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Reflections on My @SciAmBlogs Tenure

Reflections on My @SciAmBlogs Tenure

After three and a half years or so as a part of the SciAm blogging network, this my last post as a dedicated blog at Scientific American. There will be an announcement from SciAm about the reorganization of the blogging network, and PsiVid, where I’ve posted about science in TV, video and film along with [...]

December 15, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

Nobel Prize Lectures in Physiology or Medicine Today

Today, be sure to catch the 2014 Nobel Prize lectures in Physiology or Medicine taking place at Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden at 13:00 Sunday 7 December.

December 7, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
New video series: Deep Look

New video series: Deep Look

KQED Science, the science arm of the PBS member television station based in San Francisco has created a new series being aired on PBS Digital called Deep Look, where they allow us to explore the big mysteries of the universe by going very small.

November 28, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square

Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square

If you are in NYC in the month of November and your late night socializing takes you to Times Square, be certain to time it so you can see, from 11:57pm to midnight (EST, of course), a short film by Noah Hutton, a film director who studied both neuroscience and art history, called Brain City, [...]

November 16, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

The Royal Society in London has selected its winner of the Winton Prize for Science Books. The purpose of the prize falls right in line with the goals for Read Science!

November 14, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
New Walter Isaacson Book: The Innovators

New Walter Isaacson Book: The Innovators

This week, the new Walter Isaacson book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution has been released.

October 9, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
NASA’s Orion is Taking a Journey to Mars

NASA’s Orion is Taking a Journey to Mars

NASA is making plans to send humans to Mars. To do that, they need a very special spacecraft that can handle the harsh conditions of the trip and protect everything on board.

October 8, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
The Practical Blue LED

The Practical Blue LED

As you may have heard, the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 is awarded to a trio of Japanese scientists. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources." There are, of course, [...]

October 7, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Science Film Festivals Across the Pond Abundant in October

Science Film Festivals Across the Pond Abundant in October

If you are in Paris, Bristol or Vienna over the next month, you might consider adding a science film festival to your agenda! First, Pariscience International Film Festival will be held from 2nd  to 7th October at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

September 28, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
MAVEN Maneuvers into Orbit Tonight

MAVEN Maneuvers into Orbit Tonight

Last summer, I attended a new media professionals workshop at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Colorado to learn more about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission which launched last November.

September 21, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

Satirists As a Source of Science News

How many times have you read a science-themed article from The Onion or watched a science-themed segment on The Daily Show (TDS) or The Colbert Report (CR) and remarked at how “spot on” they are?

August 29, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
National Park Service’s 98th Birthday Means Free Entrance for You

National Park Service’s 98th Birthday Means Free Entrance for You

In honor of The National Park Service’s 98th Birthday, they are waiving the entrance fees of the parks that charge them. Established in 1916, the National Park Service was created to care for all of the national parks throughout the country.

August 23, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
The Perfect 46 Movie Available Worldwide for Streaming Viewing

The Perfect 46 Movie Available Worldwide for Streaming Viewing

Back in April, I featured the thought provoking film The Perfect 46 here at SciAm. I was impressed with the show and highly recommend it. Fortunately for us, it has gone beyond the film festival circuit and is available at Vimeo on Demand for rent.

August 20, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking Biopic Trailer Released

The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking Biopic Trailer Released

From Variety.com comes this announcement sure to please those happy to see science portrayed in cinema: “Focus Features has released the first trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic, "The Theory of Everything." The romantic drama will hit U.S.

August 6, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Home ExpeRIments With Your Kids

Home ExpeRIments With Your Kids

Perhaps you’ve reached that point in the summer where your kids might be sitting around the house saying “I’m bored!” or perhaps you want them to be more engaged with the world around them.

July 26, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

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