Measles Pop Quiz: Social Media Edition

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Let’s try something new. I predicted that my story on a ‘Measles Outbreak Traced to a Fully Vaccinated Patient for First Time’ would generate a cloud of comments on Facebook (Science Magazine + ScienceNOW). Like a storm offshore, I saw…

Tar sands, explained

A tar sands refinery. Photo credit: the Pembina Institute

There’s been a lot of discussion in the last few years about the Keystone Pipeline, a network of pipelines being built to transport oil from Canada to the United States. President Obama has gotten hit from both sides: some have…

Shoo fly, don’t bother me…

Photo by Gkumaran via Wikimedia Commons.

The theme for my posts this quarter seems to be, “weird things that happened to Cynthia’s skin.” This time, it’s mosquito bites. I’ve had allergic reactions to mosquito bites ever since I can remember. My reactions range from small red…

Climate change catch-up

Precipitation levels are expected to vary widely as carbon concentrations increase. 

Credit: John Sheba_Also, Flickr

Several dozen United States senators started the week without sleep—an all-nighter to draw the nation’s attention to climate change policy. They’re aiming for a bill to minimize its damage. Planning preventative policies is great, a handful of experts said at…