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Changing And Unchanging Cycles

Lisa Randall | Posted 01.01.2016 | Science
Lisa Randall

Since we arbitrarily impose a beginning and an end on our equitable distribution of days, let's reflect on some of the cycles that dominate our existence: the big ones over which we have no control, the smaller ones we might hope to influence, and those about which we don't yet know.

Woodland, N.C. Saves Earth From Dreaded Sun Sucking Solar Cells

Todd R. Miller | Posted 12.29.2015 | Science
Todd R. Miller

On December 8, The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald reported that the Woodland, N.C. Town Council overwhelming rejected a proposal for a solar farm. The council later voted for a moratorium on all future solar farms.

Winter Solstice: Dark Moves to Light

Constance Stellas | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Constance Stellas

The darkest day of this year is the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21st. Here on the East Coast the sun set at 4:38 p.m. and day light lasted 9 hours and 20 m...

Murdoch’s British Tabloids Clean Up Their Acts

The New York Times | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media

LONDON — A July article on a front page of The Sun on Sunday tabloid, owned by Rupert Murdoch, was a classic of its kind. Titled “Lord Cok...

British Tabloid Gets Mocked For Deceitful Front Page About Muslims

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Media

It seems like one in five tweets on Monday has been about the glaringly misleading front page of The Sun. One of the most read newspapers in Britain t...

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

There's A Huge 'Hole' In The Sun And This Is What It Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.19.2015 | Science

Our sun has a hole in it. That's right. A colossal dark hole was recently spotted on the sun's surface, and it has been spewing solar w...

NASA Captures Footage Of Gigantic Sun Tornado

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.11.2015 | Science

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Kris Evans | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Kris Evans

I'm staying in a basement apartment which is something I have had a hard time getting use to in that I love light. Everything about light. The meaning of the word as well as the physical aspect and what it does to me and how it makes me feel.

British Columnist Katie Hopkins Wants 'Euthanasia Vans' Because There Are 'Too Many Old People'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media

A British TV personality and columnist said she supports "euthanasia vans" because there are "too many old people."  Katie Hopkins, who is curre...

Stunning New Time Lapse Video Shows The Sun Up Close And Hot

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.10.2015 | Science

It's the sun, like few have ever seen it before. A new time lapse video posted on Vimeo features images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory sp...

Living with Space Weather (Baby, It's Charged Outside)

Sarah Gibson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Sarah Gibson

Just as a hurricane drives rain, wind, and floods, the space weather arising from a solar eruption can come in different forms. First comes the light from a solar flare, disrupting high-frequency radio communications more or less immediately.

Topless Woman Back On The Sun's 'Page 3'

AP | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

LONDON (AP) — So was The Sun's newfound modesty all a cover-up? A topless model appeared on the British tabloid's third page on Thurs...

British Tabloid Stops Printing Topless Women

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.22.2015 | Media

LONDON (AP) — Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun — though the newspaper is not saying w...

Golden Age of Unmanned Space Travel

Dean Regas | Posted 11.09.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

It has been over 45 years since the first Moon landing. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins made a journey for the ages as the Apollo 11 mission rocketed humans to another world. But, what have we done lately?

Is Banksy Over?

Matthew Israel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Could he now be considered part of art history? Or would he start to mean less to the general public and the street art community? I hope not.

14 Things You Didn't Know About How the Sun Will Die

David J. Eicher | Posted 10.21.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

At some 4.6 billion years old, the Sun is about halfway through its life. In another 5 billion years it will be a normal "adult" star no more. Here's the skinny on the upcoming demise of the star that you owe everything to: light, warmth, energy, and life.

If 'Real Men' Posed In Underwear Ads

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

Brands like Dove and Aerie have already begun showing un-retouched, non-model female bodies in their advertisements, a small step in the direction of ...

Coping With Summer-Induced Focusing Problems

Jordan Hart | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

As the majority of the nation emerges from their dormant hibernation -- with atrophied muscles and the demoralized demeanor of someone who's been punched in the stomach every hour for the last 175 days -- they'll be faced with a significant problem: the inability to focus at work.

LOOK: The Sun Is Very Different

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media

The Sun may be starting a new trend. The British newspaper reportedly became the first newspaper to run hashtags next to top news stories, the Drum...

The Losses Get Worse

The Guardian | Mark Sweney | Posted 12.17.2013 | Media

The parent company of the Sun and Sun on Sunday has reported a pre-tax loss of £75m in the year to 30 June, after taking charges of almost £90m in r...


The Guardian | Jason Deans | Posted 12.06.2013 | Media

The Daily Mail overhauled the Sun in November to become the UK's biggest-selling Saturday paper for the first time. However, the News UK red-top re...

How to See Comet ISON This Week -- Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2013

David J. Eicher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

2013-11-25-cometisondavid1125.jpg As astronomers who have been watching the comet know, however, the past few days -- and the next few days -- will not be the best ones to try to catch the comet.

How to See Comet ISON This Week -- Nov. 18-24

David J. Eicher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

2013-11-20-cometisondavideichler20.jpg In late November, Comet ISON moves its fastest as it flies from Virgo, through Libra and Scorpius, and then heads north into Ophiuchus.

Spiritual Life Coach Blog: Will the Hierarchy Ever Return to the Catholic Church?

Patty Kogutek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

There is a wonderful Senegalese Proverb that sums up the challenge for the Catholic Hierarchy: "If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside."