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Written by Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – Humans have long been fascinated by the cosmos. Ancient cave paintings show that we’ve been thinking about space for much of the history of our species. The popularity of recent sci-fi movies suggest that the human mind just might be coming to grips with the harsh environment “out there.”
The human body is another matter.
When gravity is greatly reduced—as in spaceflight—we no longer use our muscles to resist the usual pull of a planetary mass, and, without additional exercise astronauts lose both bone and muscle.
Washington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.
So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.
Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.
Warmer temperatures call for extra attention to food safety when cooking and eating outdoors
Washington, D.C. – Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.
An American Tradition Honoring Our Service Members
Washington, D.C. – Tune in Sunday, May 24th, on PBS from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CT for the 2015 National Memorial Day Concert, featuring Nick Fradiani, Gloria Estefan, General Colin L. Powell (Ret.), Laurence Fishburne, Esai Morales, Tessanne Chin, Stefanie Scott, Jason Dolley, Laura Benanti, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Jack Everly and more.
Written by Whitney Clavin
Pasadena, CA – A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs.
“We are looking at a very intense phase of galaxy evolution,” said Chao-Wei Tsai of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, lead author of a new report appearing in the May 22nd issue of The Astrophysical Journal. “This dazzling light may be from the main growth spurt of the galaxy’s black hole.”
Joined by 51 House colleagues in letter to Commissioner Koskinen asking for review of Foundation’s tax-exempt status
Washington, DC – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by 51 of her House colleagues today in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen requesting a review of the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status. The letter requests that the IRS respond within 30 days.
“As I’ve traveled through my district and talked to constituents, many people have asked about the widely reported improprieties concerning the Clinton Foundation. That’s why I decided to send a letter to Commissioner Koskinen asking the IRS to conduct a review of the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status,” Congressman Marsha Blackburn said.
Washington, D.C. – A group of Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies and a Clarksville Police officer sat around the dinner table during National Police Week last week. They first exchanged stories about Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson, but they soon found themselves discussing the devastating night they lost him.
On January 12th, 2014, Johnson was killed in a crash where his car left the roadway.
They all remember responding to the crash, unable to believe that they had lost one of their own. Some couldn’t finish their stories as tears welled up in their eyes and their voices broke.
Clarksville, TN – A crowd of about seventy people gathered at Clarksville Police Headquarters this morning to observe Police Memorial Day and to honor the lives of those gave all for their community.
Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley thanked those who attended and read a letter from a citizen thanking local officers for their courage and protection. He reminded the audience of the many officers who have already been killed this year and how they received so much less coverage and attention than those rare officers who are accused of misconduct.
Written by Dr. Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – On Earth, the fastest runners can finish a marathon in hours. On Mars it takes about 11 years.
On Tuesday, March 24th 2015, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon– 26.219 miles – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.
“This mission isn’t about setting distance records; it’s about making scientific discoveries,” says Steve Squyres, Opportunity principal investigator at Cornell University. “Still, running a marathon on Mars feels pretty cool.”
Written by Preston Dyches
Pasadena, CA – NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter’s moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation.
The presence of sea salt on Europa’s surface suggests the ocean is interacting with its rocky seafloor — an important consideration in determining whether the icy moon could support life.
The study is accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and is available online.
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