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2014-04-29 23:10:59

Continuing commitment to develop cultural exchange program that connects families and au pairs worldwide. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 AuPairCare, an au pair agency that matches American families with international au pairs, is celebrating 25 years as a leader in the live-in childcare industry. “My work with AuPairCare has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience,” said Theresa Edwards, AuPairCare Regional Manager. ‘I’ve been with this company for 20 years and the...

2014-03-31 23:03:34

For parents who have never interviewed a childcare provider, the responsibility can seem daunting. Cultural Care Au Pair helps parents determine if a nanny or au pair candidate, who looks good on paper, is going to be a good fit for their children, their family and their household. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 For parents who have never interviewed a childcare provider, the responsibility can seem daunting. How does one determine if a nanny or au pair candidate, who looks good on...

orbit diagram for the outer solar system
2014-03-27 03:59:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have redefined the edge of the Solar System with the discovery of a new distant dwarf planet. The scientists reported in the journal Nature this week that they found 2012 VP113 sitting beyond the known edge of the Solar System. The new dwarf planet is one of thousands of distant objects believed to have formed in the inner Oort cloud. Not only does this new discovery bring into question the currently defined edge of the...

2014-01-31 23:01:22

Choosing a childcare provider is an important decision. Cultural Care Au Pair introduces working families to a new tool, a DISC assessment that measures drive, influence, steadiness and compliance, for selecting the person to care for their children. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Choosing a childcare provider is an important decision, so it only makes sense for families to consider all aspects of a provider’s application before making a choice. One information tool now...

2013-08-31 23:01:21

Lulled by the lazy days of summer, we forget how busy the back-to-school time can be and find ourselves wishing for a few extra hours in the day and an extra set of hands. Families with live-in childcare through Cultural Care Au Pair find that this annual transition period can be made a little easier by having their au pair help them get organized and assist with the morning routine and afterschool activities, and they provide suggestions to help get the back to school season off to a...

Stellar Alignment Allows Opportunity To Find Planets Near Proxima Centauri
2013-06-04 08:55:53

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Besides our own Sun, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is the nearest star to Earth. As such, astronomers have sought to determine if planets orbit the tiny object. But because of its low brightness, and other issues, previous attempts to find planets using traditional methods have failed. But researchers have now determined that two unique opportunities -- one in October 2014, another in February 2016 -- will allow...

Transit Of Venus Videos Unveiled
2012-09-28 22:11:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: New Transit of Venus 2012 Movie ] [ Watch the Video: Transit of Venus 2012 From Svalbard and Canberra ] New movies of the transit of Venus that took place earlier this year clearly show the parallax effect that makes the event so important to scientists. Astronomers compressed six hours of observations and 5,000 individual images taken by optical and solar telescopes into a 40 second video. The...

2009-04-21 08:19:12

An international team of scientists has found that giant exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could lose a quarter of their mass during their lifetime.  The team found that planets that orbit closer than 2% of an Astronomical Unit (AU), the distance between the Earth and the Sun, may lose their atmospheres completely, leaving just their core.  The team, led by Dr Helmut Lammer of the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, believe that the recently...

2005-12-15 16:05:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A distant object named Buffy has been spotted circling the sun far beyond Neptune in a strange tilted orbit that is making some astronomers question how the outer reaches of the solar system formed. Officially called 2004 XR 190 by the International Astronomical Union but code-named Buffy, the object is now about 58 times as far from the sun as Earth, and twice as far from the sun as Neptune. At this distance from the heart of the planetary system, Buffy is a considered...

2005-04-05 19:20:00

Cambridge, MA -- When the distant planetoid Sedna was discovered on the outer edges of our solar system, it posed a puzzle to scientists. Sedna appeared to be spinning very slowly compared to most solar system objects, completing one rotation every 20 days. Astronomers hypothesized that this world possessed an unseen moon whose gravity was slowing Sedna's spin. Yet Hubble Space Telescope images showed no sign of a moon large enough to affect Sedna. New measurements by Scott Gaudi, Krzysztof...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.