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Joanne Manaster
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Champaign, IL
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The latest data visualization of Americans’ music preferences is a heat map that plays different types of music as it shows which parts of the country like particular genres the most.
We took a whole lot of data and calculated America's music preferences to see what genres are most popular around the continental U.S.
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Are you enjoying "Your Inner Fish" on +PBS with +Neil Shubin ? 

Great news, we will be hosting Neil, who wrote the book by the same name, and his illustrator, +Kalliopi Monoyios on an episode of +Read Science! on April 22, noon EDT. Stay tuned for details! 

http://www.pbs.org/your-inner-fish/home/
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Great program.
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For those who missed the blood moon eclipse due to clouds, here are some pics! 
The moon turns red and orange during a total lunar eclipse due to a perfect alignment of the sun, Earth and the moon, otherwise known as a syzygy • Spotted the eclipse? Share your images with us
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Thanks for this. I couldn't stay up past midnight so I was disappointed to have to miss it.
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On this day in 1972, Roberta Flack started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'.
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"Researchers in the UK have developed a technique to culture universal type-O blood from stem cells. It's the first time scientists have manufactured blood to the appropriate quality and safety standards for transfusion into a human being. It's a breakthrough that could eventually end blood shortages in emergencies."
Researchers in the UK have developed a technique to culture universal type-O blood from stem cells. It's the first time scientists have manufactured blood to the appropriate quality and safety standards for transfusion into a human being. It's a breakthrough that could eventually end blood shortages in emergencies.
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Presumably people would be given the knowledge beforehand that the blood they were about to receive was derived from stem cells.  Just in case they were against stem cell use research or pharmaceutical products.  So, like if it was a life or death situation for them they could really make a statement...  A final statement.
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The University of Illinois has been holding Saturday Engineering for Everyone talks, and have posted videos!
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I wonder if they mention what plasmas are used for mostly- coatings! :D  I'll have to watch that one!  [Think skyscrapers with pretty glass.]
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If social media had been around at the time (1983), there would have been PLENTY of photos and tweets about this lecture!
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Oh, the poor man. LOL
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'Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation' wins the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction. I highly recommend it! 
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Science sans conscience n'est que ruine de l'âme

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First Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014: The Complete Skywatcher's Guide
The spectacle is often more beautiful and interesting than one would think. During the time that the moon is entering into and later emerging from out of the Earth's shadow, secondary phenomena may be overlooked.
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We were out on the porch watching the moon and noticed a black thin "Strip" thing going across the bottom of the moon. At first I thought it was a power line or something...it wasn't...this thing kinda circled around to the backside of the moon...Did anyone else see this?
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"Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule bound for the International Space Station was scrubbed Monday afternoon because of an apparent first stage helium leak. A new launch date has not been announced, but the flight is off until Friday at the earliest, officials say."
Unmanned cargo ship has to postpone mission to carry supplies to the International Space Station
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I taught advanced cell biology and histology lab courses at the University of Illinois, and currently teach upper level science courses in an online program (Human Genome and Bioinformatics) I also do video reviews of popular science books as well as whimsical science experiments with cats, cookies, gummy bears and make-up.
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  • Scientific American
    Freelance, 2011 - present
  • University of Illinois
    I taught cell biology and histology labs and now teach advanced science courses online and do much science outreach!, 1991 - present
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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

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?).
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Biology
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