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2009-06-06 12:05:00

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke, known for her performances on the US TV series Dancing with the Stars, says she enjoys her new figure.

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 US-sponsored study suggests scientists expect a below average number of sunspots between now and 2013, when Solar Cycle 24 will peak.

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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.

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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.

2009-03-25 11:51:37

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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.

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).

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.

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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.


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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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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.