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Misericordia University dean shares NASA and Mars rover stories at free talk on Nov. 5

Misericordia University dean shares NASA and Mars rover stories at free talk on Nov. 5

From a press release: Heidi L.K. Manning, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas, will share stories about her work with NASA and new discoveries from the “big Mars rover” during a talk presented by the Friends of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from […]

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With new info revealed by X-ray, see Everhart Museum’s mummy before Scranton exhibit closes on April 7

With new info revealed by X-ray, see Everhart Museum’s mummy before Scranton exhibit closes on April 7

From a press release: The Everhart Museum and Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton used modern technology to learn new information about the life of a centuries-old Peruvian mummy that has been taken out of storage to be briefly featured in the exhibition “Preserved: Traditions of the Andes,” which closes this Sunday, April 7. Dr. […]

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Laugh and learn with unique Stand Up Science comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

Laugh and learn with unique Stand Up Science comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

From a press release: Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss will present Stand Up Science, a one-of-a-kind show with local professors, scientists, and comedians that is equal parts “ahas” and “hahas,” at Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, Feb. 20. As the host, Mauss will kick the evening off with some of […]

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‘Brain Candy’ tour with Adam Savage and Vsauce creator canceled, including Scranton Cultural Center stop

‘Brain Candy’ tour with Adam Savage and Vsauce creator canceled, including Scranton Cultural Center stop

From a press release: Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, the one-of-a-kind stage show “Brain Candy Live!” starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube channel Vsauce, has canceled its 2018 North American tour, including its scheduled stop at the Weinberg Theater […]

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Mythbuster Adam Savage and ‘Vsauce’ creator host interactive ‘Brain Candy’ at Scranton Cultural Center on March 14

Mythbuster Adam Savage and ‘Vsauce’ creator host interactive ‘Brain Candy’ at Scranton Cultural Center on March 14

From a press release: Magic City Productions and SLP Concerts announced today that the one-of-a-kind stage show “Brain Candy Live!” starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube channel “Vsauce,” is coming to the Weinberg Theater of the Scranton Cultural Center […]

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New exhibit displays science, culture, and art of superheroes at Everhart Museum in Scranton Feb. 3-July 17

New exhibit displays science, culture, and art of superheroes at Everhart Museum in Scranton Feb. 3-July 17

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced a new multi-disciplinary exhibition called “Here I Come to Save the Day! The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes,” which will run from Friday, Feb. 3 through Monday, July 17. Exclusive to the Everhart, this exhibit will explore […]

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science in movies at Hershey Theatre on April 26

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science in movies at Hershey Theatre on April 26

From a press release: From “Star Wars” to “Frozen” to “Gravity” to “The Martian,” astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and TV show host Neil deGrasse Tyson will provide an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that your favorite movies got wrong at the Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for […]

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DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: A tribute to underrated scientist Rosalind Franklin

DRUNK ILLUSTRATION TUESDAY: A tribute to underrated scientist Rosalind Franklin

This week, I have something different. This is a tribute to an incredibly important scientist that history has not given proper attention to – Rosalind Franklin. Hopefully, this can open some mental doors and be a reminder to always look beyond the standard narrative. Listen to the podcast on iTunes. Listen on SoundCloud: Listen on […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: The Mars One suicide mission isn’t just unrealistic – it’s counterproductive

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: The Mars One suicide mission isn’t just unrealistic – it’s counterproductive

“We’re all going to die, but it’s important what you do before you die.” I agree with this statement in and of itself. I cannot agree with its context, however. Alison Rigby is a 35-year-old woman from East London. She said this to CNN after she was selected as one of 100 possible candidates narrowed […]