A cross section of science on the cyberscreen

  • Reflections on My @SciAmBlogs Tenure

    Reflections on My @SciAmBlogs Tenure

    By Joanne Manaster | December 15, 2014 |

    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 Carin Bondar, is one of the many blogs being eliminated. […]

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  • The Greatest Science Music Video Parodies Continue

    By Carin Bondar | December 14, 2014 |

    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'. […]

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  • The Art and Science of Peppermint

    The Art and Science of Peppermint

    By Carin Bondar | December 11, 2014 |

    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

    Glittering Nobel Gown Represents Scientist’s Work

    By Joanne Manaster | December 10, 2014 |

    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 women have a few more decisions to make regarding color, style, accessories, appropriateness for the venue and so forth. […]

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  • Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

    Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

    By Joanne Manaster | December 7, 2014 |

    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 recognized this week, Grid Cells, Place Cells and Memory. […]

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  • New video series: Deep Look

    New video series: Deep Look

    By Joanne Manaster | November 28, 2014 |

    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. […]

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  • A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes

    A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes

    By Carin Bondar | November 23, 2014 |

    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. […]

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  • Close, Peaceful Whale Encounters Captured on Video

    Close, Peaceful Whale Encounters Captured on Video

    By Carin Bondar | November 18, 2014 |

    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. […]

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  • Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square

    Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square

    By Joanne Manaster | November 16, 2014 |

    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 , which features fantastic brain images. […]

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  • Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

    Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

    By Joanne Manaster | November 14, 2014 |

    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! Google Hangouts; to encourage the promotion of great popular science writing! For 2014, the prize goes to Mark Miodownk for his book Stuff Matters. […]

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