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May 4, 2011

HEALTH News, May 04, 2011

BBQ chain: We didn't do E. coli tests
AsiaOne Tue, 03 May 2011 21:35 PM PDT
KANAZAWA - The operator of a yakiniku barbecue restaurant chain linked to two recent cases of fatal food poisoning has admitted it had not tested raw meat served at its outlets for bacteria, as required by the health ministry, since 2009.

Eating less salt doesn't cut heart risks: study
AsiaOne Tue, 03 May 2011 21:35 PM PDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who ate lots of salt were not more likely to get high blood pressure, and were less likely to die of heart disease than those with a low salt intake, in a new European study.

Health calendar
Everett Herald Tue, 03 May 2011 21:34 PM PDT
Youth Fitness Expo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 14, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. See for a list of exhibitors. Call 425-212-1919 with questions.

Norovirus hits Northland rest homes
The New Zealand Herald Tue, 03 May 2011 21:33 PM PDT
About 200 people at five Northland rest homes have been hit with a highly-infectious stomach bug.The homes are urging non-essential visitors to stay away to stop it spreading further.Northland DHB's medical officer of health...

New garden to bring beauty and health
University Daily Kansan Tue, 03 May 2011 21:32 PM PDT
The School of Pharmacy copied a medicinal garden from the 1920s, but left out one plant.

US must strengthen efforts to restrict chemicals that threaten health, say researchers
EurekAlert! Tue, 03 May 2011 21:30 PM PDT
The Environmental Protection Agency, stymied by the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act, must seek partners in academia to help evaluate the risks of industrial chemicals on the market today, say Sarah A. Vogel of the Johnson Family Foundation and Jody Roberts of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Empire Plan cost balloons
Albany Times Union Tue, 03 May 2011 21:27 PM PDT
Health care premiums for state employees could rise as much as 17.9 percent next year, according to an early estimate from The Empire Plan, one of the major insurance providers for the state. While the increase is only a projection and is subject to negotiation, the steep projected increase sheds light on why the Cuomo administration is intent on getting health insurance concessions in its ...

Peoria physician focuses on womenâs issues, makes time for her adopted community
Peoria Journal Star Tue, 03 May 2011 21:27 PM PDT
Dr. Amanda Wright counts only a handful of males as patients â most of them children â but sheâs not complaining. Â Since the Peoria physician concentrates on womenâs issues, 90 percent of her patients are female, she said. Â âWhy womenâs health? For one, Iâm a woman â and women like seeing a woman doctor â but womenâs issues are a big interest of mine,â said Wright, 30, who opened her practice ...

Health Highlights: May 2, 2011 Tue, 03 May 2011 21:21 PM PDT
Title: Health Highlights: May 2, 2011 Category: Health News Created: 5/2/2011 2:06:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 5/3/2011

Relief to Ranbaxy: US court rejects Mylan's lawsuit
INDOlink Tue, 03 May 2011 21:21 PM PDT
New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) A US court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals against health regulator USFDA seeking action against Ranbaxy Laboratories' application to sell the generic version of cholesterol drug Lipitor.

Diabetic? Forget pills, pop almonds
New Kerala Mon, 02 May 2011 21:34 PM PDT
By Anjali Ojha , New Delhi, May 3 : As India grapples with a major public health problem, being home to an estimated 50.8 million diabetic population, the largest in the world, experts say consuming a few almonds daily can help combat the lifestyle disease.

The view from 9/11 to 5/1
Baltimore Sun Mon, 02 May 2011 21:34 PM PDT
In the muddled aftermath of the terrorist attacks, bin Laden's death offers some clarity It has been nearly a decade since almost 3,000 Americans died in terrorist attacks that shocked the world, but since that day, events have pushed it from the American attention span: â two wars, anthrax, health care reform, a recession and the attack on Libya. Osama bin Laden's death brought back what the ...

Health care provider's advice trumps TV ads
Hutchinson News Mon, 02 May 2011 21:33 PM PDT
Dear Heloise: As a nurse, I have become very concerned about lawyers advertising lawsuits against dr ...

Carpenters locals on strike
The Norwich Bulletin Mon, 02 May 2011 21:31 PM PDT
Three carpentersâ union locals went on strike Monday â including at job sites in Norwich â seeking greater health care benefits, according to picketers.

Flabby midriff 'raises health risk'
Press Assoc. via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Mon, 02 May 2011 21:28 PM PDT
People with coronary artery disease are at greater risk of dying if they have fat around the waist a study has found.

Health status
The Post and Courier Mon, 02 May 2011 21:26 PM PDT
Tenet Healthcare's 49 hospitals are in urban and suburban markets. In Mount Pleasant, the company closed its 25-year-old Bowman Road campus in April 2010 and moved into a brand new hospital nearby. The 140-bed East Cooper Medical Center cost $153 million to build and equip. In South Caro...

Rival raises its offer for Tenet
The Post and Courier Mon, 02 May 2011 21:26 PM PDT
INDIANAPOLIS -- Community Health Systems Inc. has raised its offer for rival hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. by 21 percent to about $4.06 billion, but it said Monday the latest bid may only last a week. Analysts said they doubt a deal will happen. The Franklin, Tenn.-based bidder...

Careers, jobs topics of May workshops
Warren Times Observer Mon, 02 May 2011 21:23 PM PDT
A Careers in Northwestern Pennsylvania Orientation is planned for 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 9, that will help participants explore career opportunities in manufacturing, health care and construction industries.

Rocky Mount council alters health policy -
Roanoke Times Mon, 02 May 2011 21:21 PM PDT
Elected members will still receive insurance, but will have to pay out of pocket for dependents. ROCKY MOUNT -- Starting in July 2012, the town will cover health insurance expenses only for council members and not their dependents, the town council decided Monday. If a council member wants to add a dependent, he or she has to pay the additional expenses -- about $120 a month -- out of pocket ...

Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate Mon, 02 May 2011 21:16 PM PDT
Title: Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate Category: Health News Created: 4/29/2011 2:06:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2011

Federal appeal In states' challenge to national health care law set for June 8
Lahontan Valley News Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:28 PM PDT
CARSON CITY - Oral arguments in the ongoing legal challenge of the national health care law by 26 states including Nevada are set for June 8 before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Ga.

No hearing set in Medicare fraud lawsuit against Halifax Health
Daytona Beach News-Journal Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:27 PM PDT
A whistle-blower says a sampling of cases shows Halifax Health over-billed Medicare more than $814,000 in claims for 216 people, according to a new court filing.

Gifted with health
Albany Times Union Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:27 PM PDT
Mom will adore these yoga pants that she can wear cleaning up the house or at the gym. Fit Flops feature a muscle-loading Microwobbleboard that has been tested to help increase leg and bottom muscle activity, absorb shock up to 22 percent, help you feel less ache in your hips and knees, and reduce foot pressure. Fit Flops feature a ton of stylish, functional shoes for women, men and children ...

Albany Times Union Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:26 PM PDT
If you want to know more about them, read the informative perspective piece in the Sunday (April 3) Times Union by Timothy Hoff, associate professor of health policy and management at the University at Albany School of Public Health. In general, the medical home philosophy gives primary care doctors more responsibility -- and more money -- in caring for patients' chronic conditions and ...

A healthy mom is a good, happy mom
Albany Times Union Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:26 PM PDT
Next week, women will be encouraged to improve both their physical and mental health and to take steps to lower their risk of certain diseases. Other recommendations include: eating a nutritious diet, getting regular checkups and preventive screenings, avoiding risky behaviors and trying to get enough sleep and manage stress. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which is the new health care reform ...

At Your Service: Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance
Reading Eagle Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:23 PM PDT
What we do: Our goal is to provide referrals, support and guidance to those who have mental illness interfering with their quality of life. Our child advocates assist parents and guardians of children with special needs, helping them to understand and to advocate for their educational rights.

Westminster Village celebrates health center renovation
The Pantagraph Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:21 PM PDT
BLOOMINGTON â Martin Health Center, the skilled nursing facility of Westminster Village, has received a $5.1 million facelift.

NDMC vows to keep its schools, colleges free from mosquito breeding
New Kerala Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:21 PM PDT
New Delhi, Apr 29 : As the risk of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria goes up in hot and humid weather, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) organised a health programme to keep its schools and colleges free from mosquito breeding.

Gladstone Hospital back in business
Portage Daily Graphic Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:18 PM PDT
By Herald-Leader Staff... The Regional Health Authority â Central Manitoba Inc.[...]

Insurance is key on mental health care
Asheville Citizen-Times Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:17 PM PDT
In Iowa, counties are largely responsible for helping uninsured adults with mental health problems. With 99 counties, this state has 99 different systems to do so, each at the mercy of local budgets. It's unfair to Iowans. Live in one county, you get help. Live in another, you don't.

Officials: SEALs thought bin Laden went for weapon, May 04, 2011

By KIMBERLY DOZIER and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Kimberly Dozier And Erica Werner, Associated Press14 mins ago
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's decided not to release death photos of terrorist Osama bin Laden because their graphic nature could incite violence and create national security risks for the United States. Separately, officials told The Associated Press that the Navy SEALs who stormed bin Laden's compound shot and killed him after they saw him appear to lunge for a weapon.

SPORTS, Athletics News, May 04, 2011

Spire sports complex in Geneva compared to an Olympic park
Plain Dealer
Also on the drawing board: An outdoor complex with up to 16 soccer fields and six softball and baseball diamonds, many of them artificial turf. An Athletic Nutrition Court will offer locally grown, organic, hormone-free foods to competitors and the ...
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Plain Dealer
Lehigh's Muething is Patriot League soccer's top scholar-athlete
Allentown Morning Call
She is a member of Lehigh's Dean's List and the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and has earned the Faculty Athletics Council Academic Award in each of her first three semesters at Lehigh. Muething was named the women's tennis team's Scholar-Athlete ...
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Marshall board approves athletics facilities plan
Williamson Daily News
The plan approved Thursday includes an indoor practice facility with a running track, an academic center, a sports medicine research center and a soccer stadium complex. The project will be financed by bonds and private gifts. Under the project's first ...
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Generals have plenty of fight in soccer
PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS, THE OKLAHOMAN The school has endured long-standing struggle in football, basketball and several other sports. But the Generals head into Tuesday night's opening round of the boys soccer playoffs against Norman coming off a 10-3 ...
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The Last Chapter: Q&A With Senior Athlete Ben Arikian
How was it being integrated into your sports team as a Freshman? -The first few days as a freshman were absolutely miserable. Playing soccer 3 times a day, doing so much fitness, and not knowing anyone made it difficult, but once things slowed down and ...
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Devil's Advocate: Brockport year in review
The Stylus
We've had some great moments and some great sports seasons. Some teams have come utterly close to taking it all, but for the best overall moment in 2010-11 Brockport athletics, you have to go all the way back to the fall and the men's soccer team. ...
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Prominent Harare soccer team to be named Binga United
Hopefully by the time the stadium is completed, we will be playing Premier League football," the businessman said. Sibanda added that the sports complex would be built with an athletics track to accommodate school's sports within Binga. ...
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NAU Roundup: Estrada earns another school record
Arizona Daily Sun
The Northern Arizona University athletics department celebrated the 2010-11 athletics campaign with the annual All-Sports Banquet sponsored by Campus Dining Sunday afternoon at the du Bois Center. Soccer's Kristi Andreassen and men's basketball's ...
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New baseball field just the latest project at Concordia University
"The only organic portion of the field will be the pitcher's mound," Dr. Rob Barnhill, Concordia Athletic Director, said. "The rest will be all turf." The artificial surface, already installed at the university's soccer and football facilities, ...
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10 Los Gatos greats join the Hall of Fame
San Jose Mercury News
Allen attended Los Gatos High School for just one year, and played only one sport. But the impact he left on the football program will long be remembered. Torres, the quarterback on the team in Allen's senior season of 1999, went on to list his ...
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Local trio on all-resilient team
Enquirer file photo Bishop Brossart football player and wrestler Ryan Lloyd and St. Henry soccer sisters Heather and Sarah Wheeler were named to Tom Leach's first All-Resilient Team and were honored during at the Kentucky High School Athletics ...
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Texas Tech's Brightest Honored At 2011 TECHSPY Awards
... awards covered athletic achievement and community involvement. Texas Tech also honored its top graduating seniors from each sport; Leanne Mihelich (Soccer), Ashly Jacobs (Softball), Jennifer Harrell-Goehry (Volleyball), David Neill (Football), ...
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Emily Cotey Black Hills High School
The Olympian
GPA 3.93; National Honor Society member and Scholar-Athlete Award for the Narrows League; varsity athlete in football and basketball; involved in school leadership as and Olympia School District Task Force on Athletics member, manager of the junior ...
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Tuesday's Sports Transactions
Danbury News Times
DC UNITED_Named Dawn Ridley vice president of business development. KING (TENN.)_Named Simon Duffy women's soccer coach. LENOIR-RHYNE_Announced the retirement of football coach Fred Goldsmith. Named assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Mike ...
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Campbellsville University Repeats as MSC President's Cup Winner
Lindsey Wilson won regular season titles in women's soccer, softball and shared the regular season titles in women's golf and men's tennis. Georgetown College -- who won regular season titles in men's basketball and football and shared the title in ...
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NAIT triples athletics fee
Spokesperson Ruth Juliebo says NAIT's facilities have features that other schools don't such as a full ice arena, an indoor track, a diving pool, beach volleyball courts, and soccer fields. Pillai says NAIT is asking for nearly $1 million from students ...
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Cats Win State Farm Territorial Cup Series
The Sun Devils had an early lead after winning the Territorial Cup football game and matchups in soccer and men's cross country, plus picked up points in baseball, softball amd women's tennis. The schools have final points to be awarded in men's and ...
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Victoria duo named Commonwealth Games ambassadors
Snell, a former UVic Vikes soccer player, is assigned to the Dominica Olympic Committee. Since earning her bachelor of recreation and health education in 2010 she has worked within UVic's department of athletics and recreation as well as in the ...
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Charger honors paint a silver lining in the midst of the storms
... outstanding performance in athletics with academic success and volunteer work in the community throughout their athletic career at UAH. For the second straight year, sophomore Tomoaki Matsuo (Men's Soccer) is the Scholar-Athlete Award winner. ...
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One spring sport is just not enough for North's Stallings
American Chronicle
Stallings pitched and played shortstop on the North softball team, and at the same time, played defense and midfield on the soccer team in the Spring 2011 season. The reason why she plays two sports deals with the amount of time she had spent playing ...
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Good Call: Top Five Moments of 2010-11
As we come to the end of another sports season at UMBC, we try to remember all the great moments we have seen over the past two semesters. This has been one of the most successful seasons in the history of UMBC athletics and that can be shown by all ...
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Covington High: Students of the Month for May
This year James was named an Allstate Academic athlete in football for his academic success. He was also named to the Exxon Mobile College Football Hall of Fame by Allstate Sugar Bowl Foundation. James has not limited himself to athletics during high ...
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High School Gameday
Charlotte Observer
To qualify, students must be seniors with at least a 3.2 GPA and demonstrate excellence in athletics, extracurricular activities and community service. Dunlap won 10 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball and was most valuable player of ...
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Parents face uncertainty with pay-for-play
Altoona Mirror
In that case, something has to be done,'' said Steinbugl, whose sons, Alois and Max, are in two sports each. To Misitano, not keeping children in athletics could turn out to be far more costly than $50. "Sports keeps kids busy and keeps them out of ...
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WEST WINDSOR: Morris helps lift Pirates past a longtime nemesis
Packet Online
That was what high school athletics is all about. The girls will remember it forever. It's a special moment. ”We lost to them 14-11 earlier this year and some of the recent games have been close. We were 9-1 and they were 8-1, so it was a big game for ...
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Packet Online
Alejo Named Assist. AD for S&C
Pack Pride (subscription)
By NC State Athletics RALEIGH, NC – NC State Athletics has announced the appointment of Bob Alejo as Assistant Athletics Director for Strength and Conditioning/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Alejo, who has approximately 30 years of experience ...
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Alumni Watch
Arizona Daily Sun
Schmelzle helped the women's soccer team to the NCAA playoffs three times during her career, including an Elite Eight appearance and the Central Region championship in 2010 and will graduate with a Magna Cum Laude distinction. ...
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Community calendar
Upward Sports Flag Football: Registration is now open for the fall league for boy and girls grades K-6. Games will be played at the Idaho Sports Foundation fields on Eagle Road. Deadline to register is June 30 with practices beginning the week of Aug. ...
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Reverend George Harper passes away in Helena
KXLH Helena News
Reverend George Harper, one of Helena's most beloved residents and sports fans, has passed away. Harper pastored St Paul's United Methodist Church, and was actively involved in Helena High School athletics for decades. Students remember Harper for his ...
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Grand Canyon University Expands Campus Construction Projects
Marketwire (press release)
In addition to the new construction, athletic facilities enhancements are being made to include an expansion of the soccer field and the addition of outdoor track to support the track and field program, just one of several improvements under way or ...
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31 Student-Athletes Honored at Banquet
"Tonight's banquet is the conclusion of another outstanding academic year in Baylor Athletics. Our student-athletes continue to prove that Baylor is dedicated to excellence in the classroom and in competition," said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian ...
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McIntosh Trail: Kevin Bennett: McIntosh's Renaissance Man
Kevin has been a passionate fan of McIntosh athletics for his entire high school career. Mr. Bennett has been known to dress up as characters for many of McIntosh's most important games. Some of his characters include the blind referee, ...
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WSF response to New York Times' Colleges Cut Men's Programs to Satisfy Title IX
PRLog.Org (press release)
Blaming her sports enthusiasm for the family's limited financial resources is unfair, breeds resentment, and suppresses her interest in athletics. Men's sports teams have lost virtually all cases alleging “quota” and “reverse discrimination.” Why? ...
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Residents tell us why they love Blacktown
Cumberland Courier Newspapers
I don't just love Blacktown because I live at Blacktown, but because I am proud to represent it in soccer and athletics. There is nothing better then going to a running event in the city or northern beaches and beating people from those suburbs. ...
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Job vacancies in Zimbabwe
The Kubatana (blog)
-Support the setting up of a Healthy Corner at school events such as soccer and athletics competitions. -Spearheading community based educational sessions on promotion of behavior change. -Monitoring and documenting achievement of behavior change ...
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SPACE, Astronomy News, May 04, 2011

Hubble 3D has two main intents: to document a NASA mission to fix the Hubble telescope and to provide a thorough introduction to astronomy. NASA's Hubble space telescope orbits around the earth and takes pictures of galaxies millions of light years ...
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Stars Come Alive at Astronomy Club's Day of Events
... of Brick (right) chat about star gazing during the Ocean County College Astronomy Day event. The Robert J. Novins Planetarium, along with the Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area, hosted a day of space education and activities on April 30. ...
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Comet Hale-Bopp 'Frozen to Death'
Discovery News
In research to be published in Astronomy & Astrophysics the team, headed by Gyula Szabó of Konkoly Observatory in Hungary, used the European Southern Observatory's 2.2 meter telescope at La Silla Paranal Observatory in Chile to check up on Hale-Bopp. ...
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Interested in astronomy? Here's how to start
Statesman Journal
Registration is required, and space is limited. Contact: (503) 874-0201. For the Silver Falls website, which includes driving directions and a downloadable parks map, go to
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The Early May Sky (blog)
After midnight, the part of Earth you're standing on has turned so that you face head on into the incoming stream of space debris. Please support a favorite astronomy site of mine, This site was the inspiration for this blog and has ...
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All Signs Point to Hidden Ocean on Saturn Moon Titan

One Saturn Moon Blows Oxygen to Another
Baland and her team will report their results in an upcoming issue of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Some astrobiologists speculate that some exotic type of methane-based life could be swimming about in Titan's hydrocarbon lakes. ...
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Public Can Go Stargazing This Week at West Planetarium
Students who take the semester-long elective astronomy science class at West with teacher Todd DeZeeuw learn about stars, constellations, the movement of the planets in our solar system, asteroids, satellites, the space station and much more. ...
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Flovel's 'Ultra Sensitive' Cameras Set Up at Damaged Nuke Plant
Government Video
The EM-120 has been used to capture video of Japan's space shuttle, deep-sea marine observation, astronomy observation, and nocturnal nature observation, among other applications, Flovel says in a written statement. Recently, Japanese broadcasters ...
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Largest-ever 3-D map of distant universe revealed
Penn State Live
"The novel approach employed by this investigation has great promise for future studies of the conditions present in the early universe," said Donald Schneider, distinguished professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State and a coauthor of the ...
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Spaced Out!
ABC Online (blog)
Astronomy expert Dave Reneke explains that searching the nearby universe for radio signals from extra-terrestrials does take a few dollars, and the SETI program has been suspended while it hunts for cash. Also this week some specky meteors courtesy of ...
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Unveiling the dark
Almost 20 years ago, scientists from around the world had a vision of a telescope so large and so powerful that it could address some of the most fundamental questions in astronomy and physics. Picture a telescope with a collecting area of one million ...
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Cross-disciplinary collaborative art project in which musicians and scientists from UVA were paired up to work on music and/or multimedia pieces with themes like astronomy, nutrition, and aquatic life. On April 21, 2011, the Haven in Downtown ...
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The Tiger's Roar: Harold Camping: Is the world really coming to an end?
As far as astronomy goes, the celestial beings are still suspended in space, while the Earth willingly rotates on its axis. If the end of the world were to occur then, the prophecies in Isaiah 13: 10; 34: 4, Matthew 24: 29, Mark 13: 24-25, ...
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Spacecraft Earth to Perform Asteroid 'Flyby' This Fall
Space Fellowship
The space rock has been in astronomers' crosshairs before. In April 2010, Mike Nolan and colleagues at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico generated some ghostly images of 2005 YU55 when the asteroid was about 2.3 million kilometers (1.5 million ...
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Big Asteroid's Approach in November Excites Astronomers
[5 Reasons to Care About Asteroids] This round space rock has been in astronomers' cross hairs before. In April 2010, astronomers at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico generated some ghostly radar images of 2005 YU55 ...
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NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers Returns to Goddard
PR Newswire (press release)
His diverse skills in robotics, spacewalking and his vast knowledge of science, astronomy and engineering were instrumental in helping us build the International Space Station." Sellers previously worked at Goddard as a researcher from 1982 to 1996. ...
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Today's Distraction: Spotting Mountains On The Moon
NPR (blog)
If you want more on how a solar eclipse happens in space, Bad Astronomy provides a diagram. First, that's not natural color. National Geographic reports that the image was taken in extreme ultraviolet light so you can see the sun's violent magnetic ...
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Katikati student heading to Space Camp
The Bay of Plenty Times
"She says she has a huge interest in the field of science and believes that the study of astronomy and space are very important to humanity. "Space is the final frontier for humans and one of the only things still a mystery. ...
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Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee Meeting via Teleconference
Space Ref (press release)
Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) on issues within the field of astronomy and astrophysics ...
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PlanetQuest comes to Flag
Arizona Daily Sun
... groups that discovered the first exoplanets and is now on NASA's Kepler Space Telescope team, which has already identified more than 1200 potential planets and is widely expected to discover the first Earth-like exoplanet. "Astronomers have not yet ...
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5/7: Challenger Space Center hosts 'Stargazing for Everyone'
2, 2011 02:54 PM Astronomy groups in the Valley give occasional opportunities to the public to view the evening sky, but the Challenger Space Center's family stargazing nights feature both an indoor and outdoor experience. When: 7:30 pm Saturday, ...
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School News
Bangor Daily News
Peter Lord, from the Island Astronomy Institute and the Starlight Festival, presented his “Hands in Space” glove project. Students from the University of Maine College of Engineering gave a demonstration of wireless sensor robotics. ...
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50 Years Later: The Alan Shepard Freedom 7 Flight
Huffington Post (blog)
In astronomer-author Philip Plait's book Bad Astronomy (and at his blog) and at Jay Windley's, the experts have explained away the conspiracies as if talking patiently to a kindergartener. (For example, the astronauts were inside a capsule ...
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NASA Space Images App, Website Broaden Cosmic Horizons
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In the videos tab, users can see footage compiled by active NASA/JPL spacecraft and watch movies about astronomy and various space missions. Additional images will be added in coming months. The app release is coupled with the launch of a Space Images ...
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Titan may have huge ocean
Open Minds UFO News
The data behind the study was provided by NASA's Cassini space probe. This new study isn't the first to suggest an underground ocean on Titan, but as points out, “[I]t adds another line of evidence in support of this supposition, ...
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Herbst to Serve as Director of Graduate Studies
Wesleyan Connection (blog)
Bill Herbst, the John Monroe van Vleck Professor of Astronomy, will serve as Director of Graduate Studies, beginning this fall 2011 through spring 2014. Herbst received his BA degree from Princeton University, his M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the ...
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Aliens, dark energy and Einstein
By Heather Catchpole It may take 10 years and $2 billion but once up and running, the Square Kilometre Array will answer some of astronomy's big questions. Here's the top ten. Mapping the universe in 3D will give us a clear picture of that weird ...
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The complex workings of “windy stars”
Keremeos Review
By Ken Tapping - Keremeos Review Many astronomy books describe the Sun and other stars as “big balls of hot gas”. A moment's inspection would show this not to be true. If this were the case, stars would be “big fuzzy blobs”. ...
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Meteor shower spawned by Halley's Comet peaks Friday
Mother Nature Network
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Invited Presenters include NASA, San Diego Space Society, JPL, The Mars Society, SETI, San Diego Astronomy Association, UCSD EarthKAM, The Planetary Society, SPAWAR, Virgin Galactic, Aerospace Legacy Foundation, Sally Ride Science, Astronaut Teacher ...
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Three Lowell scientists on program
Arizona Daily Sun
Lowell astronomer Travis Barman is researching the atmospheres of exoplanets to determine their composition. In 2008, Barman was also involved in the team that took the first ever images of a planet outside of our solar system, named the top space ...
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Scientific event calendar launched to popularize science
... Dr Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme, Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, an Indian statistician. Special events at Science City this month include marking of Astronomy Day on May 6, Thalassemia Day on May 8, National Technology Day on May ...
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6 planets align this month
... stars of the constellation Virgo the Virgin, he added. Engr. Dario dela Cruz, officer-in-charge of the PAGASA Space Sciences and Astronomy Section (SSAS), explained that the planets will “appear in nearly the same quadrant forming a conjunction.”
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Antiuniverse here we come (subscription)
No matter what happens with the more speculative search for antimatter, the AMS should produce a definitive map of the cosmic-ray sky, helping to build a kind of astronomy that doesn't depend on light. The AMS consists of a powerful permanent magnet ...
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Woodinville Girls Scouts to Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge
... Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, American Red Cross Bay Area, Climate Change Education, California Academy of Sciences, Stanford University Center for Probing the Nanoscale, San Jose Earthquakes, Guard a Kid, GSNorCal Astronomy Club, Project Open Hand, ...
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May 4, 2011 Calendar of Events
The Messenger (subscription)
... The Skies Above daily at 1 pm; and Journey To the Edge of Space and Time daily at 2 pm All shows are $2 for children and $4 for adults. Astronomy Day at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory at Land Between the Lakes will be observed May 7 from ...
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2 views of a lopsided galaxy (blog)
Although the Wide Field Imager, on the ground, cannot approach the sharpness of images from Hubble in space, it can cover a much bigger section of sky in a single exposure. The two tools often provide complementary information to astronomers. ...
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North County FYI Datebook
San Diego Union Tribune
Star Parties: The MiraCosta College astronomy department hosts viewing events from 8 to 10 pm on the first Friday and Saturday at MiraCosta College baseball field in Oceanside. Free and open to the public. Information: (760) 757-2121, Ext. 6201. ...
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Space and Earth Sciences News :: Two views of a lopsided galaxy (w ...
( -- The Meathook Galaxy, or NGC 2442, has a dramatically lopsided shape. One spiral arm is tightly folded in on itself and host to a recent supernova, while the other, dotted with ...
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NASA Spacecraft Closing in On Huge Asteroid Vesta - Yahoo! News
Follow for the latest in space science and exploration news on ... The strange metamorphosis astronomers observed in an asteroid late last year … ...
Big Asteroid's Approach in November Excites Astronomers - Space ...
This autumn, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will zoom closer to Earth than our own moon, causing scientists to hold their breath.
Space shuttle launch target pushed back to May 10 (Reuters ...
Posted on 02 May 2011 by Yahoo! News: Space/Astronomy. The space shuttle Endeavour sits on launch pad 39A as work continues on the shuttle's auxilliary ...
Endeavour APU Issue Testing Under Way - World Astronauts
Posted 12 hours ago by Space Exploration News. Cosmic magnetic fields. Posted 14 hours ago by Astronomy News ...
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Hanny's Voorwerp (SDSS J094103.80+344334.2) - Astronomy News
Now, with the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a pocket of young star clusters (colored yellow-orange in the image) at the ...
Will Scientists Discover Life in Space
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