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My friends at IFLS shared this old cartoon:  one of my collaborations with the brilliant Bizarro creator +Dan Piraro 
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A couple years ago I visited the +SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory - got to interview +Elon Musk and goof around inside a Dragon capsule that was later launched into SPACE.  All for a video for +TIME made with +David Clair and +Craig Duff :
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/but-seriously/2013/10/30/space-the-private-frontier/
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In honor of the Higgs Boson Nobel Prize announcement, here's all I have to say:
http://goo.gl/mFvLUo
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Here is the entire album from the +I fucking love science Live #toronto  event. It was a blast and thoroughly entertaining! 
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Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes of anti-intellectualism, behold the re-make of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos," featuring +Neil deGrasse Tyson.  New trailer!...
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/but-seriously/2013/07/22/cosmos-the-second-coming/
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My latest blog post for +Scientific American features a webisode produced by my friend +David Schendel for Wells Fargo. Corporate work, yes - but worth checking out for a short glimpse of a very cool modern craftsman who makes authentic stagecoaches...

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/but-seriously/2013/11/30/21st-century-horse-drawn-carriages/
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With +23andMe  in the news this week, I thought it was a good time to share my unpublished interview with +Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe and Curious, Inc., about Open Science. Recorded at the 2011 Open Science Summit:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/but-seriously/2013/11/27/linda-avey-on-open-access-and-23andme/
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This was a fun show! 
 
Here is the entire album from the +I fucking love science Live #toronto  event. It was a blast and thoroughly entertaining! 
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It's World Elephant Day today! To celebrate, here's a few things I've written about elephants over the years:

1. The WEIRD Psychology of Elephants http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2012/09/28/the-weird-psychology-of-elephants/

An improved understanding of elephant personality would be not only extremely interesting from a basic science perspective, but also extremely useful for more effectively maintaining captive elephant populations in zoos and sanctuaries. The better that zookeepers and curators understand the psychology of the animals in their collections, the better the quality of care can be, which directly impacts animal welfare.

2. Why Animals Also Seek Teenage Kicks http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121211-animals-that-seek-teenage-kicks

But a peculiar group of teenage males in South Africa paints quite a different picture. As these elephants aged out of adolescence, they began successfully breeding by age 18, a full decade before what is ordinary for their species. For typical 25-30 year olds, musth lasts for several days, while for forty-year-olds it may last as long as four months. But the period of musth in these teenage males lasted as long as five months, and it wasn't only their sexual behaviours that puzzled researchers. They also went on killing sprees, targeting white rhinoceroses in particular.

3. Elephants Say, "Bee-Ware!" http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2011/04/04/from_the_archives_elephants_sa/

Overall, the behavioral responses of the elephants are consistent with defensive posturing against bees. Headshaking and dusting would knock bees away, and fleeing from the area would reduce the risk of being stung. Despite the fact that elephants have thick skin, they are particularly sensitive to bee stings around the eyes and trunk. Also, juvenile elephants have not yet developed the thick skin characteristic of adult elephants.
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Science comedian.
Curator of the Daily Planet, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
I make science videos for Time.com
Contributor to Neil deGrasse Tyson's radio show.
Public speaker training for scientists.
Consultant for science outreach projects.
Insect photographer.
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  • University of Texas at Austin