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Rare Moon Show Tonight

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : Science 
The total lunar eclipse tonight is such a rare event that it hasn't happened in 372 years.  Sure, we've had lunar eclipses aplenty in the past few centuries, but this eclipse happens on the winter solstice (summer solstice if you live south of the equator), which hasn't happened since 1638.  The eclipse will begin at half past midnight on the east coast, 9:30 PM in the west.  The actual total eclipse will occur at 3:17 AM Eastern, 12:17 AM Pacific, and at that time, a minor meteor shower will...
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December Sky Will Be Astounding

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : Science 
Do you like stargazing?  Are you an amateur astronomer?  If so, then this December will be your month as nature stages two spectacular sky shows.  First on tap will be the Geminid Meteor Shower next week, with the peak days being Monday and Tuesday, when some scientists are estimating you will be able to see between 60 and 100 shooting stars per hour, and quite possibly being the best meteor show in 100 years, cloud cover permitting.  About a week later, on December 20, to be exact, most of t...
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Scientists Propose One-way Space Trips

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Science 
Two scientists tell us that the future of space exploration and colonization lies in one-way trips.  Dirk Schulze-Makuch and Paul Davies explain in the latest copy of the Journal of Cosmology that such trips will be the best plan for the colonization of Mars and would be no different from the early settlers to the New World who left Europe for North America with little hope of ever seeing home again.  Mars, they claim, should be easy to colonize because it has surface gravity, an atmosphere, ...
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TV, Computer Use Linked To Problems With Kids

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Science 
A British study has confirmed something that parents have known all along: too much TV or computer use is harmful to kids.  Researchers used 1.013 kids aged 10 and 11 for this study, measuring how much time they spent on the computer and watching the boob tube.  The subjects also wore an accelerometer around their waists for a week to measure their physical activity and down time.  In addition, the children filled out questionnaires about their behavior patterns, emotional difficulties, and h...
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Goldilocks Planet Likely To Have Life

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, October 1, 2010, In : Science 
Astronomers have revealed that they've found for the forst time a so-called "Goldilocks Planet", one which orbits its sun at a distance not too far, not too close, but just right for life as we know it to possibly develop.  Tagged as Gliese 581g, it orbits its sun at a distance of about 14 million miles and makes that trip in 37 days.  It has an atmosphere, but further checks needs to be done with spectrographs to determine the composition of that atmosphere.  It's roughly 20 light years away...
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Asteroids Bring Double Close Encounters

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, In : Science 
You probably never noticed it, but an asteroid slipped by the Earth between us and the moon's orbit at about 3:51 AM PT on September 8, and a second asteroid will be making a flyby later on, at around 3 PM Pacific Time.  The first and larger space rock, named 2010 RX 30, is about 33 to 65 feet wide and slid by at a distance of 154,000 miles away.  The second one, 2010 RF 12, is estimated at between 20 and 46 feet in diameter and will pass at about 49,000 miles from Earth, which in cosmic term...
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New Species Found In Indonesia

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 27, 2010, In : Science 
A recent three week mission to Indonesia's coastal waters has revealed at least 50 new animal and plant species living there.  Over 100 hours of video and some 100,000 photos were taken by a robot submarine's HD equipment.  Scientists were amazed to see that crinioids, or sea lillies, which were abundant in prehistoric seas but very rare today, grow in large numbers and varieties here.  Among the oddities spotted durig the video exploration sea spiders the size of dinner plates, a purple colo...
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Wheat Genome Cracked

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 27, 2010, In : Science 
A team of British scientists led by Neil Hall revealed that they have cracked the genetic code for wheat. Wheat is the most widely grown cereal on the planet, yet politics has caused the price of foods made with wheat to skyrocket. The discovery was hailed as a landmark because it will help us create new strains of the grain that could be drought resistant and yield larger crops. The biggest hope is that it will lead to wheat that can fend off diseases, including wheat's biggest enemy---stem ...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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