This is a fabulous gift idea – the website Create The Night Sky allows customers to select the date of an important event in their life and create a poster of what the night sky looked like on that very night.
This is the night sky on the night I was married in the year 2000. These would make great gifts as we head into the holiday season.
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I had the privilege of working with Athena Aktipis to design a science communication tool as a way to explain to the public how cancer cheats. It’s called Game of Clones and while cancer is not fun nor funny I believe sharing information on why it is so hard to cure cancer inspires others to join this fight. Or as Athena explains it in her research on cancer shows us it is no longer about fighting cancer – it’s about learning to collaborate with cancer so we can use cancer clones as cooperative team players. If cancer cheats by changing the way business is done, by acting differently in every body it takes up residence in then we have to look at what can we learn from that? Here is a video on how the public game worked, followed by pictures at the public event.
Game of Clones Explanation from Biodesign Institute at ASU on Vimeo.
If a ten year old had fun at this event and learned about how cancer cheats, they are better equipped. So that at a family event when Great Aunt Marge raises her fists and yells out “why can’t they cure cancer already?” The ten year old can explain it’s because cancer cheat. This is how we win our future . . . .
Changing Hands Bookstore
In case you can’t tell Changing Hands Bookstore is one of our favorite local stores, it also so happens to be a great place to get some fabulous Christmas gifts for the avid reader. Bring your family or friends and enjoy one of their events at either the Tempe or Phoenix location. At Changing Hands you’ll find thousands of books to choose from, they also have some fun journals for the writers on your list.
Changing Hands Tempe: 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
480.730.0205 Mon-Fri: 10-9 | Sat: 9-9 | Sun: 10-6
Changing Hands Phoenix: 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067 Mon-Sat: 9-10 | Sun: 9-8
Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.
Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This holiday Season!
xoxo – All of us at Lab5