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“Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” is 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner!

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I am always thrilled when a science themed book wins the General Non-Fiction Pulitzer Prize. Some of my favorites from previous years include the following: 2011 Siddhartha Mukherjee “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” 1998 Jared Diamond “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” 1995 Jonathan Weiner “The Beak Of [...]

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Sloth Squeak!

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Lucy Cooke, the mastermind behind Slothville, a recognized National Geographic Explorer and award winning videographer and TV producer, has a new book, The Power of Sloth, coming out in the UK today. To celebrate, she made a quick video compilation of sloths squeaking. My heart has broken from the cuteness! In case you missed Lucy [...]

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SciComm Power Couple Hanging out with SciAm and Read Science!

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I am very excited to announce the next SciAm/Read Science! collaboration. My cohost, Jeff, and I will feature two guests who are well known independently for their work in science communication, but together make a formidable power couple (of sorts)! Naturally, I’m talking about SciAm’s own Jennifer Ouellette and Caltech physicist Sean M. Carroll. Jennifer [...]

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A Great Year for SciAm Google Hangouts!

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As the year winds down, I’m pleased to share the google hangouts on air I’ve done with SciAm, some in collaboration with my venture with co-host, Jeff Shaumeyer, Read Science! This summer, Scientific American polled its readers about their favorite summer science reads. By your choice, the winners were: Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined–The Truth about Talent, [...]

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A Chat with Temple Grandin and Richard Panek about “The Autistic Brain”

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I am so pleased to announce that renowned animal scientist and autism expert, Temple Grandin, and her co-author of her latest book, “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum“, Richard Panek, will be our guests on another collaborative Scientific American/Read Science! episode. Join us Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1pm EDT at the Google + [...]

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Adventures on the Alimentary Canal with Mary Roach

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Mary Roach is one of my fave science authors because she looks at everything in a quirky and unique way. No subject is too daunting at all it seems, though in an interview I conducted back in 2009, I relayed a question from science author Carl Zimmer: “Is there any topic that cannot be made [...]

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