Archive for April, 2017

Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

April 21, 2017

Conditions are expected to be ideal for viewing the Lyrid meteor shower on Friday night and Saturday morning.This long-exposure photograph taken on April 23, 2015, shows the Lyrid meteors passing near the Milky Way in the clear night sky near Yangon, Myanmar.

Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris – leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861.

(Image credit: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Malala Named Youngest UN Messenger Of Peace

April 12, 2017

Already a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, 19-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been named the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace. What do you think?

Ex-Secretary Of State Advocates Causes Not Key On Modern Republic Agenda

April 5, 2017

James Baker–who served in two Republican White Houses–is writing about causes that don’t figure prominently on the modern Republican agenda. He’s advocating a global ban on the sale of ivory.

New U.S. spelling bee rules aim to prevent T-I-E-S

April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scripps National Spelling Bee winners aced “gesellschaft” and “feldenkrais” to be named co-champions of last year’s competition, but it was the word “tie” that gave organizers a headache.