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Joanne Manaster
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Meet your inner monkey! Tonight in the third in the series of Your Inner Fish on +PBS  now!
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Good search tips!
 
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The tilde operator is gone because the default search algorithm now includes synonyms into the search. Use of quotation marks is now required if you're only looking for that thing and not the synonyms.
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Word has it that +Run Or Dye has irresponsibly NOT obtained a permit or planned a course here in Champaign, Illinois as originally slated for May 10,  but have been taking monies for registration and supplies, including from my daughters. Apparently no refunds are in the offing. This is very poor form if this is all true!
CHAMPAIGN -- A national 5K is set to come to Champaign or is it?
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I got mad just reading it..... That is so beyond bogus. How do they get away with that? I mean having a nice website doesn't make it okay to just take peoples' money and just blow them off (or give them a lame excuse).
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Walking around in space should put a smile on your face! 
 
Blow this picture up big to see a spacewalker's smile, and don't miss the bonus pictures of "Swannie" and SpaceX's Dragon:
During Wednesday's fast-track spacewalk, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio complained that his arms were too short to take a selfie. But that didn't stop him f...
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On this day in 1983, David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced 'Let's Dance'.
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Interesting article, but I'm distracted by a grievous misspelling:

"As they dug into the results in the next *graf*, we saw a glass half empty. "Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago," they wrote."

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Watch as NASA astronauts and Expedition 39 Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson as they venture outside the International Space Station to replace a failed backup computer relay system called a multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM).
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Great hangout today with +Scientific American +Jeff Shaumeyer +Neil Shubin +Kalliopi Monoyios talking about "Your Inner Fish" book and TV series!
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Missed it live, but listened afterward while at work. I love the distinction +Kalliopi Monoyios made about fine artists vs scientific illustrators. It's not an easy transition and the expectations between the disciplines are so different. 
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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

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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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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Biology
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