Maggie Ryan Sandford
Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Maggie Ryan Sandford is a science journalist, writer, and broadcast media producer. Her work has been published in Slate, The Onion's A.V. Club, Thirty Two Magazine, Paper Darts, McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals, has appeared at the Walker Art Center, the Seattle Art Museum, the Minnesota Institute of Arts, the Guthrie Theatre, the People's Improv Theater, the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre NYC, and on Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television. Originally from Seattle, she now resides in St. Paul, and is fiercely proud of it. More on twitter @Mandford.
14 Essential Talking Points About The Berenstain Bears
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6 Prehistoric Body Parts You Don’t See Anymore
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5 Scientific Facts About Your Dreams
We hope you'll sleep better knowing a little more about the science of dreams.
5 Extremely Emo Scientific Phenomena
Know someone who still thinks science is boring? Tell them to get a load of these five phenomena, which prove science can be as painfully poetic as a ghost falling in love with a cirrus cloud.
8 Facts Revealed by Genetic Analysis of the Platypus
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4 Intriguing Possibilities From Past VP Shortlists
Until Mitt Romney names his running mate, you're going to be hearing a lot about potential vice presidents. Here are four interesting names that came up in VP discussions during past campaigns. 1. Eleanor Roosevelt, with Harry Truman
11 Fictional Works of Art (in Other Works of Art)
From the film in Infinite Jest to Margot's plays in The Royal Tenenbaums, here's a look at some famous fictional masterpieces. 1. The film in Infinite Jest The title of David Foster Wallace’s 1996 near-future epic refers to a fictional film of the same
7 Oddball Aquatic Mammals We Love
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What on Earth is Sun-Earth Day?
Image Credit: Sylvie Beland/NASA Today is Earth Day, the internationally designated time to pay extra-special attention to human impact on Earth’s ecology. But in addition to your Earth Day observances, why not join NASA scientists this year in celebrat
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Blood, sweat, tears? Classic bodily fluids. And then there’s mucus, spit, semen, and urine—well known to juvenile minds everywhere. But what else is oozing around inside you?
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