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STS 134 Endeavor Launched!

I had a GREAT time watching the final launch of Endeavor on May 16!   I took tons of pictures, a couple of videos, etc. and I’ll post them soon.  Meanwhile, I met lots of terrific people while I was there.  … Continue reading

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Blood Falls – Extremophiles in Antarctica

Some organisms can live without dependence on either oxygen OR light.   The result is a whole ecosystem that depends on other inorganic compounds as a source of energy for metabolism.  One such location that may be studied occurs at Blood … Continue reading

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Microraptor – evidence of flight evolution from above

A new study released Jan 25th appears to have settled the age-old argument about the evolution of flight in birds.  Microraptor fossils have the key!  Read more here! http://www.sciencenewsdaily.org/archaeology-fossils-news/cluster32762700/

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Will the Sun ever shine again?

Sooo…. it seems like it’s been forever since the Sun has popped out to let us take a look at it!  For the St Louis Astronomical Society, all you have to do is look at our calendar to see how … Continue reading

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Will the world end in 2012? Get the real information.

So…. you’ve seen the hype about the movie.  Now learn some good information regarding questions about 2012. David Morrison, astrobiologist from NASA, answers 20 questions about 2012 and the doomsday hoax. http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers FAQ from NASA: 2012: Beginning of the End … Continue reading

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Tickets!

Can’t wait until next February.  Buddy Guy and BB King at the SAME show!

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Welcome to Jim Small’s website!

This is the website for Jim Small.  It will include information for all classes as well as some personal information and many resources for the sciences.  If you need help with any class, there will be pages that will  serve … Continue reading

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