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Saturday, October 29th : Halloween at the San Francisco Armory

Opel & Vau de Vire present : Phantasm 2016 – Behind the Fun House Door… 517 more words

San Francisco

Rehabilitated Eagle Released Into Beaver County

POTTER TWP. (KDKA) — Abandoned farmland in Potter Township, Beaver County, is about to welcome a rehabilitated bald eagle. The fledgling was discovered in Shippingport last August, by First Energy employees. 261 more words


Wine, Scientism and Specialization

I complained recently about Mark Mathews new book Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing, arguing that it’s obvious to anyone with a passing acquaintance with wine that climate,weather, sun exposure, yeast, bacteria, and soil—all aspects of terroir—help explain wine flavors. 517 more words

Wine Culture

Still Kickin - Lizards & Porn Stars!

Let’s talk about one of my favourite rock bands – Saigon Kick!
(Warning): I really do like to ramble so please bear with me.

Around 8 years ago I really started delving into the hard rock / heavy metal bands of the late 80s & early 90s. 921 more words

Hard Rockin

TFA Cannot Downsize Itself Free of Alumni Concerns-- Especially Diversity Displacement

On March 21, 2016, education historian and activist, Diane Ravitch, posted a communication dated March 17, 2016,  from “a current high-level administrative employee at Teach for America.” The big news is that TFA will be cutting roughly 150 national and regional staff. 3,741 more words


Friday Rant: Matt Kramer's Poop Storm

There has been a bit of a maelström this past week on social media following the publication of Matt Kramer’s recent column in the Wine Spectator.  915 more words


Ames Lab gets small with new microscopes

In 2015 Ames Laboratory scientists who investigate materials’ fundamental properties received their Christmas presents early.

In November and December technicians unpacked and installed around $6 million worth of high-tech microscopes, some capable of identifying individual atoms and how they’re arranged in materials. 1,269 more words

University Research