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Oregon weather and science watch: Tank towns, earth-like planets and star parties

Rainwater enthusiasts, planet people, an earth-like planet and the environmental justice movement in America are on tap for Friday's weather and science aggregation.


Related Topix: Oregon, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, Science / Technology, NASA

6 hrs ago | Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Waterton Lake Eclipse

Explanation: Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth.


Related Topix: Science, Canada, World News

10 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" - the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Science, NASA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

New Scientist

Shakespeare: Did radical astronomy inspire Hamlet?

New Scientist full online access is exclusive to subscribers. Registered users are given limited access to content, find out more .


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology


Man saves three kids from fire in Missouri

A fire in Missouri left little behind and caused more than $150,000 in damage, but thanks to a neighbor's quick thinking, three children were rescued from the flames.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Missouri, Science

WTVF Nashville

Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the... Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and ... (more)


Related Topix: Science

KTEN-TV Denison

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

A jury says a former priest convicted of felony sex abuse charges in Louisville should serve a 15-year prison sentence.


Related Topix: Science, Berkeley, CA


Hubble Image Shows Remarkable Cross-Section Of...

An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Science

National Public Radio

Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.


Related Topix: Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

MSDN Blogs

WWT brings astronomy to life for children of all ages

The night sky holds a special fascination for children worldwide. They gaze at the moon and stars shining overhead, and wonder what they are and how they got there.


Related Topix: Science, Theater, Arts


University of Virginia Astronomer Trinh Thuan Awarded French Legion of Honor

Trinh Thuan, a University of Virginia astronomy professor and author, has been named chevalier of the National Order of the French Legion of Honor, by decree of French President Francois Hollande.


Related Topix: Science, University of Virginia, Francois Hollande

The Independent

Why is Easter so late this year? Explaining how we date Easter Sunday

Dating Easter is confusing, it's based on out-dated calendars, ancient ties with Judaism and a big meeting of bishops in the 3rd century: better strap in.


Related Topix: North East, PA, Judaism, Religion, Science, Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East, Orthodox Church

Live Science

Capturing the 2000 Lunar Eclipse from 'Hell on Ice'

Victor Rogus is an amateur astronomer, and this is the third in his series of exclusive posts about amateur astronomy.


Related Topix: Science, Weather, Algoma, WI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Does the rhythm of the moon and its eclipses influence your health?

Does the rhythm of the moon and its eclipses influence your health? Did the lunar eclipse keep you up?-slide0 Some people have health-related issues at different phases of the moon.


Related Topix: Science

TG Daily

Supercomputers study cosmic slurp

Somewhere in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden, WHAM! A flash of light explodes from the galaxy's center.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Physics, Science

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Meet Peggy, Saturn's new moon

The disturbance visible at the outer edge of Saturn's A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft could be caused by an object replaying the birth process of icy moons.


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Salt Lake Tribune

Lunar eclipse amazes as it casts eerie red glow over Utah

As the 12-year-old South Jordan girl watched her first lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning, she also peered through telescopes for up-close views of planets such as Jupiter and Mars.

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Related Topix: South Jordan, UT, Science, Stansbury Park, UT, Science / Technology, NASA, University of Utah

Reach for the Stars: Astrology and astronomy separated by fact and fiction

My friend Delia is a cosmologist, a person who studies the origin, evolution and fate of the universe, yet she is often mistaken for a cosmetologist, an expert in beauty products, skin and hair care.


Related Topix: Science, Physics

Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Spica, Mars, and Eclipsed Moon

Explanation: A beautiful, reddened Moon slid through dark skies on April 15, completely immersed in Earth's shadow for well over an hour.


Related Topix: Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Yorkshire Evening Post

Papal star gazer set to reach for the sky

Brother Guy is based at the Vatican Observatory headquarters in Castel Gandolfo and he curates the Vatican meteorite collection, which is believed to be one of the largest in the world.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science