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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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Very cool! A mini organ system for drug testing!
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Americans love time travel and fear designer babies: from the Pew American technology survey.
American faith in technology is high, but our faith in weather control is low — and we're very worried about designer babies and Google Glass. The Pew Research Center, whose surveys we've...
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Be sure to tune into +PBS  & host +Neil Shubin  tonight during the 2nd episode of Your Inner Fish, at 10/9c. Less fishy, more reptilian...
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Ah thanks for the reminder. Switching over now to PBS. 
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Not good for the hypochondriacs out there!
 
NAME! THAT! HORRIFYING! DISEASE!

"Can you match these old-timey illustrations with the correct illnesses?"

Take the +VICE quiz (some images are NSFW): http://goo.gl/HKPrbS
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No such thing as ringworms.  (It's ringworm, a fungus, not worms)
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www.nature.com/news/scientists-find-protein-that-unites-cell-and-egg-1.15058?WT.mc_id=GPL_NatureNews
Scientists have identified a long-sought fertility protein that allows sperm to dock to the surface of an egg. The finding, an important step in understanding the process that enables conception, could eventually spawn new forms of birth control and treatments for infertility.
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LIVE: NASA Announces An Earth-Like Planet That May Have Liquid Water
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water and life
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This photo from #UIUC  library!

I love libraries and use them often!
Many people are discovering a renewed fascination with libraries
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Our town library is more of a community center than it is a library. That has rather put out the older patrons who expect people to be QUIET instead of chatting quietly.
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Squirrels in casts are darling! Here's to a speedy recovery!
 
Awwwww so cute!
get well little squirrel!
http://www.wtop.com/109/3603960/Squirrel-Girl
WASHINGTON -- A baby squirrel fell 75 feet from a tree and is recuperating -- with an over-sized cast -- at D.C.'s City Wildlife.

The baby squirrel landed on a sidewalk and broke her ankle. City Wildlife caretakers are helping her recover and say she should heal quickly, according to a tweet from the organization.
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Happy Birthday, Gerry Rafferty! The 'Baker Street' songwriter was born on this day in 1947 (d. 2011).
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I love this song. One of my favorites. +Joanne Manaster Its almost midnight and you've got me dancing.
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The Path to Mars - A note by NASA Administrator, Charlie Bolden. 
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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.
Employment
  • 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
Previously
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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