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  • Solar eclipse viewing party at the museum

    August 18, 2017 11:14 PM 17

    The Manitoba Museum is hosting a free solar eclipse viewing party from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the eclipse on Monday, August 21. The city will experience a partial eclipse beginning at 11:40 a.m. It’s expected to reach a full 70% state at 12:57 p.m., before ending at 2:15 p.m. The Manitoba Museum said it partnered with the Winnipeg Centre of the Royal

  • Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system

    August 18, 2017 10:32 PM 10

    New York : Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. "According to our calculations, this hypothetical alien

  • Millennials don't care for boobs that much, according to a new study

    August 18, 2017 4:46 PM 14

    Millennials can't get anything right – including their porn preferences. According to a new study by Pornhub and Mashable, the avocado-obsessed generation isn't into boobs. Millennials are making fewer breast-related searches in comparison to other, older age groups when viewing porn. Pornhub visitors between the ages of 18 and 24 are 19% less likely

  • A look back at ABC News' special coverage of the 1979 Eclipse

    August 18, 2017 10:43 AM 23

    On Monday, August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature's most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston

  • What you need to know about solar eclipse sunglasses

    August 16, 2017 10:33 PM 11

    We are now fewer than five days away from the total solar eclipse, the first one in almost 40 years. Dr. Neshia Rudd, an optometrist with Today’s Vision in Tyler, says if people “notice within a few hours that they're not seeing as well or… they're looking centrally, but it's blacked out a little bit, or maybe there are some wavy lines, they need to be seen immediately

  • Special viewing events planned for eclipse

    August 16, 2017 8:02 PM 19

    Local astronomy buffs are planning an event to help people view the eclipse safely The solar eclipse coming Monday morning promises to be an exciting event, but trying to watch it without proper eye protection could cause serious eye damage. To help ensure a good experience, members of the Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are inviting

  • The shady side of the solar eclipse

    August 16, 2017 3:50 PM 21

    The buzz about the upcoming solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon is positioned directly between the sun and the Earth, is intensifying. After all, it’s just a few days away: August 21st. This will be the first U.S. solar eclipse since 1979, and the first to sweep coast-to-coast in nearly a century. Its track across the entire continental United

  • SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

    August 16, 2017 11:51 AM 28

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments. The SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up following a two-day flight from Cape Canaveral. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer used the space station's hefty robot arm to grab the Dragon 400 kilometres above the Pacific, near New Zealand

  • SpaceX to launch to International Space Station — with ice cream

    August 14, 2017 3:50 PM 25

    More than 2,600 kilograms of research cargo also on board SpaceX is about to launch a few tons of research to the International Space Station — plus ice cream. An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off at 12:31 p.m. Monday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Experiments make up most of the 2,900 kilograms of cargo. That includes 20 mice. The Dragon

  • Ottawa orders ships to slow down in light of right whale deaths

    August 11, 2017 2:29 PM 26

    POINTE-DU-CHENE, N.B. -- The federal government is ordering large vessels to slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as it tries to protect right whales who frequent the waters. Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Transport Minister Marc Garneau were in Pointe-du-Chene, N.B., Friday to announce immediate temporary measures aimed at preventing further