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Reflections on My @SciAmBlogs Tenure

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 [...]

December 15, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

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’.

December 14, 2014 — Carin Bondar
The Art and Science of Peppermint

The Art and Science of Peppermint

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.

December 11, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

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.

December 7, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
New video series: Deep Look

New video series: Deep Look

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.

November 28, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes

A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes

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.

November 23, 2014 — Carin Bondar

Close, Peaceful Whale Encounters Captured on Video

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.

November 18, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square

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, [...]

November 16, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

The Royal Society in London has selected its winner of the Winton Prize for Science Books. The purpose of the prize falls right in line with the goals for Read Science!

November 14, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

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