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Mika McKinnon
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Geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, public speaker, irrepressible educator.
Geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, public speaker, irrepressible educator.

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Destructive testing holds a special place in my heart, especially when I'm in Grading Jail and just want to watch things get crushed. 

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I'm writing about all things space on http://space.io9.com/. If you like your science with a healthy dose of snark, go on, check it out.

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It's December 6th. I am a female scientist working in Canada.

24 years ago, a gunman targeted female engineers, murdering them for daring to get an education. 

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Are you in Doctor Who withdrawal after the Day of the Doctor? Read up on how the astronomy and cosmology in the show has evolved to keep pace with changing theory over the past fifty years. #doctorwho   #dayofthedoctor   #doctorwho50thanniversary    #astronomy   #cosmology  

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Forget terrain mapping and monitoring unstable slopes, LiDAR is all about capturing sets for VFX. This marks the start of the entertainment series for Physics Today's new Enterprise column, all about how science & technology are used for playtime.

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Continuum starts with a jailbreak in 2077 that releases the future's most notorious criminals and strands them, together with an ordinary police officer, 65 years in their past—our present day Vancouver, British Columbia. For the rebels, the situation presents an opportunity to start the revolution early and change the future by any means necessary. For the cop, it imposes a duty to recapture the fugitives and preserve the future. For Barry and his team of writers, it's a perfect platform for storytelling.

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It's World Mental Health Day. By next month in the north, our days will be quite literally darker, and in Vancouver, we'll have perpetually cloudy skies. So, in preparation for the months ahead, stories from people far more articulate than me:

Stephen Fry, It will be Sunny One Day
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/10/it-will-be-sunny-one-day.html

Chris Gethard, To an Anonymous Fan
http://thechrisgethardshow.tumblr.com/post/31345619495/for-gethard-anonymous-asks-gethard-i-know-youve

Allie (Hyperbole & a Half), Adventures in Depression
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html

I'm back from Africa (and writing up a guide to gear for geophysics in the tropics) for a quick repacking stop before heading out to a glacier. So, what vital bit of cold-weather equipment am I going to completely forget unless you remind me?
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