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News from the Science Side (December 30, 2010)

The Nessie Nebula

International Science The Birthplace of Stars Identified on the Milky Way. About 260 light years long, and made of cold gas and dust, the string of star “beads” are more than just a spectacular feature in our galaxy. The beads hold an important secret. They are the birthplace of very big stars, research shows. Jill [...]

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Soil Freezing and Pesky Bacteria: The Soil Process in Winter

Trichoderma Harzianum

Sure, your garden looks lifeless, brown and less than appealing in the winter months, but what’s really going in there? The truth is, there are always life and life-related activities underway below the surface. No soil process stops completely during the winter, but may slow dramatically, as many creatures go dormant and put their busy [...]

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Eye on Burlington: First-Night Edition

Burlington Taiko Group

Anyone who fears a corporate takeover of hippie enclave Burlington, Vermont, has yet to delve into the bohemian delights of a New Year’s Eve on the waterfront. From noon to midnight on December 31st, amble the city and take in the sights and sounds of the 28th annual First Night, a whirlwind celebration of local [...]

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‘Various Artists’ Returns to 7444 Collective in Saranac Lake

7444 Collective, Saranac Lake

Just when you thought the holiday’s were over. January 2nd marks the reopening of 7444 Collective’s “various artists” holiday collection. The exhibit, which originally opened in November, will run until January 31st, 2011 and offers a variety of unique creations from stoneware to textiles to fabric imagery. Highlights from the exhibit include: Kiln-formed glass and [...]

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A Whale of a New Year’s Tale (The Ithaca Scene)

The Sim Redmond Band

Only two novels in my life have intimidated me, Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow and Moby Dick. I thankfully have only been assigned Gravity’s Rainbow once; I have, however, been assigned Moby Dick at least 3 times. I couldn’t fathom how I’d ever willingly plunge myself into a vast novel about one sea captain’s frustrating search [...]

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Break out Your Kilts: The Tartan Terrors are Coming to Proctors

The Tartan Terrors

“The Tartan Terrors: North America’s Premiere Celtic Event” will be performing at Proctors on January 8th, 2011 at 7:30pm in the GE Theatre. Please banish all those thoughts of Riverdance from your mind. The Tartan Terrors is an irreverent group of acclaimed comedians, improv artists, actors, dancers, and musicians including: Ellen Wilkes Irmisch, Ian Wilkes [...]

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Healthy Alternatives to the Usual New Year’s Eve Fare

A Pomegranate

When it comes to food, most holidays are all about tradition. Thanksgiving has turkey, squash, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Christmas lays claim to lasagna, ham, and every cookie imaginable. Hanukkah celebrations feature latkas, doughnuts, and brisket. But the one holiday that is always unpredictable is New Year’s Eve. While most people tend to [...]

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The Syracuse Scene (Week of December 27, 2010)

Toothpick City

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day can be hectic and busy for many, but others may just be looking for ways to stay feeling festive. Those with school-aged children are looking for ways to keep the young ones occupied during their holiday break, and perhaps even a night out away from their vacationing [...]

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Weekly World News Roundup (December 27, 2010)

Election Dispute Leaves Over 200 Dead IVORY COAST: Following current President Lauren Gbagbo’s refusal to step down as leader the nation has since erupted in violence, discrimination and conflict. The violence has been so severe that the UN human rights council fear a civil war renewal. In the previous fortnight alone “human rights officers have [...]

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Punk Rock Grows Up: Good Charlotte’s Cardiology, Review

Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte is back in action with their newly released album [amazonify]B003Y9NXC6::text::::Cardiology.[/amazonify] The punk band is evolving into a more mature group by producing rock music that fits their age. They aren’t trying to prolong their youth by writing songs about everything they despise in the world and singing songs about revolution with the weight [...]

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