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The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Man on the Moon

It’s no secret, I’m a space geek. And the other non-secret is I love when a good space travel book is turned into a movie. Astronaut Gene Cernan is known for being “The Last Man on the Moon” as he was the last man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission...

May 22, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Amazing Animation Meets Mouse Genetics

Amazing Animation Meets Mouse Genetics

How does a mouse build a burrow, and do genes help control this behavior? This was a question asked by members of the Hoekstra lab at Harvard.

May 6, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
The Secret Lives of Scientists and Engineers

The Secret Lives of Scientists and Engineers

I’ve been enjoying NOVA’s online series ‘The Secret Lives of Scientists and Engineers’. These short videos depict some lesser known aspects of the lives of cutting-edge scientists, their hobbies, passions and pastimes outside of the lab...

April 25, 2014 — Carin Bondar

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Snapshots from Space [Video]

Today, Chris Hadfield shared in social media a previously released video, Chris Hadfield’s Snapshots from Space! “Throughout his ISS mission, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been taking some of the most incredible photos of Earth ever seen...

April 24, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
SciAm & Read Science! Chat with Neil Shubin

SciAm & Read Science! Chat with Neil Shubin

I am very pleased to announce that Neil Shubin, author of “Your Inner Fish” and host of a PBS program by the same name, currently airing over the past several weeks, will be joining myself and co-host Jeff Shaumeyer for a chat in another SciAm/Read Science!...

April 21, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
The Perfect 46: The Future is Near

The Perfect 46: The Future is Near

Visit theperfect46.com, and it looks like any business web page. The Perfect 46 purports to be a company that uses the power of genomics, the information stored in the entirety of your DNA–your genome–to determine if you are with “the one” for you...

April 21, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

Science Book Wins a Pulitzer Prize

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 [...]..

April 14, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

Sloth Squeak!

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...

April 9, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

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