Lauren Muscatine

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The epic logo post

Previously, a healthy comment thread developed in about institutional logos on posters. It was something I thought I had discussed before, but only …

Facilitating Discovery: The Role of Society Journals in Collaborative Science

SCIENTIFIC progress requires hypotheses and ideas, but it is enabled by resources. Genetic resource panels (GRPs) like the “Collaborative Cross” are …

Genetics

Tween girl gets Internet famous for being really, really good at science

<b>(YouTube)</b><p>Eleven-year-old Sylvia Todd’s “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show” makes being brainy cool<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 24, 2013 5:51pm (UTC)<p>Sylvia Todd is "big on the Internet." The 11-year-old science star has received more than 1.5 million hits on her YouTube series "Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker …

Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

If you travel with a lot of gadgets, you know that can be a challenge to keep them powered up. If you’re roaming using something like an iPhone and …

Gear & Gadgets

Assessing the Impact of Library Discovery Technology on Content Usage

UKSG, with the support of Jisc, partnered with LISU to carry out the research project: Assessing the Impact of Library Discovery Technology on …

Libraries

Electric utilities can now adjust your Nest thermostat to shift energy demand

The Nest thermostat learns your behavior to help save energy. Now, demand response features allow electric utilities to adjust your thermostat during …

Defensive Scholarly Writing and Science Communication

Jammer Hurrycane Jackie shows her defensive stance at a Twin City Derby Girls intraleague bout. Photo by Tom Schaefges, used with permission.<p>A few …

Mash-Up This! Science Communication's Image Problem

The promised Information Economy based on creative culture is a sweatshop.<p>Award winning illustrators, fine artists, photographers, cartoonists and …

Whirlpool Video: Vortex In Latvian River Devours All That Enters

In 1841, Edgar Allan Poe referred to a maelstrom, or powerful whirlpool in the ocean, as a "whole sea ... lashed into ungovernable fury."<p>Now 172 years later, a YouTube video titled "Amazing monstrous whirlpool" gives gravity to Poe's words, though (likely) on a slightly smaller scale. Set in …

Richard Sammour Photographer (r)

New Work from Illustrator Matt Lyon, aka C86 - The Fox Is Black

Matt Lyon is a London based artist and illustrator who’ve I’ve been writing about for a while now. His signature style is creating fantastically …

The Art + Science of Super Natural Motion by NIKE

Nike has teamed up with creative studio, Universal Everything, to create a new exhibition in their Milan exposition lab: Nike Stadium Milano. Kicking …

A confluence of whitewater and watershed scientists

UC Davis watershed scientists immerse themselves in rafting guide training on the South Fork American River, April 2013. Video by Eric Holmes By …

Greater sage-grouse require, yes you read that right, REQUIRE sagebrush-dominated landscapes with extremely minimal levels of human land use. What more did USGS researchers learn? http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3567 Photo credit: Matt T. Lee, USGS.

NOAA scientists see lots of amazing things during their research. Speaking of such sights, here's a waterspout forming over the ocean during the 2008 summer benthic habitat mapping cruise aboard the Henry B. Bigelow. A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water, connected to a cumuliform cloud. Check out other ways that NOAA Fisheries scientists observe the earth: http://1.usa.gov/17dRTCJ. Photo credit: Ecosystems Surveys Branch (http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/femad/ecosurvey/), Northeast Fisheries Science Center/NOAA

Air pollution diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument

The findings indicate that even at remote eastern Sierra locations, ozone air pollution may be a problem for human and ecosystem health.<p>Dr. Andrzej …