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JPL Researchers Apply “Planetary Protection” Technology to Study Breast Cancer Microbes

Parag Vaishampayan, a scientist at JPL, contributed genetic analysis techniques to a new medical study. The research found significant differences between bacteria populations in healthy subjects and women with a history of breast cancer. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Getting spacecraft ready for launch may have more to do with medical research than you think. For a new study on microbes that may be associated with a…

Caltech Scientists Transform Lower-Body Cells into Facial Cartilage

Caltech scientists have converted cells of the lower-body region into facial tissue that makes cartilage, in new experiments using bird embryos. The researchers discovered a “gene circuit,” composed of just three genes, that can alter…

Pasadena Author Publishes Novel About Fictional All Female Paratroopers Fighting Terrorists

In an election year marked by America’s first woman nominee for President of the United States from a major political party, and highlighted by increasing debates about women’s equality in the workforce and in politics,…

Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents Eleemosynary

For the sixth entry in its monthly Off The Page series of play readings, Sierra Madre Playhouse presents Eleemosynary on Monday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. The meaning of the title Eleemosynary is explained during…

Tony and Grammy Nominated Star of Broadway’s Movin’ Out Brings the Music of Billy Joel to The Arboretum

Michael Cavanaugh. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony & Pops The Pasadena POPS continues their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series with Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel on Saturday, July 9…

Tuesday, June 28

Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Academy Performs at Descanso

On Tuesday, June 28 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. enjoy a performance of dance by the Kim Eung Hwa Korean Dance Academy. Deeply rooted in…

Sunday, July 03

Chalk Repertory Theatre Transforms a Private Home Garage in Pasadena for “In Case of Emergency”

The garage door of an actual private home becomes a curtain, rising on Meredith, a single woman who has filled her garage with supplies for…

Thursday, July 07

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents a Book Signing by Johnny Allina

On Thursday, July 7, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a reading and book signing by Johnny Allina, author of Dryden Arms: House…

Saturday, July 09

Jackie Robinson, A Film By Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon

Pasadena Central Library will present a screening of Jackie Robinson, a film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Saturday, July 9 in…

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Caltech Scientists Discover Newborn Exoplanet Around Young Star

K2-33b, shown in this illustration, is one of the youngest exoplanets detected to date and makes a complete orbit around its star in about five days. These two characteristics combined provide exciting new directions for planet-formation theories. K2-33b could have formed on a farther out orbit and quickly migrated inward. Alternatively, it could have formed in situ, or in place. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt Planet formation is a complex and tumultuous process that remains shrouded in mystery. Astronomers have discovered more than 3,000 exoplanets—planets orbiting stars other than our Sun—however, nearly all are middle-aged, with ages of a billion years or…

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