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2009-06-06 12:05:00

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke, known for her performances on the U.S. TV series Dancing with the Stars, says she enjoys her new figure. The 25-year-old dancer, who recently showed off her new thinner frame while frolicking on a beach in St. Lucia, said after being criticized for her added weight, she made a strong effort to shed those excess pounds, People.com reported Friday. I gained a few pounds and everybody was talking about it last year, Burke told People magazine. But taking it off...

2009-06-03 04:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The culinary stars were shining brightly Monday night at supperclub San Francisco's second Uber Dinner, where Executive Chef Guus Wickenhagen and two stellar guest chefs created a collaborative multi-course dinner at the provocative South of Market restaurant. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090603/SF26897) Jennie Lorenzo, Executive Chef from the Michelin-rated Fifth Floor Restaurant, and Jamie Lauren, Executive Chef at Absinthe Brasserie...

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2009-05-28 08:10:00

A U.S.-sponsored study suggests scientists expect a below average number of sunspots between now and 2013, when Solar Cycle 24 will peak. An international panel of experts led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released a new prediction for at least another year of mostly quiet conditions. If our prediction is correct, Solar Cycle 24 will have a peak sunspot number of 90, the lowest of any cycle since...

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2009-04-22 09:29:43

Astronomers have found three brown dwarfs with estimated masses of less than 10 times that of Jupiter, making them among the youngest and lowest mass sub-stellar objects detected in the solar neighborhood to date. The observations were made by a team of astronomers working at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (LAOG), France, using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Andrew Burgess will be presenting the discovery at the European Week of Astronomy and Space...

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2009-04-08 09:45:00

A team of astronomers, led by Dr. Bo Wang from the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have developed a new model which explains the formation of the most youthful type Ia supernovae. In a paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Dr. Bo Wang and his team show how the transfer of material from a "Ëœhelium star' to a compact white dwarf companion causes these cataclysmic events to take place early on in the life of the galaxy they formed...

2009-03-25 11:51:37

U.K. scientists say they have solved one of the most puzzling features of the sun: why its outside atmosphere is hotter than its inner photosphere. Researchers from Belfast's Queen's University and Britain's University of Sheffield said the surface of the sun, known as the photosphere, reaches temperatures of 5,000 degrees Celsius, while its outer atmosphere, known as the corona, can reach temperatures of more than 1 million degrees Celsius. The scientists discovered evidence for the...

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2009-02-03 20:22:50

The names of the cast members of the next edition of Dancing with the Stars are to be dropped throughout ABC's Sunday night lineup, the U.S. network said. Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron is to announce the names of the next contestants in interstitials throughout ABC's prime time schedule, beginning with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and followed by Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters. ABC.com will post the Season 8 names as they're revealed on air. The first live...

2009-01-27 08:41:00

TROY, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair (www.altair.com) announced today the addition of the MADYMO suite from TASS-safe, a leading provider in advanced software solutions to enhance human safety (www.tass-safe.com), to its HyperWorks Enabled Community (HWEC). This will bring the total applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 49, including 21 third-party software applications. HyperWorks customers will be able to download MADYMO Release 7.0, the latest version of the...

2009-01-26 11:06:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Polaris Industries Inc. today launched its Model Year 2010 600 RUSH snowmobile, the first snowmobile with a truly progressive-rate rear suspension. The 600 RUSH's bottomless suspension is designed to absorb the toughest bumps, transferring the load to the super-rigid PRO-RIDE chassis which isolates the rider from spine tinglers. No longer will riders leave the trail feeling bruised and beat up after a long day. (Photo:...

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2008-12-11 11:22:01

Found in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, 30 Doradus is one of the largest massive star forming regions close to the Milky Way. Enormous stars in 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, are producing intense radiation and searing winds of multimillion-degree gas that carve out gigantic bubbles in the surrounding cooler gas and dust. Other massive stars have raced through their evolution and exploded catastrophically as supernovae, expanding these bubbles into X-ray- brightened...


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2009-03-03 21:30:30

Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur von Auwers (September 12, 1838 "“ January 24, 1915) was a German astronomer born in Göttingen, Germany. He attended the University of Göttingen and worked at the University of Königsberg. Auwers specialized in astrometry, making very precise measurements of stellar positions and motions. He detected the companion stars of Sirius and Procyon from their effects on the main star's motion, before telescopes were powerful enough to visually observe them....

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2009-03-03 21:08:51

Charles Greeley Abbot (May 31, 1872 "“ December 17, 1973) was an American astrophysicist and astronomer born in Wilton, New Hampshire. He graduated from Phillips Academy in 1891 and MIT in 1894, with a degree in chemical physics. In 1895 Abbot was hired by Samuel Pierpont Langley as an assistant at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) despite his lack of experience in astronomy. Hired originally for his laboratory skills, Abbot became acting director of the SAO in 1896. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Triangulum Australe Constellation -- Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, is completely visible in latitudes south of 20 degrees north from April through June. Its three brightest stars have been called the "Three Patriarchs", Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It can easily be recognized by its shape, or asterism. This is one of the 12 southern constellations named by Johann Bayer in the early 1600's. The three bright stars in this constellation are so recognizable that they can be...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Serpens Constellation -- Serpens (the snake) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. Among the modern constellations it is unique in being split into two pieces, Serpens Caput (representing the head of the snake) to the west and Serpens Cauda (representing the tail) to the east. Between these two pieces lies the constellation of Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer. Notable features Since Serpens is regarded as being one constellation...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Scorpius Constellation -- Scorpius (the scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio." It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way. Notable features Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares (α Sco), Graffias (β1 Sco), Dschubba (δ Sco), Sargas (θ Sco), Shaula (λ Sco), Jabah (ν Sco),...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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