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3 hrs ago |

Serious Sirius mystery, Dagon and the Dogon: cultural transference theory

Herein we continue, from part 1 and part 2 , considering the serious mystery behind "The Sirius Mystery" but it is not that which one may generally think.


Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

7 hrs ago |

Low-frequency waves help astronomers click faraway galaxy

A team of astronomers has taken the most sensitive image of a galaxy 30 million light years away via a radio telescope with frequencies just above those of commercial FM radio stations.


Related Topix: Science

11 hrs ago |

Lick Observatory: Searching for Exoplanets & Funds

Lick Observatory is an astronomical research facility in California that has been in operation since 1888.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Lick (San Jose, CA), Science, Mount Hamilton, CA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Age

'Alien thigh bone' sparks Mars theories

Is this photo an alien or dinosaur thigh bone on Mars, as some conspiracy theorists have suggested? Highly unlikely, NASA scientists have concluded.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, UFO and Alien, Science / Technology, NASA

Christian Science Monitor

Astronomers find traces of one of the universe's first stars

The most massive stars in the early universe would eject material high in iron when they exploded.


Related Topix: Science, Explosion, Nuclear Energy

West Seattle Blog

Explore astronomy on the ground - at Highland Park Spraypark

West Seattle's own Highland Park Spraypark boasts an opportunity to bring science and math into the end of your summer vacation, painlessly and, in fact, pain-relievingly: while enjoying the cooling sprinklers.


Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Science

Dunmow Broadcast

High Easter resident hopes plan for community observatory will play starring role in his village

One man has set his sights on the stars as he seeks to get permission to build an astronomical observatory in High Easter.


Related Topix: Science


Evidence of Absolutely Enormous Dead Stars Discovered

Astronomers have a pretty good idea about what the first stars in the universe must have looked like.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Space

The Coastal Courier

Remember pets during 'dog days of summer'

According to the Weather Channel, the term "dog days of summer" goes back to Roman astronomers and the brilliant, blue-white star called Sirius, the "dog star."


Related Topix: Science, Fort Stewart, GA, Liberty County, GA

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Supernova Seen in Two Lights -- Courtesy of NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/IAFE

The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.


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

Science Daily

Spectacular supernova's mysteries revealed

Astronomers are delving into the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year.


Related Topix: Science, Nuclear Energy, Weird

Once-in-a-lifetime spectacle Comet Jacques set for Irish skies tonight

The luminous green comet will be visible from Ireland this weekend as it is set to pass within 50 million miles of Earth.


Related Topix: Science

Daily Camera

Kate Becker: Astronomers propose new solution to the riddle of the baby black holes

If you're a parent, you've probably heard this one before. Maybe it was from the kindly stranger making doe-eyes at you while your baby earnestly licked her very tiny, very dirty shoes.


Related Topix: Science, Opinion

Times Herald-Record

Park rangers bring astronomy to Upper Delaware

Dip your toes into the world of astronomy on the shores of the Upper Delaware River - join National Park Service rangers at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pa., for a star-filled program on the night sky of the Upper Delaware River Valley.


Related Topix: Science, Lackawaxen, PA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

An Astrophysicist in Search of E.T.

Sara Seager, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is on the hunt for aliens.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, UFO and Alien, Science, Science / Technology, Space, NASA

Hispanic Business

New Astronomy Research Study Findings Recently Were Reported by...

Editor at Science Letter -- Fresh data on Science are presented in a new report.


Related Topix: Science, Journalism

The Independent

Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets.


Related Topix: Science, Arts, Painting, Texas State University

National Public Radio

When Venus Was Filled With Venusians - 50 Billion Of Them

Back in the 1830s, a Scottish minister and amateur astronomer named Thomas Dick tried to calculate the number of intelligent creatures in the universe.


Related Topix: Science

Astronomy presentation, concerts, gardening class, art show: Things to do in Lake Oswego

Kevin Manning, an award-winning astronomer and former NASA consultant, will share his knowledge on Thursday at the Lake Oswego Public Library.


Related Topix: Lake Oswego, OR, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Science / Technology, NASA, Marylhurst, OR, 9

24 Hours

Students conduct mock Mars mission

The Canadian Space Agency's Mars Exploration and Science Rover is seen operating in the CSA's Mars yard in Saint-Hubert, Que.


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