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NanoDay returns to Sabathani Community Center









By Isaac Peterson

Contributing Writer


On Saturday, April 5, the 3rd annual NanoDay event will return to the Sabathani Community Center.  

What is NanoDay? NanoDay brings together university researchers, science educators, and the public for an afternoon of learning, hands-on experiments and fun for both children and adults, all focused on exploring the world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. A range of Nano programs demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale. Participants will be able to examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase scientific advances using nanotechnology, and participate in discussions of technology and society. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Wed.-Thurs., Jan. 9-10, 7 & 9 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or
Tickets are $50-$65 for the 7 pm show and $40-$45 for the 9 pm show. T.A.Y.E.

Wed., Jan. 9, 8 pm (in the Entry)
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
701 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775 or
With Contrast Muzic, Lyrik Lasha, Jermz the Teacher, Crome Barz, Sam Carlyle, Spin, King Fuvi and Rob-1
Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at door. Continue Reading →

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‘Real Pirates’ tell story of slave trade, Black buccaneers Slave ship captured by pirates at science museum


By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

A 300-ton, three-masted ship was built in London in 1715 but completed only one voyage. It went to the West Coast of Africa, where it picked up Blacks who were captured as slaves and sold them in the Caribbean. Afterwards, the ship was captured off the Bahamas by Sam Bellamy, then considered one of the boldest and most successful pirates of his day, in February 1717. Two months later, it sank off the Massachusetts coast. More than 200 artifacts, including gold, silver, and everyday objects, along with the remains of the Whydah is now on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota in downtown St. Continue Reading →

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