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Chessboxing For Science

What does chessboxing have to do with science? Let me tell you a little story...It all started...

A New School Of Thought

How do we learn best? It depends on the individual! In the video below, Salman Khan is demonstrating...

Citizen Scientist 2.0

What does the future of science look like? About a year ago, I was asked this same question...

The Open Science Summit Is Almost Here! (And I Need Your Help!)

“The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and learning...

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Andrea is a Behavior Therapist and Consultant for children on the autism spectrum, residing in the state of FL; her background is in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, with expertise in Asperger’s

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This is such a breathtaking view of the sky above Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador. Time lapse video takes you from day to night- full of shooting stars, and even some hikers' flashlights near the end.



This thumbnail is a preview of the wonders to come. Click on the link below to go to the full site with the movie clips:

http://www.astrosurf.com/sguisard/Pagim/Cotopaxi.html

I keep watching this over and over and over....

HT to New Scientist for pointing me to the link.

Last weekend, Boston was taken over by the Transhumanists, for the gathering of the 2010 Humanity Plus (H+) Summit at Harvard University. The H+ Summit was two glorious days of information loading, idea sharing, and networking among scientists, techno-geeks, and futurists from all domains, all with one common goal: to enhance the human condition.
Known for their music videos that defy tradition and push the limits of imaginative filming, OK Go has a new one- "End Love",  directed by Jeff Lieberman and Eric Gunther.

Here's what Jeff had to say about it:

"Eric Gunther and I directed a music video with OK Go. You've seen them on treadmills and in their backyard, but you've never seen them like this. With some fancy cameras and a little magic, we figured out how to dance with time. For those of you who like numbers...
Today kicked off the 2010 H+ Summit, "The Rise of the Citizen Scientist". You can watch the livestream here.

I'll blog about it tomorrow, after I get some sleep! No one wants to read what I have to say on 6 hours sleep over the last two days. :)

GREAT time here in Boston!!!
The first year I was working as a Behavior Therapist, I had a client named David*- a five year old boy with autism, who was my first case as a newly-promoted supervising Senior Therapist. My boss and I met the entire family at their home on an initial fact-gathering mission, in preparation for the beginning of an intensive 35 hr/week home therapy program. We asked David's mom the typical questions- age of onset of symptoms, verbal ability, what types of perseverative behaviors he had, etc.
It is springtime in Boston- a time when some of the greatest young (and old) innovators in science come together for 9 days of sciency goodness, a.k.a. the Cambridge Science Festival.

This short video highlights some of the activities and exhibits from the opening day carnival on Saturday. Features include cool stuff like LEGO robots, wicked-old mud fossil casts, making slime, and extracting banana DNA using such high-tech tools as a plastic ziplock bag and a coffee filter.

Science outreach makes me all warm and happy inside. (^_^)