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We’re made of stardust, but heavier elements are made of black-hole-and-neutron-star dust

We’re made of stardust, but heavier elements are made of black-hole-and-neutron-star dust

Heavier chemical elements could be the love child of two very spectacular and exotic lovers – neutron stars and tiny black holes. “Papa?” Image via Digitaltrends. We are, as Carl Sagan once put it, “made of star stuff.” Considering that what we call a star is actually a ginormous reactor mashing hydrogen and helium atoms […]

Dance Company Includes People in Wheelchairs and Busts a Beautiful Move

Dance Company Includes People in Wheelchairs and Busts a Beautiful Move

These choreographers are on a mission to prove that anyone can dance – no matter their abilities. The nonprofit called Infinite Flow hosts classes, dances, and inclusive programs for kids and adults alike-and touts itself as the first professional wheelchair dance company in the world. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> The founder herself, Marisa Hamamoto, used to […]

Mexico City Passes Landmark Dolphin Captivity Ban

Mexico City Passes Landmark Dolphin Captivity Ban

Mexico City is finally taking a stance on dolphin abuse. A bill recently passed by the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City has banned the captivity of dolphins for entertainment, performances, therapy, and research. The bipartisan legislation, which was hailed as a “landmark ban” by the international animal protection organization In Defense of Animals, took effect […]

During Layover, Flight Crew Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ for 5-Year-old Flying Solo

During Layover, Flight Crew Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ for 5-Year-old Flying Solo

This 5-year-old was all set to have a safe flight as an unaccompanied minor last month – but then the kindness of the crew made it even better Since Southwest Airlines reportedly allows children aged 5 and up to travel unaccompanied (as long as it is either a nonstop flight or non-plane change layover), Aisley […]

Supt. Penelope DeLeon: A Look At Oxnard Union High Schools (2017-2018)

Supt. Penelope DeLeon: A Look At Oxnard Union High Schools (2017-2018)

By Michael Hernandez (Editor’s Note:  The first Oxnard Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting for 2017-2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. at the District Board Room on 220 South K Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.  A Board of Trustees meeting is also scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30.) OXNARD—“My team and […]

Is there a way to send excess rainfall to the desert?

Is there a way to send excess rainfall to the desert?

You would need a very, very big boat Drought fixed. Rami Niemi Nearly every water-ferrying proposal flounders on the same challenge: Water weighs a ton. Literally. A cubic meter of it—the size of a washing machine—tips the scales at 2,000 pounds. A convoy of trucks or cargo ships carrying the stuff might quench a short-term […]

When the sun goes dark: 5 questions answered about the solar eclipse

When the sun goes dark: 5 questions answered about the solar eclipse

By Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University. NASA’s projection of the August 21 solar eclipse. NASA Editor’s note: A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, explains why and how it […]

Photographer Marc Langsam takes us to Politicon

Photographer Marc Langsam takes us to Politicon

This July Politicon hosted, for the third time, the quintessential non-partisan event of the year. They upped the ante with some of the biggest names in politics and the wittiest voices in comedy and entertainment, representing all sides of the political spectrum. The event was held at the Pasadena Convention Center for a full weekend of panels, debates, […]

For the First Time Ever, US Scientists Have ‘Corrected’ Genetic Code for Heart Condition

For the First Time Ever, US Scientists Have ‘Corrected’ Genetic Code for Heart Condition

For the first time in American history, scientists have successfully used a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing mutation in human DNA with the goal of ending its heredity for future generations. Until now, the CRISPR gene-editing tool had never been used for human testing in the United States. But, according to a new report […]

Thousands Send Rainbow Pictures to 9-Year-Old Who Lost Both His Parents

Thousands Send Rainbow Pictures to 9-Year-Old Who Lost Both His Parents

This little boy believes that though his parents are gone, they are not far away – in fact, he believes that they are just over the rainbow. Robbie Ecuyer, a 9-year-old autistic boy from New York, absolutely loves rainbows. His mother Shelley, who was suffering from gastroparesis and cystic fibrosis, always used to tell him […]