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Winners of the Dance Your PhD Competition Revealed [Video]

For the past 6 years, Science magazine and its publisher, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, have challenged researchers to explain their doctoral research through interpretive dance. This year, the winners of the Dance Your Ph.D. contest goes to Cedric Tan, a biologist whose postdoctoral research examines the relationship between sperm and the [...]

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Where are the Women Science Creators on Youtube?

Click image to watch Joanne's Blood Cell Bakery Introduction

Many times I wondered this myself, and while I had the attention of the youtube infamous Hank Green of SciShow, I asked him in correspondence last year: “One last thing, while I have your attention. Have you noticed that there are so few women represented on youtube talking about science? It’s one thing that TV [...]

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Cyberscreen Film Festival Winners (in Brief)

We here at PsiVid are very proud to announce the winners of the Cyberscreen Film Festival as presented during the Science Online 2013 Un-conference. Films were submitted in either the Professional or the Independent category and we required that the submitters need to be considered as part of the Science Online community and the winners [...]

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My Favorite Science (or Marginally Science Themed) Videos from 2012

These drops of solution remain suspended for a long period of time, thanks to the vibrational force of sound waves that keep them stationary in an air column. (Photo by Dan Harris)

These are some of my favorite videos from 2012. Which were your favorites this past year? Seven Minutes of Terror. A very well-produced video from NASA about how engineers worked to execute the landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover. The science and engineering thinking process came through for them successfully resulting in one of the [...]

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Science Video Brainstorming, and Some YouTube Science

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Looks like I’m in for a great summer full of science video goodness! At the end of June, both Carin and I will be heading to an unconference (taking a clue from Bora from Science Online) called BrainSTEM at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada (maybe I’ll get to wave at Stephen Hawking!)  We will be [...]

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Material Marvels in Video

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

It’s always a pleasure to come across a series of videos that deal with a subset of science that is told well, produced well and have a continuity that viewers can expect. I was paying my “blog calls” to people attending Science Online 2012 and came across Yale’s website and found Ainissa Ramirez, a (now [...]

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More Quantum Levitation Video Fun!

North Museum Quantum Levitator

In October, I shared the Quantum Levitation video that was making its rounds on the internet. Today, I share with you something of a world tour of quantum levitation videos! Perusing around the internet today I came across a video made by the North Museum of Natural History & Science where it previewed its newest attraction. This [...]

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Using Videos to Promote a Science Themed Book

Video is everywhere, and it turns out that the book publishing industry and authors know to get readers, they simply must have a video of some sort out there! There are several different ways to promote a science book on video. One way is to put up a talk given on the topic of the [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Animating Anthropomorphism: Giving Minds To Geometric Shapes [Video]

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The brain has a problem. Information can only enter it through sensory apparatuses: the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin. And the information that enters the brain is fairly simple. The brain therefore has an enormous task: to take sparse inputs and transform them into extremely complex cognitive representations. For example, the retina that coats [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Friday Fun: Happy Passover!

matzah - flickr user Paurian

I just want to know if I can give up bread for donkeys, instead of matzah. It’s how hyenas roll. By the @JewishTweets.

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The Thoughtful Animal

There Is Music In Life, and in Fish [video]

The Quiet Ensemble sees music everywhere in nature. Quintetto promo from Quiet ensemble on Vimeo. “Quintetto” is an installation based on the study of casual movement of objects or living creatures used as input for the production of sounds. The basic concept is to reveal what we call “invisible concerts” of everyday life. The vertical [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Happy Shark Week!

I couldn’t resist digging this up out of my Tumblr archives. Happy (end of) Shark Week!

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The Thoughtful Animal

Video of the Week: Running with Wolves

Via the Smithsonian Channel: Gudrun Pflueger, first seen in A Woman Among Wolves, returns to wolf country after a grueling and terrifying bout with cancer. Determined to fight for the wolves who gave her the strength to survive her illness, Pflueger battles freezing temperatures and personal setbacks to track the wolves in the wild. The [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

A Kangaroo Is Born…Twice

The narrator laureate of the science world, David Attenborough, describes the birth of a baby grey kangaroo.

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The Thoughtful Animal

Video of the Week: Nature-Inspired Fashion

An awesome video from our friends over at BBC Earth Life Is: We caught up with Richard Sorger, a hot British fashion designer who draws inspiration directly from animals and nature. As well as designing for big name celebrities his work he has also designed for Swarovski and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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The Thoughtful Animal

Video of the Week: In Which A Bonobo Gets A Man To Wear A Bunny Suit on National TV

In one of a series of stories on animal intelligence, Anderson Cooper went to see Kanzi, probably the most famous bonobo in the world, and primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, who has worked with Kanzi almost his entire life. Using his board of symbolic “lexigrams,” Kanzi apparently indicated that Cooper should don a bunny suit. One wonders [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Awesome Animal Video of the Week: Struggling to Mate

From the new National Geographic Great Migrations mini-series. Open comment thread: Did you watch it last night? What did you think?

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Learn to Speak Primate

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Non-human primate, that is. Ape actor Peter Elliott shares his knowledge of chimpanzee and gorilla vocabulary and facial expressions. via IMDb: Peter Elliott is the film industry’s primary primate. He both as a performer, in films like Missing Link and The Island of Doctor Moreau, and as a choreographer of other performers, as in Gorillas [...]

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