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Oh my gosh, your eye is gone!

Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren’t Round At All
by Rebecca Davis and Joe Palca
August 11, 2014

He was born with a rare eye cancer called… 78 more words


New phone app might be able to predict onset of manic behavior in people in bipolar disorder

by Joe Palca

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder. 375 more words


EVENT: NPR science reporter @JoePalca at UC Davis, Nov 14th

Via CapSciComm colleague Chris Bowman:

Hi all,

A master communicator of science is coming your way soon. Joe Palca, veteran science reporter for NPR, will be on campus… 268 more words


Adaptive Optics

Joe Palca, at National Public Radio, recently had a nice report about astronomy and optics.

I thought of John and his OpticsForHire team.

“It used to be that if astronomers wanted to get rid of the blurring effects of the atmosphere,” says Palca, “they had to put their telescopes in space. 152 more words

Play This Game to Advance Brain Science

Yes, ordinary people, non-scientist can contribute to science by playing a game

Joe Palca, of NPR, recorded a great story on how people playing games can contribute to science and learning.   234 more words

Interested in Science Journalism? Two Great Opportunities!

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“Communicating Personalized Genomics: A Deliberative Forum” 118 more words

The Great Martian Mystery Revealed.

The finale of 2012’s Great Martian Mystery was finally on stage Monday at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. A panel of… 904 more words