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50Th Anniversary of America’s First Manned Orbital Flight
In 1958, a series of tests was conducted among a pool of 508 potential astronauts. Only seven was to be picked for the first group of astronauts and they had to meet the following seven criteria:Test pilot school graduateExcellent...
Gold Discovery at Museum
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a section dedicated entirely to minerals. This section contains hundreds of different mineral samples from around the world. There they are stored, categorized, studied and a select few...
In Lake County ride a roller coaster inside a museum
When spying the single-story white building that houses the Lake County Discovery Museum in northern Illinois, it is hard to believe you can take a roller coaster ride inside.But all visitors need do is go through the doorway...
Neptune completes its first orbit since discovery
On July 12, 2011 Neptune will have completed one orbit (one Neptunian year) around the Sun since its discovery on September 23, 1846 at the Berlin Observatory, by Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest. While the event...
Film as art and vise versa
What does cinema consist of? Is it any different from your local multiplex? Inflated popcorn prices aside, there does seem to be a difference between the two. It resides in big black letters, hand placed above the box office. The...
Merging with plant consciousness, northern Minnesota
After the long dormancy of winter, the various plant consciousnesses of northern Minnesota awaken, and the sensitive human being wandering in the deciduous prairie woodlands can find ample opportunity to synchronize his or her vibration with the subtle frequencies shimmering...
Man vs. Wild Review
DoesBear Grylls have the survival skills to survive console gaming?Crave Games gives gamers a chance to live like Bear Grylls from Discovery Channels, Manvs. Wild. Players will be dropped off in extremewildlife conditions...
Toddler 101: The learning sponge
We have all heard it before: "Kids are like sponges." They observe, they listen, they explore and create. They discover the world around them every minute of every day, and they do it with gusto...
Seattle Museum of Flight snubbed for NASA Orbiter
On Tuesday, April 12, the 50th anniversary of manned spaced flight, the announcement was made from Kennedy Space Center, that Seattle would not get a NASA Orbiter artifact for Boeing’s Museum of Flight.The museum will have...
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