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Bill Nye to write middle grade science series http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/23/bill-nye-middle-grade-science-series-exclusive Due out April 2017
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I'm glad you still post here, a lot of the science folks have left. 
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In 15 minutes, Read Science! talks to +Christie Wilcox about venomous animals & her book!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z3kCTcP5N4
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She was so ebullient and passionate. Great guest, indeed!
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$3.95 today only at +Audible
How to Create A Mind by Ray Kurzweil http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/How-to-Create-a-Mind-Audiobook/B009S7OKJS
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I am also a singularity sceptic.
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Out in paperback today! Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Read Science! guest, +Steve Silberman http://amzn.to/2bBnTui
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+Joanne Manaster​ I need this book in PDF
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For the immunologically minded.
I was searching for other things and came across this.
Evolution of the immune system in humans from infancy to old age
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/282/1821/20143085
(a) The seven ages of woman. (b) Schematic graph of excess deaths from seasonal or pandemic influenza over the lifetime of an individual represented as number of deaths per 1000 persons (adapted from [2]). Note that while pregnancy increases the risk of severe influenza, in severe pandemics such as 1918/1919 there were also excess deaths in previously healthy young adults who were not pregnant. (c) Schematic graph of the different arms of the immune response to influenza over the lifetime of an individual.
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+Paul Davis This probably has something to do with the endocrine system and how hormonal levels affect immunities. 
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Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable & it’s as close to us as it could possibly be

By Read Science! guest +Lee Billings
Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable—and it’s as close to us as it could possibly be
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Three suns? I have trouble getting out of bed with one.
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Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox  about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can!
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Tomorrow!
Read Science will talk with author +Christie Wilcox about her new book, Venomous, this Wednesday 3pm EDT https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccv7aokm8p3hudijfv0fjftt4lk
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Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ccv7aokm8p3hudijfv0fjftt4lk
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das ist Große krankheiten im wasser für alle andre Fiche, end wieder alle Toten, oder menschen der essen!
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Jeff and Joanne talk with +Christie Wilcox  about her new book, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry on August 24th at 3pm EDT/2pm CDT/9am Honolulu. Join us if you can!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Joanne Manaster. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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This was the model organism I used to study muscle development in grad school.
 
Researchers sequence genome of 'gluttonous' tobacco hornworm
An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the tobacco hornworm—a caterpillar species used in many research laboratories for studies of insect biology.
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I understand these could be a human food source if we could get over our issues about bugs as food. If I recall, deep frying them makes them pop like popcorn (and look like it), taste like potato chips, and are packed with protein. You know...another option...
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Expert science video host and speaker

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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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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