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Stories by Carin Bondar

Best of the Blogs – Summer Vacation Edition!

Best of the Blogs – Summer Vacation Edition!

What a great summer here at the Scientific American blog network. Peahens fitted with robo-cameras, a blue exoplanet and a Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany.

August 20, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Move Over Minute Physics, Here Comes Minute Earth!

Henry Reich, the mastermind behind the YouTube sensation Minute Physics, has created another channel. Minute Earth shares stories about science and our planet with the finesse and fast pace that we’ve all come to expect from Reich and his team (which includes Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Rose Eveleth, Emily Elert, John Guittar and Nathaniel Schroeder)...

August 5, 2013 — Carin Bondar

The Titan is About to Bloom!

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower or stinky plant, is about to bloom at the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory!

July 18, 2013 — Carin Bondar

iPhone Films: Snippets of Nature in Your Pocket

Among my favorite series on the Earth-Touch YouTube channel is the stunningly simple iPhone Films. The series captures natural history footage entirely on an iPhone 4S, from both terrestrial and aquatic habitats...

July 8, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Hangout LIVE on the Great Barrier Reef for World Oceans Day

For those of us that are unable to travel to Australia for World Oceans Day, Tourism and Events Queensland is bringing the reef to the world. Starting at 10am (AEDT) on June 7th (which is 8pm EST June 6th for those of us in North America) the coverage will be live-streaming for 12 solid hours...

June 6, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Science and Media Smackdown! Best of the Blogs #5

In the month of May the blog network was abuzz with controversies about science in the media. From our gripes with the food industry and some misinformation about fracking, to our love of the Mythbusters and an illustration of the power of social media - this month's 'Best of the Blogs' video depicts many of our most popular posts.In addition - and exciting and exclusive appearance by the recently outed 'SciCurious', as she discusses recent work on the human response to intonation in voices...

June 5, 2013 — Carin Bondar

500 Million Years of Evolution in Under 4 Minutes

Although this video by Fatboy Slim isn't particularly new, it's a great depiction of the process of evolution and still deserves recognition. Starting with some of the earliest forms of life, and ending with an interesting twist on human evolution (is our species evolving in a positive direction?) the video brings you a seamless and entertaining view of evolutionary biology...

May 21, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Best of the Blogs Video - May 2013

You will never guess what people in China are doing to their dogs...This month, the Scientific American network became a lot larger with the addition of the Scientific American MIND blogs...

May 7, 2013 — Carin Bondar

Jetpack Rocket Science - With Derek Muller

The fantastic Derek Muller (aka Veritasium) has a fantastic new video about the physics behind jetpack rocket science. Newton's third law tells us that this should be fairly simple, but is it simple to demonstrate?...

April 30, 2013 — Carin Bondar

It's Okay To Be Smart - It Really Is

A few months ago Joe Hanson premiered his new video series called 'It's Okay To Be Smart', a joint project with PBS Digital Studios. In addition to being a true science geek, Joe has a flashy on-screen charisma that make for some pretty entertaining short films...

April 19, 2013 — Carin Bondar
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