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After 13 Years, Designer Con Leaves Pasadena

Designer Con, the annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art, is moving this year to Anaheim after 13 years of being staged at the Pasadena Convention Center. Designer Con 2018 is moving to the Anaheim Convention Center, at 800 W. Katella Avenue, on November 16 to 18. Last year, over 37,000 people attended…

Pasadena Researchers Improve on Mammography: Laser-sonic Scanner Aims to Replace Mammograms for Finding Breast Cancer

An image of the internal vascular structure of a human breast created with a new scanner designed at Caltech. Credit: Caltech For women over 40, mammography is a necessary yet annoying procedure to endure every…

Congressman and Civil Rights Movement Leader John Lewis is Caltech’s 2018 Commencement Speaker on Friday

U.S. Congressman John Lewis The Honorable John Lewis, United States Congressman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement, will be Caltech’s 2018 commencement speaker on Friday, June 15. Lewis’s visit to the Pasadena institution’s campus…

Anne Tomlinson Wraps LA Children’s Chorus Tenure with Free Pasadena Concert and Nordic Tour

Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson conducts the Los Angeles Children's Chorus. Credit: Courtesy of LA Children's Chorus Beloved Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, who steps down on July 31 following an extraordinary…

JPL, NASA Watch and Wait as Opportunity Rover Silently Rides Out Massive Dust Storm on Mars

Scientists at JPL and NASA are hoping for a sign of life from the 15-year-old Opportunity rover as it quietly rides out “one of the most intense dust storms ever recorded” on the Red Planet.…

Tuesday, June 19

Out of This World: Pasadena Lapidary Society Talks Micrometeorites and Where to Find Them

Pasadena Lapidary Society (PLS) will hold its monthly meeting (open to the public) on Tuesday, June 19 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Donald Wright…

Friday, June 22

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents Epic Fantasy Authors Christopher Husberg and D.J. Butler for a Reading, Discussion, and Signing of their Recent Books

On Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes epic fantasy authors Christopher Husberg and D.J. Butler for a reading, discussion, and…

Saturday, June 23

It’s the Feel-Good Musical of the Summer “Pump Boys and Dinettes” Opens June 23 at Sierra Madre Playhouse

“Pump Boys and Dinettes” – A musical opens on June 23rd at Sierra Madre Playhouse. Conception, book, music and lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick,…

Saturday, June 23

Michael Feinstein and The Pasadena Pops Kick-Off the Summer with Broadway Hits from Gershwin to Sondheim

Liz Callaway (Soloist). Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony & Pops Michael Feinstein (Conductor). Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony & PopsPrincipal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein opens the 2018…

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Caltech Scientists Develop Technique to Image Activity in Thousands of Genes at Once

Intron seqFISH enables 3D reconstruction of nascent transcription active sites (colored spots) in an embryonic stem cell (blue), with individual chromosomes occupying distinct spatial territories (colored differently). Here, 982 transcription active sites, corresponding to individual genes, are present in this cell. Credit: Courtesy of the Cai laboratory A breakthrough new technique enables scientists to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells. The work was done in the laboratory of Long Cai, research professor in biology and an affiliated faculty member of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech. A paper describing the research appears in the…

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