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Mariel Mohns
aspiring polymath. geeky nerd. music maker. truth seeker.
aspiring polymath. geeky nerd. music maker. truth seeker.
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Today's post by MJ is a fascinating look into the future of automobile design and sustainability.
Practical electric vehicles and de-materialized production seem to be really positive steps toward environmental sustainability, and like the solutions to many problems, they come from a collision of many different lines of thought and innovation.

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Today's post is brought to you by the sun, selfies, and Styx.
come sail away with me
come sail away with me
collisionarium.com

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I think I finally got the G+ page good to go for my new science blog! Check it out!
Our first post on the science of learning. How our brains decide what information "sticks," and why learning can be enjoyable!
the science of learning
the science of learning
collisionarium.com

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Had a blast participating in my first big Op with the Resistance :) Well done, team! Beautiful waves of blue grace our skies tonight.
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 How can anyone even go about their business the rest of this day. I'm long gone on the Star Wars hype train now. I am literally shaking with excitement. THE HYPE IS REAL. ‪#‎FirstGeekLove‬ ‪#‎DatCrashedDestroyer‬ ‪#‎HanAndChewieFeels‬

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"Scientific thinking has to be taught, and sometimes it’s not taught well... Students come away thinking of science as a collection of facts, not a method...even many college students don’t really understand what evidence is. The scientific method doesn’t come naturally—but if you think about it, neither does democracy. For most of human history neither existed. We went around killing each other to get on a throne, praying to a rain god, and for better and much worse, doing things pretty much as our ancestors did."

Science communication isn't about throwing more facts in the face of non-believers, but making a connection with them through the lens of their values. It's ok to doubt, scientists doubt all the time, but it also require faith that the critical reasoning of the scientific method is the truest way to understand nature's laws - and thankfully, our trust in science has done many amazing things for humanity.

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So far, I've been blessed to have supportive mentors and friends to encourage me during the ups and downs of my scientific pursuits. This video is truly inspiring for those that don't have access to a good support system.
The World needs Science. Science needs Women.
10 inspiring stories of women scientists who became leaders in their research fields and role models for the next generation

This is a great 2-minute video on women in science via Emily Graslie from The Brain Scoop

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What began as a simple Facebook comment turned into a full fledged article. I address some of the misconceptions about ebolavirus and the current outbreak in my first post for +Geekocracy!

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Been a while since I've seen a fantastic TED talk like this. Ed Yong is one of my favorite science writers, whose writing on "zombie roaches" got me to look into the subject for one of my biology lectures last year. Take 15 minutes this weekend to listen to this captivating talk!

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My most recent article for Paper Droids. RAWR!
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