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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

' Google guide to Earth & Sky '

The Earth, from space Magnify Internet search giant Google isn't content with being your guide to the World Wide Web. Now they want to be your guide to the earth and the sky, too. Google announced that they've added a new service to their popular Google Earth program, which lets users "fly" across... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Firing Up the Sun The sun, in ultraviolet light. The colors reveal temperature, from 1.8 million (blue) to 3.6 million (red) degrees Fahrenheit. Sun scientists have announced the start of a new solar cycle. (It's "Solar Cycle 24," if you're keeping track.) You might not know it, but solar activity... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

** Groundhog Day **

February 2: 1887: First Groundhog Day On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

** Snooping on the CIA **

CIA HQ outside DC--in Langley, VA CIA director Michael Hayden told employees that videotape of interrogations conducted by the CIA in 2002 had been destroyed in 2005 to protect the identities of the interrogators. The interrogations--of al Qaeda operatives--evidently employed what the CIA calls... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

** Are you sure ~ Was last night the final State of the Union Address? **

President Bush delivered his final State of the Union address last night. Well, maybe not his final one. After all, nothing in the Constitution says the State of the Union has to be an annual affair. Article II, Section 3 just says the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Word from the Moon On July 20, 1969, more than half a billion people watched a 38-year-old aeronautical engineer step onto the fine-grain surface of the moon. People heard the former test pilot, Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong, say these words: "That's one small step for man, one giant... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 21, 2008

** The Civil Rights Movement **

Here's a look back at the civil rights fight that changed America, from the drive to desegregate the armed forces in 1948 to the assassination of Dr. King 20 years later. ****************************** 1948 - Southern Democrats walk out of their party's convention when he party inserts a strong... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Astronomers at Oxford University are asking for your help - Really!

Galaxy Quest Those specks of light aren't stars. They're entire galaxies. Look closer at this intergalactic image. Have you ever wanted to boldly go where no one has gone before? To explore strange new worlds--or even, perhaps, new galaxies? Well, now you can. And you can do it from the comfort of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

_ A Million Dollar Bill_

A Million Dollar Bill Well, he'll never go down in the annals of criminal genius. A man was arrested in South Carolina this week after he tried to open a bank account with the fake $1,000,000 bill shown above. The teller (surely laughed and) called the police. Surprisingly, this happened last month,... Sign in to see full entry.

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