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Joanne Manaster
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RIP #OliverSacks  
Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.
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+Dennis D. McDonald
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Tesla is the best car Consumer Reports has ever tested. 
After reading the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance, I have much more appreciation for Musk's vision for electric cars and space travel. This rating by CR does not surprise me.
Tesla just made Consumer Reports history with a perfect score of 100 for the P85D Model S.
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Lots of fun with water! Some oldies but goodies.
 
You may have seen some of these tricks before, it's pretty cool.

Amazing Science Tricks Using Liquid!
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WOW!! it's sooo amazing!!
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Via +Alan Kerlin :
Beautiful shot of the ISRO rocket before rolling out for today's launch. 

Details via SpaceflightNow:

Aug. 27GSLV Mk. 2 • GSAT 6

Launch time: 1122 GMT
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 2, flying on the GSLV-D6 mission, will launch the GSAT 6 communications satellite. GSAT 6 will provide communications services for the Indian military. Delayed from March and May.

http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/08/26/countdown-begins-for-launch-of-indian-military-satellite/
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Looks like a great prize!
 
Are you feeling lucky?
Calling all bibliophiles: we're giving away enough books to keep you busy until Christmas
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hi
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Their Own Personal Science. "The Widening World of Hand-Picked Truths” in @NYTScience by Read Science! guest George Johnson.
More than ever, the best available science doesn’t seem to change minds in a civilization of competing ideologies.
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I found the point of this article to be muddled, and it seems that it addressed the smallest portions of the problem and left the largest one off the table completely.  That same culprit also benefits from the superficial roundup of issues all thrown in together like this.  It's hard to find the thread that supposedly links all the various topics mentioned in brief.
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Real time video of extremely strong Aurora Borealis in Iceland 27 August 2015, shot with Sony a7s and Sony 24-70.
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Happy #NationalDogDay! According to Prof. Jack Gilbert, your canine companion may be good for your health.
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Another chance to win a trip to Switzerland to visit CERN!
The studio behind SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE is once again sending you and a friend to Switzerland. This includes free travel and a 2-night stay, during which you'll take a VIP tour of CERN, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. A winner will be chosen only if we hit our goal on Indiegogo! (Schedule subject to availability.)
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+Mark Andre Halle I'd be like Sheldon, on this one! lol
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In honor of +chicagobotanicgarden  corpse flower about to bloom, here are two of my kids years ago w/UIUC's Titan Arum.
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ÉRDEKES NÖVÉNY.NAGYON MUTATÓS.
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I am a faculty lecturer at the University of Illinois, teaching cutting edge biology: genomics, evolution and medicine and emerging infectious diseases.
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  • University of Illinois
    I taught cell biology and histology labs and now teach advanced science courses online and do much science outreach!, 1991 - present
  • Scientific American
    Freelance, 2011 - 2014
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Champaign, IL
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in the Air Force - most interestingly, Guam - Tokyo - New York - among others
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Science awesomer
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Expert science video host and speaker

Reviewer of popular science books

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University biology lecturer

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Former international model


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I'm listed on Mashable as having one of 25 twitter accounts that will make you smarter. I've dissected a (dead) human being (legally). Unrelated to the first statement, I've modeled a bikini in an ice plant and ski wear at Yokohoma Port in 95 F heat and so much more in the name of fashion. Professional modeling is pretty much as ridiculous as you see on Next Top Model :) If you want proof that the world isn't totally backward, I'm more well known now for science outreach than I ever was for modeling, although modeling is more lucrative (oh wait, we're backward again, aren't we?).
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Biology
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