Science & Food UCLA 2017 Public Lecture Series

The 2017 UCLA Science & Food public lecture series is here!

FOOD WASTE: Solutions Informed by Science (and what to do with your leftovers)
Tuesday, May 2nd
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura, UCLA professor Jenny Jay, Zero Waste Consultant and “Waste Warrior” Amy Hammes will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Evan Kleiman on “Food waste: solutions informed by science,” hosted by Dr. Amy Rowat, Science and Food, an

Science & Food UCLA 2017 Public Lecture Series

The 2017 UCLA Science & Food public lecture series is here!

FOOD WASTE: Solutions Informed by Science (and what to do with your leftovers)
Tuesday, May 2nd
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura, UCLA professor Jenny Jay, Zero Waste Consultant and “Waste Warrior” Amy Hammes will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Evan Kleiman on “Food waste: solutions informed by science,” hosted by Dr. Amy Rowat, Science and Food, an

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Google Searches: Focus On News Articles About Cattle/Animal Mutilation

(Search term: “Cattle Mutilation” site:com/news)
(“Cattle Mutilations” site:com/news)
(“Cow Mutilation” site:com/news)
(“Cow Mutilations” site:com/news)
(“Animal Mutilation” site:com/news)
(“Animal Mutilation” site:com/news)
News article:
“District Attorney, Nevada lab investigate cattle mutilations”
20 March 1998
(Las Vegas Sun, Nevada)
The article reports that the office of John Paternoster, District Attorney for New Mexico’s Eight District (Taos and ColfaxCounties, Northern New Mexico), has teamed up with the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) in a cattle mutilation investigation (tissue testing).











New Mexico counties map (wikimedia.org)
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Black Triangle Sighting in Green Lake, Wisconsin on 2017-04-04 22:00:00 – 3 orange lights moving south in a triangle formation followed by a 4th light. lights gradually disappeared one at a time.

I was walking west on the sidewalk talking on my phone. i looked up (app. 45 degrees) and saw 3 orange lights in a triangular formation (perfect unison) moving south followed by a 4th light. i ran approximately 1/8 mile down the road to a spot near the lake clear of trees and street lights. by the time i made it to the bridge/clearing, 1 light from the triangle had disappeared, 1 light from the triangle was fading, and one light from the triangle remained. i think the fourth light had disappeared also.

when i was running, i was trying to look at the triangle formation to see if the lights were attached to an object, but i wasn’t able to discern an object from the black night sky.

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New Material Sucks Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air

A thin lattice of metals and organic compounds could turn moisture trapped in the atmosphere into drinkable water using only the power of the sun.

By optimizing what they call a metal-organic framework (MOF) to hang on to water molecules, researchers at MIT and the University of California-Berkeley have created a system that passively catches water vapor and releases it later when exposed to heat from sunlight. Their device could offer a low-cost, sustainable means to deliver drinkable wa

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Spring into Citizen Science Day tomorrow! Hundreds of springtime opportunities await you

Springtime Citizen Science

April is buzzing with citizen science you can do at hackfests, conferences, festivals, workshops, marches and more! Looking for family-friendly projects? Check this out.  Below, we’ve selected three projects and two events we think you’ll love.  You can find more projects and events on SciStarter to do now or bookmark for later.  Bonus: Complete your SciStarter profile this month and we’ll send you a free pdf of The Rightful Place of

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Tarzan-inspired Robot Swings Like a Champion

As robots take on greater roles in society, one simple question remains without a satisfying answer: How are they going to move around?

Researchers have devised robots that run, walk, roll, hop and slither, but each method of locomotion comes with advantages and inherent drawbacks. Wheeled robots are great indoors, but get stuck when faced with even a single step. Legged robots are good at navigating rough terrain, but have difficulty moving quickly and efficiently. There won’t be one sol

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Hydrothermal Vents on Enceladus Hint at Life Beyond Earth

In 1977, a group of marine researchers discovered something they’d only before theorized: cracks in the ocean floor releasing heat, warming up (and often boiling) the ocean around it. They also found mollusks in them, and subsequent vents have yielded heat resistant microbes, giant tube worms, and more fantastic creatures living in what are essentially small, underwater volcanoes.

Now, NASA has announced that they have indirect evidence for hydrothermal vents beyond Earth. In its encounte

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UFO Sighting in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 2017-04-13 00:00:00 – Seen star like object at approx midnight, whilst watching jupitar on telescope, then later in bed experinced abduction and comforting robotic like voices.

I was in my back garden waiting on the clouds to clear so i could watch the moon and jupiter through a telescope at approximately midnight london uk time i seen a bright star through the telescope as i was aiming toward jupiter i stayed on the star for about 30 seconds before it drastically spead of to the left. i gazed at jupiter after that and tried to forget about it for personal reasons. i went to bed at about 1.Am i then for the second night in a row heard high pitched noises that sounded like morris code but really fast , that had woke me up but it felt like it was something trying to get my attention as i was looking round my room i noticed that white and black tubes where receding of my bed and the tartan pattern on my bed sheets was also doing this. i was scared and felt an urge to scream for help but at that moment i seen four black egg head shaped shadow figures varied in height size standing at the end of my bed and i then panicked and went to get out of my bed but at this moment a voice entered inside my head and told me in what i can only describe as a robotic voice, we won’t disturb you from other people,it then said it again. although the voice was deep and scary i felt comfortable to lie back and ask to see my mum again, at this moment my room was filled with orbs and stars that felt like they were passing through me and i felt like i was getting closer to my mum as if my room was traveling through space and time. after about 2 minutes the orbs disappeared with the stars gradually a few at a time and then the pattern was back on my bed sheets and everything felt normal i got out of my bed turned the light on and everything was as normal. i felt highly emotional but grateful to be back i don’t know where i was but they whoever they were obviously didn’t hurt me and calmed me when i felt disstresed. today is the day after. today’s date is 13/4/17 and it is becoming more clear as the day goes on that i was abducted but with my room as my surroundings and these beings that did so did not want to hurt me or scare me but because i was so scared they did not continue with their intentions and brought me home. i feel sad and thankful but have a feeling that every thing will be ok but also feel that they are gonna come back when they think i can cope with it.

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Magnetic Maps Behind one of Nature’s Craziest Migrations

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there’s an enormous patch of seaweed that’s perplexed sailors for centuries: the Sargasso Sea. This strange place is where American and European eels go to breed. Once born, the little eels — called elvers — have to venture toward land.

American eels live out their lives — which can be more than a decade — just off the eastern seaboard. Their cousins across the pond live everywhere from Scandinavia to North Africa. Then, at the ends of their lives, bot

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