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Joanne Manaster
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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A bow tie decorated with petri dishes? Awesome work (as usual) by +Michele Banks 
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What an incredible shot of the +SpaceX first landing of the 17-story-tall first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on the deck of a barge about 350 miles off the Florida coast on April 14 by photographer Ben Cooper
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They really don't need parachutes +Andrei Chirosc . they just need to sort out their problems which they are very close to doing. http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-checks-throttle-valve-after-flawed-falcon-9-recovery-attempt
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Help +Becky Cliffe and other researchers save the pygmy sloths of Panama!
The Pygmy sloths of Panama are considered to be one of the worlds most critically endangered mammals with the last official population count identifying only 79 individuals (Kaviar et al. 2011). Beyond the original description of the species we still know almost nothing about these little sloths with scientific rigour. We don’t know how many …
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+UNESCO International Jazz Day 2015 to be celebrated in 196 countries! How will you celebrate?
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If you don't already have some of these...
A series of apps fill in information on the darkened sky, from red dwarf stars to the International Space Station.
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Are you interested in the Science of #Cancer?
Tomorrow on Read Science! Google Hangouts on Air, Jeff and I will be speaking with two authors who wrote fantastic books on that topic, George Johnson and +Sue Armstrong 

Thursday at 2pm EDT https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cfti99lmt2lrkmol6n1ife01rk8
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All I know is a bunch of people were buying lactic acid inhibitors and I looked up a natural source and its in spanish green olives with lactic acid.
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Two great biologists in conversation!
To save our planet’s biodiversity – something that’s essential for our survival as a species – could biologists worldwide be united behind a single common purpose?
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Seems I've picked an apropos time to read Erik Larson's latest book, Lusitania!

Sinking the Lusitania, Part I: Many Civilians Die in “Wicked” Atrocity, May 7, 1915  
Reports and opinions in Scientific American on a key tragedy in World War I: May 1, 2015 On May 7, 1915, the British civilian ocean liner Lusitania was ...
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RIP Ben E. King. The R&B legend has died age 76.
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Sad news. He was a great singer.
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In 10 minutes! Read Science! talks about #Cancer science w +Sue Armstrong  & George Johnson 2pm EDT 
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Six days away! On Wednesday May 6, watch our live webcast as Dr. Amanda Peet explores some extreme physics. Details: http://ow.ly/MkvQR 
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We at Read Science! are big supporters of literacy for all ages!
Its part of a series of measures to get children reading
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I do not see any down side to this. Wonderful idea and great way to spread knowledge.
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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.
Employment
  • 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
Previously
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

Public outreach enthusiast

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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