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UMD’s Planetarium Celebrates With Astronomy Day

Have you ever been to the planetarium at UMD?  As a child I use to love going there for field trips.  It was so much fun for us kids and interesting for the chaperones.  If you haven't been there or haven't been there for some time, consider going during Astronomy Day.

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Kylee Kates Selfie
Kylee Kates Selfie
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My Daughter Has A Spider Infestation, Can You Help Us With Advice

About two weeks ago my daughter, Kylee, texted me that she thought she had a disease.  That prompted a phone call from mom!  I found out that she had what looked like a bite with the skin around it hardening.  I suggested a visit to the doctor, but she was busy with work, school and getting ready to leave for Spring Break.  Until the next day when it got worse.

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Solar Eclipse Seen From Plane Is a Magnificently Awe-Inspiring Sight

Missed Wednesday's total solar eclipse? If you weren't in Indonesia, you probably did, but, you're still able to see the majestic event.

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Category: Photos, Science, Video
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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MnDOT Urges Motorists To Drive With More Care In The Colder Temperatures

Here we go with the colder temps and forecast of snow coming soon, the roads are going to get slick and that means more accidents. Motorists need to remember your old driving school basics to keep safe and drive well.

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Clinton Global Initiative 2015 Annual Meeting - Day 3
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains What Would Happen To Us if The Sun Disappeared [VIDEO]

How can you not love this guy?  He makes science fun and I find myself getting lost in YouTube videos of him explaining the universe.  This time he answers a very improbable question, "What would happen if our sun just disappeared?"

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How Many Terrible Photos of The Lunar Eclipse Did You See On Facebook? [PHOTOS]

I'm not trying to be a jerk, trust me.  I'm just as guilty as everyone else.  Last night we let our 7 year old stay up late to see the lunar eclipse.  Luckily the clouds broke just long enough for us to see it.  And we did what everybody else did.  Take a terrible photo with our smartphone camera.

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(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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New Technology May Have You Riding An Elevator Sideways, See This Revolutionary Video

The elevator has not changed since the 1800's when it was a rope pulley system. The Elevator is still on ropes, although now it's steel ropes and pulleys. With cities having little space to build and more and more people moving in to the city, builders are thinking of how to utilize the space. Change the buildings? Or change the elevator?

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Alien Body May Have Been Discovered in Russia [VIDEO]

A small corpse was found near a Russian Power Plant, and local experts can't determine what species it is.  Some go as far to say that it could not possibly be from this planet.  Originally it was thought to be a mutated chicken embryo, but that has been ruled out.  Sure looks like a tiny alien!

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UMD Pharmacy Students Hold A Bone Marrow Drive On Campus Tomorrow

I have been a bone marrow donor for years with the "Be The Match" registry.  I almost made a match a few years back too, but there is a series of tests they do to make sure you are a perfect match and one of our tests didn't match.  I would love the opportunity to match someone and save a life!!!

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Northern Lights, Tim Mlodozyniec
Photo Credit: Tim Mlodozyniec
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Local Photographer Captures A Spectacular Northern Lights Display

We were told that we had a pretty good chance at viewing the dancing Northern Lights in the Northland.  There were to be very active last evening into the early hours this morning. One local photographer, Tim Mlodozyniec caught the phenomenon beautifully and gave me permission to share with those that may have still been snuggling in bed.

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Did We See A Sundog Near Scanlon Saturday Afternoon?

The picture doesn't do the phenomenon justice.  As we were driving southbound on I-35 to the Carlton VFW to volunteer at the monthly steak fry Saturday afternoon I saw this small rainbow-like light in the sky.  I said it was a sundog and my husband, Homie questioned me on what a sundog is.

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Is It More Expensive To Fix Aluminum Body On New Ford F-150’s? [VIDEO]

One of the most exciting things to happen in the automotive industry is the introduction of the aluminum body from Ford.  It's lighter, less likely to dent (because lighter means they can make it thicker), and also more costly.  Edmunds.com did a great video on what happens if you need body work done to an aluminum truck.  Would it be more expensive?

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