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Art of East Asia Finally Sees the Light

Beginning February 9, the project that was eight years and around a million dollars in the making is open to the public. At the ceremonial ribbon cutting this morning, San Diego Museum of Art Executive Director

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Great Balls of Fire!

“How did our solar system form? What are asteroids and comets like – how big are they, what are they made of, are they different? What impact have these space rocks had on our planet and

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

For the first time since the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935, San Diego is host to a collection of Robert Ripley’s strange and hard to believe finds as he explored the world. Beginning this month

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Fun at the Fleet

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center had a little soiree to celebrate the opening of Let it Snow (which turned out to be trippy, nineties-style kaleidoscopic 3D graphics set to holiday tunes). I brought two token

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Junkyard Creatures

I swiveled my head back and forth, but mostly down, and tried not to panic. I’d backed myself into a corner, and not in the figurative way. There were dozens of them, and they were all

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We’re All Going to Die

David and I collected our boarding passes, and took a moment to look them over. “I’m sixty-seven,” David said. “First class. My name’s Isidor Strauss.” “I’m fourteen, third class,” I said. “Name’s Jamila.” We lowered our

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Paleontologist

Barbarella went behind the scenes at theNAT to dish the dirt with paleontologist Christopher Plouffe. She finds out what, exactly, happens when “accidents” occur (such as artifacts falling and breaking), and then figures out why it

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Daddy Docent

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. — Abraham Lincoln Dad apologized for

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