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Sarah Kavassalis has been shared in 81 public circles

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Çerçeve Paylaş - Circle Cool1,6242014-04-12 16:25:325006810CC G+
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151123CC G+
ibrahim aslan0SHARE 2014-03-22 14:36:56501567CC G+
Ka es0#sharedcircles  2014-03-20 06:43:285017210CC G+
shinigami kurai109This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost 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 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313CC G+
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost 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 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191527CC 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+
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550015722CC 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+
Madjid Boukri0Canadian Polar Circle 2014I purged 700 people from my Canadian Polar Circle. Those who did not circle me back mostly. If you feel you have been unjustly uncircled post a comment, bribes are accepted. You can still find the complete old circles in the database below or here http://bit.ly/1izHsS8)As usual this circle will be updated on *Google+ Shared Circles" Huge database of circles created by Chris Porter herehttp://bit.ly/KxclRuAnd may the Force be with Canadians in 2014! We need it ! #canada   #canadapost   #polarcircle2014-01-03 20:21:42403413CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science #scientists  2013-12-02 14:10:58296000CC G+
Kyle Pearce0A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic222A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome  2013-03-15 01:28:13242905CC G+
Madjid Boukri3,503Canadian 'Polar' Circle I  (Polar Circle II next)I started collecting Canadians a few weeks after the start of Google plus. There are now thousands of them and I had to split my Canadian Polar Circle in two because of the 500 Google share limit. Some people or pages here are not very active, many did not even circle me back, but I added all 'Canadians' without any restriction. This may change because carrying 900 people in circles makes you hit the 5000? limit very quick and I had to jettison some low posting G+ users.I will update the *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter and they will stay there until the planet gets fully warmed up and transformed in a red hot burning rock. there will be no more Polar anything!2013-03-10 22:05:50487103CC G+
Nicole Gugliucci19,829UPDATED First Ladies of Science CircleRemember that whole thing that happened a while ago when +Pamela Gay realized she was the only lady on the Science & Nature Suggested Users List? Well, not only were more women added as a result of our discussions (Thanks, Google!) but we put together a list or YOUR recommendations for your favorite ladies of science. These women do science, teach science, talk about science, or just plain LOVE science, and they share it with all of us here on Google+. Still missing you or one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! 2013-02-27 04:41:0515610312CC G+
Madjid Boukri2,835Canadian 'Polar' Circle I  (Polar Circle II next)I got too many Canadians now in my Canadian Polar circle and had to do some ... cleaning. Some people or pages here are not very active but I added all 'Canadians' without any restriction. I had to split in two circle because of the 500 Google share limit. You can import that in the same circle.Will be updated also on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-11-22 14:55:00487401CC G+
Nikki Crome10,618Want Interesting Content In Your Stream?Look no more for I give you SCIENCE!!This is the first time that I was asked to share a circle here on G+ :)I guarantee you will learn something new every day if you add these incredibly interesting and educated individuals ^_^....The circle for when you want something better than memes, animated gifs and photographs of kittens. #Science   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceCircle  2012-10-07 18:18:4341319217CC G+
Madjid Boukri0Canadian 'Polar' Circle updateUpdated on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-09-07 14:14:30466162CC G+
Fulvio Gerardi6,387Thanks to a circle share from +Euro Maestro, I realised its been a while since I've shared my #Whovian circles. And yes, the new series is coming soon.In case you've forgotten, there are three circles.... Guys, Gals, and Overflow (pages, androgynous, smurfs, and more guys). "Dead" Plussers have been removed, so these should all be active people.This is the Girls.2012-08-22 14:48:34347101CC G+
Fraser Cain136,858Super Science Circle - August 2012 EditionIt's time again for the latest edition of my Super Science Circle. If your stream is stale, import this shared circle and never want for knowledge again. And if anyone ever tells you Google+ is a ghost town, point them at this circle and demand they import it.Please reshare this list, to help it spread wide and far. Do it! For Science!If you're interested in my criteria, the circle contains:1. People active on Google+2. People who often post about science.I highly recommend that you import these people into a test circle and then evaluate them over the next month. Move over the people who really delight you to a more permanent circle. Then replace the test circle next month, when I share it again.If you know anyone who should be included in this list, please let me know. #sciencesunday   #evang+  2012-08-20 19:42:04434171420589CC G+
STEM Women on G+2,184STEM Women on G+ Shared Circle (Release 3)This is the first crowd-sourced, collaboratively curated circle of Women who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that are also active on G+.We had some simple criteria for inclusion in this circle; every woman in this circle has a job that relates directly to STEM or is an advanced student of STEM. They are all active users of G+ and post Publicly about their STEM discipline regularly (i.e. at least once a week).• Import these people into a brand new circle, and then move people over into your permanent circles if you like what they post.• Reshare this post, to get the STEM goodness out to as many as people as possible :)• If we have missed someone that should be included in this circle in time for our next update, please nominate them at http://goo.gl/rvKEf. We will be actively curating this circle once a month or so, removing inactive users, adding new active users, so consider this a work in progress :)• Please also make sure that the nominee has added the STEM Women on G+ Brand Page to their circles (we cannot include the nominee in this shared circle unless she does that).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This circle is curated by +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Christine Paluch, +Liz ℚuilty and +Liz Krane. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this crowd-sourced effort by sharing the original post and by nominating people for it - this wouldn't have been possible without you! #STEM #stemeducation #science #technology #engineering #maths #sharedcircleday #SharedCircles  2012-08-17 05:03:27167110233CC G+
Scott Leffler1,814With the new season of Doctor Who coming up, I thought I'd share my circle ... but it only lets you share 500 people? WTH? Anyway ... here's 500 +Doctor Who fans ...2012-08-10 22:04:09501103CC G+
Chris Robinson24,784General Science Circle- Final UpdateLast August I started this General Science Database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), which could be uploaded into Google+ using the import contacts feature. Over the last year, the database has morphed into a shared circle and more recently into +Science on Google+: A Public Database. Due to the increasing overlap with the +Science on Google+: A Public Database, this will be the last time that I will be updating and sharing this circle.If you are a scientist, science teacher, or science writer, please feel free to add your profile/page to the +Science on Google+: A Public Database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M) and circling +Science on Google+: A Public Database. 2012-07-25 14:47:31300101339CC G+
Jd Geier883My Top 99 CircleThe #top99   #sharedcircles  are going around... I figure I don't share circles that often, so here's mine.  I tried to filter out family, businesses, non-users (deleted?)... but I may have missed one or two.If you're notified of this post, you're in it. :)Want to make your own?Go to circles. Make sure 'sort by relevance' is selected at the top. Drag and drop to select roughly 100 people. Make a new circle. Maybe edit out a few personal people etc.. but thats it.. pretty simple.. Share the circle with the little share button in the middle of the new circle and tag it with #top99. Done :)2012-07-25 02:14:3499102CC G+
Dave Cole6,751I thought I would share my science circle, many of the names you have already seen and added to your own lists, I'm sure. There may be a few people that are new to you.2012-07-19 04:10:1723122320CC G+
Scott Lewis3,005The Amazing Women Circle!!As promised, I curated a circle specifically for the awesome women I have circled on Google+. I went through each and every one of these fantastic people's pages, making sure that they not only put up interesting content, but also tend to do so on a regular basis! We all need positive role models, regardless of gender, but with recent things on my mind, I felt the need to celebrate the amazing women on Google+ who add so much to this wonderful community!If any of you have recommendations for amazing women that I should add to this circle, go ahead and mention them in the comments. If you're in this circle and would like to be removed from it, please mention me in a post or email me: scott@knowthecosmos.com and I'll gladly respect your wishes and remove you. Go be awesome, everyone!2012-07-19 03:11:0286421535CC G+
Madjid Boukri0Canadian 'Polar' Circle updatedUpdated on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-07-14 15:47:57390403CC G+
Fraser Cain125,463Super Science Circle - July 2012 EditionHi everyone, it's time for the July 2012 Edition of my super science circle - and for #sciencesunday . If you're interested in sciency posts from interesting and active people, import this circle and you'll have a delightful stream.Please share this circle... for Science!I've added a handful of people, removed a few, and generally cleaned things up.I'm always looking for more people to add to this circle. People who:1. Are active, posting at least a couple of times a week. But not too active to overwhelm the stream.2. Post regularly about science. Not exclusively, but regularly.If you think you should be in this circle, just post your info in the comments below. As always, I recommend that you import these people into a temporary circle and try them on for size. Only move people to your permanent circles if you want to keep following them. 2012-07-08 20:59:084165476124CC G+
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Science and Technology Circle.... Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:46:46501105CC G+
Haroon Abbasi215People Who are walking around the earth with Google Plus..... #sharedcircles  +Public Circles +Circle Plus +Circle Share +Public Circles +Shared Circles on G+ 2012-06-25 05:42:0950023616CC G+
Risto Linturi3,370This is my science circle - I am finding their insights valuable each day!2012-06-16 09:40:0350016620CC G+
Fraser Cain120,480Super Science Circle - June 2012 editionPlease reshare this circle... for Science!Just in time for summer reading, I offer you the latest edition of my Super Science Circle. This list contains almost 400 users of Google+ who are active and post science topics. I have personally evaluated everyone in this list, and made sure they meet my exacting criteria - I think you'll find they're a fantastic addition to any circle collection.As always, I suggest that you import these people into a fresh circle. Then evaluate them for a bit. Move your favorites over to more permanent circles.And I'm always looking for people to add to the list. If you post to Google+ at least a few times a week, and include a lot of science-oriented posts, please let me know and I'll add you for the future.P.S. I was really glad to find that very few people had gone inactive this time around. People are really getting active and engaged - definitely not a ghost town.P.P.S. A big thanks to +Science on Google+: A Public Database for gathering together a large number of science-oriented people. I was able to add about 100 people to my list.2012-06-16 01:22:0239664130109CC G+
STEM Women on G+680STEM Women on G+ Shared Circle (Release 2)This is the first crowd-sourced, collaboratively curated circle of Women who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that are also active on G+. We had some simple criteria for inclusion in this circle; every woman in this circle has a job that relates directly to STEM or is an advanced student of STEM. They are all active users of G+ and post Publicly about their STEM discipline regularly (i.e. at least once a week). • Import these people into a brand new circle, and then move people over into your permanent circles if you like what they post.• Reshare this post, to get the STEM goodness out to as many as people as possible :)• If we have missed someone that should be included in this circle in time for our next update, please nominate them at http://goo.gl/rvKEf. We will be actively curating this circle once a month or so, removing inactive users, adding new active users, so consider this a work in progress :)• Please also make sure that the nominee has added the STEM Women on G+ Brand Page to their circles (we cannot include the nominee in this shared circle unless she does that).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This circle is curated by +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Liz Krane, +Liz ℚuilty and +Christine Paluch. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this crowd-sourced effort by sharing the original post and by nominating people for it - this wouldn't have been possible without you!2012-05-08 21:56:29153136530CC G+
Peter Edenist1,172Being a little different this time, I've shared a whole new bunch of people from my Scifi Circles. The usual circle will be reshared later, but if you like, see how this works for you :) Let me know if you like the circle (New people added to it)I'm titling this my second circle (not everyone fits in one!). #scifi #scififans #scififriday #scifichat #sciencesunday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome2012-04-21 09:11:34429706CC G+
Chris Robinson22,193Science Circle- Updated 4.20.12This is a great circle if you want to follow Science on Google+. As you can see in the underlying database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), we are a diverse group but we all share a common interest- SCIENCE! Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.Don't forget to check out +Science on Google+: A Public Database! Change Log15 profiles were added in this update: http://goo.gl/ob3zR.17 profiles were added on 3.15.12: http://goo.gl/MI0qe.40 profiles were added on 2.13.12: http://goo.gl/0z9KZ.32 profiles were added on 1.8.12: http://goo.gl/K8ttV.Are you a Scientist on Google+? Do you primarily post about Science? Add your name to this form (http://goo.gl/TDguw) if you would like to be considered for the next shared circle.2012-04-20 15:59:2130261512CC G+
Peter Edenist0This is my main friends circle (listed by relevance).... Includes a lot of my scifi, browncoats and Hard Scifi circles. Resharing for Friday. Please reshare if you find this circle of value. Will seperately share #Browncoats and #hardscifi circles over the next few days! #engagers #sharedcircles #scifi #awesomesaucepeople2012-04-13 12:43:18500209CC G+
Tommy Deis0#SharedCircle2012-04-06 20:47:14501000CC G+
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733CC G+
Fraser Cain41,453Super Science Circle... sharedIt's been a little while since I shared the super science circle, so I figured it was time to get the word out again.Please share this postIf you love science, you'll love this circle. It's filled with working scientists, journalists, science enthusiasts, even an astronaut!As always, I recommend you import these people into a brand new temporary circle, then move individuals over that you like. Or, wait for me to reshare the circle in a month or so to get an update.If you want to be in the circle, I'm looking for people who are:1. Active, posting on Google+ at least a few times a week.2. Posting often about science topics.2012-04-05 12:57:47243336456CC G+
Rihana Martinson1,449Shared for +Joseph Sullivan - Science circle! I don't recall who initially shared it with me, but thank you! I've read so many interesting things and articles in the past few days.2012-03-20 21:32:15301004CC G+
Fraser Cain34,996Super Science Circle - March, 2012Here's the most recent version of my Super Science Circle. As always, I examined every member of the circle to ensure that they're active and sciency. Please share this circle... for science!Sadly, about 30 people were removed this time around. However, I've moved them to a special "Inactive" circle, which I'll look through every time I prepare to share the main Science Circle, and incorporate anyone back in who has become active again.I've also decided to only include personal profiles in the science circle, and removed all the brand pages. I have no problem with brand pages, I just found there was a lot of overlap. This circle is about people.I'm going to be curating a second Science Brands circle, which will contain all those brands, which I'll share separately, so if you have a science-related brand page, please let me know. If you want to be a member of the Super Science Circle, I have only three requirements:1. You're a personal profile, not a brand page.2. You have been fairly active on Google+ over the last month. 3. Some of your posts are scientific in nature.If you want to be in the circle, just reply down in the comments, or get my attention somehow.As always, I recommend you import this circle into a new, temporary circle. Then review the people at your leisure. You can then delete that circle when I update.2012-03-19 18:01:342208710176CC G+
Mike Clancy2,827Added a few of my faves to +Fraser Cain 's super science circle and here you are ... .the cream of the crop!2012-03-18 19:32:27250238CC G+
Jimmy James1,980Ok... Here is what I consider to be a valuable circle indeed. My first shared circle, so why not start with the Best ....Ladies . If you know the G+ Men to Women ratio.... you know there are too few ladies out here so far. Add this circle to balance your stream a bit. There are some very interesting people in here. I left it at 400 to start in case I miss any ladies who want to be added. If I missed you and you would like to be in this circle... let me know. ....this circle includes 1 really cool guy.... the guy all these fantastic Ladies have in common2012-03-16 18:31:504001457CC G+
Chris Robinson19,669Science Circle- Updated 3.15.12This is a great circle if you want to follow Science on Google+. As you can see in the underlying database (http://goo.gl/tp06X), we are a diverse group but we all share a common interest- SCIENCE! Help spread the love of Science by sharing this circle with your friends.Science Pages: http://goo.gl/8YbCVPsychology Pages: http://goo.gl/TcTxCChange Log18 profiles were added in this update: http://goo.gl/MI0qe.40 profiles were added on 2.13.12: http://goo.gl/0z9KZ.32 profiles were added on 1.8.12: http://goo.gl/K8ttV.Are you a Scientist on Google+? Do you primarily post about Science? Add your name to this form (http://goo.gl/TDguw) if you would like to be considered for the next shared circle._______________________________________________Musician and Band Public Database: http://goo.gl/EhCJaShared Circles and Helpful Google+ Links: http://goo.gl/i604C2012-03-15 13:27:31300332831CC G+


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2013-10-21 17:01:06 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)

Canadian governmental scientists: 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do, 24% of respondents had been directly asked to exclude or alter information for non-scientific reasons, and 48% are aware of actual cases in which their department or agency suppressed information, leading to incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading impressions by the public, industry and/or other government officials.

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2013-08-19 20:13:58 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

If anyone is looking for a sciencey silk scarf, I recommend...

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2013-07-30 13:57:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Your insect photographs may benefit big science

"Photographs labelled with at least date and shooting site are scientifically more valuable, and may therefore contribute to insect biology and taxonomy, biodiversity catalogues, or species conservation."

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2013-05-02 15:10:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

Just bought an awesome print by +Psi Wavefunction (excavates are cool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excavata)

See more protist-y art here: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ocelloid/2013/04/30/some-protist-y-art/

2013-03-25 18:29:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Canadian Scientist Declines Award
A University of Alberta researcher refuses to accept a prestigious scientific award because he thought two of his collaborators should have also been honored.
"Microbiologist and immunologist Michael Houghton of the University of Alberta was told last week (March 20) that he would receive the Canada Gairdner International Award, often called the “baby Nobel,” The Canadian Press reported. But he refused to accept the award, which comes with $100,000, because he said that Qui-Lim Choo and George Kuo, who worked with him to identify the virus at the biotechnology firm Chiron Corporation in the 1980s, also deserved the prize."

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2013-03-25 00:32:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

So a friend of mine, +Steven Casagrande, just launched his business' website at http://galvant.ca/ with two very neat products for sale: a GPIB/USB adapter and a temp/humidity sensor board that communicates via I2C. Both are open-source hardware, and for the GPIB adapter, example Python code is provided for talking to many common instruments.

I'm excited for the possibilities are opened by having good quality open-source and well-documented lab equipment, and I think that Galvant is doing a great start at making that happen!

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2013-03-22 19:27:40 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Grandma got STEM

Wanted: grandmothers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics – related fields)

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2013-03-21 12:47:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

The update from Planck. Slight adjustments to some major things, like the age of the universe (we're 13.81 billion years now), along with composition (now 68.3% dark energy, 26.8% dark matter, and ~5% regular matter).

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=51551
See also: http://www.nature.com/news/planck-telescope-peers-into-the-primordial-universe-1.12658 and http://www.sciops.esa.int/index.php?project=PLANCK&page=Planck_Published_Papers

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2013-03-08 15:30:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Northern hemisphere dwellers: For those looking for comet L4 PANSTARRS, start looking to the western sky after sunset.

2013-02-15 16:29:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Watch 2012 DA14 go by us live thanks to the Murrumbateman Observatory in Australia

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2013-02-14 14:59:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

For February 14th: The Heart & Soul Nebulae (IC1805 and IC1848)

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2013-02-14 13:58:26 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

First three-year LHC running period reaches a conclusion

Geneva 14 February 2013. At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN1 Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, bringing the machine’s first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. The LHC’s first run has seen major advances in physics, including the discovery of a new particle that looks increasingly like the long–sought Higgs boson, announced on 4 July 2012. And during the last weeks of the run, the remarkable figure of 100 petabytes of data stored in the CERN mass-storage systems was surpassed. This data volume is roughly equivalent to 700 years of full HD-quality movies.

Learn more about computing at CERN in today's Hangout With CERN: https://plus.google.com/events/c8aqlelvpjf17morg4tkegi73qg

Read the full press release about Long Shutdown 1:http:... more »

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2013-02-11 03:50:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

My Tutankhamun scarab birthday cake (the making of).

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2013-02-08 12:58:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Ant pupae use acoustic communication. Click through for audio files.

""What's very cool about this paper is that researchers have shown for the first time that pupae do, in fact, make some sort of a sound," says Phil DeVries..."

"Using an extra-sensitive microphone that would pick up on the faint acoustic signals, the researchers measured the sounds produced by 10 different M. scabrinodis larvae, six immature pupae, and six mature pupae. Whereas the larvae and immature pupae were completely silent, the mature pupae produced brief pulses of sound"

"Further analysis of this noise showed that it was a simplified version of the more complex adult sound. It was as if the mature pupae were saying, "Help!" while the adults were saying "Hey, I'm over here! Please come help! It's your friend!""
... more »

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2013-02-06 15:22:18 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Attention Spanish reading Kindle users, check out this new popular science book by physics professor Andrés Gomberoff, "Hay Onda Entre Nosotros".

"Cuando está bien hecha, la divulgación científica es más divertida de leer que casi cualquier cosa, porque suele contener todos los elementos que componen una buena historia: novedad, conflicto, relevancia, universalidad, suspenso, vanidades en liza, éxitos fulgurantes y fracasos estrepitosos. En Hay onda entre nosotros, el doctor en física Andrés Gomberoff cuenta que antes que el Atari y el Pong existió «Tennis for two», que Marconi era un excéntrico que hacía fiestas en su yate y fue un entusiasta defensor de Mussolini, que el columpio es un objeto extraordinario, que fue el padre del líder de la banda Eels quien postuló la posibilidad de los universos paralelos, que no hay una gota de ciencia en la homeopatía, que enuna sopa se pue... more »

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2013-01-30 01:54:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

University cafeteria going trayless led to a 32% reduction in food waste

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2013-01-24 23:07:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Lots of coverage for the dung beetle/milky way story today (press release: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/cp-dbf011713.php, paper: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(12)01507-2)

-Gretchen Cuda Kroen for ScienceNOW - http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/01/dung-beetles-navigate-by-the-mil.html

-Brandon Keim for Wired Science - http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/01/dung-beetle-astronomy/

-Joseph Stromberg for The Smithsonian's Surprising Science - http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/01/african-dung-beetles-navigate-at-night-using-the-milky-way/

-Jonathan Amos for the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21150721

-Dan Vergano for USA Today - http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2013/01/24/dung-beetle-milky-way/1861537/

-Ed... more »

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2013-01-23 12:37:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Public Acceptance of Climate Change Affected by Word Usage
Better science communication could lead to a more informed American public.

"Public acceptance of climate change’s reality may have been influenced by the rate at which words moved from scientific journals into the mainstream, according to anthropologist Michael O’Brien..."

Always fun:
"EDITOR’S NOTE: A portion of O’Brien’s experiment can be repeated using any computer with internet access.
1. Go to http://books.google.com/ngrams
2. Enter terms such as “climate change,” “global warming,” or “anthropogenic” and note how they have changed in usage over the past century."

The paper is available here: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0047966

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2012-10-08 01:02:09 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

How I spent my Canadian Thanksgiving.

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2012-08-03 23:19:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

Links to know for Curiosity landing on Sunday

Curiosity will be landing on Mars late Sunday ( ~10:30pm PST). Follow Curiosity on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity "I'm less than 500,000 miles from Mars & the Red Planet looks about the size as a full moon seen from Earth. 2 days to landing!"

The landing will be shown on NASA TV and streamed live at www.nasa.gov/ntv

There are also several events you can attend, and all locations are shown on this google map: http://bit.ly/NFwMTk

For an awesome 3D in-browser visualization of Curiosity's travel and landing, visit http://eyes.nasa.gov/

Some great in-depth technical update videos can be found on NASAJPL Ustream page: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

Well-produced 7 minutes of terror video, if you haven't seen ityet... more »

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2012-08-03 22:26:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Friday Favourites - the birds and the bees, almost
Three of the most interesting pieces of new science to cross my desk this week.

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2012-08-03 22:22:14 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

"I think that this world would look like a very different place if we had more female developers and coders and engineers and entrepreneurs," said Saujani. "Girls are so passionate about technology...it's simply not the case that they aren't interested and it's not the case that they're not good at it....it's just that there's a perception out there that they're not interested, that they're not as good as the boys and that's exactly what we're changing every single day."

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2012-07-30 21:30:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

"Ask any astronomer what inflation is, and you’ll hear about the moment when the universe’s primordial fireball expanded like a balloon on steroids, smoothing and flattening its initial wrinkles before it grew into the cosmos seen today.  Now, some physicists are trying to let a little air out of that scenario."

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2012-07-29 19:21:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2012-07-24 14:36:35 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

A distinguished British physicist facing trial in Argentina for alleged cocaine smuggling

Paul Frampton, 68, said he thought that he was to meet Denise Milani, a Czech-born glamour model and former Miss Bikini World in a hotel, and was asked by a man in the lobby to look after a suitcase that he was told belonged to her.  The suitcase contained 2kg of cocaine hidden in its lining. Dr Frampton now believes that a fraudster was posing as 32-year-old Miss Milani in an online chat room.

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2012-07-24 11:36:23 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 9 +1s)

"Iran's Nuclear Computer 'Forced to Play AC/DC' by Computer Malware". Huh.

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2012-07-24 11:35:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

The biggest thing that Sally Ride's passing makes me think of? 

"Sally Ride wasn’t the first US woman to become an astronaut to me, she was an astronaut, a teacher, a scientist, a writer, and a role model who happened to be a woman.

Sally Ride didn’t teach me that women can be anything they want to, just like men can; Sally Ride helped me to grow up in a world where the notion that you couldn’t be anything you wanted because of who you intrinsically are is absurd."

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2012-07-23 23:41:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

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2012-07-23 22:04:25 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)

Not holding back any punches.

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2012-07-23 19:13:52 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

2012-07-23 14:09:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

The history of science reveals that major discoveries are not predictable. Naively, one might conclude therefore that it is not possible to artificially cultivate an environment that promotes discoveries. I suggest instead that open research without a programmatic agenda establishes a fertile ground for unexpected breakthroughs. Contrary to current practice, funding agencies should allocate a small fraction of their funds to support research in centers of excellence without programmatic reins tied to specific goals.

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2012-07-20 17:27:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-07-20 00:16:30 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Fine. For those of you who need your Boromir meme to go with the post, here you are. http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/07/19/one-does-not-simply-believe-in-dark-energy/

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2012-07-19 20:37:06 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)

For those wanting a nice walkthrough of how the Higgs mechanism really does its thing, +John Armstrong has you covered:

Part 1: http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/the-higgs-mechanism-part-1-lagrangians/
Part 2: http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/the-higgs-mechanism-part-2-examples-of-lagrangian-field-equations/
Part 3: http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/the-higgs-mechanism-part-3-gauge-symmetries/
Part 4: http://unapologetic.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/the-higgs-mechanism-part-4-symmetry-breaking/

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2012-07-18 11:35:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Telescopes in Chile, Hawaii, and Arizona reach sharpness two million times finer than human vision

Astronomers connected APEX, in Chile, to the Submillimeter Array (SMA) in Hawaii, USA, and the Submillimeter Telescope (SMT) in Arizona, USA. They were able to make the sharpest direct observation ever, of the centre of a distant galaxy, the bright quasar 3C 279, which contains a supermassive black hole with a mass about one billion times that of the Sun, and is so far from Earth that its light has taken more than 5 billion years to reach us.

The observations were made in radio waves with a wavelength of 1.3 millimetres. This is the first time observations at a wavelength as short as this have been made using such long baselines. The observations achieved a sharpness, or angular resolution, of just 28 microarcseconds — about 8 billionths of a degree. This represents the ability tod... more »

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2012-07-18 00:24:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Any Standford locals have room for an adopted kitten?

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2012-07-17 16:05:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2012-07-17 13:19:03 (2 comments, 17 reshares, 14 +1s)

This is surprisingly well done for this genre of video. Everyone likes chemistry musicals, right?

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2012-07-16 22:55:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

How angiosperms (flowering plants) came to be.  A long form, picture heavy, look at the evolution of angiosperms, from the fern allies to the Ancient Egyptians.

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2012-07-13 14:34:36 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 8 +1s)

Really interesting methodology here.

"We program the device to record for 30 seconds every 12 minutes," Mehl said in an interview. "That gives you about 5 soundbites per hour, or 70 soundbites per day."

By "sampling" people's daily lives, Mehl said his recorder often picks up on things that people don't notice. Most of us remember only the highlights of our days — an interesting conversation or a ballgame. But much of the time, our lives run on autopilot, and we don't notice what's going on. Mehl said getting detailed information about what people do during the majority of their time is central to understanding them psychologically.

When male scientists talked to other scientists about their research, it energized them. But it was a different story for women.

"For women, the pattern was just the opposite,s... more »

2012-07-13 13:46:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

"I was imagining something like "Particle Physics Advice: 5 cents", which is a little off. But not by much. In the video above, you can see him in New York, hanging out in front of a wipe board that says "ASK A NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING PHYSICIST!" (Another sign to Lederman's left just has a picture of a model of the atom and an arrow pointing at him.)"

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2012-07-13 11:52:12 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)

Sure, why not.

2012-07-12 18:37:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography and quantum computing. The findings, published in EPJ D, are so robust that they enable access to the information even when the measurements on photon pairs are imperfect.

Pre-print: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.6449
Abstract: "We derive an analytical form of the Schmidt modes of spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) biphotons in both cartesian and polar coordinates. We show that these correspond to Hermite-Gauss (HG) or Laguerre-Gauss (LG) modes only for a specific value of their width, and we show how such value depends on the experimental parameters. The Schmidt modes that we explicitly derive allow one to set up an optimised projection basis that... more »

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2012-07-12 11:40:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

A team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a fifth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.

The Pluto team is intrigued that such a small planet can have such a complex collection of satellites. The new discovery provides additional clues for unraveling how the Pluto system formed and evolved. The favoured theory is that all the moons are relics of a collision between Pluto and another large Kuiper belt [1] object billions of years ago.

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2012-07-12 02:39:02 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)

The entirety of what I accomplished today.

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2012-07-12 02:08:23 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Hosted a little birthday party for a friend today.

The menu:
Salmon and pickle onigiri
Mini peppers with old cheddar and sundried tomatoes
Mango-pork BBQ skewers
Strawberry 'butterfly' cupcakes
Watermelon shark fruit salad

I don't have [human] kids, so I have to make food that looks like this for my adult friends...

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2012-07-10 20:37:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Did reionization halt star formation 13 billion years ago, leaving behind small, 'star-starved' galaxies? Is this the answer to the "missing satellite problem"? Quite possibly.

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2012-07-10 20:29:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today in Ottawa, scientists invoking an image of the Grim Reaper will take on the Stephen Harper government for what they call the "death of evidence" brought about by federal cuts to everything from the long-form census to closure of the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory in Nunavut.

The federal government's omnibus budget bill includes a plan to overhaul environmental protections, affecting several pieces of legislation. The budget bill repeals the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, overhauls the Fisheries Act and gives the federal cabinet the final say in approving industrial projects that significantly impact the environment. Here, a wild caribou roams the tundra near the Meadowbank Gold Mine in Nunavut.

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2012-07-10 19:53:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

Italian scientists are up in arms over proposed budget cuts at over a dozen national research institutes as part of a spending review announced on 6 July that will strike €26 billion from the national government's budget. Among the hardest-hit is the flagship National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)

2012-07-09 20:02:54 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)

The footnotes are the funniest part.

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