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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 www.carinbondar.com, 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 www.joannelovesscience.com, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience.

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  • Stalking Squirrels for Science

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    How do squirrels react to being stalked by humans? The answer might surprise you. Have a look at this fun video that addresses this exact issue, with the ultimate purpose of raising some funds for a great cause. Bethany Brookshire (aka @scicurious) of Science News has teamed up with Scott Lewis of Know the Cosmos [...]

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    Google Hangout on Air with Sally Ride’s Biographer, Lynn Sherr

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    When Sally Ride first took to space on June 18, 1983, I was working in Japan and missed the inevitable media coverage surrounding her historic flight. I was aware, of course, but didn’t see the launch and even if I had watched the Japanese news, I’m sure it was not given the airtime that it [...]

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    Satirists As a Source of Science News

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    How many times have you read a science-themed article from The Onion or watched a science-themed segment on The Daily Show (TDS) or The Colbert Report (CR) and remarked at how “spot on” they are? News satirists have the ability to break rules of typical reporting to reveal the truth about situations, and possibly contribute [...]

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    National Park Service’s 98th Birthday Means Free Entrance for You

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    In honor of The National Park Service’s 98th Birthday, they are waiving the entrance fees of the parks that charge them. Established in 1916, the National Park Service was created to care for all of the national parks throughout the country. Each park represents an important part of our collective identity. Some parks commemorate notable [...]

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    The Perfect 46 Movie Available Worldwide for Streaming Viewing

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    Back in April, I featured the thought provoking film The Perfect 46 here at SciAm. I was impressed with the show and highly recommend it. Fortunately for us, it has gone beyond the film festival circuit and is available at Vimeo on Demand for rent. Check it out! (No immediate plans for release on Netflix [...]

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    The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking Biopic Trailer Released

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    From Variety.com comes this announcement sure to please those happy to see science portrayed in cinema: “Focus Features has released the first trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic, “The Theory of Everything.” The romantic drama will hit U.S. theaters Nov. 7 and U.K. theaters on Christmas. “I study the marriage of space and time,” says [...]

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    Home ExpeRIments With Your Kids

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    Perhaps you’ve reached that point in the summer where your kids might be sitting around the house saying “I’m bored!” or perhaps you want them to be more engaged with the world around them. The Royal Institution of Great Britain and science educator Alom Shaha have come up with ExpeRimental, a new series of short [...]

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    Annedroids: A New Science Program for Kids

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    Are you looking for an entertaining program for your kids to get them excited about science and engineering with role models their own age? Sinking Ship Entertainment, the Emmy nominated, award-winning production company that specializes in TV and transmedia projects for kids, (having worked with Nick Jr. and now one of the first partners of [...]

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    #Apollo45 Where were you when Apollo 11 Landed on the Moon?

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    In recognition of the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the first moon landing, everyone is invited to participate in sharing their moon landing stories by uploading them to YouTube and sharing them with the hashtag #Apollo45. I’ve shared before my story of being a young girl in Albuquerque, New Mexico and being called [...]

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    Amazing new Eminem Parody Music Video from A Capaella Science

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    The genius that is Tim Blais has come up with a fantastic new parody video to the tune of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. Called ‘Eminemium – Choose Yourself’, the video is a compilation of many levels of Blais, doing his own singing, rapping and background sound. The lyrics weave a complex picture of science and society, [...]

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