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October Astronomy: Use This Month's Two Eclipses to Learn a Little About the Moon's Movements

October Astronomy: Use This Month's Two Eclipses to Learn a Little About the Moon's Movements

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  |  Robert Victor

This month’s highlights include a total lunar eclipse in the predawn hours of Wednesday, Oct. 8, and a partial solar eclipse on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23. Read more about these eclipses here.

The two eclipses make October a good month to follow the moon through an entire cycle of phases and observe ...

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Worrisome Waters: When the Rains Come, Some East Valley Communities Get Flooded—and There's No Help Coming

Worrisome Waters: When the Rains Come, Some East Valley Communities Get Flooded—and There's No Help Coming

Monday, September 29, 2014  |  Brittny Mejia

While a storm-water master plan exists for some undeveloped areas of Coachella Valley, residents will continue to suffer from the consequences of inadequate storm-water infrastructure for years to come, due to a lack of funding

Portions of the east valley learned this lesson the hard way on Monday, S...

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A Handicapped System: Local Small Businesses Say Unscrupulous Attorneys Are Profiting From the Americans With Disabilities Act—at Their Expense

A Handicapped System: Local Small Businesses Say Unscrupulous Attorneys Are Profiting From the Americans With Disabilities Act—at Their Expense

Tuesday, September 23, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 is landmark legislation that prevents discrimination on the basis of disability and requires public accommodations for the disabled.

However, the act includes loopholes and flaws, as is the case with many good laws.

In most states, the Americans With Disabil...

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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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