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March 28, 2015

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4:44 PM | #Brain article of interest: After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures
From Neuroscience News -- ScienceDailyRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1CN17rk
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1:52 AM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/28/176083508/
At least it’s not more dandelions, right? WalkaboutEm will now update three times a week. Trust me, if you want sketches of anything other than my stapler (yup, that drawing is coming…) then I need more time per post to develop content. Doing a little illustration for you guys every day has been a lot […]

March 27, 2015

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10:20 PM | Immune Defense: Inflammatory Language Guest Post
Melanie Stegman, Ph.D., Creative Director of Immune Defense (a novel video game) and Owner of Molecular Jig Games is the winner of this year's Inflammatory Language Contest. In her words...The game is meant to be an introduction, a tool to spark interest and provide basic vocabulary so that players can follow up on Wikipedia or PubMedCentral, or also, so that a teacher could design a lesson based on the game as an introduction. To play the game people can do it two ways: […]

March 26, 2015

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7:34 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/26/176083506/
That’s the end of the Dandelion series, folks! I hope that you enjoyed them. I spent the weekend compiling them  (with text) into an interactive book. The printer shipped the proof to me at 1am last night. With a little luck, I’ll have it field tested, edited and ready for sale in a few weeks. […]
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3:57 PM | Winner of 3rd Annual Inflammatory Language Contest!
The Febrile Muse has chosen Immune Defense, a novel molecular game by Melanie Stegman, Ph.D., Creative Director of Immune Defense and Owner of Molecular Jig Games.  Many people were involved in the creation of this game. For more details, go to Immune Defense Game. In addition, congratulations to the creators on their successful IndieGoGo project,  to develop it further!There will soon be a follow-up post by Dr. Stegman that includes game details and screen […]

March 25, 2015

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6:56 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/25/176083500/
You think this is a lot of dandelions? You should see how many dandelion seeds are now on my desk. You’ve heard of dust bunnies, right? Well imagine a dandelion seed tumbleweed cloud…

March 21, 2015

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12:48 PM | #Brain article of interest: This strange color graphic changed the way we think about the brain
From Business InsiderRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1GAZhsI

March 20, 2015

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7:29 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/20/176083489/
Basal rosette, anyone?
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10:37 AM | Combinatorics of non-crossing partitions
The board is a result of of Bin Shu from East China Normal University visiting Iain Gordon at the University of Edinburgh. In Iain’s words: “We were discussing the combinatorics of non-crossing partitions, and its generalisations to a bunch of different finite groups. The two diagrams are Cayley graphs of symmetric groups where one calculates […]

March 19, 2015

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6:51 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/19/176083486/
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5:28 PM | Board of pi
This board by David Cushing at Newcastle University attempts to calculate pi very crudely by counting how many squares a circle covers and using the formula Area = pi x r2 to get a value of 2.98. Can you do better? This exercise was part of a series of activities carried out to celebrate “Ultimate pi […]
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1:28 AM | Gardening Friends and Crocodile Meals
While I was digging in the garden over the weekend, I made lots of new friends. Whether they liked it or not. Was digging around in the garden today, much to the surprise of the local earthworms,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 17, 2015

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6:59 PM | The Symbiartic SciArt Roundup: Exhibits On View Now
Our recent effort to galvanize people around great #sciart on Twitter was a raging success, proving to us that science art is growing by leaps and bounds. These scienceart exhibits are ones you can... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:06 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/17/176083480/
Blow!

March 13, 2015

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5:51 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/13/176083468/
Dandelions. I’ll be drawing a bunch of dandelions in this next series. (Taraxacum)
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3:27 PM | Aftermath: SciArt Tweet Storm
Overwhelming. Last week, from March 1-7, Kalliopi, Katie and I  asked members of the #SciArt community to post 3 pieces of their work on Twitter, and retweet 5 by other people each day, using the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:54 AM | #Brain article of interest: Here's the test you can take to find out if you have synesthesia
From Business InsiderRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1EDP2Gv

March 11, 2015

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7:45 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/11/176083462/
Color test. My paint kit got stolen traveling around on the Europe trip, I loved that paint set. It was perfect. On a rainy day in London, Arthur and I managed to slosh into an art store with a small number of random half pans. I tossed the best set that I could assemble into […]

March 10, 2015

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7:04 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/10/176083459/
Chamelaucium uncinatum

March 09, 2015

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7:45 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/09/176083456/
Dramkon the Dragon eating sunflower sprouts.

March 08, 2015

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8:15 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/08/176083453/
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12:20 AM | What Will We Build After the #SciArt Storm?
The #sciart tweetstorm was huge success – bigger and more exciting than any of us could have imagined. Though we sent out an alert to fewer than 100 people before the launch, on the first day... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 07, 2015

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10:00 PM | http://walkaboutem.com/2015/03/07/176083450/
Pinecone at the park.
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