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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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  • Farewell to Mythbusters

    Mythbusters , the seven-time Emmy®- nominated series premiered on Discovery in January, 2003. Little did the network imagine that when it introduced two special effects artists, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the show would still be going strong after thirteen years. These two men had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and they found a loyal audience that was eager to learn along with them. But all good things come to an end and now, after 248 episodes, 2950 experiments, 1050 myths, and 900 explosions, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will say goodbye to the series this winter. Mythbusters will be back for one final season, starting January 9, 2016. Before they say goodbye, though, Adam...      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
  • Don’t Look Now, It’s Shark Week!

    Now in its 25th year, Shark Week has become a highly anticipated television event. For many, Shark Week is a chance to experience the terror of a shark attack from the comfort (and safety) of their reclining sofas. One of the highlights of Shark Week is "Sharkzilla", premiering Monday, August 13, a team of engineers and paleontologists work together to recreate the largest shark to ever swim in our oceans: the mighty Megalodon. (See picture below.) It will be followed by "Mythbusters' Jawsome Shark Special", during which hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman count down their 25 biggest shark myths. Throughout its history, Shark Week 's popularity has made it a positive...      Read more...
    Published 12 Aug 2012 6:05 PM by Maria Sosa
  • Echo: An Elephant to Remember

    On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, December 11, 2011, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, the PBS series Nature will air an episode called Echo: An Elephant to Remember . Echo , the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many films and the leader of a much studied herd of elephants in Africa. Echo died of natural causes at the age of 65 in May of 2009. This film, which premiered in October of 2010, is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers who cared for and studied the herd, which was the subject of a number of documentary films and books over the years. (See list below.). The film presents significant events in Echo’s...      Read more...
    Published 9 Dec 2011 2:26 PM by Maria Sosa