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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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  • Reflections on My @SciAmBlogs Tenure


    After three and a half years or so as a part of the SciAm blogging network, this my last post as a dedicated blog at Scientific American. There will be an announcement from SciAm about the reorganization of the blogging network, and PsiVid, where I’ve posted about science in TV, video and film along with [...]

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    The Greatest Science Music Video Parodies Continue

    Tim Blais of A Capella Science has come up with a few great new science music video parodies. First, a chemistry-themed version of Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Base’, and second an exam-riddled student’s version of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’. Take a few minutes and enjoy!

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    My Favorite 2014 Posts at SciAm

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    It’s that time of year for reflection. I sat down the other day and gave some thought to some of my favorite posts from 2014. I’m amazed at the number of interviews I conducted and enjoyed, and there have also been some great independent science movies out as well. For good measure, I sprinkle in [...]

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    The Art and Science of Peppermint

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    I love the latest video from the folks at USC Dornsife, all about the art and science of peppermint. In addition to being a fun, fast paced and visually pleasing film, this work gives us a lot of basic information about peppermint from diverse points of view including psychology, history, art, neurobiology — and more. [...]

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    Glittering Nobel Gown Represents Scientist’s Work

    Sample dress created for Nobel Prize winner May Britt Moser by Matthew Hubble

    Women in the public eye are constantly scrutinized for what they wear, whether it be a politician, a Hollywood starlet or even a scientist at the Nobel Prize ceremony. The male Nobel Prize recipients have it relatively easy, at least wardrobe-wise. They put on their tie and tails and they are good to go, but [...]

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    Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

    Dr. May-Britt Moser gives her Nobel lecture

    Today, be sure to catch the 2014 Nobel Prize lectures in Physiology or Medicine taking place at Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden at 13:00 Sunday 7 December. Archived on YouTube should you not catch it live. You can hear John O’Keefe, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser talk about the work that is [...]

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    New video series: Deep Look

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    KQED Science, the science arm of the PBS member television station based in San Francisco has created a new series being aired on PBS Digital called Deep Look, where they allow us to explore the big mysteries of the universe by going very small. All videos are presented in ultra-HD (4K) for amazing clarity. Check [...]

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    A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes

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    The amazing power duo of Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck (Sweet Fern Productions) has come out with a new animated short on the discovery of microbes. I’ve written about their stunning use of paper art and puppetry before, and their current short film does not disappoint. According to their website: This video is the debut [...]

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    Close, Peaceful Whale Encounters Captured on Video

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    I came across these incredible videos by John J. King II (AleutianDream on YouTube) and I just had to share them. These snorkelers are in such close and peaceful contact with wild humpbacks and sperm whales in waters near the Dominican Republic, and Dominica respectively. I asked King about his experiences, and he had this [...]

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    Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square


    If you are in NYC in the month of November and your late night socializing takes you to Times Square, be certain to time it so you can see, from 11:57pm to midnight (EST, of course), a short film by Noah Hutton, a film director who studied both neuroscience and art history, called Brain City, [...]

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