July 26, 2014 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) ***** Friday night you might experience a significant mood change. Your ruling planet moves to the sign Scorpio, adding to your charisma and desirability. Those who fought with you for the last 5 months now cannot get enough of you. Love the moment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) **** Your charm finally pulls in an interesting potential suitor. Attraction unresolved often can lead to fights and warlike situations. Do not hesitate too much or you might prefer to move on as the fireworks could be overwhelming.
May 23, 2014
ONCE MORE, Christine Flowers has deigned to bless us earthlings with her biased opinions. Sine we live on different planets it will probably take a few days for this message to get to her. I would like to know what laws are not based on emotion, i.e., this is good, this is bad? Just because you don't like it doesn't mean any law is being violated. If you disapprove of gay marriage that's OK, but don't pretend it's illegal or unwarranted. Too many people disagree with you, although that's never stopped you in the past.
May 22, 2014 |
PAT SAJAK may not think the Earth is getting warmer, but one thing is for sure: Sajak himself is steaming. The usually mild-mannered "Wheel of Fortune" host took to Twitter to claim, "Global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists. " Huh? While a reasoned argument might be that civilization is too dependent on fossil fuels to put that genie back in the bottle so we're just going to have to live (or possibly not live) with the consequences, the notion that being overly concerned with the future of the planet (right or wrong)
April 16, 2014
Healing the planet As holistic nurses, we appreciate the spotlight that the approach of Earth Day focuses on protecting and preserving the planet ("Cleaning up New Jersey's act," April 7). It reminds us that we can't function or live well if water is polluted, the air contaminated, or the land poisoned, and ensures we consider the health of the ecosystem in relation to the health and safety of those in our care. Since we are taught to encourage natural healing from sunlight, minerals, and plants, Earth Day is a day for celebrating how body, mind, and spirit come together and are supported by the environment in which we live.
October 18, 2013 |
How big is Big Data? Big enough that it may someday justify all the hype it has generated over the last few years - and big enough to have stirred a flurry of economic activity visible almost anywhere, from the lowliest start-ups to the nation's largest companies. That was the message delivered Wednesday by Jeanette Horan, IBM's chief information officer, and her smaller-company counterparts who followed her to the stage at the Software and Information Industry Association's "Data Is Destiny" conference this week at Philadelphia's Hyatt Regency Hotel.
April 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - NASA's planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. And they are just the right size and in just the right place. One is toasty, the other nippy. The distant duo are the best candidates for habitable planets that astronomers have found so far, said William Borucki, the chief scientist for NASA's Kepler telescope. And they have astronomers thinking that similar planets that are just about right for life - "Goldilocks planets" - might be common in the universe.
April 14, 2013
A Novel By Ken Kalfus Bloomsbury. 224 pp. $24. Reviewed by Glenn C. Altschuler The equilateral triangle combines the virtues of uniformity and variety, Sanford Thayer, the main character in Ken Kalfus' new novel, proclaims. The component of all regular pyramidal solids and the basis of all human art, it is "the most visually satisfying geometrical figure of them all. " Drawing on his cigar, Wilson Ballard, Thayer's chief engineer, shoots back: "Bloody difficult to dig, though.
March 30, 2013 |
By Derrick H. Pitts Considering the recent close calls our planet has had with various asteroids, meteors, and comets, it's time to develop an early-warning system - a cosmic "heads up" - to detect the wanderers zooming through the solar system. The major concern, of course, is whether any of these space travelers is on a collision course with Earth. Our geologic record clearly indicates that not only have we been hit before, but in one instance, the object was large enough to significantly change the planet's environment, triggering the demise of the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. If they couldn't survive an impact, what chance would mere humans have to survive?
February 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - In less than five years, a married couple could be on their way toward Mars in an audacious, bare-bones private mission that would slingshot them around the planet, under a plan announced Wednesday by a financial tycoon and his team. The voyage to Mars and back would be a cosmic no-frills flight that would take the husband-and-wife astronauts as close as 100 miles to the planet, but it would also mean being cooped up for 16 months in a cramped space capsule half the size of an RV. The private, nonprofit project will get initial money from the multimillionaire investment consultant Dennis Tito, the first space tourist.
November 10, 2012
By Michael Lemonick Over the past few weeks, astronomers have announced not one but two extraordinary discoveries in the search for planets orbiting stars beyond the sun. The first was a world about the size of Neptune, 5,000 light-years away, whirling around in a solar system with four stars. It's something like Luke Skywalker's home world of Tatooine in the Star Wars movies, except that fictional planet sported only two suns. The second was an Earth-size planet right next door in the Alpha Centauri system, three stars that orbit one another not thousands or hundreds but a mere four light-years from our solar system.