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SFI Lecture On Unconscious Bias July 21

on July 13, 2015 - 2:25pm

Jennifer Raymond, Stanford University School of Medicine

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute presents Unconscious Bias by Jennifer Raymond at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

What makes a police officer actually see a gun in the hands of an unarmed man of color? Why did 360 college students evaluate the same academic article more favorably when they believed it was written by a man rather than by a woman?

Unconscious or implicit bias refers to hidden biases, operating largely beneath the scope of human consciousness, that influence

Seven Federally Protected Mexican Spotted Owl Chicks Hatch On Los Alamos National Laboratory Property

on July 13, 2015 - 1:54pm

A parent owl sits with two chicks. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Biologists located a record seven federally threatened Mexican spotted owl chicks on Los Alamos National Laboratory property during nest surveys last month.

“We’ve never found this many chicks,” said Chuck Hathcock, wildlife biologist with the Environmental Stewardship Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “It’s encouraging to see successful nests because it’s an indication that our efforts to protect these species are making an impact.”

Under its Habitat Management Plan, the Laboratory protects and manages species that are

LANL Employees Pledge Record $356,550 To Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund Drive

on July 13, 2015 - 9:07am

2015 LAESF Scholarship Drive Champion Steven Girrens

LANL News:

  •  More than 1,000 scholarships awarded through since 1997

Los Alamos National Laboratory employees pledged a record $356,550 to the 2015 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) drive. The drive encourages Laboratory employees, retirees, and subcontract personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students. Additionally, more employees participated in this year’s campaign than in past years.

“Our employees know first-hand that education can unlock opportunity for these talented

See Los Alamos History Through Edith Warner's Eyes

on July 12, 2015 - 11:10am
Edith Warner (Pat Beck) mixes up her famous chocolate cake for her tea room guests. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A newly revised short play, “Sunrise at Otowi Bridge” by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin is one of the highlights at this year's ScienceFest.

Benjamin originally wrote the play in 1994. It’s about Edith Warner, the famous “Woman at Otowi Crossing,” who has been the subject of several biographies and novels.

Letter To The Editor: Former LANL Physicist Discusses Israel’s Nuclear Weapons

on July 12, 2015 - 7:35am
Retired from LANL, US DOE, IAEA, and EURATOM
I realize that the Los Alamos Daily Post usually does not cover national news. However, I believe most of its readers are aware of the Iran nuclear talks and Israel’s, the United States’ and the world’s desire that Iran not develop nuclear weapons.

Unfortunately, very little is heard about Israel’s hundreds of nuclear weapons (atomic and hydrogen) and its ability to deliver them anywhere in the world, including the USA.

My wife, Dotty, and I are residents of Los Alamos.

New Mexico Angels Hosts DisrupTech - Early-Stage Technology From Los Alamos National Laboratory

on July 11, 2015 - 1:17pm


The New Mexico Angels have partnered with the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory to host DisrupTech, a showcase of the disruptive technology currently being developed by scientists at the national laboratory.

The innovation event is set for 1-5 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at the Los Alamos Golf Course Event Center.

Artists Re-create Historic Los Alamos Gatehouse

on July 10, 2015 - 7:42pm
Livy Snyder and her students from the Art Center at Fuller Lodge were working this afternoon to re-create the historic gatehouse at the entrance to Los Alamos. The site will serve as an information center for ScienceFest. A period car will be parked in front of the façade and it will provide a photo opportunity for visitors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The young artists recreate the sign at the Main Gate to Los Alamos this afternoon. The sign asked people to show their passes when Los Alamos was a closed town. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/