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Making science relatable through journalism

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Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato is a science journalist who writes for such outlets as National Geographic, Everyday Health, and Scientific American. She was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

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Posted in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Linguistics, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

Petroleum, Fracking, and Geophysics – Crunching Digital Data

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Matt Hall, @kwinkunks, is a geologist turned geophysicist with Agile*. He was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 16.

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Posted in Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Physics

Finding an end to cancer

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Nazneen Rahman is a geneticist in the UK who finds genes that predispose to cancer and use them to help patients. She was a guest on #sciencechat on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

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Posted in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

An up-close look at network science

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Alessandro Vespignani, a world-renowned expert in network science, was a guest on #sciencechat on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

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#WelcometoCOS – Facts & Figures for the College of Science

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In a special #sciencechat we look at some of the facts and figures of the College of Science at Northeastern University.

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Four weeks until school starts

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Nick Polanchik, a rising second year biology major and math minor, was an Orientation Leader over the summer. On Wednesday, August 7, during #sciencechat, he answered questions about what students can expect when they arrive on campus in just a few weeks.

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The work behind genome assembly

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Deanna Church is a staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health where she works on genome assembly. She was a guest of #sciencechat on July 31, 2013 where she talked about how she got interested in her work, the challenges, and the victories.

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Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Excited Scientist

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Toyoko Orimoto, a particle physicist, is a collaborator on the CMS Experiment at CERN and an assistant professor at Northeastern University.

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Did You Know… A #sciencechat of fun facts

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During #sciencechat on July 17 the @NortheasternCOS account tweeted several fun science facts.

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Underwater Science

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Incoming Marine Biology professor Mark Patterson talks about studying science underwater.

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