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nadia drake
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Writer, scientist, dancer -- always up for an adventure. Champagne-o-phile.
Writer, scientist, dancer -- always up for an adventure. Champagne-o-phile.

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Gold nanoparticles embedded in an elastic polymer = intrinsically conductive, stretchy material. 

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"What? That's impossible! I'm going to lead a revolt," William Shatner told us. 

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The Wired hybrid animals wish list is beautifully illustrated by artists in the Science Illustration Program at CSU Monterey Bay. Includes bioluminescent birds and piranhatees and pandaroos and more! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/06/hybrid-animal-wish-list/

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More on the mysterious sea lion pup stranding. The number of rescues is now around 1,000 -- but that's just a fraction of the pups having a bad time offshore. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/sea-lion-pups-norcal/

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Southern California's sea lion pups are having a hard time, and no one knows why.

http://bit.ly/WkVjRF

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Links to Science News coverage of Curiosity's landing on Mars! I'll be reporting from JPL this evening. A little more than four hours to go...
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/342787/title/Curiosity_Rover_on_Mars

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And now there are at least five moons circling Pluto! The newest moony addition is currently called P5, but the scientist who spotted the moon offers a more appropriate suggestion... 

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/342193/title/Hubble_spots_fifth_Pluto_moon

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Taken yesterday while traveling to Anchorage for the American Astronomical Society's 220th meeting.
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Planetary landscapes on FB -- check out the sunset on Mars! Gorgeous pics and updates from people who know what they're talking about -- including one from today: a pic of the enormous mountain range on Iapetus, my favorite rebellious moon. <like!>

http://www.facebook.com/PlanetaryLandscapes
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