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Caltech’s Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer’s Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Cindy Weinstein, Caltech's Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, vice provost, and chief diversity officer Credit: Caltech For Cindy Weinstein, graduate school was a complicated time. Like many students, she was juggling the usual commitments of assignments, teaching, and research, but on top of that, she carried the burden of watching her father succumb to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As her father’s condition worsened, she…

Caltech Student-Built Satellite Telescope Prepares for Space

Artist's concept of AAReST Credit: Sergio Pellegrino/Caltech After nine years, a Caltech student-designed-and-built satellite is being readied for launch into orbit, where it will be a test bed for a new type of space telescope…

Pasadena POPS Season Finale Brings Two Tony Winners for the Best of Hit Shows that Traveled from Broadway to Hollywood

L-R: Erich Bergen, Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony and Pops Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close out their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday,…

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, Based in Pasadena, Launches Construction 5,500 Miles to the South in Chile

GMT hard rock excavation August 2018. Photo courtesy Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) The Pasadena-based Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) announced engineers have this week begun excavation at the telescope’s site at the Las Campanas…

Caltech Researchers Drill Down on Arsenic, a Curse of Third World Country Drinking Water

The ArrAB complex—the enzyme that enables arsenate respiration—solved by X-ray crystallography. The enzyme is made up of two parts: ArrA shown in yellow, and ArrB in blue. An arc of iron-sulfur clusters transfers electrons—a necessary…

Monday, August 20

Sierra Madre Playhouse Presents Kalamazoo on August 20

August’s selection for the Off The Page series of free staged readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse is Kalamazoo by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger.…

Thursday, August 23

An Evening with Larry Grobel, the “Mozart of Interviewers,” at South Pasadena Library on Thursday, August 23

Lawrence Grobel. Photo courtesy South Pasadena Public Library An Author Night with celebrated writer Lawrence Grobel, who has penned 28 books on many of the…

Saturday, August 25

MUSE/IQUE Announces Summer Programming Updates for STATES/UNITED

MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena’s pioneering live music organization and counter-conventional orchestra, announces additional programming for its inaugural summer series at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical…

Saturday, August 25

Norton Simon’s Popular Summer Concert Series Continues with Marlon Martinez and the Jazz Marlonius Quartet

From Top Clockwise: Marlon Martinez by Shayne Gray, Pianist Robert Thies, Absolute Focus by Bill Kennedy, The Odeum Guitar Duo by Ramona Trent. The Investigation…

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JPL Researchers Find Amazon Drought Leaves Long Legacy of Damage

This image, taken during a September 2010 drought, shows a line of dead and damaged trees after a surface fire in the Amazon rainforest in western Brazil. When dryer-than-normal conditions exist, fires from the open edges encroach on the forests and burn dry and stressed trees. Under normal conditions, when the rainforests are wetter, this is far less common. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest’s carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. This is the first study to…

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