Category Archives: Science

Movies Till Dawn: Tower Shooter Slime Mold Saxophone SCUM

“Tower” (2016, Kino Lorber) Deeply moving and effective documentary about the 1966 mass shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, and its impact, both immediate and long-term, on its survivors and the city and country as a whole. Director … Continue reading

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theBlu Underwater Virtual Reality Experience Extended at NHMLA to June 18th

You still have a chance to experience some of virtual reality’s fun and futuristic technology. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has extended the run of “theBlu: An Underwater VR Experience” to June 18, 2017. Thanks to the generosity of … Continue reading

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Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises: The Grey Whales Return to California!

Once again it’s the beginning of the mighty Grey Whales’ annual migration to the south, passing through on their way to Baja California to birth their calves after a summer of feeding around the north pole. Migrating fin whales, orcas, humpback whales, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Seafood Expo, Sunday, October 2nd

How many of us really think about the fish we eat and where it comes from?  Like oil and water, the ocean is a finite resource. 53% of the fish consumed now is farmed in order to comply with sustainable … Continue reading

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Midsummer Scream Provides a Preview of Halloween Chills July 20 & 31

There is a new Halloween Festival in town, Midsummer Scream, presented by Creepy LA and Theme Park Adventure. This weekend, Long Beach Convention Center features more than 100,000 square feet of vendors, makeup demonstrations, stage presentations, home haunt classes, a scavenger … Continue reading

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Take the Train: Pterosaurs at the Natural History Museum

If it’s been decades since you wandered the halls of our Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, as it was for me, now might be a great time to reacquaint yourself.  If you’ve never been there, you’ll find a corner … Continue reading

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Visitors Day Tour at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

If you have any interest in space exploration (and you should!!), I recommend checking out the free public tours at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Located in Pasadena, the robotic space exploration lab is where the Mars Curiosity Rover was created, as well as its … Continue reading

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Fry’s Burbank: 1950s Monster Movies

You are probably already aware that each Fry’s electronics store is built around an elaborate individualized theme. Fry’s, which first opened in Silicon Valley in 1985, started the themes with its second store in Sunnyvale which is now defunct. The store was … Continue reading

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What to Do at the LA Times Festival of Books: SATURDAY

It’s only two more weeks until LA’s greatest free event of the year. The Festival of Books, the largest literary event in the country, will be taking over the USC campus Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. See here … Continue reading

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Freebie Days at the National Parks

One of the quick trips that I like to take out-of-state visitors to see is the Joshua Tree National Park.  It’s about a two-hour drive for Los Angeles and offers a view of California’s topography and botanical variety in one … Continue reading

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