A new portrait of the Milky Way's neighbor, Andromeda, shows our twin galaxy in a whole new light thanks to a new instrument on Japan's Subaru telescope at the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea.
The instrument, called the Hyper-Suprime Cam (HSC), provides sharp images of the cosmos across a wide field of view. The new photo demonstrates that the HSC camera makes good on its promise of offering his-resolution views of objects throughout the telescope's large 1.5-degree field of view.
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Written by DOLLS Staff
Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:06
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all”
This poem, by the renowned Emily Dickinson, perfectly defines that fickle emotion, capable of giving flight to the soul like no other.
Dollmaker and fashion designer Connie Lowe of Marbled Halls interprets that emotion in doll form withDOLLS’ new exclusive, “Hope.” Lowe was inspired to create “Hope” by recent life events. “To me, hope is to dream with expectation of realizing those dreams. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I had hope. I did not want to accept anything less than realizing that hope,” Lowe said.
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Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor
The cosmic impact that ended the age of dinosaurs killed many living creatures on land and in the sea, but scientists have found, puzzlingly, that life in freshwater largely escaped this fate.
Now new research suggests freshwater life survived extinction because they were better adapted to withstand rapid changes in their surroundings, which helped them outlast the crises in the wake of the catastrophe.
The mass extinction event the scientists studied (also the most recent and most familiar) is known as the K-T event or, more recently, the K-Pg event. The disaster, which killed off at least 75 percent of all species on Earth, including all dinosaurs except for birds, was apparently triggered by acosmic impact that occurred in what is now Mexico about 65... Read More
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Marine archaeologists made a thrilling discovery this week while examining a well-preserved shipwreck deep in the Gulf of Mexico — two other sunken vessels that likely went down with it during an early 19th century storm.
Much isn't known about the ships, including the flag or flags they sailed under and the year they sank about 170 miles southeast of Galveston. They came to rest 4,363 feet, or nearly three-quarters of a mile, below the surface, making them the deepest Gulf or North American shipwrecks to have been systematically investigated by archaeologists, the researchers said. ...more
By Emily Kay
Phil Mickelson, in black from his golf shirt down to his flip flops, paid a surprise visit on Wednesday to the folks who dress up his golf bag with all those Callaway clubs and passed around his shiny, new British Open trophy.
Needless to say, there was a full house at HQ when Lefty stopped by the Carlsbad, Calif., offices with the Claret Jug.
It was a much more casual and relaxed affair for Phil, leading to this wonderful shot of the Cali bro in all his glory:
LONDON (AP) — His Royal Highness has a name.
Britain's new prince has been named George Alexander Louis, royal officials said Wednesday, ending speculation over what moniker Prince William and his wife, Kate, would pick for their first child.
Kensington Palace said the royals are "delighted to announce" their son's name, adding that the 2-day-old baby and third-in-line to the throne will be known as "His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge." ...more
By Salvatore "Sam" Mattera The Motley Fool
Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) earnings report made it official: the Windows era is over. Microsoft shares fell over 11% on Friday, the biggest decline since the financial crisis.
The company whiffed on earnings, as consumers abandoned Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
Can Microsoft survive in a post-Windows era?
Microsoft admits it: The traditional PC is struggling
Some companies (Coca-Cola, Google) have blamed the weather for their recent struggles. But not Microsoft. To its credit, the Redmond tech giant was fairly upfront with what’s causing its problems.
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Ah yes! So often it is the desire of parents to keep precious children home and in the warmth and protection of their love. However, the very nature of life beckons that children are released so they can go forth and make their own way in the world.
Of course, heading out for those first adventures can be exciting, but they can also be intimidating and scary for children who still hold tight to the innocence and safety of their homey abode. For this reason, it’s a good idea to arm them with not only the means by which to carry the supplies required to conquer the world, but also with something that provides them comfort and joy.
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