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March is Women’s History Month. History has not always been fair to women, don’t even get me started on that big fool Henry VIII, who killed his wives for not giving him a son — when science now knows it was all his fault. My middle-schoolers are always extremely upset about the lack of prominent women in ancient history.
Chandler high-tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of the city’s Science Spectacular three-day event to encourage an interest in science and technology.
It doesn’t take rocket science to make the case for happiness, but a law degree from Yale sure doesn’t hurt — at least, it didn’t in the case of Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project” and a guest columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine. In contrast to other self-help writers, Rubin addresses the ephemeral idea of happiness systematically, arguing that life’s felicities are concrete and often intuitive.
Director David O. Russell has a knack for bringing out the very best in his actors, whether it’s Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in “The Fighter,” or Jennifer Lawrence in last year’s “Silver Linings Playbook” – all of whom won Academy Awards for their performances. With his latest, “American Hustle,” Russell assembles a cast of veterans (Bale, Lawrence, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper) and newcomers (Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K.) to his work, who may not achieve similar Oscar glory come February, but are clearly having a ball sinking their teeth into a smorgasbord of outrageous characters.
Kyrene Traditional Academy (KTA) has been piloting its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project and students had their first presentation Monday morning, centering on devising a solution towards sustaining successful water treatments in a foreign country.
Every so often some researcher whips out his calculator and estimates how much it takes to raise a child today. I suspect that this exercise is some sort of subtle pressure from the government to cut down on overpopulation, because the Department of Agriculture says it costs a libido-crushing $241,080 to raise each of our Special Snowflakes to age 18.
In America we hear a lot about stress. The hardships that America has gone under this century have shown an ever increasing amount of stress.
Who you are and your life depends on your past, your community, your neighborhood, your childhood, your parents, etc. This can be summarized by calling it your “circumstances” or your situation. This can sometimes weigh heavily on you if your circumstances are not ideal or are challenging. The good thing is that your circumstances don’t always determine who you are in the future.
We all know that the Star Trek mission is “to explore strange new worlds” and “seek out new life and new civilizations,” so it’s only logical that the Starship Enterprise would eventually end up at the Arizona State Fair. Nestled amongst the “Bacon A-Fair” food stands and “Tilt-A-Whirl” thrill rides, “Star Trek: The Exhibition” has landed.
A recent opinion was published in the AFN indicating that we at AZ PASS (Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society), a local grass-roots organization dedicated to reducing gun violence, have only “smoke and mirrors” behind our views.
Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” just might have the most horrifying premise in all of movies. There are several other strong contenders like “Buried,” in which Ryan Reynolds was trapped in a coffin underground, and “127 Hours,” where James Franco was stuck between a rock and a hard place. But honestly, what’s scarier than being stranded in space with limited air and no communication with Earth? Going to outer space is in itself a fairly scary thought. The notion of anything going wrong up there is the worst nightmare imaginable. As the tagline to “Alien” says, in space no one can hear you scream.
Students at Sonoran Science Academy-Ahwatukee had a special autograph to collect at the school’s Fall Book Fair recently, as fifth-grade teacher Daniel Trumpis signed copies of his recently published book, “Welcome to Harmony.”
What’s the best way to celebrate the return of school?
When I was growing up in Virginia, one of the signs of summer I anticipated most was the appearance of fat green tomatoes on the vines in our garden. We picked them well before they started to blush, dipped the thick slices in egg and milk, dredged them with cornmeal, salt and pepper, then fried them in a skillet.
Sonoran Science Academy
"Oblivion” is another movie that seems better suited for a video game than a motion picture. Watching the characters engage in endless shoot outs and explore vast, abandoned terrains, all you want to do is get your hands on a controller. Since a movie is unequipped with game play, though, you’re forced to sit back and merely observe the story. Then again, most modern video games have more three-dimensional characters and smarter plots than “Oblivion.” This science fiction mystery from director Joseph Kosinski isn’t completely without some good ideas, elevating it above “Transformers” schlock. It’s just unfortunate those ideas never meld into anything that intriguing.
While shopping at your favorite grocery store, it can be hard at times to find 100 percent gluten-free items.
Local animal shelters have enough camps to keep any animal lover engaged and learning this summer.
The Ahwatukee Health and Fitness Fair will be hosted on April 6 at South Mountain Nutrition.
I am trying to find a way to legally copy DVDs we own to an external hard drive for storage connected to my laptop. When we take long road trips it would be nice to not have to haul all our movies along. — Bill
From bubble machines, lemon batteries, and catapult tests, Sonoran Science Academy’s gymnasium was filled with a range of projects last Friday for the school’s fourth science fair.
Eighth grader Isabel Sanchez pours some of her home made Kombucha for her project about Kombucha during the science fair at the Sonoran Science Academy on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. She became interested by the process to create Kombucha when she saw it on the TV show Bizarre Foods.
The science fair at the Sonoran Science Academy on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. [David Jolkovski/AFN]
Eighth grader Maandeeq Ali shows judge David Madar, ASU Organic Chemistry Professor, her project on how fruit affects the heart and heart rate during the science fair at the Sonoran Science Academy on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Fifth grader Krish Patel shows his project on which detergent works better during the science fair at the Sonoran Science Academy on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. He found Tide works better than the Kirkland detergent.