​ and +Emily Lakdawalla​ for tips. (Short answer: if you do nothing else, write your Congresspeople! But there's a little more to it than that.)

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2015-02-23 07:26:51 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Oh, yes, please. More of this. Yes, please, much more of this.

This is how equal rights for introverts advance:

"Everyone has their own room (no single-supplement fee), and outbound excursions are paced in a way that gives individuals time to recharge in any way that feels right for them," Avebury told Crave. "It always goes back to 'quality over quantity.' No rushing from place to place, no one talking over your thoughts."___Oh, yes, please. More of this. Yes, please, much more of this.

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2015-02-21 03:48:13 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Well, that's ... that's sad. That's really, really sad.

They are boring.___Well, that's ... that's sad. That's really, really sad.

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2015-02-19 18:36:55 (50 comments, 8 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

This is, probably, the start of the public unraveling of Mars One. I'm sorry, though hardly surprised, to see it happen. Just remember not to be discouraged by this: this effort never stood a chance, but you can still support good and realistic efforts such as those of +SpaceX​.

This is, probably, the start of the public unraveling of Mars One. I'm sorry, though hardly surprised, to see it happen. Just remember not to be discouraged by this: this effort never stood a chance, but you can still support good and realistic efforts such as those of +SpaceX​.___

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2015-02-18 18:22:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Now and then, you read a story with so many horrible things in it that you genuinely can't decide which is the most horrible. This is one of those stories.

The racist torturer at the center of the story will, of course, never face trial, much less the imprisonment he so richly deserves. That is probably the most horrible fact of all.

___Now and then, you read a story with so many horrible things in it that you genuinely can't decide which is the most horrible. This is one of those stories.

The racist torturer at the center of the story will, of course, never face trial, much less the imprisonment he so richly deserves. That is probably the most horrible fact of all.

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2015-02-17 08:18:58 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I've been arguing with anti-vaxxers a lot lately. They kind of make me feel like this guy.

I've been arguing with anti-vaxxers a lot lately. They kind of make me feel like this guy.___

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2015-02-15 19:20:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I'll be damned. This was actually pretty good.

Unfortunately, apparently a second part was never made. Firefly, anyone?

Kewl first chapter to an Indie sci fi series called “Tether.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo2iiqYFKBk___I'll be damned. This was actually pretty good.

Unfortunately, apparently a second part was never made. Firefly, anyone?

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2015-02-14 08:20:56 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I had started to write this post talking about law, and social order, and what needs to be done to stop these people. But I'm too angry to write coherently about this right now.

There is a very powerful lesson you learn growing up as a Jew: there is no such thing as a threat against "those people over there." If a mob is killing black people, or Muslims, or Salvadorans, or whatever one day, they will just as happily turn around and kill you and your family the next. What pulls mobs together is not hate for a particular group: it's the joy of hate itself, of being able to express violence with impunity. That includes everything from simple verbal violence -- being able to rant against groups, violently and vehemently, and receiving the approbation of your friends -- to mobs that burn, rape, and murder. It's the joy of having a family whose history is an endless sequence of... more »

I had started to write this post talking about law, and social order, and what needs to be done to stop these people. But I'm too angry to write coherently about this right now.

There is a very powerful lesson you learn growing up as a Jew: there is no such thing as a threat against "those people over there." If a mob is killing black people, or Muslims, or Salvadorans, or whatever one day, they will just as happily turn around and kill you and your family the next. What pulls mobs together is not hate for a particular group: it's the joy of hate itself, of being able to express violence with impunity. That includes everything from simple verbal violence -- being able to rant against groups, violently and vehemently, and receiving the approbation of your friends -- to mobs that burn, rape, and murder. It's the joy of having a family whose history is an endless sequence of fleeing, or failing to flee, ethnic violence.

Many people have talked about how there is no "us and them" in such violence; you have probably heard Niemöller's famous "first they came for the Socialists" quote. But when you live this -- when you have call trees for your family members that you go through every time violence happens near them, to see who's all right -- the terror becomes much more real, much more stomach-churning.

When I read this story, or the story of the murders of Yusor Abu-Salha, Deah Barakat, and Razan Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, I have a terror for my Muslim friends, and worry if the violence will trigger more of it and put them in danger. Likewise the lynching of James Anderson frightens me for my black friends; other murders for trans friends, for Jewish friends, for sex worker friends, for any number of groups of people that I know will be put in danger because violence tends to spread. 

But I know that after that, lying in bed at night, I'm going to have the second worry: that when the violence spreads, my own family might be in danger as well.

Hate is like arson: it is feared not just for what it does, but because it can spread. 

This fire is frightening not simply because it happened, but because it happened four days after the Chapel Hill murders. It's a blaze spreading from one rooftop to another, and it must be put out.

h/t +Saladin Ahmed for the link.___

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2015-02-12 19:11:46 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

This is easily the most amazing Star Wars vs. Star Trek fake movie trailer since ... uh ... ever.

This is easily the most amazing Star Wars vs. Star Trek fake movie trailer since ... uh ... ever.___

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2015-02-10 18:26:44 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Damn. That Mike Malin dude sure did put some nice cameras on MSL. Pictures from that rover are just freaking gorgeous.

Damn. That Mike Malin dude sure did put some nice cameras on MSL. Pictures from that rover are just freaking gorgeous.___

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2015-02-09 05:48:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thanks to everybody who donated to my anti-cancer  #CycleForSurvival  ride this year! Your generosity helped me raise more than $750 for Sloan-Ketttering's cancer research; our team raised over $5000; the organization has raised over $11 million this year alone. Every penny of the money raised goes to Sloan-Kettering's fight against this awful disease.

So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks to everybody who donated to my anti-cancer  #CycleForSurvival  ride this year! Your generosity helped me raise more than $750 for Sloan-Ketttering's cancer research; our team raised over $5000; the organization has raised over $11 million this year alone. Every penny of the money raised goes to Sloan-Kettering's fight against this awful disease.

So thank you, thank you, thank you!___

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2015-02-09 01:41:21 (8 comments, 13 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Taking a picture of one of your spacecraft on the surface of another planet from another of your spacecraft orbiting the same planet: always magic.

Taking a picture of one of your spacecraft on the surface of another planet from another of your spacecraft orbiting the same planet: always magic.___

2015-02-08 09:53:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Cool two-minute animation of what you see looking Earthward from the far side of our moon.

Cool two-minute animation of what you see looking Earthward from the far side of our moon.___

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2015-02-08 09:32:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I tumblrd a thing: http://astrokatie.tumblr.com/post/110313676798/just-a-typical-saturday-morning

There is a LOT of science in everyday life.

I tumblrd a thing: http://astrokatie.tumblr.com/post/110313676798/just-a-typical-saturday-morning

There is a LOT of science in everyday life.___

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2015-02-07 23:37:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

This has happened once before, but that was, IIRC, just some random Muslim cleric. This seems like more serious business -- not that I know all the ins and outs of Islam, but this appears to be a more impressive and probably more widely respected group.

What I'd tell them if I could is that Muslims should indeed avoid Mars One. But not because of words in a magic book, just because it'll never succeed so it's a waste of their time. :-/

Fascinating: "a University of Dayton political science professor found that Catholics are more supportive of the U.S. maintaining a leading role in probing the depths of space and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence than people of other faiths. Political scientist Joshua Ambrosius told Catholic News Service evangelical Protestants, on the other hand, are significantly less likely than people of other faiths to see the value of the nation's space endeavors. Evangelicals also tended to have less knowledge about space, he said."

An exception would be the "word-spreaders" who want to help build starships in order to spread the "good news" of salvation to the stars... as yet a small phenomenon compared to the vast numbers of Book of Revelation fetishists (BoR) who salivate for a gruesome end of days. But vastly nicer folks, and more in keeping with the Sermon on the Mount.
 
Jews tend to be pro-space.  Muslims seem to be all over the star map, according to Foreign Policy magazine: 500 have signed up for astronaut training  http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/02/20/what-a-bummer-for-muslim-astronauts-a-new-fatwa-bans-travel-to-mars/  BUT "...a United Arab Emirates-based group called the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) has issued a fatwa against living on Mars, reasoning that such an attempt would be akin to suicide, which is prohibited in Islam."  (Source PJ Kome)

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20141230.htm___This has happened once before, but that was, IIRC, just some random Muslim cleric. This seems like more serious business -- not that I know all the ins and outs of Islam, but this appears to be a more impressive and probably more widely respected group.

What I'd tell them if I could is that Muslims should indeed avoid Mars One. But not because of words in a magic book, just because it'll never succeed so it's a waste of their time. :-/

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2015-02-07 23:14:59 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Yes, perfect. I particularly like the article's distinction between shaming and humiliating anti-vaxxers -- shame, yes; humiliation, no. After all, I credit anti-vaxxers with the best motives: they're concerned about their kids' health, and who can fault them for that?

But they should be faulted for the tactics they employ in the service of that good goal, tactics that endanger their own kids and, not incidentally, all of us. Shame seems like a promising tactic to regulate this dangerously anti-social choice.

It doesn't have to be perfect -- that is, it doesn't have to eliminate anti-vaccination entirely. It just has to be good enough to bring vaccination rates back above the herd immunity threshold, even in the communities where it's currently too low.

Worth a shot!

Via +Andy Dillon​, whom I quote in full:

"""
I've notede... more »

___Yes, perfect. I particularly like the article's distinction between shaming and humiliating anti-vaxxers -- shame, yes; humiliation, no. After all, I credit anti-vaxxers with the best motives: they're concerned about their kids' health, and who can fault them for that?

But they should be faulted for the tactics they employ in the service of that good goal, tactics that endanger their own kids and, not incidentally, all of us. Shame seems like a promising tactic to regulate this dangerously anti-social choice.

It doesn't have to be perfect -- that is, it doesn't have to eliminate anti-vaccination entirely. It just has to be good enough to bring vaccination rates back above the herd immunity threshold, even in the communities where it's currently too low.

Worth a shot!

Via +Andy Dillon​, whom I quote in full:

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I've noted elsewhere that I believe shame has been a large driver of the advances made in racial, gender, and sexual orientation equality. It acts in a similar fashion to herd immunity, if you will. When a great majority expects a certain behavior, many of those who would defy that behavior run an internal check before doing so, and then often don't. That doesn't mean that those same people don't still hold to that scorned position, waiting for the opportunity to act on it should the prevailing winds shift. But it does mean that their ignorance and/or malice is held sufficiently in check that those prevailing winds might move us forward. Or in the case of vaccinations, move us back to where we were till recently.

From the article:
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We must also draw a distinction between shame and humiliation. It is not our goal to humiliate. As William Ian Miller explains in his book Humiliation and Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence:

"To shame is serious business. Shaming someone is usually understood to be more formal, more regularized, more directed to the maintenance of specific community norms than humiliating someone is. [...] Shaming operates by stripping someone of a status she had some right to before the particular failing, whereas humiliation destroys the illusion of having belonged at all."
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2015-02-06 18:56:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This is freaky. But I mean that in a good way.

I think.

You may remember Boston Dynamics' "BigDog" robot, the size of a sort of mechanical pony and kind of terrifying. But they're working on other things, as well: here's their "LittleDog," a project in conjunction with USC, which is learning how to walk over difficult terrain. Having grown up in the mountains myself, I love watching a small creature gradually learn to be a mountain goat.

h/t +Panah Rad.___This is freaky. But I mean that in a good way.

I think.

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2015-02-06 18:36:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Different Strokes.  Curiosity's latest drilling activity used a gentler strategy.

Different Strokes.  Curiosity's latest drilling activity used a gentler strategy.___

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2015-02-06 18:36:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

More Jupiterian moon transits. I could watch this stuff all day.

I mean, I'd prefer to watch it in person. But I'll take what I can get.

If you liked yesterday's Jupiter image....

Then wow... have I got something for you....

So if you're wondering what I'm talking about, yesterday I shared out an animation from multiple shots taken by the +Hubble Space Telescope of #Jupiter  and its three moons: #Europa   #Calisto  and #Io . (http://goo.gl/IRI4p7)

But as was revealed in yesterday's #HubbleHangout , the team was also able to resolve the tiny moons Amalthea & Thebe!! Below is a #gif  of multiple frames taken by Hubble.

To give you a bit of perspective, the average radius of Amalthea is about 85 kilometers while the average radius of Thebe is about 49 kilometers. I say average (or mean) radius, because they're so tiny... they're not really spherical... but that's realllllly tiny to be able to resolve not only the object, but their shadow!

Was simply  blown away by this yesterday when +Zolt Levay mentioned some supplemental footage at the #HubbleHeritage  site. http://heritage.stsci.edu/2015/05/supplemental.html

If you didn't see yesterday's show, I totally recommend it. And not just because I was there. It really was an awesome show with fantastic conversations with the science and image teams from many projects coming together to take a rare glimpse at our largest planets and its moons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf6j6WJS8Ig

#SciFri   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceFriday   #Astronomy   #Hubble25   #Space   #Hubble  ___More Jupiterian moon transits. I could watch this stuff all day.

I mean, I'd prefer to watch it in person. But I'll take what I can get.

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2015-02-06 18:34:05 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Well, I'm convinced. And I bet anti-vaxxers will be, too.

Via +Andres Soolo​.

This, this is just beautiful. Rugged individualism at its finest.___Well, I'm convinced. And I bet anti-vaxxers will be, too.

Via +Andres Soolo​.

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2015-02-06 18:30:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Lightning in Africa, seen from above -- way above. Gorgeous!

It was a dark and stormy night in space
Thunderstorms and lighting over Africa seen from the ISS on December 27, 2014. 

#ISS   #Timelapse   #Space  ___Lightning in Africa, seen from above -- way above. Gorgeous!

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2015-02-06 18:18:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

So here's a Bluetooth-connected near-infrared spectrometer that sends info about plant health, nutrition data, and more to your phone. In other words, it's a tricorder. For $250.

If we weren't living in the future before, we are now.

Via +Olivier Malinur​​.

(Update: Although, as always, caveat your emptor. Via +Luke Dones​: http://www.cnet.com/news/kickstarter-science-beware-the-marketing-hype/)

So here's a Bluetooth-connected near-infrared spectrometer that sends info about plant health, nutrition data, and more to your phone. In other words, it's a tricorder. For $250.

If we weren't living in the future before, we are now.

Via +Olivier Malinur​​.

(Update: Although, as always, caveat your emptor. Via +Luke Dones​: http://www.cnet.com/news/kickstarter-science-beware-the-marketing-hype/)___

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2015-02-06 01:58:35 (25 comments, 41 reshares, 269 +1s)Open 

Saturn's moon Iapetus has a light side and a dark side, like yin and yang. Scientists have at last figured out why.

Via +Slashdot​

Saturn's moon Iapetus has a light side and a dark side, like yin and yang. Scientists have at last figured out why.

Via +Slashdot​___

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2015-02-05 18:23:46 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Wow, this is just spectacular.

Hubble Observes Jupiter & 3 moons transiting

A relatively rare "triple occultation" of Europa, Callisto & Io was visible to astronomers late last month. Not only are we able to see three of the four Galilean Moon, but we're seeing their shadows on the face of the planet at the same time! 

The +Hubble Space Telescope team chose to observe this event that happens once or twice a decade and wow amd I glad they did! 

This is a small version of the animation that came from stills taken by Hubble. It's also the topic of today's #HubbleHangout  at noon Pacific/3pm Eastern! RSVP to the event here: http://goo.gl/cccsZV

#ScienceEveryday   #Jupiter   #SolarSystem   #Space   #Science   #Hubble   #Hubble25   #Astronomy   #Europa   #Io   #Callisto  ___Wow, this is just spectacular.

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2015-02-05 04:04:28 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

We've gotten so used to the government's being completely in the pocket of big businesses that we're genuinely astonished when they do something actually pro-citizen instead. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one ... but maybe, just maybe, it's for real.

That would be nice.

We've gotten so used to the government's being completely in the pocket of big businesses that we're genuinely astonished when they do something actually pro-citizen instead. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one ... but maybe, just maybe, it's for real.

That would be nice.___

2015-02-04 18:29:47 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

In short, be kind and respectful. But this is a great, characteristically thoughtful enumeration of some important implications of those principles. If I could staple this to my tablet, I would.

On Moderation: An Ass-Backward Guide to Managing a Community Which Extends From Revolutionary Socialists to Anarcho-Capitalists

(1) When responding as editor, always assume that you are talking to a reasonable person making the most reasonable possible version of their argument. This is not always true in the real world, but this sort of bad-faith good-faith heads off any risk of escalating, tit-for-tat misinterpretation of the other person's argument.

(2) A new member of the community, especially a dissenting member, will often appear to be a troll. Dissenting members who have been socialized to dissent helpfully eventually become valuable members of the community.

(3) Use soft power until you have reached its limits. If the community has a disruptive member who disagrees with you, see if you can get someone who agrees with the disruptive person to intervene on your behalf. It will seem less like you're punishing dissent.

(4) There is no reason to be rude or cruel to someone whom you will not have a continuing relationship with. If you need to exercise hard power -- banning, reporting, excluding -- decide that that's what you need to do, do it, and don't comment on the subject.

(5) Try to be epistemically multilingual. If you can explain a position using only assumptions that you and the other person share, don't try to force a new set of assumptions down their throat. More than likely, they'll just reject your position outright, and you will no longer have anything interesting to talk about.

(6) The most difficult problem an ideological diverse community faces is not antisocial disagreement, but antisocial agreement. It is difficult to convince people that any such thing exists, but community punishment of people who operate outside the editorial consensus can stifle dissent and cause the community to go wildly awry.

(7) Hard apriorists are not a useful part of most conversations. If someone believes he can determine the appropriate federal funds rate from I Think, Therefore I Am, you will probably not have a productive conversation with him, and it is best to politely tell him that he is being ignored.

(8) Biographical details are important. They are anecdotal, but not peripheral. If someone believes they have insights into their own region, ethnicity, profession, gender, government, family, or life experiences, this is likely to be true. What's more, people demand more respect for their own lived experiences than for beliefs which they hold for other reasons.

It is fair to demand that people tread carefully around biographical details and lived experience.

(9) People overgeneralize from their own biographies. Anecdotal experience derived from lived experience is important. It is, however, still anecdotal. If you are inclined to make a strident point based on a biographical argument, it would help if you also went and found some data to support it rather than simply demanding concession from the person you're arguing with.

If you see someone genuinely trying to make a fair argument against your biographical details and lived experience, try to assume that it was made in good faith. 

(10) If you find yourself looking at a Wikipedia page to construct an argument against someone whom you believe to be better-informed on a subject than you, stop. At best, you are denying yourself the opportunity to learn something from a subject matter expert -- even one who turns out to be wrong. At worst, you are about to embarrass yourself. 

(11) Argument about rules of evidence, especially in the middle of another argument,  is seldom productive. If you are aware of the rules of evidence generally adhered to by the people you're arguing with, try to produce evidence which at least meets that standard, and table the argument about evidentiary rules until it can be addressed separately.

(Note: If you have seen this before, and you are seeing it again now, it's because I've pinned the rules for my space to the top of my profile.)___In short, be kind and respectful. But this is a great, characteristically thoughtful enumeration of some important implications of those principles. If I could staple this to my tablet, I would.

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2015-02-03 21:01:48 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Van Gogh's "Starry Night" was likely inspired by a contemporary image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy.

Via +Boing Boing​.

Van Gogh's "Starry Night" was likely inspired by a contemporary image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy.

Via +Boing Boing​.___

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2015-02-03 19:17:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

If the sun were replaced by other stars, and we somehow didn't boil or freeze to death, it would look like this. Science-fiction imaginations ... engage!

If the sun were replaced by other stars, and we somehow didn't boil or freeze to death, it would look like this. Science-fiction imaginations ... engage!___

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2015-02-03 18:50:33 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Haven't had time to watch the video yet, but apparently this woman is building a replica Apollo spacecraft display!

Haven't had time to watch the video yet, but apparently this woman is building a replica Apollo spacecraft display!___

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2015-02-02 21:41:07 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

This weekend, +Kimberly Lichtenberg and I had the pleasure of hosting our friend +Kat Robison, who was doing her 30th Birthday Victory Lap of the US. Thanks to Kat's phenomenal cooties, we somehow dragged ourselves out of bed at 3AM Saturday, lurched to Kim's car, and drove 2.5 hours to Vandenburg.

There, we happily watched a Delta II rocket lift the SMAP spacecraft into space, where it will spend the next several years measuring the water content of Earth's topsoil. We'll get a lot of science from this: measures of our home planet's carbon and water cycles, weather, and climate. (More info at http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/.)

Astonishingly, I realized afterward, this was the first launch I'd attended in person since Spirit launched in 2003. 2003! Almost 12 years ago! The magnitude of that gap isn't entirely my fault; I nearly saw the MSL launch but had to leave... more »

This weekend, +Kimberly Lichtenberg and I had the pleasure of hosting our friend +Kat Robison, who was doing her 30th Birthday Victory Lap of the US. Thanks to Kat's phenomenal cooties, we somehow dragged ourselves out of bed at 3AM Saturday, lurched to Kim's car, and drove 2.5 hours to Vandenburg.

There, we happily watched a Delta II rocket lift the SMAP spacecraft into space, where it will spend the next several years measuring the water content of Earth's topsoil. We'll get a lot of science from this: measures of our home planet's carbon and water cycles, weather, and climate. (More info at http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/.)

Astonishingly, I realized afterward, this was the first launch I'd attended in person since Spirit launched in 2003. 2003! Almost 12 years ago! The magnitude of that gap isn't entirely my fault; I nearly saw the MSL launch but had to leave early because of a family emergency. But still! Twelve years is too long to go between launches.

I have to say, though, that as fun as it was, on a purely visual level, this was ... not the most impressive launch I've seen. It started beautifully, but after the rocket had risen not much more than its own apparent height, it went behind thick cloud cover and was almost completely lost from sight. You can see this in the attached launch video, where you'll also hear the good-natured "AWWWW" of the attendees. I hope the next launch will be more visually impressive -- but in any case, I won't be waiting more than a decade for it, of that I'm sure.

Five hours of driving, five minutes of watching a launch -- and worth it. Thanks, Kat's cooties! Turn 30 more often!___

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2015-02-02 07:13:19 (15 comments, 9 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

The article is excellent throughout, but I'm sharing it as much for the headline as for the content. It'll make a great mantra in vaccination arguments.

Via +Greg Linden​.

The article is excellent throughout, but I'm sharing it as much for the headline as for the content. It'll make a great mantra in vaccination arguments.

Via +Greg Linden​.___

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