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The Daily Word in Antivenom, Chinese Robocops and Bee Sports
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Feb 25 2017 7:39 AM ]
So British physicist Brian Cox says that if ghosts were real, we would have seen evidence of them through the Large Hadron Collider. Here's a Gizmodo article with legitimate criticism of Cox's comments (I still don't think I believe in ghosts, though).
A boy in Australia was saved by the largest dose of antivenom ever administered after he was bitten by a funnel web spider.
Whoa! Mars is developing rings from its moons!
Some scientists taught some bumblebees to roll a ball. Not only does it say something about their ability to learn complex tasks, it also looks awesome.
Here we go: The Chinese have built a robotic police officer. I think I've seen this movie.
NASA announced the discovery of seven earth-sized planets only 40 lightyears away. At least three seem to be able to sustain life!
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Feb. 23-March 1[ Sat Feb 25 2017 12:15 AM ]
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Ever wonder what it would be like to tour Willy Wonka's factory? I imagine it's a little like Explora's Science of Beer night on Friday, Feb. 24. Maybe after the beer tasting, you'll suddenly be lifted off the ground. Or maybe you'll just be tipsy. Either way, it's guaranteed to be a good time. For this 21 and over event, you get free run of the whole museum plus beer-related experiments and Marble Brewery tastings. Move over Charlie Bucket, there's a new sheriff in town. Just beware of the chocolate river and stick to the bubble table, and you should make it out in one piece. Tickets are $8 for Explora members, $10 for non-members. (Taylor Grabowsky)
Leading experts in the fields of Catholic theology, philosophy and ethics are interviewed for the documentary The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics—which attempts to root out the truth behind the Catholic hierarchy's opposition to contraception, abortion, and other reproductive and sexual health issues beginning at 6pm. A free screening of the film will be shown at Harwood Art Center, sponsored by Catholics for Choice, ACLU of New Mexico and the NM Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, will be followed by a discussion. (Devin D. O'Leary)
It's still pre-Lent and pre-apocalypse, so get your party outfit on and head over to Aliento: Carnaval 2017 this Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 7:30pm. The National Hispanic Cultural Center's Albuquerque Journal Theatre will be transformed into a television dance show of the past with musical acts from PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble. Celebrate and partake in the Carnival traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans. Unlike prior performances, the audience will be able to participate and join the show. Tickets only cost $17-$27, and are likely to sell out by the day of the show so get 'em while they're hot! Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Megan Reneau)
Kung Fu Buddhists
Friday, Feb 24: Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Feb 23 2017 2:00 PM ]
Zen Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple give a world-class performance of martial arts.
Good for the Sole
Friday, Feb 24: Ars Longa: Vita Brevis
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Feb 23 2017 1:00 PM ]
Vanguard choreography in flamenco and contemporary dance by international guest artists and UNM's distinguished resident faculty.
The Daily Word in Basic Human Decency, Winning Big and Space is Neat
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Feb 23 2017 12:47 PM ]
Seven Earth-sized planets discovered all orbiting the same star, so how soon can we move?
Refugees came here to escape terror. Now local refugees are worried about their safety here. Be nice to people, come on.
You can't sit with us. Richard Spencer denied entrance to CPAC.
One person in Indiana probably called in sick today, after hitting the jackpot and winning $435 million in the powerball. What would you even do with all that dinero?
Watch a live stream of police in riot gear in the Standing Rock camp. Police began moving protesters out of the camp yesterday.
Party Like it's the End of the World
Friday, Feb 24: Aliento: Carnaval 2017[ Thu Feb 23 2017 12:00 PM ]
The musical group PANdemonium takes participants on a journey through the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.
Friday, Feb 24: Science of Beer
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Feb 23 2017 11:00 AM ]
Get your beer geek on with demos, talks and fun experiments.
A Heavenly Pleasure
Friday, Feb 24: The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics
By Devin D. O'Leary [ Thu Feb 23 2017 10:00 AM ]
A film about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality and features interviews with leading experts in the fields of Catholic theology, philosophy and ethics.
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Buoyant and Rambling
Thursday, Feb 23: Franks & Deans • punk rock, rock 'n' roll • Shrewd • Punctured Muffler • Silent Crush • metal
By August March [ Wed Feb 22 2017 12:00 PM ]
Wild and Well Read
Thursday, Feb 23: Inaugural D.H. Lawrence Lecture
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Feb 22 2017 11:03 AM ]
Award-winning author Mark Doty reads and discusses his work.
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