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Compound Eye

Compound Eye Readers’ Best Science and Nature Photographs of 2013


A few days ago I asked you to submit your best Nature & Science images from the past year, and wow- you did not disappoint! Below, in no particular order, are links to all participants’ selections. If you have a “Best of 2013″ gallery and wish to be added, drop a link in the comments. [...]

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Guest Blog

Gone in 2013: A Tribute to 10 Remarkable Women in Science

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Pioneering scientists and engineers are often overlooked in popular retrospectives commemorating the year’s departed. In particular, women in such fields tend to be given short shrift. To counter this regrettable circumstance, I present here a selection of 10 notable women in science who left us in 2013. Each of these individuals contributed greatly to her [...]

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New Astronauts Face Limited Opportunities for Spaceflight [Video]

NASA announced on Monday its 2013 class of astronaut candidates, but the current state of the agency’s human spaceflight program makes it hard to get excited about what lies ahead for these remarkable individuals. To mark the announcement, NASA hosted a Google Hangout on Air with several administrators and former astronauts.   After sifting through [...]

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Plugged In

Stormwater Film Festival

On January 30, Plugged In’s unquenchable interest in infrastructure expressed itself in an actual tour of an infrastructure system itself. As part of ScienceOnline2013, the fabulous science/scientist/communications convention/festival/love-in held every year in my own city of Raleigh,  I led a tour of the stormwater tunnels beneath the city of Raleigh. I know all about these [...]

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Escaping 2013


While considering how to sum up my artistic year, I realized this sketchy little painting of my character Trilobite Boy fleeing anonymous hands was already doing that. So I finished it up. This has been another tough year for me artistically. My output has been low while juggling my full time job, blogging here at [...]

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The Countdown

Top 5 Space Stories of 2013! – The Countdown, Episode 38


We rounded up the coolest, biggest and most important space stories of 2013 and asked the editors of Scientific American to vote for their top five. Here they are in our latest episode of the Countdown. More to explore : The Top 5 Space Stories of 2012 Scientific American‘s Top 10 Science Stories of 2013 [...]

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