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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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UC Berkeley Cal Day Open House 04.18.09

by Eric on April 17, 2009

Cal Day 2009

[ April 18, 2009; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] It’s time for the UC Berkeley annual “Cal Day” open house!
According to the official Cal Day home page: “It’s a day like no other. Spend it in Cal’s classrooms and labs, museums and performance halls, libraries and arenas. Take in all that Berkeley has to offer.”


The Skeptics Society announced a June Geology Tour to Utah. The tour, guided by geologist/paleontologist Dr. Donald Prothero, will visit Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef National Parks, and will also include an opportunity to dig for fossil trilobites.