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Astronomy: Get Ready for Two October Eclipses!

Astronomy: Get Ready for Two October Eclipses!

Friday, September 19, 2014  |  Robert Victor

There are two eclipses in October 2014!

The first is a total lunar eclipse, in the predawn hours of Wednesday, Oct. 8 . You’ll want to set your alarm when you turn in for the night on Tuesday.

Here are the times for the various stages of the Oct. 8 lunar eclipse for the Pacific time zone, with the moon’...

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An Endangered Act: Conservationists Say Obama's Interior Department Is Watering Down the ESA

An Endangered Act: Conservationists Say Obama's Interior Department Is Watering Down the ESA

Monday, September 15, 2014  |  Judith Lewis Mernit

The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl lives in the desert scrub and mesquite woodlands of central and southern Arizona, Texas and Mexico. It is a small bird with swaths of cream-colored feathers, measuring about 7 inches long and weighing a little more than 2 ounces. It eats insects, rodents and lizards,...

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A Bear of a Revelation: What Diabetic Grizzlies Can Tell Us About Human Obesity

A Bear of a Revelation: What Diabetic Grizzlies Can Tell Us About Human Obesity

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  Wyatt Orme

Most researchers studying grizzly bears are from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or university ecology departments, not biotechnology companies.

Still, Kevin Corbit, a senior scientist at the Southern California-based biotech firm Amgen, spends his days in a lab in Pullman, Wash., analyzing bear b...

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A Somber Anniversary: A Local Doctor Remembers Offering Care Near Ground Zero After the Sept. 11, 2001, Attacks

A Somber Anniversary: A Local Doctor Remembers Offering Care Near Ground Zero After the Sept. 11, 2001, Attacks

Monday, September 08, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Sept. 11, 2001, started off as just another day for Dr. Harry Marshak.

“I was working then at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan, which is maybe two miles away from Ground Zero,” recalled Marshak, who now practices ophthalmic plastic and facial surgery in Palm Desert. “We were in the mid...

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September Astronomy: Watch Mars Zoom Across the Sky!

September Astronomy: Watch Mars Zoom Across the Sky!

Monday, September 01, 2014  |  Robert Victor

Mars forms colorful pairs with other objects in the southwest evening sky in September, as the red planet moves from just more than 5 degrees from yellowish Saturn on Sept. 1, to within 5 degrees of red Antares from Sept. 22 through Oct. 3.

Saturn, with its rings tipped 22 degrees from edge-on, is im...

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Everything Is Connected: The Goal of Joshua Tree's Synchronicity Symposium—to Raise Attendees' Consciousness

Everything Is Connected: The Goal of Joshua Tree's Synchronicity Symposium—to Raise Attendees' Consciousness

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

In January 2013, Rupert Sheldrake and Graham Hancock spoke at a TEDx event in the London area.

Both of these speakers are familiar with controversy, thanks to their criticisms of modern science and their outside-of-the-mainstream ideas about consciousness. However, these talks would catapult them int...

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