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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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  • 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


    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

    The Perfect 46

    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 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


    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?


    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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    Just a Few Hours Left to Contribute to the PhD Movie Sequel!

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    Jorge Cham of PhD comics fame has already run a tremendously successful kickstarter campaign to create his second film. It’s not surprising considering the huge success of Cham’s comics and the first movie, which was screened at over 500 universities world wide. Go ahead, check out the trailer and donate a few bucks to this [...]

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    Chat with Particle Fever’s Monica Dunford


    If you’ve seen the movie, Particle Fever (You haven’t? You can get it live streaming on iTunes today, and at other VOD services July 15), then you are acquainted with the ebullient American physicist Monica Dunford, an experimental high-energy particle physicist who helped bring the ATLAS detector at CERN into operation for the first Large Hadron [...]

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