Autor: Scott

~ 27/04/08

Come out this Wednesday for Science on Tap at the Schlafly Bottleworks! Great conversations and beer. The details from their email:

Greetings! Washington University’s Science On Tap, this Wed., April 30th, 7-8:30pm, at the Schlafly Bottleworks, Crown Room, in Maplewood, MO, will feature Dr. Alan Templeton, speaking on The Impact of Human Activity on Biodiversity.   Human induced habitat fragmentation is the greatest cause of loss of biodiversity over the entire globe. Early efforts at species preservation have attended to the needs of individual endangered species. More modern approaches focus on landscape level management, with some surprising results.  For instance, in some circumstances, forest fires that are allowed to burn–rather than be suppressed–can actually be seen to increase biodiversity.  
 

Alan Templeton, PhD, is the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology, Professor of Genetics and Biomedical Engineering, and he is a Research Associate of the Missouri Botanical Garden.  Professor Templeton’s vast expertise ranges from the origin of species, to biodiversity of entire landscapes, to the evolution of HIV and the development of AIDS.  Come for another exciting evening of learning and discussion (and great beer)!

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Autor: Dave

~ 18/04/08

If you want to keep up on the locations, size and strength of the on-going earthquakes, check out this site. And don’t worry..it would take a 10 to bring down the Arch.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/32.42.-95.-85.php

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Autor: Scott

~ 08/04/08

Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) is hosting the Gateway Games, a regional track & field, swim, and archery meet in St. Charles County on May 3rd & 4th. Because this is an Olympic year, there will be some Paralympic hopefuls competing for their qualifying time for a chance to get to Beijing for this summer’s games. Teams will be coming from across the region to these games. They will also be hosting some Wounded Warriors who have returned from the war injured (mostly amputees). More info may be found at www.dasasports.org.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ashley Weiss at 636-477-0716 or email ashleyw@dasasports.org by April 25th.

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