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While current earthquake science doesn’t give us the ability to predict earthquakes, it can tell us where they are likely to strike. Death and destruction await those who fail to heed the warnings.

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The NY Times claims that the 750,000 cars turned into the “Cash For Clunkers” program would theoretically stretch from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. That’s a lot of cars, but we’re talking from LA to DC here. Surely a traffic jam of derelict beaters couldn’t possibly reach all the way across the country? How long is a car anyway? And just how far is it from LA to DC?

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Clearing the Great Highway

by Eric on June 23, 2009

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that once again, the San Francisco Department of Public Works crews are undertaking the arduous task of removing sand from the Great Highway adjacent to Ocean Beach. But where did all that sand come from?

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Post image for Southern California’s Lost Lands of “Land of the Lost”

For this week’s Cinema Science we take a look at the “Land of the Lost”, a remake of the Sid and Marty Kroft Saturday morning TV series of the same name. In Land of the Lost, explorers [Rick] Marshall, Will, and Holly survive the “greatest earthquake ever known” only to find themselves transported to an strange world filled with vengeful dinosaurs, alien technology, and the slow-witted but somehow menacing Sleestak. We’ll take a look at locations Dumont Dunes, Trona Pinnacles, and the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Post image for The real world behind “Up’s” Paradise Falls

Beginning May 29, audiences to Disney/Pixar’s motion picture Up will be treated to yet another of the Emeryville, CA animation studio’s breathtaking visions: a fantastic South American world of towering waterfalls; vast, aircraft carrier-flat mesas called tepuis; and immense hangar-like caves. We look at some of the real natural history behind the fictional Paradise Falls.

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Back around February 25th of this year, the California Academy of Sciences released the results of a poll conducted for them in December 2008 by Harris Interactive. The results were not good, but then again, neither was the poll.

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Welcome!

by admin on March 2, 2009

Welcome to Science4Grownups, a new website dedicated to encouraging and maintaining interest in the sciences among adults.

Have you ever visited a science museum only to find it full of animatronic dinosaurs, interactive displays, and movie theaters, but little actual science content above the level of an grade-schooler?
When watching science-based television shows, do you get bored […]

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