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Citizen Science Winter Salt Lab

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Between noon and 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 (President’s Day), bring a melted snow or ice sample to the lab, located in the SMM’s Mississippi River Gallery. Test your sample for dissolved solids — a good indicator for chloride, a main ingredient in salt. Talk with scientists, journalists and environmental experts about how we can all be smarter about salt use.

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For Emma, Forever Ago is not an album that is often enjoyed passively. Chances are, if you care about Bon Iver at all, then For Emma has spent at least a few months serving as a dominant presence in your life. Maybe it was the soundtrack that swelled underneath the overtures of a bad breakup,…

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog with composers and their canines

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Friday's Chinese New Year marks the start of the Year of the Dog. So, from Leonard Bernstein to Dmitri Shostakovich, we're celebrating with these fun photos of 15 famous composers and their precious pooches.