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Earliest sunsets for 40 degrees N. around now

Earliest sunsets for 30 degrees N. were centered on late November and early December. Earliest sunsets at mid-northern latitudes are happening now. S. Hemisphere? Watch for your earliest sunrises.

What about renting a Christmas tree this year?

Would you rent a live Christmas tree instead of buying one that had already been chopped down? Cut trees are currently the most popular Christmas choice in the country. At least 33 million Christmas trees are grown, cut down and…

Astronomers catch a comet outburst

Remember comet 46P/Wirtanen? It was a bright comet about this time last year. Around the time it swept near the Earth and sun, the comet entered the field of view NASA’s TESS planet-hunter. And boom! It underwent an outburst, caught by TESS.

USA and Russia scoop the Fossil Award, but also a Ray awarded for defending human rights in Article 6

At the UN Climate Conference on Thursday evening, December 5, it was a bit of both sides of the ledger day for Australia. The country was mentioned in brackets with Japan for focussing on insurance in the Fossil citation for…

Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway

[embedded content] Use of high-resolution georadar has uncovered yet another stunning discovery in Norway: a Viking ship burial and settlement that dates back more than 1,000 years. It’s the second such discovery in just a few years. On top of…

The ongoing rehabilitation of Michael Vick

The NFL recently announced that Michael Vick will be one of the captains in the 2020 Pro Bowl in January. During his 13-year career, the quarterback spent six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and five with the Philadelphia Eagles before…

Press registration opens for ACS’s spring 2020 national meeting in Philadelphia

(American Chemical Society) Journalists may now apply for press credentials for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring 2020 National Meeting & Exposition, one of the largest scientific conferences of the year. The meeting will be held March 22-26, 2020, in Philadelphia.

Europe’s Move Toward Ecological Tyranny Emerging Rapidly

Claims of an escalating climate crisis are getting ever shriller in Europe and calls for “real and radical action” are becoming increasingly urgent. Leaders are now labeling their own citizens “ecological vandals” and openly demanding they be brought under tight control…

Chennai engineer helped find India’s Vikram lander, which crashed on the moon

In September, India hoped to become the 4th nation to soft land on the moon successfully with its Chandrayaan 2 mission. Moments before touchdown, the mission’s Vikram lander crashed. Now the lander has been found again.