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Thoughts to Ponder:
Education is the transmission of civilization.
|Kitt Peak National Observatory: Discoveries & Programs|
|08/20/2014 08:46 PM|
Kitt Peak National Observatory, high atop a mountain in the Arizona desert, is home to 24 telescopes. Frequent clear skies helped make it a site of many notable discoveries.
|Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine|
|08/20/2014 06:56 PM|
Soldiers and the police blocked roads to a neighborhood of tens of thousands of people in Monrovia, Liberia√Ę¬Ä¬ôs capital, and residents hurled rocks and stormed barricades trying to break out.
|ABC Developing 'Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth' as TV Sitcom|
|08/20/2014 05:46 PM|
Astronaut Chris Hadfield's down-to-Earth advice is now the basis for a television sitcom. ABC on Tuesday (Aug. 19) committed to the production of a pilot episode for a family comedy inspired by Hadfield's best-selling book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" (Little, Brown and Co., 2013), Deadline Hollywood reports. Hadfield returned to Earth in May 2013 after a five-month stay on board the International Space Station. His cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was watched more than 20 million times on YouTube.
|Iceland Evacuates Some Tourists, But No Signs of an Eruption Yet|
|08/20/2014 04:12 PM|
The waiting and watching continues in Iceland, where Bar√É¬įarbunga volcano still shows no signs of erupting. Bar√É¬įarbunga volcano is at orange alert, which signifies a possible eruption and is the fourth level on a five-grade scale. The volcano is in a remote region of southwest Iceland, and an eruption poses no immediate threat to local communities. Bar√É¬įarbunga is buried beneath the Vatnaj√É¬∂kull ice cap.