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Oxford Sparks: A quick look around the LHC

Every day, hours and hours of audio and video about science are uploaded, downloaded and shared. And now the Science Studio website has stepped in to curate that flood of information.
Science Studio bills itself as “a collection of the best science multimedia on the web.” A panel of 39 judges, including notable science writers, watched and listened to 120 nominated videos, radio programs, animations and more, whittling down to 31 satisfying science bites from 2012. Selections range from well-known programs such as Radiolab on NPR to the best from bloggers and NASA’s media pros.
There’s something for any science buff, whether it’s instructions for extracting your own DNA on NOVA or an animated view of particles inside the Large Hadron Collider (above) from Oxford University. The project was funded by a grant from the National Association of Science Writers and donations on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Nominations for the next edition open January 1. 

Erika Engelhaupt is a freelance science writer and editor based in Knoxville, Tenn.

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