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Science On Tap: Tapping Into Algal Diversity For Biofuels Discussion At UnQuarked Dec. 17

on December 12, 2018 - 4:43pm
Amanda Barry. Courtesy photo
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, at UnQuarked Wine Room.
The discussion will feature Amanda Barry of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and her research on algal diversity.
Algae is not the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of Los Alamos or its global security mission. However, for Amanda Barry of the Lab’s Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group, algae is the answer to one of the world’s most pressing issues – energy security.

Explore Brightest Explosions In Universe Friday Night

on December 12, 2018 - 12:17pm

Nicole Lloyd-Ronning will present a talk about gamma-ray bursts — the brightest explosions in the universe at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The nature center also will show the full-dome film ‘Exploding Universe’ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the planetarium.

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Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning will discuss the brightest explosions in the universe at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Lloyd-Ronning will tell the audience all about the incredible phenomena that is gamma-ray bursts, which occur when a massive

Who Will Lead New Mexico’s Public Education Dept.?

on December 12, 2018 - 8:34am
Possible choices to head the New Mexico Publication Department under governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham, clockwise from top left, Cynthia Nava, Gabriella Blakey, Veronica Garcia, Stan Rounds and Ellen Bernstein. Courtesy/SNM
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In the coming days, governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham will take the first major step to fulfill her sweeping campaign promises on education – appointing a secretary to lead New Mexico’s troubled Public Education Department.

Unknown Trove Of Planets Found Hiding In Dust

on December 12, 2018 - 7:05am
The Taurus Molecular Cloud, pictured here by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, is a star-forming region about 450 light-years away. The image frame covers roughly 14 by 16 light-years and shows the glow of cosmic dust in the interstellar material that pervades the cloud, revealing an intricate pattern of filaments dotted with a few compact, bright cores — the seeds of future stars. Courtesy/ESA/Herschel/PACS, SPIRE/Gould Belt survey Key Programme/Palmeirim et al.
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TUCSON, Ariz. — “Super-Earths” and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers

Participate In Christmas Bird Count Sunday

on December 11, 2018 - 3:03pm

Participate in the Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count this Sunday, Dec. 16 by spending the day counting and identifying every bird you see!  This event is perfect for birders of all skill levels and is free to participate in. Email Mouser Williams at to sign up. Courtesy/PEEC


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Participate in the world’s longest-running citizen science project this Sunday, Dec. 16 by joining the Los Alamos Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Volunteers will spend the day counting and identifying every bird they can see.

LAMS PTO Fundraiser At Papa Murphy’s Monday

on December 11, 2018 - 10:47am


The Los Alamos Middle School PTO will hold a Papa Murphy’s fundraiser Monday, Dec. 17.

For every pizza purchased and a coupon handed over with that purchase, Papa Murphy's will donate $3 to the LAMS PTO. Coupons will be available at Papa Murphy's that day or can be downloaded and printed ahead of time.

The PTO is a positive, supportive group for Los Alamos Middle School, dedicated to serving the needs of students, parent/guardians and staff.

LATC End Of Semester De-Stress Activities

on December 11, 2018 - 5:52am