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Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!


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  • Contests and Competitions!

    Recently I've come across a number of interesting science-related contests and competitions that I thought I would share with our readers. Check out the opportunities below. From chemistry to earth science to science fiction poetry, one of them might be perfect for you! American Chemical Society invites entries in video contest on ‘Everyday Chemistry’ Scientists and students still have two weeks to submit entries to a new American Chemical Society (ACS) video contest to win prizes that include a paid trip to the next national meeting of the world’s largest scientific society. Contest details and a sample video are available at cenm.ag/everydaychem . ACS launched the “Everyday...      Read more...
  • Science Channel Premieres Special on Firefly Series

    Firefly: Browncoats Unite . the highly-anticipated special chronicling the cult science fiction series premieres Sunday, November 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT) on the Science Channel. The All-Day Firefly event begins with a full series marathon at 7 AM (ET/PT). Firefly: Browncoats Unite , the special, will air at 10 PM (ET/PT) and will reunite Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and the entire renegade crew of the Serenity for the first time ever to provide the complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity - despite meeting its end a decade ago. The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year's colossal Comic-Con panel...      Read more...
    Published 6 Nov 2012 2:49 PM by Maria Sosa
  • Brushing Up On Mars

    In case anyone out there doesn't already know, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launched by NASA on November 26, 2011, successfully landed the Curiosity rover on August 6, 2012. Curiosity's successful landing, and all of the excitement that surrounded it, has inspired me to immerse myself in all things Mars, including reading Kim Stanley Robinson's award-winning science fiction trilogy, which is included in the list of resources below. By no means definitive and certainly not complete, I've tried to include a little bit of something for everyone on this list of resources. If you are looking for easy access to all the latest space information as it happens, there's a NASA...      Read more...