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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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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  
The BBC series Doctor Who has routinely flitted back and forth in time, sometimes to the start and end of the universe itself.
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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
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In less than two weeks, I'll be attempting to not zap zebras while conducting a geophysical survey. Any recommendations on what to pack for fieldwork in the tropics?
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Mosquito net. I pretty much roll myself in mine to sleep, since I seem to attract an inordinate number of bitey things. Also, if you can somehow get hold of these things, they are amazing for dealing with the bites:
http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Bite-Sting-relief-Click-it_8212/
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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. 
Destructive testing holds a special place in my heart. The idea is to take a material and push it beyonds its limits, recording the moment of failure. General Electric has started a new campaign gratuitously running these destructive tests on innocent every-day objects.
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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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That's why I comment on it every year. I don't have anything novel to say, no big insights or solutions, but it's an event that shouldn't be forgotten.
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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.
By Mika McKinnon. You're watching a movie. A cluster of people is leaning over a ship's rail. The camera pulls back, and a huge monster appears, nibbling the stern. With perfect scaling and perspective from every angle, the gap between the unaltered footage of the real ship and the ...
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I'm a female scientist working in Canada. Today is an anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. 
23 years ago, a gunman targeted female engineers. This year, I worked in an industry geophysics company and in a government science office, both over half women. The situation isn't perfect — I've enc...
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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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In town for AAAS? Love rocks and/or curious why our landscape looks like this? I've got you covered with a geoscience cityguide for Vancouver.
Vancouver for Visitors. Posted on 16 February 2012 by Mika. I know we have a huge number of scientists in town this weekend for AAAS 2012. If any of you visitors want to check out some local geoscienc...
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