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Buddhini Samarasinghe has been shared in 302 public circles

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Becky Collins0Engagers Showcase 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 ?2014-04-23 05:59:02400123CC G+
Circlemania !!!0in this circle you can find people keen to publish, share, track and unr to good communities. see and discover new friends and circles that may interest you. Do not forget to follow me as: +Andres Aguilar  #circle   #circleshare   #circlemaina   #circlemeup  2014-04-19 15:48:55498232129CC G+
Richard Green0Engagers Showcase Circle, April 17, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. Two of the posts below attracted too much engagement to be usable for the circle, but I am including links to them for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Adding cubeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/WqimoVTZWL3Flower and snail shell (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5st1n4VBMh5April Fools' Dayhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Mxa1TNjYo4r“Trinity” by Jen Starkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gfRheBovSZUHyperbolic honeycombs (reshared from +Roice Nelson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/59yPx8yoFbuCoxeter—Conway friezeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/4XvYb9biaLpTriple helix staircase (reshared from +Romain Brasselet)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/SRJ7CqGNrtLWhich airport is closest to you?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FxxdDb6orPy“Spinning Cosmos” by Paul Friedlanderhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/RjnVfRhBPmZStrč prst skrz krkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/h87PZWs2MSbMersenne primes and perfect numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cLWBTddiSyy“Urge to fly” by Hermin Abramovitchhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j2K97AvLvAoKeeper of Time (reshared from +Michael Quinn)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QnaHrgKjsUUSeven mutual2014-04-17 04:49:32487174139218CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/1)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca   #sharedcircles   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:25:36432633258CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu41,745I do not remember why I have called this circle Zero when I gave it this final form. Anyway, it's a circle of value, it's not a "push". So, don't feel obliged with anything. A "+1" will be greatly appreciated.Thank you very much! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  I still have some great difficulties to connect properly to G+, so I hope that you understand that. "Engagement" means connecting. I have to assure you that you haven't lost me :) Of course, if you feel that I don't "interact" with you as much as you like, don't be afraid and uncircle me! 2014-03-28 10:52:1148713273168CC G+
Catherine Tramell1,023My Travel and Vacation CirclePlease Join and share this circel#Beach#Vacation#Sunset#Holiday#Architecture#TravelTips#Luxury#Italy#TravelTuesday#Hotel#Greece#Beaches#RealEstate#Thailand#TravelPhotography#Tourism#Indonesia#Traveling#Australia#Quote #CircleShare#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#buy_GooglePlus_followers#SharedPublicCircles#GooglePlusTips#Google+#Google#PublicSharedCircles#Engagers#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SocialMedia#EngagersCircle#Marketing#Influencer#SocialMedi2014-03-27 09:46:03500035CC G+
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235192052CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000516CC G+
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015CC G+
Becky Collins5,164 Social Sciences 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 !#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-03-18 12:35:31305008CC G+
Carlos Esteban39,158ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find a sample of recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle :) Have a great Sunday! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#72014-03-16 14:11:22498584862CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826830CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC 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+
John Nuntiatio28,623#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-03-01 15:15:34459271930CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,116circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment   #news  2014-02-23 08:38:002986725CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Scott Lewis119,839*The Amazing Women Circle*So as today's Hangout from +STEM Women on G+ w/ +Jonathan Eisen started, I decided to go back through my "Amazing Women's Circle" and feature the fantastic people that enrich my life, particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These brilliant women contribute regularly here on +Google+ and are a shining example of how it doesn't matter what sex or gender you are, everyone can do remarkable things.Please feel free to share this about and let me know in the comments if there are more Amazing Women I should add to this group! #STEMWomen   #GenderEquality   #Equality   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceSunday  2014-02-16 21:06:57103261529CC G+
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182224CC G+
Carlos Esteban35,966ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: ►A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science, #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor. ►Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) ►And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Valentine’s day!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle 2014#62014-02-14 19:25:01464614865CC G+
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221930CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453492573CC G+
Carlos Esteban33,566ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find: -A sample of recent and repeat engagers with my posts on #science , #animals and #landscape pictures, #sciencefiction and #humor . -Some people that include me in the circles that they curate… or that have not included me yet but I would love to be :) -And some people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts regardless if they circle me back or not. The categories are not exclusive and many people are in more than one. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice Sunday!Carlos #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare   #thursdaycircle    #thursdaycircleshared    #circlethursday #circle  2014#42014-01-26 13:53:24495160150199CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213CC G+
Peter Edenist29,163TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle. #science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 16:26:413258081109CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu0Circle O, a very interesting circle of mixed people :)It's packed up with my Invincible, and has also a few "rewards".Feel free to do anything you desire with it, but be sure that a plus one will be greatly appreciated :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumsharing  2014-01-22 23:03:19467603875CC G+
Carlos Esteban32,281ENGAGERS and other INTERESTING PEOPLE Here you will find recent and repeat engagers, people that include me in shared circles, and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Add the circle and check them out. Maybe you like some of them! Feel free to re-share the circle if you wish. I will appreciate it. Have a nice day!Carlos 2014#3#circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-16 13:53:50491130129181CC G+
Artur M.34,801A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-13 10:29:00460422569CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu31,724The ComplexThis is indeed, one of my most complex circles :)After my incredible last days, when I did only re-arranging my new added circles, I have seen almost three thousand accounts, one by one.I sent the notification, but you are not compelled to do anything :)If you like, a +1 will be ok with me :)If you add the circle, the good will be yours, because you'll have the G+ best in it!2014-01-10 00:06:44435745176CC G+
Richard Green52,056Engagers Showcase Circle, January 9, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I waited too long to share the circle, so I ran out of room. As a consequence, several of my recent posts will be included next time instead.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.50,000 followershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CXAHuH8epQaHyperbolic honeycombs (reshared from +Roice Nelson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XkTecGK6CghMarie Antoinette: Let Them Eat Niphttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hu9YeJxPVPmMy daughter jugglinghttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/F38QyMXs7YDBridge photography (reshared from +Eric Larson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XQsEw9CtLjSWhite-throated Kingfisher (reshared from +Anuradha Goyal)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/H6zMhGj3aS5What's up with 163?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7enyPxZW3RBSeascape (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3XxHeKz61wcLittlewood's Law of Miracleshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gLmKu3vPXhsKnot theorists of the world untie!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HLmx56CSPDEMelted crayon artwork (reshared from +Laura Ockel)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FkeBeRvtnRR5-dimensional hypercubehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9soBKs4TtRmAs alwa2014-01-09 22:16:33499194148242CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky75,337This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-09 00:53:44453431965CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,832 *Active Engager's Circle*If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Please re-share the circle to increase the exposure of all these friendly and interactive people.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagers   #science   #sciencecircle  2014-01-04 22:40:36476463892CC G+
Carlos Esteban30,646ENGAGERS + INTERESTING PEOPLE So here is my first circle of 2014… actually my first circle ever! This is the first time that I create and share a circle. Here you will find recent engagers and people that publish interesting, useful or amusing posts. Maybe you like some of them. Happy New Year! #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #sharedcircle #circleshare  #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #circlethursday #circle2014-01-01 13:25:133659347140CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski38,062Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!2013-12-29 06:11:00479411770CC G+
Georgia Mizuleva1,739Very Creative People Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #circle  2013-12-21 23:26:22470161223CC G+
The Big Green Circle Machine11,723This is version 1 of The Big Green Snowball. It is called that because, according to my market research, The Big Yellow Snowball is not a good name for a shared circle.If you'd like to be in the next version of this circle, all you need to do is (a) to circle this page, +The Big Green Circle Machine, and (b) to engage with this circle in some way. If you don't want to reshare it, you can +1 it or leave a comment. When the circle is full, the rules for continued inclusion will probably become more restrictive.If you don't want to be in any more circles like this, uncircling this page will ensure that you won't be. Alternatively, you can just ask to be removed by leaving a comment below.Future versions of this circle may send notifications.2013-12-20 22:46:25331564360CC G+
Justin Matthew6,912Justin's Circle Share....quick circle I put together of people that engage and provide content to keep your circles humming! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-17 03:07:5650011923CC G+
Ben Douglas0WE LOVE TECHNOLOGY! #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #technologytrends  2013-12-16 15:10:48500101CC G+
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213CC G+
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229231631CC G+
Christy Sandhoff23,213Richard Green is one to add here on G+, and his shared circles are usually heavy with good users too. Richard Green originally shared: Engagers Showcase Circle, December 13 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I ran out of room, so I have omitted my three most recent posts, but they will be included next time.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Would you like a Google Glass invitation?I have some to give away here:https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/EK5sXywqb3jThe best photo I've taken by accidenthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/K9L3jKhkVWNJames Grime and his Dicehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/iQy6GkfD5XPThe art of Victo Ngai (reshared from +Laura Ockel)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Vp26p31aHNnHypothetical picture of John Lennonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KXxSaTMSUHZDogs, cats, and Feynmanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7wchHt3FgdQGaming during classhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LKM3AQdq4SMMy dogs, through Glasshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/R8WAvwFLmWqTips on using circles well from +Gary Matthews https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MGuUDqaiZpLSummer Sunset, Desert Sun by +Debashish Samaddar https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j1vL5iL9j36As always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-12-13 22:58:45492321744CC G+
Richard Green47,649Engagers Showcase Circle, December 13 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I ran out of room, so I have omitted my three most recent posts, but they will be included next time.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Would you like a Google Glass invitation?I have some to give away here:https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/EK5sXywqb3jThe best photo I've taken by accidenthttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/K9L3jKhkVWNJames Grime and his Dicehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/iQy6GkfD5XPThe art of Victo Ngai (reshared from +Laura Ockel)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Vp26p31aHNnHypothetical picture of John Lennonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KXxSaTMSUHZDogs, cats, and Feynmanhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7wchHt3FgdQGaming during classhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LKM3AQdq4SMMy dogs, through Glasshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/R8WAvwFLmWqTips on using circles well from +Gary Matthews https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MGuUDqaiZpLSummer Sunset, Desert Sun by +Debashish Samaddar https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j1vL5iL9j36As always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-12-13 22:03:07494223144246CC G+
Peter Smith0#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-07 21:23:27499000CC G+
Peter Smith0#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-05 19:51:38499000CC G+
Peter Smith0#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-05 19:50:26488000CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,016Active Engager's CircleIf you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagerscircle   #science   #sciencecircle  2013-12-05 18:31:07494532488CC G+


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2014-04-20 13:50:41 (30 comments, 27 reshares, 111 +1s)

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 8 - Tumor-Promoting Inflammation

After a too-long hiatus, here is my eighth article in this series :) The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten anti-cancer defense mechanisms that are hardwired into our cells, that must be breached by a cell on the path towards cancer. The Eighth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as "Tumor-Promoting Inflammation". All seven previous Hallmark articles can be found here: http://goo.gl/IDGfLp

As always, because this is such a complex topic, I don't want to skip details at the cost of avoiding TL;DR. So I've written a far more detailed explanation (complete with my own diagrams!) that is easier to follow on +Scientific American, and I highly recommend you check it out here: http://goo.gl/ThMpl9. In this article, I explain the complex relationship between inflammation and cancer, and how our own immune system can... more »

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2014-04-18 16:07:19 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)

Perfect Blue Skies

Yellow sun in the blue sky
all those cattails in the wind
I got something in my eye

Probably the bluest sky I've ever seen here in Glasgow, not a single cloud for miles. It's been a long time coming. 

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2014-04-10 21:04:09 (17 comments, 15 reshares, 53 +1s)

Monkey Planet

The Beeb has a wonderful new series featuring Professor George McGavin from the University of Oxford. Titled Monkey Planet, it describes the various species of primates that inhabit our planet. The footage is amazing, which isn't a surprise given it's a BBC Nature documentary. I think my favourite part so far was this behind-the-scenes clip of Bonobos. They are so adorably playful and boisterous!

If you have access to the BBC iPlayer (or ahem, a handy plugin that allows you to view UK content) this series is definitely worth checking out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01r52gr

+Erin Kane this might be of interest to you, if you haven't seen it already!

#ScienceEveryday  

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2014-04-08 18:40:44 (14 comments, 27 reshares, 101 +1s)

"Tobacco Killing Cancer": Say it Ain't So

There's a new research finding making the rounds on sensationalised mass media with breathless headlines about how a molecule from the tobacco plant can 'explode' and kill cancer cells. The work is actually very interesting, but as usual the #ScienceMediaHype  is not warranted. So what is it all about?

✤ Scientists were looking at a molecule isolated from the flowers of the ornamental tobacco plant Nicotiana alata. This molecule, named NaD1 derives its name from Nicotiana alata defensin 1. NaD1 is part of a group of molecules known as defensins, which are really interesting in their own right.

✤ What are defensins? They are small protein molecules found across many different species of animals and plants. As their name implies, these molecules function as part of theh... more »

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2014-03-30 14:55:05 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 66 +1s)

Cake Overload

Not really, no such thing as 'too much cake'. That white chocolate almond cake is looking particularly delicious. 

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2014-03-25 18:03:16 (44 comments, 57 reshares, 107 +1s)

"Exploding Cancer Cells" Explained

By now many of you may have seen reports of a new 'breakthrough' in cancer research resulting in 'exploding cancer cells' (http://goo.gl/MT1j7z). These reports are in reference to a new study published in the journal Cell. What exactly does this mean, and how realistic is it to expect this treatment to reach patients anytime soon?

✤ In this study, scientists focused on a very aggressive, essentially incurable type of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. Glioblastomas typically have a lot of things wrong with it, meaning most of our inherent hard-wired cellular defense mechanisms (http://goo.gl/fFw7xP) have been overridden. Even worse, glioblastomas tend to harbor a subset of cells known as 'cancer stem cells' that are resistant to treatment and can repopulate the tumor following treatment(... more »

2014-03-23 18:35:25 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

Join us for a Science on Google+ HOA as we speak to +Akinola Emmanuel and Dr +shilpa keerthivasan about their recently published research on cancer signalling (http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/6/225/225ra28). We will discuss the basics of cancer signalling, explain the link between inflammation and cancer, and how their research identifies a novel role for immune cells in the development of colon cancer. This Pub Talks HOA will be part of a series in which we explain published research in a jargon-free manner that is understandable to the public.

This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe and you can tune in on Sunday March 23rd at 2 PM CDT/ 12PM PDT/ 7 PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.

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2014-03-22 12:14:49 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 42 +1s)

The Sex Wars of Ducks

Some of you may have seen this video already, but in case you haven't, it is a strange wonderful narration of duck mating habits by Isabella Rossellini.

Here's a write-up from Nature explaining the phenomenon http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091223/full/news.2009.1159.html

#forduckssake    #ScienceEveryday  

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2014-03-19 15:22:13 (31 comments, 33 reshares, 114 +1s)

Cancer Signalling: The Wnt Pathway

We are multi-cellular animals, and as such, our cells need to communicate with each other, so they can act in a coordinated manner in response to the environment. The basis of this communication comes from a process known as cell signalling. Various signalling molecules surrounding the cellular environment can stimulate cells to grow and divide at the appropriate time. When these carefully regulated cellular processes go wrong, cancer happens.

✤ The Wnt Signalling Pathway (pronounced 'wint') is one of the most studied signalling pathways in molecular biology.  Discovered over thirty years ago, it is also a pathway that is frequently disrupted in cancer, particularly colon cancer. What is this pathway and how does it work?

✤ In Wnt signalling, the key effector is a molecule known as beta catenin. Undernorm... more »

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2014-03-07 16:09:50 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 89 +1s)

Daffodils in the sun

So far today there has been rain, snow, hail and wind, along with the brightest sunlight and bluest sky I have seen in days. The weather really can't make up its mind! These daffodils didn't seem to mind too much though! 

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2014-03-02 16:47:22 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 79 +1s)

Gorgeous Gorse

I love how hardy and indifferent gorse bushes can be to the surrounding harshness of the Scottish scenery. It's been a busy couple of weeks so it was nice to have a break and get away to Edinburgh for a bit.



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2014-02-17 17:27:01 (38 comments, 7 reshares, 119 +1s)

The Secrets of Life: Why I Got Into STEM By +Buddhini Samarasinghe 
Our team is sharing our inspiration for becoming involved in STEM. In this post, Buddhini tells how her passion in molecular biology began in a somewhat unlikely place - after reading a wildly popular novel about DNA cloning... written by an anti-science author no less! (Can you guess the book?)

Buddhini’s tale shows the importance of popular culture in igniting the scientific spark amongst young people. She also demonstrates the central role that parents can play in supporting young girls who have an interest in STEM. Rather than following narrow cultural expectations, Buddhini has turned her scientific curiosity into a career dedicated to research and public outreach.

We'll be bringing you more tales from our Role Models series from our new website! Read Buddhini'spo... more »

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2014-02-16 16:11:30 (20 comments, 10 reshares, 140 +1s)

Snowdrops are starting to Spring up

I adore seeing snowdrops because it's a sign that winter is on its way out. Next up the crocuses and then the daffodils :-) 

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2014-02-14 22:25:07 (9 comments, 21 reshares, 111 +1s)

The Science of Slinky Drops

Watching QI is, without fail, a great way to learn new things that make me go... "Hah that's quite interesting!" (yeah, you saw that coming!). This time Stephen Fry was talking about slinky drops, specifically how the bottom of the slinky does not move when it is released from the top. See the image below.

How does this happen? Unsurprisingly, gravity is involved. When we drop an object, we remove the force supporting it that balances the weight of that object, so that it accelerates towards to ground due to gravity. So far so good. But there are additional forces at play when it comes to a slinky.

The hanging slinky is 'stretched out', or under tension, because of its own weight. The slinky is in equilibrium, so the tension equals the weight. When released, the tension changes, disrupting the equilibrium. This change... more »

2014-02-13 18:07:54 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Jonathan Eisen on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Jonathan is a Professor at UC Davis and also the Academic Editor-in-Chief for PLOS Biology (http://www.plosbiology.org/). He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This is an important issue that affects both men and women.

This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos, and you can tune in on Sunday February 16th at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.

Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.net

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2014-02-12 15:02:25 (64 comments, 120 reshares, 172 +1s)

Why Don't Naked Mole Rats get Cancer?

Naked mole rats are the most fascinating of creatures. There are many reasons I say this, but today I want to focus on one particular feature about them that is just an amazing example of how weird and wonderful they are. Naked mole rats are extremely resistant to cancer - tumors have never been observed in them. How on earth do they manage this?

✤ Before I explain the exact mechanism, we need to go over some basics. A tumor is an aggregation of cells. Cells generally don't like to be too close to each other - in the lab, if a petri-dish has too many cells on it, the overcrowding makes them stop growing. We call this contact inhibition. The cells sense that they are too close to each other and secrete signaling molecules into their surroundings known as anti-growth factors. These molecules signal the cells tos... more »

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2014-02-11 11:03:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 86 +1s)

View from a train window

I was going through my phone and deleting some old photos when I came across this one. It brought back a lot of memories. I took it on the way to Kandy, from Colombo. The views on either side of the train were breathtaking, passing through lush forests and sleepy valleys, past coconut palms and pale blue skies. It's one of my favourite photos, because it reminds me of the adventure of exploring Kandy that day. 

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2014-02-02 14:26:41 (42 comments, 2 reshares, 143 +1s)

Brrr

On the shores of Loch Lomond, a chilly Scottish winter day. 

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2014-02-02 12:02:58 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 140 +1s)

Bread Heaven

Country loaves, Focaccia, Rye... Ah! 

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2014-01-24 14:53:55 (26 comments, 24 reshares, 89 +1s)

Mantis Shrimp and the Technicolor World

Pretty much everyone has seen the fantastic Oatmeal comic about the Mantis Shrimp by now (http://goo.gl/ZgX7pZ). Because the mantis shrimp has such amazingly complex eyes, we assumed that they would see the world around them in an unimaginable array of colors. A publication in the journal Science indicates that this is not the case.

✤ Mantis shrimp eyes have between 16 and 21 different photoreceptor types - in contrast, we have only 3 (green, blue and red). Why does the mantis shrimp need so many photoreceptor types, and what do they do?

✤ To answer this question, scientists designed an experiment to test the mantis shrimp's color discriminating abilities. They used a two-way choice test to train the animals to specific wavelengths with food rewards. They presented the choice to the animal using a pair of optical fibersand... more »

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2014-01-22 19:59:34 (41 comments, 4 reshares, 112 +1s)

Fact: Cake makes everything better. 

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2014-01-20 18:50:40 (110 comments, 11 reshares, 158 +1s)

Outing as a Weapon: Don't be a Dick

I've been on the fence about whether I should write this post or not, but decided to do it because it feels a bit cowardly not to. I have a lot of thoughts about this topic so it's a bit of a muddle; bear with me if they appear jumbled.

Choosing to write under a pseudonym can allow you to write more candidly, but it also gives people power over you, and sometimes this power gets abused. Let me explain.

I used to pride myself on how when I'd Google my name, nothing would show up. However, I've followed science bloggers for years, lurking in the sidelines, consuming their content voraciously all the while never commenting, never dipping my toes in the actual content-creation side of it. I liked being a nobody, and I was happy being anonymous.

All that changed when I signed up for Google+ in 2011 and... more »

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2014-01-16 19:19:58 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 67 +1s)

Sunny Scotland

Yes it does happen, just very very rarely! I took these in 2010 when we went to Islay for the weekend. It's a beautiful place, with gorgeous beaches and crystal clear blue water that was freezing cold even in the summer :-D

Here you go +Tiffany Henry :-) 

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2014-01-14 16:20:21 (74 comments, 40 reshares, 216 +1s)

Scientists Should Stick to Science

A few weeks ago, I was invited to submit an essay for the 2014 Edge Annual Question. Every year the science website Edge asks a question and invites scientists, thinkers and philosophers to submit their answers. This year their question was "What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement?".

The idea I wish to retire is "Scientists Should Stick to Science". I really enjoyed writing this, and I hope you like it.

You can read the full essay here: http://www.edge.org/response-detail/25464

"There is a tacit understanding, a custom in the culture of science, that scientists practice the scientific method in the confines of the Ivory Tower. Scientists are seen as impartial, aloof, individuals with a single-minded focus on their work and out of touch with the realities of the world around them.... more »

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2014-01-13 14:46:19 (58 comments, 66 reshares, 127 +1s)

"Sticky Balls" and Cancer Therapy

There have been several reports (http://goo.gl/JkyXkL) of a new 'breakthrough' cancer therapy that uses nanoparticles tagged with cancer killing proteins. What exactly does this mean, and how realistic is it to expect this treatment to reach patients anytime soon?

Let's go over the findings first. 

✤ Scientists at Cornell University first created nanoparticles (in this case, tiny lipid droplets that were measured to be just over 100 nm diameter). Next, they attached two proteins to these nanoparticles.

✤ The first was a protein known as TRAIL. TRAIL is basically a "DIE RIGHT NOW!" signal to any cell that comes in contact with it; it induces a cellular suicide program known as apoptosis (http://goo.gl/AhV95g). The second protein was E-selectin, which is a cell adhesion molecule.Thin... more »

2014-01-12 20:51:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)

Can you believe it! The +Science on Google+ community is approaching 200k members! We'll have reached that number by this weekend, so we're going to have a huge community celebration!

Join your hosts +Scott Lewis and +Buddhini Samarasinghe as they start the celebration of being the #1 science community and the #10 community in all of Google+!! 

During our Hangout On Air, you'll get a chance to meet the moderators  who dedicate so much time and energy into making sure that good, high quality science content is showcased in the community. 

After we hear from the moderators on who they are, we'll have a discussion on what the curator team looks at for community posts to get put on the Curator's Choice

We are all extremely excited to be celebrating with all 200,000 of you! Let's stay curious and find new and betterways t... more »

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2014-01-10 22:05:36 (87 comments, 86 reshares, 166 +1s)

Lost in Translation: British and American backgrounds in Academia

Too good not to share! I read the green column and understand it the red column way. There is no confusion.

However, I struggle with the American approach of self promotional language, where you have to blatantly sell yourself and impress everyone with how awesome you are. I cringed so much when I had to do it in the US! I much prefer the British self deprecating humility, although they too can take it too far sometimes. 

H/t +Ed Yong on Twitter 

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2014-01-08 12:58:18 (46 comments, 1 reshares, 66 +1s)

Scottish Countryside

Well, kinda. It's grey and barren and yet there is a somewhat desolate beauty about it. 

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2014-01-06 14:10:20 (59 comments, 62 reshares, 162 +1s)

The Mutant Lobster

Last night the BBC had an interesting documentary (Nature's Weirdest Events) which featured a really bizarre creature; the two-colored lobster, split right down the middle where one half was bright orange, and the other half was muddy brown. How does this work?

✤ To understand this, first we need to go over how lobster pigmentation works. Normal lobsters are colored muddy brown. They get their color from their diet as they grow and develop.

✤ Lobsters feed on a diet of shellfish and other organisms, containing the red pigment astaxanthin, an antioxidant compound. It is also the same pigment that gives salmon and flamingos their pink color. So why are lobsters a muddy brown, instead of pink like a flamingo?

✤ When the red pigment is absorbed from the diet, it is laid down into the muscles that lie beneath the shell. Over aperio... more »

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2014-01-01 15:37:42 (47 comments, 20 reshares, 99 +1s)

What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Why?

Every year, the science website Edge (www.edge.org) has an annual question, which is answered by scientists, philosophers and thinkers. I really like their question from 2008, and I was curious what the G+ world had as a response. Here is the question in full;

When thinking changes your mind, that's philosophy
When God changes your mind, that's faith
When facts change your mind, that's science

WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?

Science is based on evidence. What happens when the data change? How have scientific findings or arguments changed your mind?

For me, the biggest thing I've changed my mind about would be how we report scientific findings. I used to be neutral about the whole Open Access debate. Now? I am fully supportive of efforts to make scientific... more »

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2013-12-30 14:31:17 (64 comments, 11 reshares, 54 +1s)

The Value of Repair

This is an extremely thought provoking piece from Aeon Magazine that I read over the holidays. It's about how the ability to repair our material possessions used to be the norm, and added value to them. Now we're moving away from that culture, to a place where 'opening up' a machine can void its warranty. Things have become 'single use' and disposable. I'm not sure if that's a good thing.

"Equally detrimental to a culture of mending is the ever more hermetic nature of technology. DIY fixes become impossible either physically (the unit, like your MacBook lead, is sealed) or technically (you wouldn’t know where to start). Either way, the warranty is void the moment you start tinkering. Add that to a climate in which you pay for the service or accessories rather than for the item — inks are pricier than printers, mobilepho... more »

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2013-12-28 17:14:37 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)

Delicious dinner at Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Cambridge. I like how the platter of cured meats is sat on cans of chopped tomatoes! 

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2013-12-27 15:30:52 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)

Insanely busy streets packed full of shoppers but it's still very pretty here! 

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2013-12-26 16:07:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 71 +1s)

Kings College

Frosty winter afternoon at King's College in Cambridge. The town is fairly empty of the usual tourists. 

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2013-12-24 00:28:20 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)

Project 365 Update

12 days of adjusting to life in the UK. Fewer daylight hours mean many of the photos are indoors with bad lighting. Guess I need to make more of an effort in the mornings!

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2013-12-23 23:40:42 (15 comments, 14 reshares, 66 +1s)

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 7 - Genome Instability and Mutation

The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten anti-cancer defense mechanisms that are hardwired into our cells, that must be breached by a cell on the path towards cancer. The Seventh Hallmark of Cancer is defined as "Genome Instability and Mutation". All six previous Hallmark articles can be found here: http://goo.gl/IDGfLp

Even though a tumor begins with a single mutant cell in our body, the cells of that tumor eventually end up differing from each other. Not all cancer cells are equal. They vary, they compete with each other, and the fittest survive to pass on their mutant genes to daughter cells which continue to vary, compete and survive. This is because cancer cells evolve. How do they do this? What is the source of all this genetic variation? As always, the full length article published on +Scientific... more »

2013-12-21 10:00:39 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 42 +1s)

Richard Lenski: Actuary
Richard Lenski's E. Coli Long Term Evolution Experiment is famous. He was lucky. Down the trouser leg of another more probable timeline he'd be an actuary advising insurance companies on their premiums.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escherichia_coli_long-term_evolution_experiment

In 1988, 25 years ago, Lenski's lab imprisoned 12 populations of identical E. Coli in a nutrition-starved environment and painstakingly watched them evolve. Their results were amazing. They measured rates of evolution, saw convergence among distinct populations and, conversely, saw one group technically evolve into a new species. Evolution in a bottle: every step observed, every transitional step preserved in freezers for future analysis.
http://telliamedrevisited.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/what-weve-learned-about-evolution-from-the-ltee-number-3/

It... more »

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2013-12-15 19:30:45 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)

Gosfield Hall Photosphere

Yesterday I attended a wedding at Gosfield Hall in Essex, UK. It was a gorgeous day and this Photosphere captured the English countryside that is so famous here :-) 

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2013-12-13 12:49:31 (133 comments, 25 reshares, 120 +1s)

Bras and Breast Cancer

I recently came across an 'interesting' article by a Sydney Ross Singer who claims that there is a link between bras and breast cancer (http://goo.gl/WSf5oh). The name sounded familiar, and a quick Google search confirmed that he is indeed the infamous quackademic co-author for the book 'Dressed to Kill' published in 1995.

These claims are ridiculous, but rather than just dismissing them, I want to explain why they are ridiculous. First, let's go over exactly what Singer's claims are. He claims that bras are the 'leading cause of breast cancer', because they 'constrict and interfere with circulation' and therefore since lymph fluid cannot 'easily drain from a bra-constricted breast', the stagnant lymph fluid 'concentrates waste products', building up 'toxins' that ultimately cause cancer. Just... more »

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2013-12-11 10:49:58 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Project 365 Update

Catching up with a rather large backlog of photos from my Project 365.

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2013-12-10 03:08:05 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)

Dawn in Dubai

8 hours more. So far no delays, coughing babies or sneezing adults. Paws are crossed nevertheless. 

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2013-12-09 21:22:25 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 76 +1s)

Goodbye Sri Lanka

A somewhat smeary window but nevertheless my last view of Sri Lanka for quite a while. Heading to the UK after a long time away. 

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2013-11-30 07:02:38 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 89 +1s)

Green Cathedral

This is the closest I'll come to being spiritual :-P 

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2013-11-30 04:54:35 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)

Photosphere at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Everything is so green! 

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2013-11-30 04:21:31 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 59 +1s)

Random water monitor lizard sunbathing. He's too well camouflaged, almost stepped on him! 

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2013-11-30 01:25:36 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)

Heading out to Kandy at dawn. My first time in a train in Sri Lanka. 

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2013-11-29 16:43:04 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 140 +1s)

Dinner out with my mom for her birthday :-) Happy Birthday +Siromi Samarasinghe

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2013-11-28 19:49:16 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)

Celebrations

Even though I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, movie and dinner with friends was a nice way to celebrate yesterday's good news :). Wishing all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

Date: 29/11/2013
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2013-11-27 16:43:52 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)

Hello Passport, I've Missed You

Happiness after 97 days of heartache :)

Date: 27/11/2013
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2013-11-26 16:43:56 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

Never Too Early

Unfortunately. It's weird being in Sri Lanka during Christmas season, I think this is the first time in over a decade. 

Date: 26/11/2013
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