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Director of Digital News, National Geographic
Director of Digital News, National Geographic

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Fascinating trilogy today of science writers on classic mysteries. First, +Deborah Blum (author of The Poisoner's Handbook, a thoughtful Christmas gift) on Dorothy Sayers ....
http://blogs.plos.org/speakeasyscience/2011/12/20/the-science-of-mysteries-instructions-for-a-deadly-dinner/#.TvIG6r7ueQQ.twitter
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Looking for your next vacation destination? Try "evotourism." We suggest 12 great places to see evolution in action, some expected (Galapagos) and some sort of surprising (Foraminifera Sculpture Park in China).
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/evotourism/Evotourism.html
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Happy anniversary (tonight) of the first of three earthquakes of magnitude 7.5 or greater that shook the bejesus out of the Midwest.
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Looking forward to Nobel Week. Here's Smithsonian's story about Marie Curie's strange trip to America and some of the the mythology that still surrounds her
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Madame-Curies-Passion.html
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From this month's issue of Smithsonian, meet the quirky, obsessive, kind of adorable gardeners who are on a mission to grow a 2,000-pound pumpkin.
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Have you seen a hawk in your yard? Chances are good it was a Cooper's (a.k.a. Chicken) Hawk.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Hawks-in-Your-Backyard.html
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