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Diabetes Alert Day

on March 26, 2012 - 11:45pm

THE FAMILY YMCA News

Tuesday, March 27 is Diabetes Alert Day, and the Family YMCA wants residents of Los Alamos and the surrouding areas to be aware of their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and the preventative steps they can take today to reduce that risk. Currently, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and a staggering 79 million people have prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose is elevated, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

While the nation’s struggle with obesity and type 2 diabetes is well chronicled, the amount of people with prediabetes is a

Taiji as Spiritual Practice

on March 26, 2012 - 10:00pm

TAIJI News

Beginning in April, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will offer a series of eight Saturday morning Taiji (T’ai Chi) classes to study the Yang Style 24 Forms. Classes will begin on Saturday, April 7th  from 11 AM to noon in Robinson Hall.

No previous experience is necessary. Classes will explore proper body alignment with coordination and flexibility exercises, and breathing techniques to cultivate the flow of Qi, or life energy. The primary focus of the class is to study the 24 Forms of the Taiji routine which can become a daily discipline of spiritual practice.

Are Science and Religion Compatible?

on March 25, 2012 - 8:48am

Community Event News

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in room 1 of the Mesa Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. The discussion topic is: Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?

As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: Science, Religion Incompatible? Hot-Button Debate Features Dr. Kenneth R. Miller, Dr. Michael Shermer (http://huff.to/yVbD64) and The Fall of Foolish Faith (http://huff.to/zFHa78%29, both published March 9th. All are welcome.

 

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of March 13-20, 2012

on March 22, 2012 - 10:22pm

  1. The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb, Philip Taubman
  2. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  3. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  7. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  8. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  9. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  10. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
*local or regional author
 

The Legal Tender is Open

on March 20, 2012 - 11:45pm

By Inez Ross

Courtesy Photo

The restaurant in the little village of Lamy, 18 miles south of Santa Fe, has reopened for weekends after being closed for many years. It's being run as a non-profit venture with proceeds going to the Lamy Railroad and History Museum located in the same building. Lamy is the Amtrak stop for Santa Fe, the first New Mexico place the early scientists saw when they arrived to work on the Manhattan Project.

The Legal Tender is Lamy's oldest structure.
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SFI Seminar: Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions

on March 17, 2012 - 7:56am

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute is presenting the seminar, Free Will and the Brain: Some Current Confusions at 12:15 p.m., Monday in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.


Abstract: There has been a recent explosion of writing by neuroscientists and psychologists about how “science shows us” that we don’t have free will.

The problem with this work is that it confuses several quite different issues.

Once we sort it out, we find that there have been in fact some important

A Quick Weekend Getaway to Taos

on March 16, 2012 - 12:06pm

 

San Francisco de Asis Church

My wife and I decided we needed to get out of town overnight. We didn't want to spend a lot of time in the car so we decided to head to Taos and hit some of the museums we hadn't seen yet.

We called and got last minute reservations at the Sagebrush Inn, which is a funky historic adobe hotel on the left as you are driving into Taos from the South (a little before the Wal-Mart). We got a last minute room rate of $89 bucks for a suite, which included a nice hot breakfast with eggs, bacon, hash browns and juice/coffee. (Mmmmmm Bacon and such a deal!)  Editors

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