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When we were little kids, the closest we got to the androids of our movie-fueled fantasies was playing Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots at our cousin's house. Otherlab doesn't think that's a bad...
A comedy of Sciences
Science and comedy, they go together like Batman and a kitten. You might not have thought of putting the two together before, but once you see them, it's pretty great. This week, the...
Pop, Fizz, Ca-Ching
Most of us have done the last-minute holiday shopping dance. After spending our day chained to a keyboard, stuffed in a Muni bus, or taking a long, slow drive over a short, fancy bridge, we...
In all the time you've lived next to our beautiful babe of a bay, have you ever bothered to get deep with the girl? This week the California Academy of Sciences features a few aqua experts...
Best-selling gross-out science writer Mary Roach, whose popular nonfiction books Spook and Stiff covered ideas about the afterlife and the physical process of postmor-tem decay, has a new...
Big Fish Stories
Does your sleeping life bore you? Are you less than satisfied with how weird your dreams are? You might get some much-needed inspiration if you attend the weekly NightLife event at the...
The Exhibitionist: Art
Video of the Day: The Ultimate How-To Nightlife Event
01/10/2013 By Bryan Banducci
If you haven't been to a Cal Academy NightLife event, tonight should be one of your New Year's resolutions. Featuring half price admission, plentiful cocktails, interesting bites to eat, and...
Just Do It
If you haven’t been to a Cal Academy NightLife event, make tonight’s one of your New Year’s resolutions. Featuring half-price admission, plentiful cocktails, interesting...
The Exhibitionist: Events
The Real Apocalyptic Threat: Death by Space
12/03/2012 By Brandon R. Reynolds
With all the talk of climate change, unchecked nanotech, and over-fished oceans, it's kind of a shame that people forget about the old-school catastrophic scenarios -- volcanoes, man,...
The Way We Were
Brandon R. Reynolds
With all the talk of climate change, unchecked nanotech, and over-fished oceans, it's kind of a shame that people forget about the old-school catastrophic scenarios — volcanoes, man,...
The Exhibitionist: Recent Acquisitions
Recent Acquisitions: Mammoths Once Ruled San Francisco
10/19/2012 By Alexis Coe
Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright...
The Exhibitionist: animals
Video of the Day: A Fish Come True
10/02/2012 By Brandon R. Reynolds
The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" is the Carnival of nature programming. There's just something about the big fish: It's like a festive, temporary reprieve from those societal rules...
All Shook Down: Music Festivals
Treasure Island Festival Announces Night Shows with The Presets, Jamie XX, and More
09/19/2012 By Ian S. Port
Here in the Bay Area, the end of summer proper certainly does not mean the end of music festival season -- we've still got two of the biggest confabs of the year left to go with Hardly...
The Exhibitionist: Music
Aural Fixations: Soundwave Fest Comes to Cal Academy
07/05/2012 By Silke Tudor
San Francisco is home base for some of the world's greatest aural explorers. An orchestra comprised of toys or insects, flames that sing arias, organs played by the lapping of the sea, or...
San Francisco is home base for some of the world’s greatest aural explorers. An orchestra of toys or insects, flames that sing arias, organs played by the lapping of the sea, and...
The Exhibitionist: Museums
Cal Academy's Eel Exhibit Will Shock You -- Literally
06/26/2012 By Sherilyn Connelly
There are certain truths we hold to be self-evident about San Franciscans: We love learning new things, and we love mild, non-lethal electrocution. Thankfully, deep within the moodily-lit...
Tonight’s lecture, What a Plant Knows, is based on a book of the same name by Daniel Chamovitz. We’re really excited, because it’s like Chamovitz really wanted to title it...
Party in Our Past
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In the early 1900s, San Francisco was considered the most European locale in America. It boasted more restaurants than any city outside Paris, it had one of the world’s largest luxury...
Paul M. Davis
Ground control to all wannabe Major Toms: It’s been 51 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human to breach the atmosphere and reach the expansive void of space. It’s a...
The Crush of Simplicity
A science museum can be intimidating. “I don't know anything about science,” you might say, “and I don't know where to start.” But that's the point of a science...
We Are Stardust
We once knew an astronomy professor who'd say to his students, “You all were once inside stars.” And he wasn't lying. He explained that the universe started off as mostly...
The Universe in a Snowman
How many people do you think can fit inside of a snowman? About 20 to 30, if you’re at the California Academy of Sciences’ Planetary Exploration. As part of ’Tis the Season...
Sustainable Eats, Local Beers, and Pumpkin Painting at Cal Academy!
10/20/2011 By Laura Beck
What: October's Local Bites at Cal Academy Where: California Academy of Sciences When: Sun., October 23, 2-5 p.m. Cost: $19.95 (non-members), $14.95 (members and their guests), $9.95...
The Nail on the Head
A sculptor friend of ours created a work called Migraine. She painted a cosmetologists dummy head like a human head, but on the left side she added a black-and-white explosion that...
All Shook Down: Last Night
Jens Lekman Stays Quiet and Pretty Amid the Noise at Cal Academy of Sciences
09/30/2011 By Ian S. Port
Jens Lekman Sept. 29, 2011 California Academy of Sciences Better than: Listening to someone blast really annoying music through their headphones when you're trying to talk to someone on...
Too Late Baby, Now, It's Too Late
Elvis Costello did not coin the phrase Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, but he repeated it, adding Its a really stupid thing to want to...
The Crush of Simplicity
A science museum can be intimidating. I don't know anything about science, you might say, and I don't know where to start. But that's the point of a science museum....
All Shook Down: Last Night
Best Coast Charms the Wildlife at Cal Academy of Sciences
08/12/2011 By Ian S. Port
Best Coast Eskmo Motion Potion DJ Platurn Eric Sharp August 11, 2011 California Academy of Sciences/Outside Lands night show Better than: Being the tortoise Claude the albino alligator...
The Exhibitionist: Technology
Pocket Penguin App Delivers Live Penguin Feed from the Cal Academy of Sciences 24/7
07/14/2011 By Caroline Chen
Before Kitten Cam and Puppy Cam, you probably didn't know you could lose hours at a time watching small furry mammals snooze. (Yeah, we know that wasn't the reason for your most recent...
The Exhibitionist: Fashion
Street Fashion of the Academy of Sciences' "Nightlife"
06/02/2011 By Ironing Board Collective
By Michelle Tea Being at the Academy of Sciences after hours for their Thursday night "Nightlife" series feels sneaky and exciting, like From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler....
Lemondrop: A Cocktail No Longer
There's an albino reticulated python loose in San Francisco. He can't eat you or your children or chihuahuas, though, because of course he's real easy to spot. (And he's only loose inside...
The Exhibitionist: Preview
St. Patrick's Day Includes Irish History, Music, Dance, Drinks at NightLife
03/15/2011 By Keith Bowers
San Francisco has numerous St. Patrick's Day traditions. One of them is going to an Irish bar and being part of a drunken mass so huge that you can all incidentally wander (stagger?) into a...
Make New Friends
Do yourself a favor: Today is the California Academy of Sciences Free Day. Emphasis on day -- perfect for the funderemployed, who more than anyone deserve a day of brain-melting beauty. So...
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