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Tonight – July 13, 2016 – as darkness falls, look for the waxing gibbous moon near a reddish “star.” It’s not a star, but instead the red planet Mars. The moon and Mars both reside in front of the constellation Libra on this night. You’ll have plenty of time to catch the evening couple – the moon and Mars – as the twosome will be out until the wee hours after midnight. And if you miss them tonight, try tomorrow night! What’s more, there’s another nearby planet – Saturn – which is visible to the east of the moon and Mars. After the nights of July 13 and 14, 2016, watch for the moon to move eastward from Mars and to join up with Saturn by July 15. Help support EarthSky! Summer 2016 (winter 2016 if you live in the Southern Hemisphere) presents a grand time to watch both Mars and Saturn. Okay, got Mars and Saturn? Look low in the west at nightfall for dazzling Jupiter near the star Regulus, brightest light in the constellation Leo the Lion. Yet, that 1/7th-figure doesn’t tell the whole story.

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125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video – In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes – Video – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) – Video – Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis’s Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes. Physics Biology & Chemistry

Black Africans in Renaissance Europe: November 2011 Had an excellent day at the Victoria and Albert museum Spotlight on the Diaspora gave my St Maurice presentation twice. Met some lovely people. Here's the transcript of my talk. The second time was a literally last minute, hurried affair, without my most important prop the image of Magdeberg's St Maurice - given as the Victoria and Albert attendants were closing the museum down around us - for those who had missed the first. All the Victoria and Albert staff were brillant very flexible , enthusiastic and supportive made my presentation(s) go so well so, a big thanks to them all. Apart from how well the idea that the Victoria and Albert's St Maurice was really black was aceppted - despite its apparent whiteness - and why.

Gene explains why people are night owls The discovery involved scientists from the Medical Research Council Mammalian Genetics Unit, Oxfordshire, the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambridge, and colleagues based at New York University. Pharmaceutical companies are already beginning to study this class of proteins as potential drug targets. By monitoring when and how often the mice chose to run on an exercise wheel the team spotted a change in some of the animals’ normal rhythms. Instead of following the typical 24 hour pattern, some of the mice had body clocks that stretched to up to a 27 hour day. Closer study of the DNA from the mice then revealed that those on a 27-hour-cycle had the after hours version of the Fbxl3 gene, one of a large family that controls the breakdown of specific proteins within body cells.

A Memo For Your Twentysomething Apathy Wake up. Dress yourself in clothes that define you. Give yourself a definition. Mark yourself, so as to fit in, or fit out, or protect yourself by feigning indifference. 'Dancing lights' draw thousands to frozen north (CNN) -- Winter travelers trek thousands of miles to the frozen north each year seeking the sky's "dancing lights," which provoke awe, excitement and, some say, sex. CNN iReporter Bruce Barrett shot this rare red aurora in Canada's Whitehorse, Yukon. Scientists call the natural phenomenon aurora borealis: cascading beams of greens, yellows, blues, purples or reds -- which paint a breathtaking backdrop across the wilderness and attract thousands of tourists annually. "Usually it starts slowly as kind of a hazy greenish color -- like a mist -- building up in frequency dancing across the sky ... and to me that's religion," said photographer Dave Brosha of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, who's seen more than 100 Canadian auroras.

Astronomy Videos Index Here is the full astronomy videos index. This is the only place where you can download all videos in full HD quality as well as watch them with no ads. These are the same astronomy videos made on my YouTube channel: DeepAstronomy YouTube Channel In addition to the YouTube Channel, there is also a DeepAstronomy Podcast that you can subscribe to here This booklet is dedicated to the memory of Note: when you use any link in the text (for example to view a note) you can return to your place by using your browsers 'back' button. This booklet is dedicated to the memory of Len Garrison 1943 - 2003 1 who worked to promote the recording of black history in Britain Acknowledgements Basil Davidson, Sylvia Collicott and Marika Sherwood have inspired me by their work.

Busting the 8-Hour Sleep Myth: Why You Should Wake Up in the Night More than one-third of American adults wake up in the middle of the night on a regular basis. Of those who experience "nocturnal awakenings," nearly half are unable to fall back asleep right away. Doctors frequently diagnose this condition as a sleep disorder called "middle-of-the-night insomnia," and prescribe medication to treat it. Mounting evidence suggests, however, that nocturnal awakenings aren't abnormal at all; they are the natural rhythm that your body gravitates toward.

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE, IN HIS OWN WORDS A cache of over 40 letters reveals the artist’s humour and imagination ... From THE ECONOMIST online When René Magritte was 13 years old, his mother drowned herself in a local river.

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