The West’s Water Problems Could Get a Lot Worse

By: Friday July 25, 2014 5:00 pm

This is the concerning news of the day. A new NASA study indicates the Western states are using up ground water at an alarming rate during what has been an over-decade long dry period.


Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in North America Tonight

By: Monday April 14, 2014 7:35 pm

Many residents of North America, and a few in South America, will be able to see a total lunar eclipse tonight — the first of 2014.

NASA Announces First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation After the Big Bang – Should Someone Win the Nobel Prize?

By: Monday March 17, 2014 10:21 am

Speculation is already arising as to who should earn the Nobel prize for the theory of cosmic inflation, fueled by the presence of scientists Alan Guth and Andrei Linde at today’s announcement. Higgs and Englert were similarly present at the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, and were later awarded the Nobel prize.

Pull Up a Chair: Engineers Do It All

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 4:00 am

Nothing like having the engineers carve the pumpkins!

Indictment Reveals US Government Computers Hacked For Personnel Data

By: Monday October 28, 2013 10:47 am

Today in New Jersey, US Attorney Paul Fishman brought charges against a man for hacking into government computers in order to steal information on government employees. The man now arrested and indicted, Lauri Love, said the purpose of the hack and theft was to “disrupt the operations and infrastructure of the United States government.” Love is a native of England but was arrested in New Jersey.

Oh, now you leave…

By: Friday September 13, 2013 1:30 am

Back when Jimmy Carter was President (and I remember that) a spacecraft, one of two, was launched to take advantage of the alignment of the solar sytem’s gas giants; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

The first of those, Voyager I, has been determined to have left the solar system.

Tobacco-style Climate Denial

By: Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:08 pm

Who likes being lied to by people paid by the oil industry who pose as “experts” on climate change?

Did you know it’s been going on for 25 years?

Late Night: LADEE Launch

By: Friday September 6, 2013 8:00 pm

Launch is scheduled for 11:27, weather clear!

NASA Asteroid Coverage 2012 DA14

By: Friday February 15, 2013 11:12 am

NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named “2012 DA14.” NASA places a high priority on tracking asteroids and protecting our home planet from them. This flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close.

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