Category Archives: General science

The Science Online 2013 official music video is out!

… and, like last year, I make a couple of silly appearances! A little background about the video from its creator, the awesome Dr. Bondar, can be read here.  In short, Science Online is a yearly conference for those science … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #56 is out!

The 56th edition of the history of science blog carnival, The Giant’s Shoulders, is up at The Dispersal of Darwin!  In this edition, you can read about: How a (sort of) believer in ancient astronauts almost became U.S. President, The … Continue reading

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A(nother) visit to the Duke Lemur Center!

One of the best-kept secrets that shouldn’t be a secret at all in North Carolina is the wonderful Duke Lemur Center, situated in Durham, NC.  A research facility for the adorable but sadly endangered prosimians, it has the largest collection … Continue reading

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Artologica at ScienceOnline (and online)!

Update: Michele will be showing off her work tonight, Friday the first of February, in the Marriott hotel lobby between 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm! This week I’m attending ScienceOnline 2013, the yearly online science communication conference in Raleigh, NC. … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #55: Curiosities, Utility and Authority, is out!

The 55th edition of the history of science blog carnival The Giant’s Shoulders is up at The Sloane Letters Blog!  In this carnival, you can read about: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the sea monster, 19th century advice on making … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #54, a sleigh-load of history, is out!

The 54th edition of the history of science blog carnival, The Giant’s Shoulders, is out at the blog Contagions!  In this carnival, you can read about: the forgotten Victorian romance between science and religion at Christmas time, interesting discussions of … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #53 is out!

The 53rd edition of The Giant’s Shoulders history of science blog carnival has appeared at The Scicurious Brain!  In this edition, you can read about: How politics and hurricanes have collided as far back as the 1600s, The historical “invasion … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #52 — “Loads more heroes edition” — is out!

I’ve been silent on the blog for the week because I was attending the Frontiers in Optics meeting of the Optical Society of America in Rochester, NY this week.  Hopefully I’ll have more to say about that soon, but… In … Continue reading

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Introducing the “Science Chamber of Horrors”!

Those who have been following this blog for a while know that I spent two full years posting a daily “weird science fact” on Twitter, which have all been compiled into posts here. I still carry on the weird science … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Shoulders #51 is out! Tales of Patriotic Science-Nerds, Vortex Cannons and Nuking the Goat

The 51st edition of The Giant’s Shoulders is up at the History of Geology blog!  As its title suggests, within the carnival you can read about: Patriotic science nerd Thomas Jefferson, who defended America’s biological honor with a moose, A very old … Continue reading

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