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Science on Google+556,280Join us for a @105917944266111687812  Hangout on Air as we speak to Professor @116255230904882614629 and Dr @107413067341871105647 about the recent Ebola outbreak. We will discuss the basics of Ebola, why the epidemic has spread, how it might be curtailed, and debunk some of the myths surrounding this outbreak. Please leave your questions on the Event page. Vincent is a professor of virology at the University of Columbia and is a fantastic science communicator. Tara is an epidemiologist at Kent State University who has written numerous articles debunking some of the myths surrounding Ebola. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645. You can tune in on *Sunday August 10th at 2.30 PM Pacific, 5.30 PM Eastern*. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.Explaining Ebola2014-08-10 23:30:0083 
Dawn Mission Education and Communications (E/C)1,529Update: Video here! http://www.youtube.com/user/NoisyAstronomer?v=SqIszii4H0c and here: https://plus.google.com/b/114633249213698877766/114633249213698877766/posts/Qq2jowbYN5h After an awesome year exploring asteroid Vesta, NASA’s Dawn Mission cruises on to Ceres 2015! Celebrate at a Dawn Mission Team Hangout!. Moderated by Dawn’s education and public outreach (E/PO) liaison, Dr. Britney Schmidt, and CosmoQuest, we'll talk about the results, the spacecraft, and our hopes for Ceres in 2015. You'll have a chance to ask questions and get involved. Stars of the show so far?  • Dr. Tom Prettyman, Science Team and GRaND lead, Planetary Science Institute • Drs. Tim Weise and Charles Gardner, NASA JPL Flight Operations Team • Drs. Lucille Le Corre and Vishnu Reddy, Framing Camera Team, Max Plank       Institute for Solar System Research • Dr. Debra Buczkowski, Participating Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Submit your questions for the Dawn team by leaving them in the comments section below, on Dawn’s Facebook page, or by using the hashtag #HastaLaVesta on Twitter. Visit this event page on September 8, 2012 to watch the _Hangout On Air_, and to chime in on the conversation. Official website: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/hasta_la_vesta.asp Twitter: https://twitter.com/nasa_dawn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.mission As the schedule and guest list is secured, we'll continue updating this page. Stay tuned for additional details.Dawn Mission Google+ Hangout with CosmoQuest2012-09-08 21:00:00113 

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Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501000
Brian Mcquillan23,952Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-27 10:33:26381133
Harry Day14,317If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ireland #ireland #cork #ireland #dublin #italy #italy #florence #italy #milan #italy #naples #italy #rome #italy #venice #latvia #latvia #riga #lithuania #lithuania #vilnius #netherlands #netherlands #amsterdam #netherlands #rotterdam #norway #norway #bergen #norway #oslo2015-02-06 11:00:26493191729
Crazy Cats22 Public #circleshare   January 20, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cirlce  !!!***************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/7rWIEVTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Special Invite :+A Tech Buzz +Axel Kratel +Andrea Gervasi +Andrew Sowerby +Anette Mossbacher +Brett Szmajda +Andrew Sowerby +Irina Sadokhina +Sean Carroll +Michael Sonntag +Mighty Dragon Studios +Eric Delcour +2015-02-01 10:25:32474215
Rian Sigap475Get More Google+ Follower with  +TubeDEVILZ  January 15, 2015*****************************************************************HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE*****************************************************************Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.**************************************Follow Me Here : http://goo.gl/c18bpxAnd Subcribe : http://goo.gl/NT0MCkSpecial Invitation (Please +1 and Share) :+Alfina Dewi +Agus Septiann +Dini Ashanti +Amy Cesario +Sergii Daniloff +Danis Sanju +Lieven Damman +dini iftita +Lincoln Harrison +Riskhha Nur Hayati +Nanang Hendro +Hanste2015-01-16 20:15:35473419
Ryan Johnson23,295This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-16 13:00:35472236
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466002
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465012
Michael Ginsburg2,525Awesome bunch of #aussies  in this #sharedcircle  . Almost 1700 people in this circle already.If you want to be included, you MUST be Australian and preferably already active on Google+, or intend to become so.  Australian #expats living overseas are most welcome. To be added:1. +1 this post.2. Share this post publicly 3. Add me to your circles4. Request to be included.For those that are not aussies but would like to connect with a bunch of people from the "lucky country", just add this whole circle to your own.Based on the level of interest, new versions of this circle will be posted regularly. #australia   #aboutaustralia   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2014-10-17 23:35:02501637
Becky Collins16,609Science 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 ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459102
Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking 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 ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770210
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500306
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990719
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
DEVILZART2,249 This 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   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415
All Music Italia0#cantanti   #cantantiitaliani   #singers   #italiansingers  #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday2014-05-25 10:34:04494306
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105
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 17:15:22500141023
Barzellettando Funny Jokes672#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday #circleday2014-03-19 13:36:36184001
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 12:35:31305008
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
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 15:58:55501191428
John Nuntiatio28,623#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-03-01 15:15:34459261728
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
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 06:41:2550014721
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724
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 21:06:57103251529
Scott Dawson4,241It's the weekend! Here's my Circle of New People on Google+  to share with all of you. This Circle is made up of new people I've circled in the past few weeks on Google+.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own, or one you've shared in the last week by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out your favorite posts that I might have missed!There's no requirement to share, +1 or Comment but it's always appreciated if you do.Have a great Saturday everyone!#sharedcircles  2014-02-08 15:06:03462231428
Scott Dawson3,845Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!  Here's a Circle of New People I've circled recently on Google+  to share with all of you.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out some of your favorite posts that I might have missed!Enjoy your Sunday!#sharedcircles  2014-02-02 14:35:09476281732
Corlis Gray97+Scott Dawson shared this circle of new people.Add them and many will follow you back. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles  2014-01-25 20:29:53483141020
Artur M.36,029A 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  2014-01-23 12:29:58459492975
Mikhail Petrovsky61,763Good 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!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-13 03:55:02339351871
Artur M.34,522A 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  2014-01-10 16:26:54459542477
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
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2015-01-20 02:26:41 (80 comments, 17 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

[O]ur ancestors and meningitis-causing bacteria have been locked in an arms race for 40 million years. Each time we make it harder for the bacteria to steal our iron, the bacteria change their structure to get a better grip on our transferrin.

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2015-01-20 02:26:41 (80 comments, 17 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

[O]ur ancestors and meningitis-causing bacteria have been locked in an arms race for 40 million years. Each time we make it harder for the bacteria to steal our iron, the bacteria change their structure to get a better grip on our transferrin.

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2015-01-20 02:26:41 (80 comments, 17 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

[O]ur ancestors and meningitis-causing bacteria have been locked in an arms race for 40 million years. Each time we make it harder for the bacteria to steal our iron, the bacteria change their structure to get a better grip on our transferrin.

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2015-02-22 18:08:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Sure, it's OK to celebrate Pangolin Day a bit late.

Sure, it's OK to celebrate Pangolin Day a bit late.___

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2015-02-22 18:07:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Can't argue with that authority.

Crackpot email of the day

I have a webpage on the Voynich Manuscript.  It's the most mysterious manuscript in the world.  It is 7 x 10 inches in size and about 200 pages long.  It was found in a chest in a Jesuit college in Italy.  It is written in a flowing cursive script in alphabet that has never been seen elsewhere. Nobody knows what it means. During World War II some of the top military code-breakers in America tried to decipher it, but failed. A professor at the University of Pennsylvania seems to have gone insane trying to figure it out.  People keep coming out with theories explaining it.

Today I got this email:

The Voynich Manuscript Book is from another World... similar to ours.  The Book was magically written by God, and the original author awakened and found the manuscript like it is. Nobody on this Earth wrote it except God.

My personal opinion - I know because I have been working with God for few years now.

Okay....

Here's my page on the Voynich, which I never finished:

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/voynich.html___Can't argue with that authority.

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2015-01-20 17:48:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is fascinating. I wonder why insulin-based venoms aren't more common.

Human creations only mimic what is already in nature.

Sea Snails Use 'Weaponized' Insulin To Drug Prey
http://www.ibtimes.com/sea-dwelling-snails-produce-unique-type-insulin-disable-prey-1788204?ft=85du1___This is fascinating. I wonder why insulin-based venoms aren't more common.

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2015-01-20 07:37:58 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A worrisome situation. What I don't understand is why land is so expensive.

A worrisome situation. What I don't understand is why land is so expensive.___

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2015-01-20 02:44:17 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

An interesting bit of history.

An interesting bit of history.___

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2015-01-20 02:26:41 (80 comments, 17 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

[O]ur ancestors and meningitis-causing bacteria have been locked in an arms race for 40 million years. Each time we make it harder for the bacteria to steal our iron, the bacteria change their structure to get a better grip on our transferrin.

[O]ur ancestors and meningitis-causing bacteria have been locked in an arms race for 40 million years. Each time we make it harder for the bacteria to steal our iron, the bacteria change their structure to get a better grip on our transferrin.___

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2015-01-20 02:01:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Combining health and conservation in Nepal.

Combining health and conservation in Nepal.___

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2015-01-13 17:41:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is really weird. Doesn't the one-sided paralysis indicate the problem is in the brain?

This is really weird. Doesn't the one-sided paralysis indicate the problem is in the brain?___

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2015-01-12 08:47:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Being globally connected is great, but we still need to know what's happening where we live.

Being globally connected is great, but we still need to know what's happening where we live.___

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2015-01-11 19:21:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It goes without saying that work can be greatly fulfilling. It has been for me. But, as a general matter, mothers and fathers both report that time spent with their children is a far greater source of meaning and happiness than time spent at work. In a 2013 Pew study, 60 percent of men described their childcare hours as “very meaningful”; only 33 percent of men said the same about their paid work. And men appear to be just as dissatisfied with the stickiness of gender-based norms as women: Nearly half of fathers report dissatisfaction with the amount of time that they are able to spend with their children—twice the rate of mothers who say the same. The gender-equality debate too often ignores this half of the equation. When home is mentioned at all, the emphasis is usually on equalizing burdens—not equalizing the opportunity for men, as well as women, to be there.

It goes without saying that work can be greatly fulfilling. It has been for me. But, as a general matter, mothers and fathers both report that time spent with their children is a far greater source of meaning and happiness than time spent at work. In a 2013 Pew study, 60 percent of men described their childcare hours as “very meaningful”; only 33 percent of men said the same about their paid work. And men appear to be just as dissatisfied with the stickiness of gender-based norms as women: Nearly half of fathers report dissatisfaction with the amount of time that they are able to spend with their children—twice the rate of mothers who say the same. The gender-equality debate too often ignores this half of the equation. When home is mentioned at all, the emphasis is usually on equalizing burdens—not equalizing the opportunity for men, as well as women, to be there.___

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2015-01-11 02:44:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This is really cool.

Not What I Expected To Find___This is really cool.

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2015-01-10 21:16:14 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

There’s no particular merit to being an “equal-opportunity offender”—indeed, it’s lazy and cheap, a way to avoid being held accountable for anything you say because none of it is part of a moral worldview or to be taken seriously.

The whole reason the concept of responsible satire has been summed up as “punch up, don’t punch down” is to acknowledge that not all your targets of satire start out on an equal footing. Francois Hollande is not on the same level as girls who have been kidnapped into sexual slavery, and having the same “no-holds-barred” attitude toward them both is not the same as treating them fairly.

There’s no particular merit to being an “equal-opportunity offender”—indeed, it’s lazy and cheap, a way to avoid being held accountable for anything you say because none of it is part of a moral worldview or to be taken seriously.

The whole reason the concept of responsible satire has been summed up as “punch up, don’t punch down” is to acknowledge that not all your targets of satire start out on an equal footing. Francois Hollande is not on the same level as girls who have been kidnapped into sexual slavery, and having the same “no-holds-barred” attitude toward them both is not the same as treating them fairly.___

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2015-01-07 18:00:12 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A good song for today. #CharlieHebdo

A good song for today. #CharlieHebdo___

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2015-01-07 06:57:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Technically, the Kix slogan doesn't mean the stuff is kid-approved.

Technically, the Kix slogan doesn't mean the stuff is kid-approved.___

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2015-01-06 19:30:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

A tiny, self-contained greenhouse has been selected to fly on the robotic lander that Red Planet colonization effort Mars One intends to launch in 2018, group representatives announced today (Jan. 5).

A tiny, self-contained greenhouse has been selected to fly on the robotic lander that Red Planet colonization effort Mars One intends to launch in 2018, group representatives announced today (Jan. 5).___

2015-01-06 19:11:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I've set up a Google calendar for the students doing lab work with me. I'd like the times when I have something planned on my own calendar to show up as having me busy on the lab calendar without necessarily showing what my event is. Is there any way to do this?

I've set up a Google calendar for the students doing lab work with me. I'd like the times when I have something planned on my own calendar to show up as having me busy on the lab calendar without necessarily showing what my event is. Is there any way to do this?___

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2015-01-06 08:05:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Absolutely amazing.

To those unfamiliar with climbing route ratings: a 5.11 is, to an average climber, either very difficult or impossible. And that's the lowest rating they mention!

See snapshots from climbers Tommy Caldwell—a 2015 Adventurer of the Year—and Kevin Jorgeson as they attempt the world's hardest big-wall free climb.___Absolutely amazing.

To those unfamiliar with climbing route ratings: a 5.11 is, to an average climber, either very difficult or impossible. And that's the lowest rating they mention!

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2015-01-06 07:30:35 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Share with us your inspirational quotes for a #cultureofpeace in 2015

Share with us your inspirational quotes for a #cultureofpeace in 2015___

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2015-01-05 07:36:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A lot of people have compared Turing with Sherlock, Mr. Cumberbatch went on to say — both are brilliant, at deductive reasoning especially, and both are deficient in people skills — but he thinks the deeper connection is between Turing and Christopher Tietjens, the character he played in “Parade’s End,” the five-part 2012 BBC adaptation of a series of novels by Ford Madox Ford. Tietjens, loosely modeled on Ford himself, is a stuffy Yorkshire aristocrat clinging to Edwardian values on the eve of the Great War. He is said to be the cleverest man in London, but like Turing, he’s awkward and bumbling with people.)

“He’s a brilliant man, arrogant in the face of ineptitude and moral indiscretion,” Mr. Cumberbatch said. “He’s living in a very hypocritical era, and he’s a man out of step with his own time. “That’s very true of Turing.”

A lot of people have compared Turing with Sherlock, Mr. Cumberbatch went on to say — both are brilliant, at deductive reasoning especially, and both are deficient in people skills — but he thinks the deeper connection is between Turing and Christopher Tietjens, the character he played in “Parade’s End,” the five-part 2012 BBC adaptation of a series of novels by Ford Madox Ford. Tietjens, loosely modeled on Ford himself, is a stuffy Yorkshire aristocrat clinging to Edwardian values on the eve of the Great War. He is said to be the cleverest man in London, but like Turing, he’s awkward and bumbling with people.)

“He’s a brilliant man, arrogant in the face of ineptitude and moral indiscretion,” Mr. Cumberbatch said. “He’s living in a very hypocritical era, and he’s a man out of step with his own time. “That’s very true of Turing.”___

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2015-01-05 07:30:55 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I can't believe the New York Times published this awesome article about rock climbing!

I can't believe the New York Times published this awesome article about rock climbing!___

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2015-01-05 06:55:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

via +Xenophrenia 

___via +Xenophrenia 

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2015-01-04 19:11:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

An interesting follow-up on something I posted a few days ago.

Thanks to +Philipp Altrock​ for a relevant discussion of the recent paper about cancer and luck. ___An interesting follow-up on something I posted a few days ago.

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2015-01-04 05:10:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

How can we maintain global connectivity in an age of climate change and declining oil reserves? As the article says, this may be a good place to use biofuels.

How can we maintain global connectivity in an age of climate change and declining oil reserves? As the article says, this may be a good place to use biofuels.___

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2015-01-03 22:31:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The future of medicine may be getting a big boost from #3Dprinting. 

The future of medicine may be getting a big boost from #3Dprinting. ___

2015-01-03 22:19:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

More solar power in India is definitely a good thing.

More solar power in India is definitely a good thing.___

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2015-01-02 04:11:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Genes always interact with the environment.

As we celebrate a new year, here's a piece I've written for the New York Times on genes and time. There's a gene called FTO that has shown the clearest impact of any gene on weight & risk of obesity. But it turns out it only causes risk to people born after the mid-1940s. Disease genes may go in and out of fashion, as it were.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/01/science/gene-linked-to-obesity-hasnt-always-been-a-problem-study-finds.html___Genes always interact with the environment.

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2015-01-02 04:07:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I've been wondering about this, and the answer makes perfect sense. Now, why do certain cancers affect the young when most don't?

The bad luck of cancer.

Some tissue types give rise to human cancers millions of times more often than other tissue types. Although this has been recognized for more than a century, it has never been explained. Here, we show that the lifetime risk of cancers of many different types is strongly correlated (0.81) with the total number of divisions of the normal self-renewing cells maintaining that tissue’s homeostasis. These results suggest that only a third of the variation in cancer risk among tissues is attributable to environmental factors or inherited predispositions. The majority is due to “bad luck,” that is, random mutations arising during DNA replication in normal, noncancerous stem cells. This is important not only for understanding the disease but also for designing strategies to limit the mortality it causes.

Science, 2 January 2015: 
Vol. 347 no. 6217 pp. 78-81 
DOI: 10.1126/science.1260825
More: http://goo.gl/N4etYZ
Image credit telegraph.co.uk___I've been wondering about this, and the answer makes perfect sense. Now, why do certain cancers affect the young when most don't?

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2015-01-02 04:04:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Evolution can only work with what it has.

Why do sloths, armadillos, and anteaters—collectively known as xenarthrans—have such terrible vision?
___Evolution can only work with what it has.

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2015-01-01 08:11:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What better song to start the new year with?

What better song to start the new year with?___

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2015-01-01 05:09:43 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Math also represents an ideal starting point for an under-resourced region to begin the climb up the research ladder. State-of-the-art biochemistry or electrical engineering requires expensive instruments and years of training just to start generating data. “The good thing about mathematical sciences is that it doesn’t require heavy infrastructure,” Zomahoun says. “It’s cheap – you just need a pen, paper, and then you can do it.” (c)

Math also represents an ideal starting point for an under-resourced region to begin the climb up the research ladder. State-of-the-art biochemistry or electrical engineering requires expensive instruments and years of training just to start generating data. “The good thing about mathematical sciences is that it doesn’t require heavy infrastructure,” Zomahoun says. “It’s cheap – you just need a pen, paper, and then you can do it.” (c)___

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2014-12-31 07:49:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-31 02:21:28 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Particulate levels in European cities are actually higher than in most American ones. I didn't know that.

Particulate levels in European cities are actually higher than in most American ones. I didn't know that.___

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2014-12-30 22:15:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Malaria still kills more people in west Africa than ebola does.

Malaria still kills more people in west Africa than ebola does.___

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2014-12-30 22:08:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Very educational, +Yonatan Zunger. :-)

These twelve items have two important things in common:

(1) They're important and valuable things, and
(2) They have absolutely nothing to do with autism.

Lead is a heavy metal which melts at low temperatures. It's used in large batteries like the ones in your car, as well as as a stabilization weight and radiation shield. It can be poisonous if you ingest it, though, so be careful! (The #1 safety risks in most radiation labs is actually accidental lead poisoning from the shielding equipment)

Fluoride is an ion of the Fluorine molecule. It's critical for human health: without it, your teeth will decay and fall out. In some places, it's found naturally in local foods and water, but in other places, it gets added to reservoirs or table salt instead. Water fluoridation is considered one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, and is a major reason why people today have healthy teeth. It was also believed by some to be part of a Communist plot to corrupt the Purity of Essence of our Precious Bodily Fluids. (And yes, people describing the plot Liked to Capitalize Things)

Antibiotics are probably the single greatest public health improvement of the twentieth century: they're drugs which can give our immune system the capability to fight off bacterial infections. Without them, common diseases like strep and TB will simply kill you. However, antibiotics do nothing against viruses. In fact, if you don't have a bacterial disease, or take only part of a course, antibiotics are dangerous: they'll kill just the bacteria which were most vulnerable to them, leaving behind the strongest and most resistant ones to breed! Overuse of antibiotics has resulted in the development of many strains of bacteria which are resistant to even very powerful antibiotics, leading to the fear that we may soon be vulnerable to these diseases again. The most important things you can do are (a) don't ever pressure a doctor to prescribe them when they aren't appropriate, and (b) fight their overuse in ranching, where they're given as prophylactics to otherwise healthy animals -- thus breeding deadly resistances.

Vaccines are antibiotics' competitor for greatest public health victories. They're small doses of dead or weakened viruses which are injected into you, letting your immune system learn to recognize and destroy the real ones when they come. They're the reason that so many of the deadliest diseases of the past -- smallpox, measles, pertussis, and the like -- are things of the past. However, unscrupulous folks have tried at times to convince the public that these are dangerous (generally as part of a scheme involving lawsuits), and as a result, some people are avoiding them! This can cause many other people to die, because of what’s called herd immunity. You can learn more about vaccines from this great comic:
https://medium.com/the-nib/vaccines-work-here-are-the-facts-5de3d0f9ffd0

Pesticides are chemicals which kill pests which destroy crops. These are a dangerous, but important, tradeoff: their residues can be poisonous, especially if they accumulate in groundwater; they can kill insects which are not just beneficial, but critical, like bees; and their misuse can lead to monoculture, which we’ll talk about in a moment. On the upside, they greatly increase crop production, and have been a major factor in ending starvation. They can also kill insects like the tsetse fly and malaria mosquito which are major vectors of disease. Together, this makes them a powerful lifesaving tool which has to be carefully managed.

GMOs are any sorts of organisms whose genes have been modified. This is a blanket term for a wide range of things, from corn that produces additional nutrients, to wheat that can grow in a wide range of climates, to goats which can produce antibiotics in their milk (!), to crops which are immune to certain pesticides and herbicides. “GMO” is a term for the technique which produces all of these. Some of these are huge benefits, but some of them are dangerous: for example, herbicide-resistant crops can be doused with huge doses of powerful weed-killers. In addition to their normal risks, this creates what’s called a “monoculture,” where only one species of plant can survive. This can make an entire crop vulnerable to a single blight, so it’s extremely dangerous for food security. Also, many companies who make such products are known for unethical business practices, so many people hear “GMO” and think of them. But don’t be led astray! GM is a technique which saves lives, too.

Balloons may make you think of things at birthday parties, but they’re also the best way to get high into the stratosphere. Weather balloons, made of modern materials like mylar and kevlar and filled with Helium, can fly over 100,000’ above the ground fairly cheaply, making it possible to understand weather patterns in places where satellites can’t be. They were also the way the recent record-breaking skydivers got up: you can watch +Alan Eustace's record-breaking jump at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsftfzBrVko. In the process of doing this, he and his team invented several new technologies which should make flight safer, balloons cheaper, and more.

Tubesocks are long socks which can protect your shins. More important than protection, they wick moisture away from your feet, which are some of the heaviest sweat-producers in your body: they can produce as much as a quarter-pint of sweat each day. By moving the moisture away, they can protect you from frostbite in the cold, and fungi like athlete’s foot in the heat.

Testicles are the organs in which sperm is produced in male animals. They’re also important glands, producing hormones such as testosterone which help regulate bodily function. They hang outside the body in most land mammals in a sac called the scrotum, because sperm production works best when the testes are kept below body temperature. Because your body considers them pretty important, they’re therefore covered with nerves to quickly tell if something’s wrong. That means that you don’t want to hit them, but that they often enjoy gentle touch.

Bunnies, also known as rabbits, are small mammals with big ears. They’re shy herbivores, depending for their survival upon their ability to hear and quickly run away from prey – but also on their ability to reproduce quickly, so that their groups can sustain losses and keep going. Most species of rabbit live in burrows, often networked together to form a warren. People’s opinions of them are split: some people raise them for food or fur, while others love them as pets. They can also turn into a plague, as happened when they were introduced into Australia: feral rabbits caused tremendous damage to agriculture and local species. You can see many pictures of bunnies at http://goo.gl/FVlVJD.

Strippers are a kind of sex worker. Most famously, they perform erotic dances (often using a fixed pole as a prop) for an audience. But most of their work takes the form of one-on-one interaction with patrons, performing individually for them in settings from the public (such as table dances) to private rooms. Strippers will create one or more personas for this, working to create a fantasy environment for the patron in which they feel aroused, appreciated, and at the center of attention. Many strippers travel from city to city around the year, as the best business is often found in different places at different times. The most important thing to remember about strippers is that, while they may be playing any number of roles that seem different, they are professional entertainers and should be treated with respect.

Dromedaries are the famous “one-humped camels” of the Sahara and Arabian deserts. Their two-humped Bactrian cousins live further east. Dromedaries are known for their incredible ability to store water in their bodies, allowing them to travel across the entire desert. Unlike horses, they have paws rather than hooves, which gives them excellent traction on difficult terrain. As a result, they are highly valued as pack and riding animals, and camel racing is a major sport. Dromedaries were what made the Spice Road and the western part of the Silk Road possible, and they continue to be an important way to transport people and goods across the desert to this day.

So next time someone shows you a list like this, think through all of the various items in them and realize all of the ways in which they’ve made our world a better place. Some of them, like pesticides and bunnies, involve tradeoffs which you need to manage carefully; others, like antibiotics and vaccines, simply need to be used correctly to make the world a better place.

To learn more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibiotics and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibiotic_resistance
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesticide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_organism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testicle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stripper
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dromedary

Thanks to +Robyn Miller  for the image!___Very educational, +Yonatan Zunger. :-)

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2014-12-30 21:39:42 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It's the Vocabulary, Stupid

What does it take to get an obituary of a mathematician turned down by Nature? +Lior Pachter discusses this very situation in his blog post, "The two cultures of mathematical biology".

It seems to me, though, that the difference is at least as much one of language as of culture. Here are my thoughts while reading the obituary in question.

*Paragraph 1: "Algebraic geometry". I have a vague sense of what that means, but an explanation would be welcome.

*Paragraph 3: Ah, here's the explanation (preceded by another term, "function spaces", whose meaning I have to dig for in memory but at least partly get). This is the field where one studies the locus of solutions of sets of polynomial equations by combining the algebraic properties of the rings of polynomials with the geometric properties of this locus, known... more »

http://liorpachter.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/the-two-cultures-of-mathematics-and-biology/___It's the Vocabulary, Stupid

What does it take to get an obituary of a mathematician turned down by Nature? +Lior Pachter discusses this very situation in his blog post, "The two cultures of mathematical biology".

It seems to me, though, that the difference is at least as much one of language as of culture. Here are my thoughts while reading the obituary in question.

*Paragraph 1: "Algebraic geometry". I have a vague sense of what that means, but an explanation would be welcome.

*Paragraph 3: Ah, here's the explanation (preceded by another term, "function spaces", whose meaning I have to dig for in memory but at least partly get). This is the field where one studies the locus of solutions of sets of polynomial equations by combining the algebraic properties of the rings of polynomials with the geometric properties of this locus, known as a variety. I can get the first part of this, but "rings of polynomials"? I've heard of rings, but don't really have a sense of what they are.

*Paragraph 4 brings us this gem: "In simplest terms, he proposed attaching to any commutative ring (any set of things for which addition, subtraction and a commutative multiplication are defined, like the set of integers, or the set of polynomials in variables x,y,z with complex number coefficients) a geometric object, called the Spec of the ring (short for spectrum) or an affine scheme, and patching or gluing together these objects to form the scheme. The ring is to be thought of as the set of functions on its affine scheme." Simplest terms, indeed! At this point, I pretty much give up on understanding the piece.

My point is not to bash the original author's writing but to highlight another difference between math and biology. I am an ecologist with a focus on food webs and ecosystem models. I know essentially nothing about, say, the molecular biology of the nervous system. But suppose I took a class on the subject. Before even signing up, I would know what nervous systems are and what they do, as well as what molecular biology is, so I could at least make sense of what the class will be about. I know something about neurons, synapses and neurotransmitters, as well as DNA, RNA, proteins, transcription and translation. (All this is taught in high school.) Taking this hypothetical class would undoubtedly introduce many new concepts, facts and terms, but I can at least see how it would fit with what I already know.

From both conversations with friends and browsing catalog descriptions, I can say that this is far from being true in many math classes. Here is another contrast for Pachter's list of differences between math and biology . Math students sign up for classes without knowing what they're about. Biology students don't.

I don't know what can realistically be done about this problem. But don't expect communication between biologists (and other scientists) and mathematicians to improve much until the former know what the latter are talking about.

2014-12-28 04:51:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Does anyone do random walk needlepoint? That should totally be a thing.

Does anyone do random walk needlepoint? That should totally be a thing.___

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2014-12-27 22:02:22 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

If you want to laugh very hard while being utterly terrified, watch this. Actually, just watch it.

If you want to laugh very hard while being utterly terrified, watch this. Actually, just watch it.___

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2014-12-26 09:04:32 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-25 07:03:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Just watched The Interview. It's funny, occasionally gross, and makes a pretty good point. To those who object to the killing of Kim Jong-Un in the the movie: it's almost incidental to the story. The real point (and I hope this isn't too much of a spoiler) isn't that Kim is killed; it's that he's exposed. If North Korea really did hack Sony, this would be why.

Just watched The Interview. It's funny, occasionally gross, and makes a pretty good point. To those who object to the killing of Kim Jong-Un in the the movie: it's almost incidental to the story. The real point (and I hope this isn't too much of a spoiler) isn't that Kim is killed; it's that he's exposed. If North Korea really did hack Sony, this would be why.___

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2014-12-24 18:07:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

An appropriate song these days.

An appropriate song these days.___

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2014-12-24 03:18:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Light one candle for the strength that we need to never become our own foe."

"Light one candle for the strength that we need to never become our own foe."___

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2014-12-24 03:14:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The best version of "Christmas in the Trenches" that I've heard.

This song is about something that really happened a hundred years ago. Singing "Christmas in the Trenches" at DFDF, and segueing into "Silent Night" in two languages, was a high point of my life.___The best version of "Christmas in the Trenches" that I've heard.

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2014-12-24 03:00:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This one seems particularly egregious, as it gets the jurors to generate the answer "guilty" and bias their later deliberations.

One suggestion borrows from “Wheel of Fortune,” suggesting a slide that emulates the big board from the game show, leaving out a few key letters from the phrase “Defendant Is Guilty” and asking jurors to solve the puzzle.

This one seems particularly egregious, as it gets the jurors to generate the answer "guilty" and bias their later deliberations.

One suggestion borrows from “Wheel of Fortune,” suggesting a slide that emulates the big board from the game show, leaving out a few key letters from the phrase “Defendant Is Guilty” and asking jurors to solve the puzzle.___

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2014-12-15 05:28:06 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Paleolithic Diet Craze, the PLIO #DIET!! http://boingboing.net/2014/12/10/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-paleo.html

TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Paleolithic Diet Craze, the PLIO #DIET!! http://boingboing.net/2014/12/10/tom-the-dancing-bug-the-paleo.html___

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2014-12-15 00:23:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-14 23:56:58 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

[W[hile minorities have moved into once-white suburbia, the same inequality and isolation they found in inner cities have followed them there. "Suburban diversity," writes Brown's John R. Logan, "does not mean that neighborhoods within suburbia are diverse."

[W[hile minorities have moved into once-white suburbia, the same inequality and isolation they found in inner cities have followed them there. "Suburban diversity," writes Brown's John R. Logan, "does not mean that neighborhoods within suburbia are diverse."___

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2014-12-14 18:53:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Still make me warm inside.

Still make me warm inside.___

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2014-12-14 07:23:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Some viruses may be helpful or necessary for normal development. I do wonder whether murine norovirus specifically stimulates villi growth in germ-free mice or whether any intestinal virus will do the job.

Some viruses may be helpful or necessary for normal development. I do wonder whether murine norovirus specifically stimulates villi growth in germ-free mice or whether any intestinal virus will do the job.___

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