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A congressionally chartered nonprofit group that advises the federal government known as the National Academies will release a report this summer about the learning of science in such informal settingsâ€”including such places as museums, zoos and aquariums.
A new exhibit that really dishes the dirt is in the planning stages at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
It's a mystery even for researchers at the Smithsonian Institution: What happened to the huge crowds at the National Air and Space Museum?
High altitude, low population and little light pollution make the Adirondacks a stargazer's dream location. Look up from New York's northern forest and with the naked eye watch a cascade of stars. With a good telescope, see the rings of Saturn in color.
Interactive health websites can help people live with their chronic illness, according to a UCL (University College London) review of studies on internet health.
The thousands of evacuees who have called the Houston Astrodome home for the past week are expected to get their own apartments in Houston and other cities across the country soon.
By Adam Tanner HOUSTON (Reuters) - The mayor of Houston, the largest New Orleans flood refugee center, said on Monday that the flow of people out of the devastated region to the nation's fourth largest city may have peaked.
Forget expensive presents or costly jewelry. Wining and dining is the best way for men to woo women, scientists said on Tuesday.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to introduce a ban on flights by private planes over central Berlin after a small aircraft crashed on Friday near the Reichstag parliament building and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office.
LONDON (Reuters) - The first two victims of last week's London bombings were formally identified on Monday. Susan Levy, 53, a mother-of-two from Hertfordshire, north of London, was named by police while University College London (UCL) said its employee Gladys Wundowa had also been killed.
Palomar Observatory -- Owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology, a privately endowed educational and research institution located in Pasadena, California, and is used to support the scientific research programs of Caltech's faculty and students. The principal instruments at Palomar are the 200-inch Hale Telescope, the 48-inch Oschin Telescope, the 18-inch Schmidt telescope, and the 60-inch reflecting telescope (operated jointly by Caltech and the Carnegie Institute of...
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