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Joanne Manaster
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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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
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    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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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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And Mg for the brightest white.
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Cool!
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From author Clifford Pickover on twitter.

Dream about this tonight: 81 is the only multi-digit number whose square root is the sum of its digits.

https://twitter.com/pickover/status/616781785352007680
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sqrt(E1)=F ;-)
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From the +National Academies Press are the first place and runner-up of the 2014 Communication Award.
Both authors of these books, +Dan Fagin and +David Epstein have been Read Science! guests.
Oncogenes and Carcinogens Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RCjSauu_UY
Sports Science Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-SSmrwYiZg
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Thank you for sharing +Joanne Manaster and congratulations +Dan Fagin +David Epstein !
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Tomorrow, we talk about Rain and Water on Read Science! with +Alok Jha and +Cynthia Barnett at 10am EDT

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cn1ttdn42qgjme8g980j464fu1s
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Saw this movie today with my son and knew some scientists must have been consulted. 

Good show. As my 16yo said, "Pixar movies always hit me in the "feels"!"
Pixar’s latest movie gets a lot right about how the emotions work.
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Travis, you can get ore and more at www.unitednuclear.com also, death rays! (IR laser tube)
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The New Horizons mission to Pluto releases new colour views of the dwarf planet, revealing some intriguing dark spots http://bbc.in/1CNjadK
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I'm not even calling that thing a dwarf planet. 
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A wonderful side project from Read Science! guest, +Theodore Gray 
 
Gray says he could likely make quilts to order featuring your favorite molecule. He tells Newscripts he’d be able to make a quilt featuring almost any small molecule; most drugs would be the right size, for example.
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Join Joanne and +Jeff Shaumeyer   of Read Science! as we speak with +Cynthia Barnett  , the author of Rain: A Natural and Cultural History and +Alok Jha  , author of The Water Book: The Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary Substance (available in the UK only) on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10am EDT.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Joanne Manaster. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Thanks for watching and for all of your kind comments, +Michael Thomas . Our guests indeed were interesting!
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