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  • Prolific Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday night: Watch it live!

    Prolific Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday night: Watch it live!
    Grab your hot chocolate and your lounge chair -- the Geminid meteor shower will peak on Saturday evening and you don't want to miss it. The annual Geminid meteor shower is one of the best of the year, delivering as many as 120 meteors per hour. "As...
  • Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?

    Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?
    Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky. The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the...
  • G. Samuel Mattingly, businessman who helped astronauts walk in space

    G. Samuel Mattingly, businessman who helped astronauts walk in space
    George Samuel Mattingly, who with his business, Environmental Research Associates, helped NASA astronauts walk in space, died Nov. 4 at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury of a toxic reaction to iron infusion treatments. The former Timonium resident was 88....
  • New Horizons mission nearing Pluto after nine years in space

    New Horizons mission nearing Pluto after nine years in space
    It took the spacecraft New Horizons, hurtling from Earth faster than any mission before it, a matter of hours to pass the moon's orbit and a year to reach Jupiter's gravity. Nine years into its journey, it's finally approaching its destination: Pluto....
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘Hobbit,’ Batman, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ more

     
    Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
  • Golf communities, gerrymandering, right to die: Letters

    Support golf clubs It's amazing how many people step forward in a community to defend a concept they never supported. Some communities that have closed or are planning to close their golf courses did not require homeowners to support the golf course,...
  • Letter: Location key to luring business to Lake County, region

    Cutting-edge technologies surmount enormous distances and other barriers, yet immediate location remains important. Developments in Lake County and just to the north in Wisconsin demonstrate the point. AKHAN Semiconductor has reached an important...
  • Virginia Air and Space Center director settling into new mission

    Virginia Air and Space Center director settling into new mission
    Just a few steps inside the Virginia Air and Space Center's employee entrance, Robert Griesmer stopped and took a moment to look up and admire. "There's a feeling you get when you walk in, that this is someplace special," said Griesmer, during an...
  • Organic molecules detected on comet by Philae lander

    Organic molecules detected on comet by Philae lander
    European comet lander Philae 'sniffed' organic molecules containing the carbon element that is the basis of life on Earth before its primary battery ran out and it shut down, German scientists said. They said it was not yet clear whether they included...
  • NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes

    NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes
    The trippy video you see above is the highest-resolution model yet of how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth's atmosphere. The scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center who created the computer model call it "Nature Run," and though it's hypnotic...
  • Touchdown! Hear the sound Philae made as it landed on a comet

    Touchdown! Hear the sound Philae made as it landed on a comet
    Listen to this! When the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander landed on the surface of a comet last week, it actually recorded the sound of its feet meeting the comet for the first time – and now you can hear it too. The two-second impact...