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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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  • Science Film Festivals Across the Pond Abundant in October

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    If you are in Paris, Bristol or Vienna over the next month, you might consider adding a science film festival to your agenda! First, Pariscience International Film Festival will be held from 2nd  to 7th October at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. This is a yearly event that features films from all [...]

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    MAVEN Maneuvers into Orbit Tonight

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    Last summer, I attended a new media professionals workshop at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Colorado to learn more about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission which launched last November. This orbiter is specially equipped to discover “What happened to the atmosphere of Mars?” The answers can begin to [...]

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    Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

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    Those of you following this blog know that I love me a great science music video parody. This awesome one from College Humor does not disappoint! Marine biologists will celebrate this awesome video about the deep sea. Enjoy!

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    Symphony of Science Turns 5 Years Old Today!

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    Who doesn’t love the first, the original “Symphony of Science” tune, “Carl Sagan – ‘A Glorious Dawn’ ft Stephen Hawking”? This song was posted five years ago today! How time flies! You can catch up on the full line of Symphony of Science tunes at the Melody Sheep YouTube channel. In honor of the anniversary, [...]

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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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