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OK friends, spreading some news I just got: NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration and S.E.T.I. have called for a press conference at 12PM EST tomorrow Thursday, July 23rd. The Kepler mission has discovered an earth-like world called Kepler 452b. At a distance of 1,400 light-years away, Kepler 452b accompanies a star whose characteristics are very similar to the Sun: 4% more massive and 10% brighter. Kepler 452b orbits its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun. They are talking extraordinary potential atmosphere, water etc.. *None of these details have been released and I can't confirm yet. But you can watch tomorrow here: http://www.nasa.gov/news/media/newsaudio/index.html (thanks Robin Seemangal)
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Wow, that potentially seems like very exciting news. Thanks for passing along the info.
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My visit to the largest lab in the world @CERN. Or as I call it, "the most beautiful garden in the world"  https://shar.es/1qMSRR
I recently visited one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It is a garden without flowers or exotic trees. It has no idealized landscapes of rock, sand and water. Just a few concrete paths through patches of grass where components of old particle physics experiments sparkle in the sun.
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Happy to announce that after a year of hard work we have deployed the first data science curriculum for high school girls in the country. I worked with a great group of women to design and implement the program in high schools in NY. And we look forward to scaling it nationally soon. Thanks to the support of +Girls Inc, +Moody's Foundation &@ThoughtWorks Inc. http://bit.ly/1E9XYOe
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Congrats, regardless of all efforts, you have succeeded on your dream, that`s because your determination, confidence and patience to show yourself ( and everybody) that when someone is determined to perform something it`s only matter of time and of course, lots of work.
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Ran into wonderful friends at +CNN headquarters this morning +Alex Abelin +Miki Agrawal +Suzie Baleson +Max Goldstein 
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Talking to kids about science, technology & the Internet of Things at the +The New York Academy of Sciences. Love their questions!
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If you feel like watching a cool science episode tonight (Sat, July 11),  +Outrageous Acts Of Science is premiering our new "RACE TO ESCAPE" at 10PM (EST). From 6 - 10PM we'll have a marathon of episodes "Home Hacks," "Tested on Humans," "Speed Freaks" and "No Limits" on the +Science Channel
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My new article about my recent visit to the largest lab humanity has ever built:@CERN. Or as I like to call it "the most beautiful garden in the world." http://secretsoftheuniversefilm.com/the-most-beautiful-garden-in-the-world/ It's also both the hottest and coldest place in the galaxy! Thanks to +Rolf Landua  +Sean Carroll  +Diversity‬ ‪ +STEM Women on G+ +Science on Google+  +WomeninSTEM‬ ‪
I recently visited one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. It is a garden without flowers or exotic trees. It has no idealized landscapes of rock, sand and water. Just a few concrete paths through patches of grass where components of old particle physics experiments sparkle in the sun.
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Outrageous Acts of Science​ returns this summer starting tomorrow Saturday June 20th on the Science Channel at 9PM. Watch us break down some fascinating clips made by backyard scientists, over-the-top artists and extreme athletes! (Marathon of older seasons from 4 - 9PM)
Strap on your goggles and prep your home laboratory kit: Outrageous Acts of Science is returning to break down more fascinating video clips from self-proclaimed scientists, over-the-top artists and extreme athletes defying gravity – sometimes literally. In this exclusive clip from
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I'm really sad about the tragic loss of life in Nepal. I will be speaking tomorrow on +CNN 's New Day morning show 6-9am ET about our ability to predict earthquakes. If anyone has specific information about predictive models and this earthquake, please let me know
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This Nature news article briefly mentions research by Susan Hough (USGS), Roger Bilham (Univ. of Colorado), and Jean-Philippe Avouac (CalTech) on expected fault stresses in that region: 
http://www.nature.com/news/major-earthquake-hits-nepal-1.17413

Searching for their most recent publications might help. It looks like Bilham is being interviewed/quoted by several media outlets.

The first Nature article reference is by Bilham 2004 (although a quick search shows there are other reviews since then): 
http://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/viewArticle/3338

Page 14, discussion section 10.2 on Himalayan recurrence interval:
"Assuming that seven to ten great ruptures permit the slip of the entire Himalayan Arc, and a recurrence interval of 500 years ( ≥ 9 m slip on 200-300 km long, 70-90 km wide, ruptures) we should anticipate M ≥ 8 earthquakes occurring every 50-70 years." That seems like a linear extrapolation based on an average slip rate of 18 mm/year plus some informed but uncertain assumptions. I don't see any specific predictive model mentioned, though.

The potential locations of future earthquakes appears moderately well described, but the timing seems really uncertain based on an incomplete historical record.

Avouac 2003 also characterizes the "where" and "how" of the "Seismic Cycle in the Nepal Himalaya", but not the "when" (large PDF, starting on p.48): 
http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~avouac/classes/GE277/Avouac04.pdf

(I don't know if that helps at all. Those may or may not be their best or most relevant publications, just some of the first ones that turned up in a search on those names.)
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I love this! "Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance." I've always felt this to be true and yet so much of our culture tries to make everyone an optimist. Sometimes a healthy degree of anxiety & negativity can be a good thing. Of course the challenge is to constraint these feelings so they don't overwhelm you.
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In the novel "The Mathematician's Shiva" there is a comparison of American (and I include the whole America continent) and some european countries. The most interesting one is "Americans are obsessed with happy ending stories".
In America (continent) there's the idea of fairy tales, everything must be positive, and ignore those who say otherwise. 
So, it makes sense (to have articles that puts positive lights to those "negative" feelings...)
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Drawing a Genetic Map of the World
Icelanders, says Kari Stefansson, are very interested in genealogy. You’d probably be too, if you lived in a pretty small island nation derived from a small band of settlers—and therefore stand a really good chance of accidentally dating your cousin. While it does complicate romantic living, the meticulous documentation of... [read more]
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A physicist with a deep passion for communicating science to the masses. Secondary life as philosopher and actor. Made in Mexico.
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A Stanford-trained physicist who is very passionate about communicating science. My initiatives to popularize science have impacted thousands of people around the world. For my Ph.D. Dissertation I invented a highly effective technique to focus wireless signals in targeted locations. This method allows for secure communications among desired users inside buildings. The applications of this technique extend to the medical and entertainment fields. I also published research in the field of nano-physics.

I have a huge passion to popularize science and motivate young minds to think analytically and critically about the world. This has led me to pioneer learning initiatives in schools and universities in Mexico, Africa, the US and Israel. I'm a frequent public speaker [http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxEast-Debbie-Berebichez-How] and have been recognized by numerous media outlets such as Oprah, CNN, WSJ, TED, DLD, WIRED, Martha Stewart, City of Ideas, Dr. Oz Show, Celebrity Scientist and others. I regularly appear as a science expert on different international TV networks; co-hosted National Geographic’s “Humanly
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First Mexican woman to graduate with a physics Ph.D. from Stanford
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  • Stanford University
    Physics, 1998 - 2005
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Physics, 1996 - 1998
  • Brandeis University
    Physics and Philosophy, 1993 - 1996
  • Columbia University
    Physics, 2005 - 2007
  • New York University
    Applied Mathematics, 2005 - 2007
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