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    Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia.  Find Dr. Bondar online at, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist.

    Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos  at, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience.

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  • Chris Hadfield Photographs the World in New Book!

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    Today, Chris Hadfield shared in social media a previously released video, Chris Hadfield’s Snapshots from Space! “Throughout his ISS mission, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been taking some of the most incredible photos of Earth ever seen. In this video, the Station Commander takes us to the best seat in the house to gaze at [...]

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    SciAm & Read Science! Chat with Neil Shubin

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    I am very pleased to announce that Neil Shubin, author of “Your Inner Fish” and host of a PBS program by the same name, currently airing over the past several weeks, will be joining myself and co-host Jeff Shaumeyer for a chat in another SciAm/Read Science! collaboration. Additionally, Kalliopi Monoyios, a member of SciAm’s blogging [...]

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    The Perfect 46: The Future is Near


    Visit, and it looks like any business web page. The Perfect 46 purports to be a company that uses the power of genomics, the information stored in the entirety of your DNA–your genome–to determine if you are with “the one” for you. This is not about your perfect romantic match, but rather the perfect [...]

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    “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” is 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner!

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    I am always thrilled when a science themed book wins the General Non-Fiction Pulitzer Prize. Some of my favorites from previous years include the following: 2011 Siddhartha Mukherjee “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” 1998 Jared Diamond “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” 1995 Jonathan Weiner “The Beak Of [...]

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    Sloth Squeak!

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    Lucy Cooke, the mastermind behind Slothville, a recognized National Geographic Explorer and award winning videographer and TV producer, has a new book, The Power of Sloth, coming out in the UK today. To celebrate, she made a quick video compilation of sloths squeaking. My heart has broken from the cuteness! In case you missed Lucy [...]

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    Zombie Apocalypse Survival Chemistry: Death Cologne

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    I’m really loving the new ‘Reactions‘ series from the American Chemical Society. Those of us involved in the world of science communication are well aware that effective science-storytelling involves a lot of creativity and style. Some subjects lend themselves toward visual storytelling much more than others. For example, it’s fairly easy to come up with [...]

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    Neil Shubin’s “Your Inner Fish” Comes to TV

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    Nothing makes me happier than reading a really good science book. After that, I am fairly pleased when some of my favorites are adapted for TV to reach those less likely to pick up one of those gems. Some recent examples of book adaptations include: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (rebooted by Neil Degrasse Tyson), The [...]

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    The Psychedelic ROOMBA Experience

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    There is something about a ROOMBA, the robotic floor cleaning device, that inspires us to put things atop of them for a ride for our entertainment, including babies, cats in shark costumes, and my favorite, prairie dogs! Gavin Heffernan, who specializes in timelapse photography of the night sky experimented with adding colored lights to his [...]

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    The Secret Life of Bill Nye According to NOVA

    I’ve had my head in the middle of a great deal of preparing coursework for my students and somehow managed to miss this series of videos in the NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers–all about Bill Nye! So, in case you missed these, too, here are the videos about Bill Nye all in one [...]

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    My TED Talk is Live: Beyond the Birds and the Bees with Dr. Carin Bondar


    What a proud day for me. I was invited to speak at TED Global in Edinburgh last June based on a web series that I wrote and starred in called ‘Wild Sex’. The series took a bold and unapologetic approach to the topic of the evolutionary biology of sex, and our vision was very well [...]

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