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Mutational Signatures Mark Cancer's Smoking Gun

on November 3, 2016 - 12:35pm

Research on mutational signatures in the genome of cancer cells shows that smoking increases the risk of several cancer types by raising the overall number of mutations, even in tissue not directly exposed to smoke. Courtesy/Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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A broad computational study of cancer genome sequences identifies telltale mutational signatures associated with smoking tobacco and demonstrates, for the first time, that smoking increases cancer risk by causing somatic mutations in tissues directly and indirectly exposed to tobacco smoke.

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Experiment Helps To Advance Nuclear Explosion Monitoring

on November 2, 2016 - 5:11pm

Workers at the NNSS prepare to insert a canister holding explosives and diagnostic equipment into a 31-meter deep hole in preparation for the SPE-6 experiment. Courtesy/LANL

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Last month, Los Alamos National Laboratory participated in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) sixth detonation of an underground conventional explosive at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) as part of its ongoing Source Physics Experiment (SPE) series.

SPE seeks to improve the nation’s capability to detect and characterize underground nuclear explosions to help develop an advanced

MPNHP Visitor Center Opens!

on November 2, 2016 - 2:18pm

Los Alamos County welcomes the National Park Service to their Manhattan Project National Historical Park Visitor Center at 475 20th St. Winter hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday with a 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Program (subject to change). From left, NPS Los Alamos Unit Site Representative Charles Strickfaden, Los Alamos County MPNHP Project Manager Linda Matteson and Park Ranger Kirk Singer. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/LAC

LANL Foundation And Centerra Create Rio Arriba County Excellence In Teaching Award

on November 2, 2016 - 11:18am
ESPANOLA — Centerra - Los Alamos (CLA), in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, has created an award to honor teachers and bring encouragement and support to the education profession in Rio Arriba County.
“Centerra – Los Alamos is proud to partner with the LANL Foundation in creating an Excellence in Teaching Award. Outside of the family, teachers have the greatest impact on our next generation of citizens, which will lead this great Nation through its future challenges,” Ted Spain, CLA general manager said.

Los Alamos Company, Cochiti Pueblo Company Among Six Identified As High-Growth Companies, Job Creators

on November 1, 2016 - 7:00am
Descartes Labs of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
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The Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign, established in 2012, has already exceeded its goal of identifying 20 high-growth companies in the region before the year 2020.
To date, 38 businesses have been recognized for creating jobs and bringing revenue to the region. Six new members were honored in Santa Fe on October 13, including the Campaign’s first Native American owned company.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Executive Director David C. Lyons was the keynote speaker at last Thursday’s award ceremony at Hotel Santa Fe.

LANL Announces American Physical Society Fellows

on October 31, 2016 - 8:45am

New APS Fellows from top left, Evgenya Simakov, James Werner, Joel Kress, Paul Johnson. From lower left, Herbert Funsten, John Kline, Richard Gustavsen and Jian-Xin Zhu.


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Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are being honored as new Fellows in the American Physical Society (APS).


“Success in accomplishing Los Alamos’s essential national-security missions requires innovation across an incredible breadth of scientific and technical disciplines,” Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan said.

High Tech Halloween At Bradbury Science Museum

on October 30, 2016 - 12:05pm
Bandelier Ranger Chris Judson tells the story of bones. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Preparing pumpkins for tonight's Pumpkin Glow at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scientists perform an experiment. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Slinky science. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bradbury Science Museum Association Board Members KayLinda Crawford, left, and Judy McKenzie. Courtesy photo
Who you gonna call? Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bradbury Science Museum Foundation Board Member Judy Bjarke hands