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Joanne Manaster
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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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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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
Previously
in the Air Force - most interestingly, Guam - Tokyo - New York - among others

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Happy Darwin Day!
 
Today is the birthday memorial of Charles Darwin ( who was born in 1809 .
He was an English naturalist who outlined the theory of evolution that could be explained in part through natural and sexual selection
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Happy Darwin Day
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Adorable crocheted chemistry set.
From instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BBlbdVJBtWN/
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That is just fantastic!
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It was great fun presenting last night with my daughter, Amanda (a physics major), at Pecha Kucha Night Champaign - Urbana Volume 20 at The Virginia Theatre!
These are our erythrocyte and Fibonacci dresses from Shenova Fashion.

http://shenovafashion.com/collections/women-in-stem
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milo i crasivo
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Love this necklace choker with an image of Pluto from New Horizons! #spacebling https://www.etsy.com/listing/257553742/science-jewelry-pluto-necklaces-pluto?ref=shop_home_active_3 … 
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Way to go :-)
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More awesome than you might imagine!
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hashtag #awesome  :-)
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OK Go in Zero Gravity makes me quite happy!
OK Go released a new video today — wait, no, come back! It's worth 3:20 of your time, I promise. It's fun, and colorful, and is chock full of that oh so OK Go element of "how in the hell did they...
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#GravitationalWaves
The official MIT announcement!
LIGO signal reveals first observation of two massive black holes colliding, proves Einstein right.
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yes you can get a great wobble from the top of those steps
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"...the recent explosive spread of Zika around Latin America and the Caribbean serves notice, yet again, that remote places are no longer as remote as they used to be—so expect ever more exotic pathogens lurking in nature to become commonplace."
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HELLO, HOW ARE  YOU TODAY
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Today is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 landing on the moon. And yesterday we lost the last living member of that crew – Edgar Mitchell. I first met Ed when I was at MIT as he was studying there at the same time. Ed was certainly involved in advanced mental century perceptions aka mind reading. Not my bailiwick but I respected him for his persistence and dedication to studying the unknown. I'm sorry to lose another of our Apollo Lunar Pioneers. RIP Ed. 
The suburban Lake Worth resident who was part of the Apollo 14 crew that flew to the moon in 1971, died in hospice late Thursday night.
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"All right, Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my closeup." ;)

It's pretty cool to be nominated for the Shorty Awards, which recognizes content producers on the internet. If you have a few moments each day, feel free to pop by this link and cast a vote for me (or for your other fave folks on the list).
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Just thought more people should see this adorable baby sloth. Via +Becky Cliffe
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Sooooo cute
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My daughter, Amanda, and I have our snazzy science themed dresses--erythrocytes for me and a Fibonacci pattern for her--for our +PechaKuchaNightCU presentation this Saturday. Our dresses come from Shenova Fashions, where they have many Women in STEM themed dresses! +Holly Renee
http://shenovafashion.com/collections/women-in-stem
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u both r very nice
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