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By Charly Shelton | May 17, 2007
Dr. C. Kevin Boyce, La Cañada High grad and assistant professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago, recently solved a mystery that has baffled paleontologists for years: how to classify Prototaxites . Boyce discovered they are giant fungi. Prototaxites were about 20 feet tall and were about three feet wide in the shape of a tree without branches or leaves; essentially giant sticks in the mud. The first fossils of Prototaxites were found more than 100 years ago and numerous more have been found since then.
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April 17, 2008
One of the finest minds of our time, Stephen Hawking, author of the all-time best selling book ?A Brief History of Time,? gave a public lecture at Caltech on April 9. I attended the event, excited about the prospect of hearing all that he had to say about physics. I am next to useless when it comes to physics. Give me any other subject and I can at least do a little something with it, but physics is just one of those things that does not compute in my brain. A couple of friends were with me that night for the lecture ?
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 20, 2008
On Saturday the culmination of a seven-year art odyssey that defines the personalities of 16 separate and very individualized models can be viewed from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coffee Gallery in Altadena. Artist Ron Schmidtling has gathered his pen and ink portraits into an exhibit he titled “48 Goddesses.” The project began during an art workshop Schmidtling was taking at the Getty Museum. He noticed that each model who posed not only had different physical characteristics but also different mannerisms.
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By Lynn Duvall | July 15, 2004
Bent over, holding a dust pan, sweeping my driveway, I was startled when a gentle small voice asked, "Can I show you something?" As I straightened up, I recognized my neighbor boy Georgie Vine. He was clutching a tiny wiggling thing that I fearedy I would have to inspect more closely. Luckily, Gretchen was nearby, weeding under the lemon tree. She walked over to meet Georgie's new pet albino corn snake. "What's his name?" Gretchen asked. "Slider," Georgie replied with pride.
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April 17, 2008
One of the finest minds of our time, Stephen Hawking, author of the all-time best selling book ?A Brief History of Time,? gave a public lecture at Caltech on April 9. I attended the event, excited about the prospect of hearing all that he had to say about physics. I am next to useless when it comes to physics. Give me any other subject and I can at least do a little something with it, but physics is just one of those things that does not compute in my brain. A couple of friends were with me that night for the lecture ?
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By Charly Shelton | May 17, 2007
Dr. C. Kevin Boyce, La Cañada High grad and assistant professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago, recently solved a mystery that has baffled paleontologists for years: how to classify Prototaxites . Boyce discovered they are giant fungi. Prototaxites were about 20 feet tall and were about three feet wide in the shape of a tree without branches or leaves; essentially giant sticks in the mud. The first fossils of Prototaxites were found more than 100 years ago and numerous more have been found since then.
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