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18 min ago | NEWS.com.au

Scanners now the handy way to pay

FORGET carrying a wallet - soon empty-handed shoppers will be able to pay for goods with just a tap of their hand.

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4 hrs ago | Wharfedale Observer

Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno

A leading papal astronomer is to speak in Horsforth this Easter about the importance of the science to the Vatican.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

USA Today

Lyrid meteor shower coming on Earth Day

This would be an excellent week to watch one of the year's better meteor showers, except for a pesky moon that will wash out much of the show, astronomers say.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Science, Huntsville, AL

Oredigger

Geek of the Week: Deborah Good, Engineering Physics Senior

After two months at Mines, senior Deborah Good knew she wanted to some day be the Geek of the Week.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Jerome Parks, 23, was reported missing around 3:00 p.m. from his group home in the 5100 block of Guion Road on the northwest side, according to authorities.

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Northern Territory News

Russia gets another space visitor

First there was the Tunguska event of 1908, in which an asteroid or comet slammed into the Earth's atmosphere.

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Related Topix: Explosion, World News, Russia, Science, Religion, Orthodox Church

Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earth-size Kepler-186f

Explanation: Planet Kepler-186f is the first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

Lansing State Journal

Walking Society enjoys spring hike

The walk was guided by Park Naturalist Jackie Blanc and Park Commissioner Walter Miar, author of "Alone Together -- My Adventure on the Appalachian Trail."

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Related Topix: Eaton County, MI, Potterville, MI, Science, Vermontville, MI, Nashville, MI

Sat Apr 19, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Get out: Shooting basics, star gazingGet out: Shooting basics, star...

Get out: Shooting basics, star gazing on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/life/outdoors/2014/04/20/get-shooting-basics-star-gazing/7885253/ Look through different types of telescopes and binoculars provided by the Glacial Lakes Astronomers and Stargazers Society at dusk Saturday at the horse camp in Glacial Lakes State Park, 5 miles south ... (more)

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Examiner.com

U-M astronomer part of team that discovered Kepler-186f

In a remarkable new finding, astronomers reviewing Kepler's images say they have discovered the most earth-like planet yet.

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WAND-TV Decatur

APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.

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KLKN

Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.

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The Planetary Society

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 10: Trans Neptunian Objects including Pluto, KBOs, Comets

In my tenth class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at CSUDH, I explain Transneptunian Objects beginning with the Pluto System and moving outward.

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Falmouth Packet

Bid for star gazing 'Dark Sky' status over Bodmin Moor

Cornwall Council is starting work with the Caradon Observatory to prepare an application for an international 'Dark Sky' Designation over Bodmin Moor.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Nebraska astronaut part of Astronomy Day at museum

Nebraska astronaut Clayton Anderson will make two presentations during Astronomy Day at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln.

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Free Republic

Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Red Moon, Green Beam

Explanation: This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The green beam of light and red lunar disk are real enough, captured in the early morning hours of April 15. Of course, the reddened lunar disk is easy to explain as the image was taken during this week's total lunar eclipse.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Sky was no limit for Salina brothers who pursued careers in astronomy

University of Kansas professor Steve Hawley sits in front of a projected photo of the Ring Nebula that was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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WALB-TV Albany

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.

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The Daily Beast

The Search for Another EarthBy Matthew R. Francis

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a "habitable zone."

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OregonLive.com

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.

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

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