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Creating Equal Access to Science Education
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The Planet Factory is a guide to real-life Tatooines, planets made of diamonds, and possible Earth twins.

http://www.gotscience.org/2017/09/reading-planet-factory/
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Want to know more about GotScience Magazine and Science Connected? This just went live on the PLOS ONE #scicomm blog-- a guest article by our fearless leader: http://blogs.plos.org/scicomm/2017/08/14/science-connected-accessible-science-communication/
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How awesome is this project by the Marie Curie Alumni Association? Only 8 more days to help them reach their funding goal and create illustrated storybooks depicting (real life) science superheroes, like Marie Curie!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-super-science-heroes-marie-curie-series/reft/16362502/SciConnected
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Ada Hagan shares how bacteria steal iron during infections. It's a tactic used by anthrax but at least in mice if the siderophores used by the bacteria are blocked the mice can contain the disease. highly interesting.

Also, let's not deal with the whole spinach and iron thing here. That would be off-topic. Ada got it right that Popeye was after Vitamin A. If anyone wants to go down that rabbit hole (an "academic urban legend") please see this post: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/who-will-debunk-the-debunkers/

+Kate Stone +GotScience.org 
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Half-pipe tested, physics approved. Kate Stone, Jonathan Trinastic, and some regulars from the SOMA Skate Park in San Francisco explain what it takes to skateboard like a pro (according to science). 🤘
http://www.gotscience.org/2017/06/science-skateboarding-half-pipe-physics/
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What can science offer to offset this staggering potential for suffering and loss? Recent findings in neuroscience may offer hope that the brain has the flexibility to slow progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

+Jonathan Trinastic  has an excellent policy article on why sometimes public funding of science in pursuit of health goals for the population makes a difference.

+GotScience.org  +Kate Stone 
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What if you could visualize consciousness as a geometrical pattern that shifts and morphs over time? A group of scientists think they can build such a “consciousness meter” using complex mathematics, and they have just published their approach in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Amanda Alvarez reports for GotScience Magazine.
http://www.gotscience.org/2017/05/geometry-consciousness-multi-dimensional-math-trip/
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