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Freelance writer, dog lover, Coloradan, fan of Mars. Chronicler of night & its inhabitants, from astronomers to bats. Blog: http://t.co/n8GwaJ8hWz

Plant Biology Informs the Origins of the Stradivarius

scientificamerican.com — A tomato expert and viola player uses plant statistics to trace the history of the violin ST. LOUIS - By day, Dan Chitwood of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis is a plant morphologist who studies how the form and structure of tomatoes evolves differently as they adapt to new environments.

Bullard worried markets, Fed not on same page on rate outlook

marketwatch.com — In a speech that offered an upbeat assessment of the economy, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Thursday he is worried about what he sees as disconnect between what central bankers think will happen with monetary policy, and the view held by many in the market.

Fed’s Bullard Worried Markets, Fed Not on Same Page on Rate Outlook

blogs.wsj.com — In a speech that offered an upbeat assessment of the economy, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Thursday he is worried about what he sees as disconnect between what central bankers think will happen with monetary policy, and the view held by many in the market."I have been a little bit concerned about this.

Bats Confuse Wind Turbines With Trees And Fly Toward Death

popsci.com — At night, things are not always what they seem. When your eyes are adapted for the dark, you rely on other cues to tell you where you're going and what's in front of you - like winds, sounds and tall objects. Sometimes, your senses might be wrong.

Earth gets a new companion for trip around sun

newscientist.com — Add one to the entourage. A newly discovered asteroid called 2014 OL339 is the latest quasi-satellite of Earth - a space rock that orbits the sun but is close enough to Earth to look like a companion.

These Endangered Critters Need Government Help

popsci.com — The fungal disease known as white nose syndrome has been decimating bat populations for almost a decade, taking such a toll that a once-common bat might become officially endangered. The northern long-eared bat is the first bat under consideration for listing under the Endangered Species Act because of white nose syndrome.

Don't Just Blame Bats for Disease Outbreaks

popsci.com — The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has so far claimed 2,917 lives, by far the worst outbreak of this horrible illness in history. Epidemiologists are still trying to piece together how it started, and bats keep coming up as a likely source. But unraveling this epidemic is not as simple as blaming bats.

Fed’s Bullard Still Looks to 1st Quarter 2015 Fed Rate Increase

blogs.wsj.com — Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Tuesday that he still sees the U.S. central bank raising interest rates some time early next year. "The data I've seen are basically on track with our projections" and continue to point to the Fed raising interest rates at the end of the first quarter as a "reasonable judgment," Mr. Bullard said.

jetpack | Popular Science

popsci.com — From 007s jetpack in Thunderball to his iconic laser-equipped Omega watch, the James Bond movie franchise has always had its finger on the pulse of its audiences gadget lust.

This App Helps You Identify Which Spider You Found In Your Bed

popsci.com — It's fall, almost, which means you'll start seeing bugs indoors more often. Just like us, arthropods want to cozy up somewhere warm in the fall and winter. But it can be hard to tell your house millipede from your garden-variety centipede, or your dangerous brown recluse from your everyday grass spider.
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Oct 20, 2014

Heading home from #sciwri14 and thankful for a great meeting. Til Boston next year, keep filling those tasty buckets!

Oct 19, 2014

Neutrinos are the best. Cool in their own right, & for the wacky terms, blue-sky theories and promise of discovery they inspire. #sciwri14

Oct 18, 2014

RT @JennaBilbrey: Freelancers are their own accounting and legal departments. Make sure your contracts are reasonable. Don't just sign anything. #sciwri14

Oct 18, 2014

Conjure some sense of accountability - to yourself and others - to move your passion projects forward, says @davidwolman #passproj #sciwri14

Oct 18, 2014

"Pick something you love and you'll never work a day in your life": BS. It's a lot of work, says @sciencecomic #SciWri14 #passproj

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