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Astronomy, Space, and Science News
A.D. 2007


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* 2007 Dec. 31 - CNN/AP:
Study: Web generation heaviest users of public libraries

* 2007 Dec. 28 - NASA:
SERVIR: NASA lends a hand in Central America

* 2007 Dec. 27 - NASA-JPL:
Countdown to Launch of Jet Propulsion Lab Rose Parade Float
History of Explorer 1 - Beginning of U.S. Space Exploration

* "Postal Service Previews 2008 Stamps, Diverse Subjects Offer Broad Appeal."
U.S. Postal Service 2007 Dec. 27.
Includes commemorative stamp of Astronomer Edwin Hubble.

* 2007 Dec. 26 - Yahoo! Tech News/AP:
Book argues that Bell stole phone idea

* 2007 Dec. 21 - NASA:
Asteroid Threatens to Hit Mars

* 2007 Dec. 21 - CNN/AP:
Astronomers: Asteroid could hit Mars in January

* 2007 Dec. 21 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut mourns his mom from orbit

* 2007 Dec. 21 - Chicago Tribune On-Line:
Tape of astronaut to be shown at Lombard memorial service for his mom
By Gerry Smith

* 2007 Dec. 21 - MSNBC/AP:
Conflict of interest causes NASA Mars delay
Agency postpones mission from 2011 to 2013

By Seth Borenstein

* 2007 Dec. 21 - The Discovery Channel:
Hubble's Last Hurrah
By Irene Klotz, Discovery News

* 2007 Dec. 20 - NASA:
Christmas Eve Sky Show

* 2007 Dec. 20 - International Astronomical Union (IAU):
The United Nations declares 2009 the International Year of Astronomy

* 2007 Dec. 19 - The New York Times:
At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web Star
By SARA RIMER

* 2007 Dec. 19 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle problem linked to bad connector

* 2007 Dec. 19 - Science Daily:
Supercomputers Offer New Explanation Of Tunguska Disaster

* 2007 Dec. 17 - PhysicsWorld.com:
In praise of Lord Kelvin who died 100 years ago Dec. 17

* 2007 Dec. 14 - NASA:
Is a New Solar Cycle Beginning?

* 2007 Dec. 13 - Russian IT Review (C-News):
One of NASA lost archive to be found

* 2007 Dec. 12 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Year's best meteor shower set to dazzle Dec. 13 & 14
By David Shiga

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Lunar Photo of the Day (LPOD):
NOT THE DARK SIDE
From China National Space Administration's Chang’e Space Probe

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
A Big Step Toward a Big Telescope
By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Los Angeles Times:
There may be life yet in Mars rovers
Even as scientists predict a rough winter for the aging vehicles, Spirit's
uncovering of soil deposits points to the planet's potential for habitability.

By John Johnson Jr.

* 2007 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
NASA to fill shuttle fuel tank

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Science Daily:
Hazy Red Sunset On Extrasolar Planet

* 2007 Dec. 12 - China View:
China foresees arduous future tasks in space probe

* 2007 Dec. 12 - Science Daily:
Massive Dinosaur Discovered In Antarctica Sheds Light On Life,
Distribution Of Sauropodomorphs

* 2007 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
Foggy San Francisco has ambitious solar plan for electricity

* 2007 Dec. 12 - CNN/AP:
Rule will force NYC taxis to go green

* 2007 Dec. 11 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
'Twilight zones' on scorched planets could support life
By Ker Than

* 2007 Dec. 11 - NASA:
NASA Spacecraft Make New Discoveries about Northern Lights

* 2007 Dec. 11 - Reuters:
On Mars, springtime means gushing gas geysers

* 2007 Dec. 11 - CNN/AP:
Voyager 2 discovers solar system is bent

* 2007 Dec. 9 - Voice of America (America's shortwave radio station):
Space Shuttle Launch Delayed Until January 2

* 2007 Dec. 9 - NEWS RELEASE:
Fate of 1st Carnegie Library to be Debated at North Side
Neighborhood Public Hearing, Sponsored by City Council
Tue. Dec. 18, 5 p.m. at New Hazlett Theater, North Side

Next-door to original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 Nov. 28 - FOX News/Space.com:
Study: Still a Chance Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2036

* 2007 Nov. 28 - YAHOO! News:
NASA reveals crystal clear map of Antarctica

* 2007 Nov. 28 - Science Daily:
Einstein's Biggest Blunder?
Dark Matter May Be Consistent With Cosmological Constant

* 2007 Nov. 28 - Science Daily:
Voyager 2 Spacecraft Set to Reach Space Milestone

* 2007 Nov. 28 - CNN/AP:
Venus also zapped by lightning

* 2007 Nov. 28 - CNN/AP:
Man killed after phone explosion

* 2007 Nov. 28 - NASA:
Chandra Discovers a Cosmic Cannonball

* 2007 Nov. 28 - CNN/AP:
Nazi archives finally made public

* 2007 November - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Getting to Know Vesta
--- Scientists are primed with geochemical data from HED meteorites
for Dawn's encounter with asteroid 4 Vesta.

Written by Linda M. V. Martel, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

* 2007 Nov. 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/AP On-Line:
Revolutionary War remnant pulled from Delaware River

* 2007 Nov. 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
In 250 years, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself many times
By Craig Smith

* 2007 Nov. 23 - NASA:
Watch Out for Flying Moondust

* 2007 Nov. 21 - NASA:
Mars Doubles in Brightness

* 2007 Nov. 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Astronaut from Richland to command shuttle flight
Pittsburgh-area astronaut, Stephen Frick, has Dec. 6 launch date.

* 2007 Nov. 19 - NASA:
Bargain Basement Satellites

* 2007 Nov. 15 - Discover Magazine On-Line:
Did a Comet Cause the Great Flood?
The universal human myth may be the first example of disaster reporting.

by Scott Carney

* 2007 Nov. 16 - Washington Post:
Scientists Fault Climate Exhibit Changes
Smithsonian Head Denies Politics Altered Arctic Show Message

By James V. Grimaldi and Jacqueline Trescott

* 2007 Nov. 15 - NASA:
Moon Rocket Parachute Tests a Success

* 2007 Nov. 9 - Softpedia.com:
NASA Exposes Mankind to Total Annihilation - Near Earth Objects

* 2007 Nov. 9 - AP:
Two Astronauts Take Spacewalk at Station
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

* 2007 Nov. 9 - CNN/AP:
Oil spill could threaten S.F. Bay wildlife for years

* 2007 Nov. 9 - Boston Globe On-Line:
Russia to create new spacecraft: Roskosmos chief

* 2007 Nov. 9 - NASA:
In the Blink of a Hurricane's Eye

* 2007 Nov. 8 - Houston Chronicle On-Line:
Bush helps Cornyn, meets astronauts in Houston
By JULIE MASON

* 2007 Nov. 8 - USA Today On-Line:
No rest for NASA: To-do list grows
By Traci Watson

* 2007 Nov. 8 - UPI:
NASA to build new White Sands test pad

* 2007 Nov. 8 - BBC:
Clue to cosmic rays discovered
Black holes are the most likely source of the mysterious ultra high-energy
cosmic rays that bombard the planet, scientists have discovered.

* 2007 Nov. 8 - MSNBC/Space.com:
'Hot-Jupiters' orbit much closer to their stars than Earth does the sun
By Ker Than

* 2007 Nov. 8 - CNN/AP:
Magma pushing up ground in Yellowstone

* 2007 Nov. 7 - CNN/AP:
Discovery lands after challenging mission

* 2007 Nov. 3 - CNN/AP:
Space crew fixes solar wing

* 2007 Nov. 2 - NASA:
A Fantastic Monday Morning Sky Show, 2007 November 5 !

* 2007 Nov. 2 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
In the Fires' Wake
The wildfires that ravaged Southern California in late October threatened —
but did not damage — some important astronomical facilities.

By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Nov. 2 - Washington Post:
Librarians Say Surveillance Bills Lack Adequate Oversight
By Ellen Nakashima

Links to Info on Naked-Eye Comet Holmes - 2007 November

< http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/10775326.html >
< http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/10862521.html >
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7070108.stm >
< http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/Science/20071104/813062.html >
< http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1340&category=Science >

* 2007 Oct. 30 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Tennis clubs lobby to stop RAD funds to save clay courts
By Bill Zlatos

* 2007 Oct. 30 - CNN/AP:
NASA wrestles ripped solar panel

* 2007 Oct. 29 - CNN/AP:
Cow-killing meteorite sells for $1,554


* 2007 Oct. 29 - Letter to Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato,
from Glenn A. Walsh, asking reconsideration of complete transfer of legal
title from County of Allegheny to Heinz History Center, of historic
Abraham Lincoln artifacts.
Includes information regarding City of
Pittsburgh's retention of legal title over historic Buhl Planetarium
artifacts, while loaning artifacts to The Carnegie Science Center.

* 2007 Oct. 23 - Public Statement:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ARTIFACTS:
SEMI-PERMANENT LOAN
NOT
OWNERSHIP TRANSFER

Written statement of Glenn A. Walsh to members of Allegheny County Council.

* 2007 Oct. 25 - Results of the KQV-AM 1410 News Radio Phone Poll
Do you support the county donating Lincoln’s artifacts to the Heinz History Center?
Internet Results
Yes: 310....33%
No: 623....67%
Total: 933...100%
Phone Results
Yes: 138....23%
No: 458....77%
Total: 596...100%

* 2007 Oct. 24 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Lincoln's furniture center of debate
By Karamagi Rujumba

* 2007 Oct. 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Allegheny County hands over Lincoln bed
By Justin Vellucci


* 2007 Oct. 26 - MSNBC/AP:
NASA to search files on '65 UFO incident
Government agency fought the move in federal court

UFO incident occurred in suburban Pittsburgh.

* 2007 Oct. 26 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalkers get early start on construction job

* 2007 Oct. 26 - CNN/Popular Science Magazine On-Line:
NASA's high-tech wildfire weapons

* 2007 Oct. 25 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Sudden Naked-Eye Comet Shocks the Astronomy World

* 2007 Oct.25 - Yahoo! News/AP:
No fast delivery of ray gun to Iraq
By RICHARD LARDNER

* 2007 Oct. 25 - Economist Magazine:
China's space programme
Ni hao, Moon

China launches first mission to the Moon.

* 2007 Oct.25 - San Diego Union-Tribune:
Volunteer firefighters save mountaintop, which includes Palomar Observatory
By J. Harry Jones

* 2007 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle docks with space station

* 2007 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
$100 laptop program still eyes India

* 2007 Oct. 25 - CNN/AP:
Warmer temperatures tied to wildfires, scientists say

* 2007 Oct.24 - Cornell Chronicle, Cornell University:
How old trees and ancient wood are helping rewrite history
explained by tree-ring lab director

By Krishna Ramanujan

* 2007 Oct. 23 - NASA:
New Images
Fires in Southern California

* 2007 Oct. 23 - The Times-Herald, Newnan GA:
Carnegie Library prospects hailed by an expert on Carnegie libraries, Glenn A. Walsh.
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
(Article appeared under banner headline, at top of first page.)
Mentions Friends of the Zeiss, The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular
Science, and the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Projector.

* 2007 Oct. 22 - CNN/AP:
Women will call the shots during shuttle mission

* 2007 Oct. 22 - CNN/AP:
China to launch lunar probe this week

* 2007 Oct. 22 - CNN/AP:
Rising seas, sinking land threaten Thai capital

* 2007 Oct. 19 - CNN:
Drought-stricken Georgia says it will sue over water

* 2007 Oct. 18 - Interestalert.com:
NASA Set to Begin Space Shuttle Discovery Countdown Oct. 20

* 2007 Oct. 18 - CNN/AP:
Corals in love: Moonlight encourages reef-building

* 2007 Oct. 18 - NASA:
FUSE is Dead...Long Live FUSE!

* 2007 Oct. 17 - NASA:
The Fantastic Skies of Orphan Stars

* 2007 Oct. 12 - CNN/AP:
Soyuz docks with space station

* 2007 Oct. 12 - NASA:
New Lakes Discovered on Titan

* 2007 Oct. 11 - CNN/AP:
Possible wing problem with shuttle

* 2007 Oct. 11 - NASA:
Giant Atmospheric Waves Over Iowa

* 2007 Oct. 11 - NASA:
Cassini Mission to Saturn Celebrates 10 Years Since Launch

* 2007 Oct. 10 - SpaceRef.com:
New Space Solar Power Organization Announced -
The Space Solar Alliance for Future Energy

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Blog: Power and Control:
Obituary
Dr. Robert W. Bussard Has Passed
Invented Bussard ramjet method of spacecraft propulsion, proposed in 1960;
popularized by Carl Sagan in the television series and subsequent book Cosmos
as a variant of a fusion rocket capable of fast interstellar spaceflight.

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Public Endorsement:
Major Milestone:
Public Library Service to Return to the
Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia

By Glenn A. Walsh
First Carnegie Library, in history of Carnegie Libraries,
to return to public library service, after several years in a different use.
More information.

* 2007 Oct. 9 - Association of College and University Museums and Galleries:
Statement of Condemnation of Assets Sale of Four Paintings from
Maier Museum of Art for Enhancement of Randolph College Endowment

* 2007 Oct. 8 - International Herald Tribune/AP:
Pioneering 17th century British scientist's notes now online

* 2007 Oct. 7 - Washington Post:
Is There a Future for Old-Fashioned Museums?
If the Spirit of St. Louis Can Come Alive on Your Desktop,
You Might Not Want to Trek to the Mall

By Joel Garreau

* 2007 Oct. - David J. Ross:
October's Ashen Skies
Edgar Allan Poe and the night sky at Halloween!

* 2007 - 2008 School Year - Science Challenge for School Students:
NASA Engineering Design Challenge:
LUNAR PLANT GROWTH CHAMBER

* 2007 Sept. 27 - NASA:
Voyage to the Giant Asteroids--Liftoff!

* 2007 Sept. 27 - Yahoo! News:
Two-headed turtle goes on display in Pa.

* 2007 Sept. 26 - NASA:
Blowing a Hole in a Comet: Take 2

* 2007 Sept. 24 - Brown University, Providence:
Extraterrestrial Impact Likely Source of Sudden Ice Age Extinctions

* 2007 Sept. 22 - China View:
China to build new space launch center in southernmost province

* 2007 Sept. 21 - KYW-AM NewsRadio 1060, Philadelphia:
New Jersey Architects Name State's 150 Best Buildings
By KYW's Paul Kurtz

* 2007 Sept. 21 - Philadelphia Daily News:
Tut exhibit winds down with special hours

* 2007 Sept. 21 - NASA:
Cave Skylights Spotted on Mars

* 2007 Sept. 21 - CNN/AP:
Scientists: Cold Neptune has a warm spot

* 2007 Sept. 20 - Space.com:
NASA Plans Bigger Moon Base, Sporty Rovers for Future Missions
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
Scientists: Velociraptor had feathers

* 2007 Sept. 20 - CNN/AP:
Plan approved to retire Yugoslav domain

* 2007 Sept. 20 - CNN:
Iceland phasing out fossil fuels for clean energy
By Peggy Mihelich
Iceland turning to hydrogen to power its cars, buses and fishing fleet.

Magnetic Trilobite on the Sun !

* 2007 Sept. 17 - Yahoo! News/AFP:
Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village

* 2007 Sept. 17 - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Melted Crumbs from Asteroid Vesta
Written by Linda M. V. Martel
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

* 2007 Sept. 14 - CNN:
Japan launches lunar probe in largest moon mission since Apollo

* 2007 Sept. 14 - CNN:
Tribe: Sale of space rock 'insensitive'

* 2007 Sept. 14 - CNN:
CNN Heroes: The men of Apollo

* 2007 Sept. 14 - NASA:
Fasten Your Seat Belts

* 2007 Sept. 13 - Hartford Courant:
Devices Of Yore Draw A Crowd
By KIM MARTINEAU

* 2007 Sept. 13 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Google sponsors $30 million Moon landing prize
By Matthew Busse, Los Angeles
Team from Pittsburgh's Carnegie-Mellon University seeks to contribute
robotics to this mission.

* 2007 Sept. 13 - WebIndia123.com:
NASA, NIH to advance space health research

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Wired Science:
Cassini Delivers Up-Close Images of Saturn Moon
By John Borland

* 2007 Sept. 11 - UPI:
Radio telescopes are linked for first time
effectively creating a telescope nearly as big as the Earth.

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Opportunity is Going In to Victoria Crater on Mars
By David Tytell

* 2007 Sept. 11 - USA Today/Space.com:
Hubble telescope: Solved and unsolved mysteries
By Charles Q. Choi

* 2007 Sept. 11 - CNN:
Teacher-astronaut takes mission to Disney World

* 2007 Sept. 11 - CNN:
Farming goes vertical
Skyscrapers may provide new source of farmland.

By Hillary Woolley, Business 2.0 Magazine

* 2007 Sept. 11 - CNN:
Gray whale comeback questioned

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA builds a hot temperature circuit chip
at NASA's John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Cleveland

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
Contact lenses help identify eye infection

* 2007 Sept. 11 - Science Daily:
Reading Process Is Surprisingly Different That Previously Thought, Technology Shows

* 2007 Sept. 10 - Science Daily:
Pivotal Hearing Structure Revealed

* 2007 Sept. 10 - Physorg.com:
How vitamin C stops the big 'C'
Nearly 30 years after Nobel laureate Linus Pauling famously and controversially
suggested that vitamin C supplements can prevent cancer, a team of Johns Hopkins
scientists have shown that in mice at least, vitamin C - and potentially other
antioxidants - can indeed inhibit the growth of some tumors -- just not in the manner
suggested by years of investigation.

* 2007 - 2008 School Year - Science Challenge for School Students:
NASA Engineering Design Challenge:
LUNAR PLANT GROWTH CHAMBER

* 2007 Sept. 8 - New Scientist Magazine:
ARTICLE EXCERPT --
Finally, a MAGIC test for string theory?
By Zeeya Merali

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Los Angeles Times:
Movie Review: In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
MOVIE REVIEW
'In the Shadow of the Moon'
The NASA documentary is a fabulously fresh take on a special group
of audacious men called astronauts

By Kenneth Turan

* 2007 Sept. 7 - SpaceRef.com/JPL:
NASA Mars Rovers Survive Severe Dust Storms, Ready for Next Objectives

* 2007 Sept. 7 - USA Today On-Line/Space.com:
House panel urges NASA for more open communication
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 Sept. 7 - NASA:
The Universe Through the Looking Glass

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Science Daily/UPI:
New CPR method developed

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Science Daily/UPI:
Study finds cell phone risks in hospitals

* 2007 Sept. 7 - Earthfiles.com:
Honey Bee DNA Study Finds Australian Virus
in Colony Collapse Disorder

© 2007 by Linda Moulton Howe

* 2007 Sept. 7 - CNN/AP:
Scientists: Dramatic sea ice loss by 2050

* 2007 Sept. 6 - CNN:
Scientists find clue in mystery of the vanishing bees

* 2007 Sept. 6 - Science Daily:
'Lucky Camera' Takes Sharpest Ever Images Of Stars

* 2007 Sept. 5 - BBC:
Space pile-up 'condemned dinos'
A colossal collision in space 160 million years ago set the
dinosaurs on the path to extinction, a study claims.

* 2007 Sept. 2 - Zee News:
NASA`s Mars Rovers back in business

* 2007 Aug. 31 - MSNBC/AP:
NBC newsman distills 50 years of spaceflight
Jay Barbree chronicles launches and lore in ‘Live From Cape Canaveral’

By Marcia Dunn

* 2007 Aug. 31 - NASA:
Cosmic Cockroaches

* 2007 Aug. 28 - Innovations Report:
Astronomers find gaping hole in the Universe

* 2007 Aug. 28 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
RAD hearings begin on 2008 funding requests
By Bill Zlatos
Carnegie Library requests $1 million increase while Carnegie Museums
request a $100,000 increase.

* 2007 Aug. 27 - Public Statement:
Before Allegheny Regional Asset District
By Glenn A. Walsh:
Children’s Museum Needs Additional Revenue
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version
Utilizing historic Buhl Planetarium equipment and artifacts will produce
additional revenue, to help offest the loss of $200,000 of State funding,
while helping teach Science to children visiting Children's Museum. Also,
money for additional computers would provide more public benefit by being
granted to the library systems' Electronic Information Network.

* 2007 Aug. 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Editorial
Dino-fright: The Carnegie's new prices will stun some families

* 2007 Aug. 26 - News Release:
CARNEGIE LIBRARY TO CONSIDER CLOSING LIBRARIES
IN "RIGHTSIZING" PLAN

* 2007 Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Dino soar: Carnegie museum also raising prices for field trips, groups
By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Aug. 23 - Scientific American Magazine On-Line:
Dark Side of Uranus' Rings Reveals Dramatic Changes
Dusty rings have shifted since 1986 Voyager 2 flyby

By JR Minkel

* 2007 Aug. 23 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Rare view reveals dynamic nature of Uranus's rings
By David Shiga

* 2007 Aug. 23 - Houston Chronicle:
Teacher who went to space has message to share
Barbara Morgan wants to inspire America's youngest citizens to help
make the dream of deep space exploration a reality

By MARK CARREAU

* 2007 Aug. 23 - PhysOrg.com/AP:
Astronauts Thank Engineers, Scientists
By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON

* 2007 Aug. 23 - UPI:
NASA seeks to digitize space imagery
for free public use on Internet

* 2007 Aug. 23 - UPI:
NASA seeks moon life and work images
Competition that invites university art and design students to create
art representative of living and working on the moon.

* 2007 Aug. 23 - Science Daily:
Could Physicists Make A Time Machine? It All Depends On Curving Space-time

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Museum admission to be dinosaur sized
Carnegie to hike prices when expanded exhibit opens Nov. 21

By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Admission prices will leap when dino hall opens
By Tony LaRussa

* 2007 Aug. 22 - Boston Herald:
For fallen astronaut’s mom, relief in safe landing
By Joe Dwinell, Senior Executive City Editor/ Web

* 2007 Aug. 22 - The New York Times:
In Google Earth, a Service for Scanning the Heavens
By MIGUEL HELFT

* 2007 Aug. 21 - NASA:
Earth Hurtling Toward Mars

* 2007 Aug. 21 - BBC:
T. rex 'would outrun footballer'
By Liz Seward

* 2007 Aug. 21 - Space.com:
Teacher-Astronaut, Crewmates Glad to be Home
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 Aug. 21 - South Africa Broadcasting Company:
Space shuttle leaves orbit for trip back to Earth

* 2007 Aug. 20 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Voyager 2's Lucky Day
By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Aug. 20 - The New Yorker Magazine:
"The Dark Side" By David Owen, page 28: ABSTRACT

* 2007 Aug. 18 - CNN:
Storm shortens shuttle spacewalk

* 2007 Aug. 18 - Houston Chronicle:
NASA might end shuttle mission day early because of Dean
By MARK CARREAU

* 2007 Aug. 18 - Boston Globe/AP:
Spacewalk trimmed for shuttle return
By Liz Austin Peterson

* 2007 Aug. 17 - NASA:
Morgan and Drew Talk To Students at Challenger Center
"Endeavour ISS, this is Houston. Are you ready for the event?"
"We are ready," said Barbara Morgan, the day's most famous teacher.

* 2007 Aug. 17 - International Herald Tribune/AP:
Astronauts start spacewalk shortened by Hurricane Dean,
NASA plans early Endeavour return

* 2007 Aug. 17 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Repairing Endeavour is too risky, says NASA

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Chicago Tribune/AP:
Astronauts Await Verdict on Repairs
By MARCIA DUNN | AP Aerospace Writer

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Houston Chronicle/AP:
Astronauts study for possible repair mission
By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Science Daily/UPI:
Air pollution reduces kids' lung function

* 2007 Aug. 16 - Science Daily/UPI:
Healthy adults affected by air pollution

* 2007 Aug. 15 - NASA:
A Star with a Comet's Tail
Astronomers using a NASA space telescope, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer,
have spotted an amazingly long comet-like tail behind a star streaking
through space, the well-known star Mira.

* 2007 Aug. 15 - SpaceRef.com:
Comet May Have Exploded Over North America 13,000 Years Ago

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Science Daily:
Bendable Batteries: Storing Power In A Piece Of Paper

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Science Daily:
Conquest Of Land Began In Shark Genome

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Science Daily:
Largest Butterfly In Western Hemisphere Needs Help To Avoid Extinction

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Sky and Telesscope Magazine On-Line:
Bright Galaxies You Can't See
By Rick Fienberg

* 2007 Aug. 15 - Sky and Telesscope Magazine On-Line:
One Less "Possibility of Life"?
By David Tytell

* 2007 Aug. 10 - Science Daily/UPI:
For more muscle and less fat, drink milk After Exercise

* 2007 Aug. 10 - Science Daily:
Reasons For Severe Blindness Illluminated

* 2007 Aug. 9 - Sky and Telesscope Magazine On-Line:
Do Sunspots Forecast the Rain?
By David Tytell

* 2007 Aug. 8 - NASA:
Strange Lights: The 2007 Aurigid Meteor Shower

* 2007 Aug. 6 - UPI:
NASA: Endeavour countdown on schedule

* 2007 Aug. 6 - PhysOrg.com:
NASA Selects Astrophysics Projects for New Science on the Moon
NASA has selected four proposals focusing on astrophysics priorities
in lunar science to facilitate the nation's exploration program.
The proposed studies are part of a NASA effort to develop new
opportunities to conduct important science investigations during
the planned renewal of human exploration of the moon.

* 2007 Aug. 6 - PhysOrg.com:
Largest transiting extrasolar planet found around a distant star
An international team of astronomers with the Trans-atlantic Exoplanet
Survey announce today the discovery of TrES-4, a new extrasolar planet
in the constellation of Hercules. The new planet was identified by
astronomers looking for transiting planets – that is, planets that
pass in front of their home star – using a network of small automated
telescopes in Arizona, California, and the Canary Islands. TrES-4 was
discovered less than half a degree (about the size of the full Moon)
from the team’s third planet, TrES-3.

* 2007 Aug. 6 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Largest merger of galaxies discovered
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 Aug. 6 - Science Daily:
New Way To Levitate Objects Discovered

* 2007 Aug. 5 - The Washington Post:
Tote a Small Library to the Beach
By Mike Musgrove

* 2007 Aug. 4 - The Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line/AP:
Rocket Blasts Off Carrying Mars Lander
MARCIA DUNN
NASA Updates: Phoenix Mission to Mars Arctic Region

* 2007 Aug. 3 - The Philadelphia Inquirer On-Line/AP:
Spacecraft to Carry Library to Mars
By MARCIA DUNN

* 2007 Aug. 3 - NASA:
Dreamy Lunar Eclipse Aug. 28

* 2007 Aug. 3 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA engineers work on Endeavour leak

* 2007 Aug. 3 - Science Daily/UPI:
Images show possible origin of Saturn ring

* 2007 Aug. 3 - New Scientist Magazine:
Slim chance of tuning in to alien TV

* 2007 Aug. 2 - National Geographic Magazine:
Odd Skull Boosts Human, Neandertal Interbreeding Theory
A human skull from a Romanian bear cave is shaking up ideas about ancient sex.

By Brian Handwerk

* 2007 Aug. 1 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Leak on space shuttle Endeavour pinpointed

* 2007 Aug. 1 - Science Daily/UPI:
Mars Express will monitor Phoenix lander

* 2007 Aug. 1 - Science Daily/UPI:
Jules Verne arrives in French Guiana

* 2007 Aug. 1 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
China's New Spectroscopic Wonder
August 1, 2007by Renjiang Xie

* 2007 August - Air and Space Smithsonian Magazine:
Russia’s Long Love Affair with Space
It started with Utopian dreams and rocketeers.

By Asif Siddiqi
We Shocked the World
Nikita Khrushchev’s son recalls the night Sputnik made history.

* 2007 July 31 - Yahoo! News/AP:
Study debunks full-moon injury beliefs
By WILLIAM J. KOLE

* 2007 July 31 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces $17.4 million for
Museums for America

* 2007 July 30 - Space.com:
NASA Insiders Propose Stepping Stone Path to Deep Space
By Leonard David

* 2007 July 26 - The Discovery Channel:
Q&A: Meet the Next Teacher in Space
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 July 26 - itwire.com.au:
NASA’s NEEMO-13 goes under the sea
NASA is conducting the thirteenth of its undersea missions called NEEMO,
short for NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, between
August 6 and 15, 2007. The mission will test procedures and equipment
for future explorations of the Moon.

By William Atkins

* 2007 July 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Europe asks price of Mars rover

* 2007 July 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Infectious disease digital library planned

* 2007 July 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Scientists identify breast cancer gene

* 2007 July 26 - BBC:
US Army eyes truck-mounted laser
The US Army is developing a truck-mounted laser weapon to
destroy rockets, artillery shells and mortars.

* 2007 July 26 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Shadyside curator of birds joined art, science
By Jerry Vondas
Dr. Kenneth C. Parkes, of Shadyside, curator emeritus of birds at the
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the country's leading ornithologists,
died Monday, July 16, 2007, at UPMC Shadyside. He was 84.

* 2007 July 25 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
The August Mars Hoax Is Back
By Alan MacRobert

* 2007 July 25 - Newsvine.com/AP:
Oscar the Cat Predicts Patients' Deaths
By Ray Henry

* 2007 July 25 - Science Daily:
Scratch No More: Gene For Itch Sensation Discovered

* 2007 July 25 - Science Daily:
Obesity Is 'Socially Contagious'

* 2007 July 25 - World-Science.net:
Renewable energy wrecks environment, scientist claims

* 2007 July 24 - MSNBC/Space.com:
How the rovers changed our view of Mars
Twin robots revolutionized planetary science ...
and they’re not done yet

By Ker Than

* 2007 July 24 - MSNBC/AP:
China puts the taste of space on sale
Astronaut menu inspires new product line, with mooncake for dessert

* 2007 July 24 - The Ithaca Journal:
Ithaca man connected to men who propelled U.S. into space
By Tim Ashmore
Man chosen to teach 30 scientists who fled from Germany to the United States.
They would eventually work for rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.

* 2007 July 24 - Space Daily/Astrobiology Magazine:
Iron and Ice
Life of a Comet Hunter: Messier and Astrobiology

By Professor Mark Brake and Martin Griffiths

* 2007 July 24 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Is a New Moon News?
By David Tytell
We now know that Saturn has 60 satellites circling it.

* 2007 July 24 - Science Daily/UPI:
Crustaceans may help heal space injuries

* 2007 July 24 - Science Daily/UPI:
Study: Baltimore kids at risk at home

* 2007 July 23 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Space station crew dumps trash overboard

* 2007 July 23 - Science Daily:
Bioenergy Could Do More Harm Than Good

* 2007 July 23 - Science Daily:
Bird Sized Airplane To Fly Like A Swift

* 2007 July 23 - Science Daily:
Butterfly Back From The Brink Of Extinction

* 2007 July 20 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Worsening dust storms threaten Mars rovers
By David Shiga

* 2007 July 20 - San Francisco Chronicle/AP:
NASA Studies Space Shuttle O-Rings

* 2007 July 20 - PhysOrg.com/AP:
Restored Saturn V Rocket Unveiled
By JUAN A. LOZANO

* 2007 July 20 - Science Daily/UPI:
Carbon dioxide plan reviewed in Washington

* 2007 July 20 - Science Daily/UPI:
Researchers unearth 'pre-dinosaur' in N.M.

* 2007 July 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Children's Museum award launches plaza repairs
By Patricia Lowry
Allegheny Square Plaza, in front of original Buhl Planetarium, was third
remodeling of public square in late 1960s. Second remodeling, of what was then
Ober Park, occurred with construction of Buhl Planetarium in 1939.

* 2007 July 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
North Siders tell mayor neighborhood likes, dislikes
By Diana Nelson Jones

* 2007 July 20 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Litter, casino among Pittsburgh residents' concerns
By Andrew Conte

* 2007 July 19 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line/Reuters:
Space station crew to dump trash overboard

* 2007 July 19 - New Interactive On-Line Guide to International Space Station --
With video introduction and narration by NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, who credits
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science for his
interest in becoming an astronaut. Mike Fincke served as a science officer and
flight engineer on the International Space Station during Expedition 9.

NASA News Release *** Science Daily/UPI News Story
ISS Web Site with On-Line Interactive Tour *** Biography of NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke

* 2007 July 19 - DiscoveryEnterprise.blogspot.com:
The High Road to the Moon
Posted by Alex Michael Bonnici
The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) plans manned lunar mission in 1939!

* 2007 July 18 - NASA:
Flying Into a Thunderstorm

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA helps space crews breathe easier

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily/UPI:
Goddard Space Center to get new building

* 2007 July 17 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
A Ringside View of Uranus

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily:
Study Identifies Energy Efficiency As Reason For Evolution Of Upright Walking

* 2007 July 17 - Science Daily:
What Determines The Speed At Which Birds Fly?

* 2007 July 16 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
The New Largest Telescope in the World
By Govert Schilling

* 2007 July 16 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Martian dust storm continues to affect rovers
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 July 16 - The Space Review:
Book Review: The Telescope
By Jeff Foust

* 2007 July 16 - NASA:
Throttling Back to the Moon
38th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11

News Related to Casino Development Next to Carnegie Science Center (Spring, 2007)
Carnegie Science Center has complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory.

* 2007 July 12 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Martian Dustup Has an Impact
By Stuart Goldman

* 2007 July 12 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Space station crew to get a breath of fresh air
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 July 12 - Science Daily/UPI:
AKARI satellite is performing well

* 2007 July 11 - BBC:
Astronomers claim galaxy record
Astronomers say they may have detected the light from some of the
earliest stars to form in the Universe.

By Jonathan Amos, Science reporter

* 2007 July 11 - Science Daily:
NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor On Hot, Alien Planet

* 2007 July 11 - NASA:
Great Perseids
Annual AUGUST 12 Perseid Meteor Shower expected to be "great show/"

* 2007 July 10 - 24x7updates.com:
NASA may alter Mars Rover to aid sample return mission

* 2007 July 10 - Science Daily:
NASA's Stardust And Deep Impact Will Observe More Comets And Extrasolar Planets

* 2007 July 10 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA listens to Apollo-era scientists

* 2007 July 10 - The New York Times:
A Trip Back in Time and Space
By GEORGE JOHNSON

* 2007 July 10 - New Scientist Magazine On-Line:
Three-armed robot to work on space station
By David Shiga

* 2007 July 9 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Mars Pole Bound — Again
By David Tytell

* 2007 July 9 - PostChronicle.com:
Hydrocarbons Found On Saturn

* 2007 July 7 - Forbes Magazine On-Line:
Asteroid Mission Postponed Until July 15

* 2007 July 7 - ABC:
Roswell: Alien Spacecraft or Top Secret Spy Project?
By ELLIOT LEE SPEIGEL

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
Earth smaller than thought

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily:
Hydrocarbons, Necessary For Life, Found On Saturn's Moon Hyperion

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
'Eurobot' a hit with astronauts

* 2007 July 6 - NASA:
The Adventures of ASTRO and NextSat
Their mission: to demonstrate autonomous on-orbit satellite servicing,
a technology crucial to future space exploration.

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
Italian scientists build atomic laser

* 2007 July 6 - Science Daily:
Chronically Sleep Deprived? You Can't Make Up For Lost Sleep

* 2007 July 5 - FOX News/Space.com:
Mars Rovers Lose Power as Massive Dust Storm Grows
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2007 July 5 - Science Daily/UPI:
Storm delays Mars rover's crater descent

* 2007 July 5 - Sky and Telescope On-Line:
Let's Hope Dawn Doesn't Break!
Space Probe to Visit asteroids Vesta in 2011 and Ceres in 2015
By Kelly Beatty

* 2007 July 5 - Sky and Telescope On-Line:
Return of the Sponge Moon - Saturn's Moon Hyperion
By David Tytell

* 2007 July 5 - Science Daily/UPI:
Alaska shoreline rapidly eroding

* 2007 July 3 - Science Daily/UPI:
Atlantis returns to Cape Canaveral

* 2007 July 3 - Science Daily:
NASA Satellite Captures First View Of 'Night-shining' Clouds

* 2007 July 3 - NASA:
New NASA Office Will Study Strange Cosmic Phenomena

* 2007 July 3 - MSNBC/Space.com:
Tourists still eager to take trip to space
Interest remains high, even though launch is at least two years away

By Leonard David

* 2007 July 2 - AOL/Reuters:
NASA prepares shuttle Endeavour for next mission
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 July 2 - UPI:
Space shuttle Atlantis now closer to home

* 2007 July 2 - Science Daily:
Young Engineers Satellite Given Green Light For Launch
ESA gives approval to student experiment.

* 2007 July 2 - Science Daily:
World's First X-ray Free Electron Laser Is On Course To Completion

* 2007 July 1 - PhysicsWeb.org:
"Cosmic forgetfulness" shrouds time before the Big Bang

* 2007 June 30 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Jupiter changing its stripes
Scientists: Jupiter bands changing color -- perhaps due to seasonal effects.

* 2007 June 28 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA moves up next shuttle launch
The crew includes a teacher who trained as the backup for Christa McAuliffe.

* 2007 June 28 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA: Mars rover ready to enter crater

* 2007 June 28 - New Scientist Magazine on-Line:
Second inflatable spacecraft launched
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 June 28 - CNN:
Bald eagle soars off endangered list

* 2007 June 28 - CNN/AP:
Egyptians: Mystery mummy is lost female pharaoh

* 2007 June 27 - NASA:
Summer Moon Illusion

* 2007 June 26 - BBC:
Team makes Tunguska crater claim
Scientists have identified a possible crater left by the biggest
space impact in modern times - the Tunguska event.

By Paul Rincon, Science reporter, BBC News

* 2007 June 26 - Houston Chronicle:
Space station could become a national lab
NASA ponders using excess area for research by other agencies and private firms

By MARK CARREAU

* 2007 June 26 - CNN:
Happy big beak: Giant penguins dwarfed modern versions

* 2007 June 26 - Science Daily/UPI:
Report: U.S. broadband speed outdated

* 2007 June 25 - SpaceflightNow.com:
Laser tool for next Mars rover ready for testing

* 2007 June 25 - MSNBC/Reuters:
NASA seeks more space on space station
Agency wants to share the additional room with U.S. partners

By Irene Klotz

* 2007 June 25 - Kommersant, Russia's Daily Online:
No Place for Luna Flights in Space Program of Russia

* 2007 June 25 - NASA:
Thinking Big about Space Telescopes

* 2007 June 25 - CNN/AP:
Shark pregnancy baffles aquarium

* 2007 June 22 - CNN/AP:
Abusive father kills baby manta

* 2007 June 23 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Smithsonian Fundraising Now Relies on Big Money

* 2007 June 22 - CNN/Reuters:
Goal of lunar liquid telescope not so distant

* 2007 June 22 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle completes mission in California

* 2007 June 19 - CNN/AP:
Final inspection for space shuttle Atlantis

* 2007 June 19 - Space.com:
Space Station and Shuttle Visible Together in Night Sky
By Joe Rao

* 2007 June 19 - Space.com:
Summer Solstice: How and Why Seasons Change
By Joe Rao

* 2007 June 18 - Space.com:
Hopes Dashed for Life on Distant Planet
By Ker Than

* 2007 June 18 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare manta ray born in captivity

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Deaf dolphin's 5-day-old calf dies

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Spacewalker fixing shuttle blanket

* 2007 June 15 - Washington Post:
Computers on Space Station Crash; NASA Weighs Options if Repair Fails
By Marc Kaufman

* 2007 June 15 - NASA:
Voyage to the Giant Asteroids

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Poor Pluto not even the largest dwarf planet

* 2007 June 15 - Washington Post:
Intelsat Puts Itself Back on the Auction Block
By Kim Hart
World's largest commercial satellite company, is up for sale again

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium: Tests offer no clues on whale shark death

* 2007 June 15 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists grinding 'perfect' spheres

* 2007 June 14 - CNN/AP:
Space station computers rebooted, partial power restored

* 2007 June 14 - CNN/AP:
Honey, the baby's spacewalking
Baby monitor picks up NASA's live shuttle video

* 2007 June 14 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Mars may have had an ocean

* 2007 June 14 - CNN:
Audubon: Common backyard birds becoming less common

* 2007 June 13 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line:
Buhl Foundation names former U.S. Attorney as new president
By Bill Zlatos

* 2007 June 13, 5:09 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Thieman picked to head Buhl Foundation
Attorney Frederick Thieman has been named new president of The Buhl Foundation,
succeeding outgoing president Doreen Boyce, who had a 25-year tenure.

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts go on second spacewalk

* 2007 June 13 - Science Daily/UPI:
Scientists say Mars might have had oceans

* 2007 June 13 - New Scientist Magazine:
New 'space jet' proposed for suborbital jaunts

* 2007 June 13 - Space.com:
Automatic Telescope Spots Light-Speed Explosions
By Dave Mosher

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium loses second whale shark in a year

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/AP:
Weapon dates bowhead whale to 1800s
A 50-ton bowhead whale caught off the Alaskan coast last month had a weapon
fragment embedded in its neck that showed it survived a similar hunt --
more than a century ago.

* 2007 June 13 - CNN/Reuters:
China digs up new dinosaur species

* 2007 June 13 - Television's 'Mr. Wizard' dies at 89:
CNN
Los Angeles Times

* 2007 June 12 - Science Daily:
Bird Song Study Gives Clues To Human Stuttering

* 2007 June 12 - Space.com/AP:
U.S. Hurricane Satellite Could Fail Anytime
By Jessica Gresko

* 2007 June 12 - CNN/AP:
Astronauts to tuck in thermal blanket
Space shuttle's mission extended from 11 to 13 days.

* 2007 June 11 - NASA:
Tether Origami
NASA is joining a Japanese team in a space experiment that uses reverse origami
to show the way to help keep satellites in their proper orbits, or to return spent
rocket stages quickly to Earth.

* 2007 June 11 - The Gallup Poll:
Majority of Republicans Doubt Theory of Evolution
More Americans accept theory of creationism than evolution

by Frank Newport

* 2007 June 10 - CBC:
Gap in shuttle's heat shield may be repaired during spacewalk

* 2007 June 10 - CNN/AP:
Thermal tear of mild concern as shuttle prepares to dock
Engineers using photos to create image of gap for transmission to Houston

* 2007 June 9 - HULIQ.com:
Scientists gear up for Mercury mission flyby of Venus

* 2007 June 9 - Washington Post/AP
Shuttle Atlantis Chasing Space Station
By SETH BORENSTEIN

* 2007 June 8 - CNN:
Atlantis rockets to space

* 2007 June 8 - Science Daily/UPI:
Eat To Live: Eat more, exercise, lose more
By JULIA WATSON

* 2007 June 8 - New Scientist Magazine:
Mars rover finds "puddles" on the planet's surface
By David Chandler

* 2007 June 8 - New Scientist Magazine:
Far side could be ideal for radio observatory
By David Shiga

* 2007 June 5 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carnegie exhibit features 'colossal' dino-skeletons
By Allison M. Heinrichs
Carnegie Museum prepares for reopening of enlarged dinosaur skeleton exhibit.

* 2007 June 8 - CNN/AP:
NASA ready to launch shuttle Atlantis

* 2007 June 8 - Science Daily/UPI:
Cicada sounds could damage hearing

* 2007 June 7- BBC:
Wireless energy promise powers up
A clean-cut vision of a future freed from the rat's nest of cables
to power today's electronic gadgets has come one step closer to reality.

By Jonathan Fildes
First envisioned by Nikola Tesla, inventor of the Tesla Coil.

* 2007 June 7- Science Daily/UPI:
Gloomy winters may cause heart problems

* 2007 June 7- CNN:
Bald eagle soaring 'success,' but at what cost?
Bald eagle recovery is called a victory for the Endangered Species Act.

* 2007 June 5 - The New York Times:
New Name and Mission for Museum of Television
By ELIZABETH JENSEN

* 2007 June 4 - WhereMostNeeded.com:
Natural History Museums Face Apocalypse

* 2007 June 6 - MSNBC/AP:
NASA resolves concern over shuttle fuel lines
Atlantis’ connections checked out after problem turns up on Endeavour

* 2007 June 6 - CNN/AP:
NASA troubleshooting shuttle tank lines

* 2007 June 6 - Washington Post/AP:
Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk
By JIM HEINTZ

* 2007 June 6 - Science Daily/UPI:
Mars photos available on the Internet
U.S. astronomers have released more than 1,200 high resolution images of Mars.

* 2007 June 6 - CNN/AP:
Messenger probe swings-by Venus

* 2007 June 6 - CNN/Reuters:
'Big Bang' project put off to 2008
Scientists want to recreate conditions that existed nanoseconds after the Big Bang.

* 2007 June 6 - Science Daily:
Understanding What Causes Rain

* 2007 June 5 - Science Daily
When Atoms Collide: Scientists Propose New Way To Determine Accurate Time Faster

* 2007 June 5 - Sify.com/news:
Rare line-up of planets in June

* 2007 June 5 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Good weather for Friday shuttle launch

* 2007 June 5 - CNN/AP:
Messenger probe to fly-by Venus

* 2007 June 5 - NASA
Laser Zaps Planet During Venus Flyby

* 2007 June 5 - SpaceRef.com/NASA
A Piece of the Past Hitches a Ride on Next Space Shuttle Mission

* 2007 June 5 - Houston Chronicle
SciGuy - A science blog with Eric Berger
The future of NASA: pick a side

* 2007 June 5 - Science Daily
Climate Change And Deforestation Will Lead To Declines
In Global Bird Diversity, Study Warns

* 2007 June 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Shuttle ride for tourists opens at Cape Canaveral
NASA opens launch simulator for Kennedy Space Center visitors.

* 2007 June 4 - CNN/AP:
New species discovered in Suriname

* 2007 June 3 - Science Daily:
Building Our New View Of Titan

* 2007 June 2 - AOL/AP
Space Shuttle Workers Vote to Strike

* 2007 June 2 - Science Daily:
NASA-funded Robotic Sub Finds Bottom Of World's Deepest Sinkhole
The vehicle employed autonomous navigation and mapping systems
developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.

* 2007 June 1 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle 'go' for launch next week
NASA officials agree to launch Atlantis at 7:38 p.m. ET June 8.

* 2007 June 1 - Sci-Tech Today:
Cuts Threaten World's Largest Telescope
By Danica Coto

* 2007 June 1 - Science Daily:
European Meeting Fuels Future Space Exploration Missions To Mars And Moon

* 2007 June 1 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium gains two new whale sharks

* 2007 May 31 - CNN/AP:
Zoo: Rare rhino death leaves only 13 worldwide

* 2007 May 31 - CNN/AP:
'Operation Humpback' taught lessons on rare whales
Whales believed to have have reached Pacific Ocean.

* 2007 May 30 - CNN/AP:
Cosmonauts' spacewalk is a success

* 2007 May 29 - CNN/Reuters:
Planet-hunters find bonanza of new solar systems

* 2007 May 29 - CNN/AP:
Whales balk at another busy bridge

* 2007 May 29 - Science Daily:
Scientist Observes Brain Cell Development In 'Real Time'

* 2007 May 29 - New Scientist Magazine:
Heftier stars are more likely to host planets

* 2007 May 29 - China View:
New SETI site seeks alien radio waves 24/7

* 2007 May 26 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Area students exposed to measles at Albuquerque science fair
By Craig Smith
Pittsburgh-area students won privilege to attend Intel Science and Engineering Fair
after winning awards in Pittsburgh Regional School Science and Engineering Fair,
the oldest regional Science Fair in the country
(started at original Buhl Planetarium in 1940).

* 2007 May 25 - USA Today:
NASA's chief lawyer may face criminal probe
By Bill Theobald

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/AP:
Rescuers to turn fire hoses on whales

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Turns out some dinosaurs could swim

* 2007 May 25 - Science Daily:
Rare Footprints Of Infant Dinosaur Discovered

* 2007 May 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Saturn's rings are dense clumps

* 2007 May 24 - Science Daily:
Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Open The Road To Carbon-free Cars

* 2007 May 24 - SpaceflightNow.com:
Multi-planet system found around unexpected star

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Scientists report virgin shark birth

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Crews bang pipes hoping to steer whales to sea

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Fish 'n chips for identity crisis

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
Did A Comet Hit Great Lakes Region,
Fragment Human Populations, 12,900 Years Ago?

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
One In Six European Mammals Threatened With Extinction

* 2007 May 23 - PostChronicle.com:
China And Russia Aiming For Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Strong evidence of wet past on Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Relatives, astronauts remember Wally Schirra

* 2007 May 21 - University of California at San Diego:
Father of 'Origin of Life’ Chemistry at UC San Diego Dies
By Kim McDonald

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 24, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

* "Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

* 2006 Annual News Update: Buhl Planetarium

* News Release - 2006 Nov. 28:
RAD Denies Taxpayer Funds for Rehab of
Old Post Office Roof, Long-Neglected by Children's Museum

MORE 2007 NEWS *** OF SPECIAL INTEREST



OF SPECIAL INTEREST

* 2007 March 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Imagining the perfect playhouse
By Rosa Colucci
Including playhouse (with photo) designed to look like original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 March 8 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Driven up the wall
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss
Regarding fragments of astronomical inscription from the Bible
previously on exterior wall of original Buhl Planetarium,
removed for large window highlighted in Feb. 22 column.

* Reuse, by The Carnegie Science Center (beginning in 2007) of original Buhl Planetarium
"Snowballs on Summer Solstice Day" promotion (from 1985).

* 2007 Jan. 15 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m., page 9:
(Excerpt from half-page, tabloid-newspaper advertisement
by The Carnegie Science Center)
"Snowball Challenge!
Anyone who brings a snowball to Carnegie Science Center on the Summer
Solstice, June 21, will receive FREE general admission. Plan ahead and
make your snowball as soon as you can!"
Reuse of original Buhl Planetarium promotion from mid-1980s !

* NEW MOVIE RELEASES:

** 2006 Dec. 1 - The Boston Globe:
'The Nativity Story'
Which describes the Star of Bethlehem as conjunction of Venus and Jupiter,
one of the alternatives given in Buhl Planetarium's "Star of Bethlehem"
sky show, shown in the original Theater of the Stars 1939-1990.

** 2006 Nov. 28 - IN THEATERS DEC. 22:
"Night at the Museum" *** More info


* Observation of the Impact of Smart-1 from Hawaii
* SMART-1 Info: Euopean Space Agency (ESA)
* 2006 Sept. 5 - CNN/AP:
Europe's spacecraft hits the moon
* NEW - Graham's Corner Weblog Column by Francis G. Graham,
Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Kent State University,
Published Here at the Beginning of Each Month --
2006 July - August: THE SMART-1 IMPACT ON THE MOON
European SMART-1 Spacecraft's September crash on Moon
may be visible to amateur astronomers with large telescopes.
* News Release - 2006 Sept 1:
Space Probe Crash on Moon May Be Visible to
Amateur Astronomers with Large Telescopes Saturday Night

Graham's Corner Weblog Archives

* 2006 June - Reflections Quarterly Publication of the
Mt. Wilson Observatory Association:
ANDREW CARNEGIE VISITS MOUNT WILSON
As Recounted in Newspapers of the Time

(Poor weather obscures view of Halley's Comet
during 1910 March visit.)
By Marilyn Morgan
(Page 4 of the .pdf document)

* 2006 Aug. 28 - News Release:
Children’s Museum Ignores Roof Needs in 2002, During Capital Campaign;
Now Seeks Taxpayer Funds for Old Post Office Roof Replacement

Gutting of Buhl Planetarium facilities received priority over roof repair.

* 2006 July 13 - Port Authority Board of Directors approves "North Shore
Connector" rapid transit extension project, to serve Pittsburgh's Lower
North Side.

*** Pittsburgh's Lower North Side, originally Allegheny City,
is home to America's first publicly-funded Carnegie Library
and the world's first Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh's original
Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science
(which merged with Carnegie Institute in 1987),
and it is the neighborhood where Andrew Carnegie grew-up.

* 2006 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Deadline to Reassemble
Historic Zeiss Projector; Claims Delay

Also see News Article.

* Latest news on damaged Carnegie Library clock tower
and Carnegie Library intention to relocate first U.S. publicly-funded
Carnegie Library, built by Andrew Carnegie in neighborhood of his youth.

* Latest news on construction of subway link to serve Pittsburgh's Lower North Side
(where industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie grew-up),
including original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny (nation's first
publicly-funded Carnegie Library), Carnegie Hall (world's first Carnegie Hall),
and original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* Latest news on conversion of last hometown department store, Kaufmann's.
to Macy's; earlier hometown department store, Boggs and Buhl, led to
construction of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science.

* 2006 Oct. 20 - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Hawaii:
Subaru Earthquake Update
Regards impact of recent Hawaii earthquake on Suburu Telescope,
the mirror of which was produced by L-3 Brashear in Pittsburgh.

* 2006 Oct. 18 - Investor's Business Daily:
John Brashear Kept His Goals In Sharp Focus
BY DONNA HOWELL, Technology Reporter
Friends of the Zeiss Project Director Glenn A. Walsh is extensively
quoted in this national business newspaper article, regarding the life of
famous 19th century astronomer and lens maker John A. Brashear.

From the 2006 National Preservation Conference:

Preservation of Carnegie Libraries as Libraries

* 2006 Nov. 3 - 2006 National Preservation Conference, Pittsburgh
Sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with
local sponsorship (2006) by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
Session - Carnegie Libraries: Challenges and Solutions - Presentations:
* "The Architecture of Literacy, Carnegie Libraries in the U.S."
By Mary B. Dierickx, President, Mary B. Dierickx Architectural Preservation Consultants
* "How to Save Carnegie Libraries as Libraries"
By Joe Rizzo, AIA, ALA, Principal, Hillier Architecture
* "Primary Impediments to Historic Preservation: EGO and MONEY !"
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 24, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

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International Planetarium News & Issues

Global Museum "Webzine" *** Museums/Philanthropy News & Commentary

Science Today Radio Program (CBS - Weekdays) *** StarDate Radio Program (Daily)

Nova Television Program (PBS - Weekly) *** Star Gazer Television Program (Weekly)

MORE 2007 NEWS

"Update" Year-End Report for 2008 December:
Buhl Planetarium and Carnegie Library

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* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 17, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

News Related to Casino Development Next to Carnegie Science Center (Spring, 2007)
Carnegie Science Center has complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory.

* NASA Updates: STS-117 Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission (2007 June)

* 2007 May 25 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Science center ready to take casino operator Barden to court
By Andrew Conte
* 2007 May 24, 25 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Mark Belko:
May 25 - AM Print Edition -
North Shore still split as casino vote nears
Barden extends olive branch to casino neighbors

May 24, 3:31 p.m. - On-Line Edition -
Casino owner promises changes sought by science center
May 24 - AM Print Edition -
Science center says concerns over casino may force lawsuit
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
April 17, May 1

* 2007 May 25 - USA Today:
NASA's chief lawyer may face criminal probe
By Bill Theobald

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/AP:
Rescuers to turn fire hoses on whales

* 2007 May 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Turns out some dinosaurs could swim

* 2007 May 25 - Science Daily:
Rare Footprints Of Infant Dinosaur Discovered

* 2007 May 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Saturn's rings are dense clumps

* 2007 May 24 - Science Daily:
Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Open The Road To Carbon-free Cars

* 2007 May 24 - SpaceflightNow.com:
Multi-planet system found around unexpected star

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Scientists report virgin shark birth

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/AP:
Crews bang pipes hoping to steer whales to sea

* 2007 May 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Fish 'n chips for identity crisis

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
Did A Comet Hit Great Lakes Region,
Fragment Human Populations, 12,900 Years Ago?

* 2007 May 23 - Science Daily:
One In Six European Mammals Threatened With Extinction

* 2007 May 23 - PostChronicle.com:
China And Russia Aiming For Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Strong evidence of wet past on Mars

* 2007 May 22 - CNN/AP:
Relatives, astronauts remember Wally Schirra

* 2007 May 21 - University of California at San Diego:
Father of 'Origin of Life’ Chemistry at UC San Diego Dies
By Kim McDonald

* 2007 May 20 - The Globe and Mail, Toronto:
Chinese space agency shoots for the moon

* 2007 May 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Outdoors
Wildlife: Spectacular predawn chorus timeline
By Scott Shalaway
Pre-dawn bird songs in the Spring.

* 2007 May 19 - SpaceRef.com:
Cassini spacecraft reveals evidence of tholin formation
at high altitudes in Titan's atmosphere

* 2007 May 19 - SpaceRef.com:
ESA presents the sharpest ever satellite map of Earth

* 2007 May 19 - CNN/AP:
Shipwreck yields historic riches -- $500M worth
17 tons of colonial-era coins worth $500 million.

* 2007 May 18 - CNN/AP:
Scientists to try pestering whales out of river

* 2007 May 18 - CNN/AP:
Grizzlies, wolves could get trust fund

* 2007 May 18 - Science Daily/UPI:
First beating heart transplant conducted
at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

* 2007 May 18 - Science Daily/UPI:
Researchers say Lincoln had smallpox
when he delivered Gettysburg Address

* 2007 May 18 - UniverseToday.com:
Book Review: Pluto and Beyond
Lowell Observatory exploration

* 2007 May 18 - Science Daily/UPI:
NASA says new stars hatching around Orion

* 2007 May 18 - CNN/Reuters:
Robot probes sinkhole as proxy for icy moon

* 2007 May 18 - NASA:
The Equivalence Principle: Galileo and String Theory

* 2007 May 16 - Time Magazine:
The Taj Mahal Needs a Facial due to air pollution
By SIMON ROBINSON, NEW DELHI

* 2007 May 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
Laser inventor Theodore Maiman dies

* 2007 May 11 - CNews/AP:
NASA eyes June launch date for space shuttle

* 2007 May 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
50 snails shot into space

* 2007 May 11 - NASA:
Preventing "Sick" Spaceships

* 2007 May 11 - Science Daily/UPI:
Scientists keep close eye on volcano

* 2007 May 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Webb telescope to look back in time

* 2007 May 10 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Gassy planet a real scorcher
Gas giant orbiting a star in the constellation Hercules hottest planet to date

* 2007 May 10 - Science Daily/NASA:
Summers Will Become Extremely Hot In The Future, NASA Prediction

* 2007 May 10 - MSNBC/Space.com:
Scotty’s space ashes still lost on Earth
Search continues in New Mexico for ‘memorial spaceflight’ payload

By Leonard David, Special correspondent

* 2007 May 10 - RedOrbit.com:
Mission Could Seek Out Spock's Home Planet

* 2007 May 10 - NASA:
NASA partners with Jamestown to celebrate exploration

* 2007 May 10 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Institute of Museum and Library Services Awards Almost $5 million
For Critical Conservation at Nation’s Museums

* 2007 May 9 - Yahoo!/AP:
Wildfire blazes behind LA observatory
By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA

* 2007 May 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Probe to dig for past life on Mars
NASA probe will launch August 3 on a mission to Mars

* 2007 May 9 - Popular Science Magazine/CNN:
Google's search engine for the universe

* 2007 May 8 - CNN/AP:
King Herod 's tomb found, archaeologist says

* 2007 May 8 - Time Magazine:
Keeping U.S. Turtles Out of China
By HILARY HYLTON

* 2007 May 8 - CNN/AP:
Queen heads home after day of tots, tributes, toasts
Queen Elizabeth visits NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, home to the largest
organization of scientists and engineers in the United States, according to NASA.

* 2007 May 3 - CNN:
Astronaut Wally Schirra, fifth American in space, dies at 84

* 2007 May 3 - CNN/AP:
Wind farms offer more power, possible problems

* 2007 May 3 - UPI:
New quantum dots make cheaper solar panels

* 2007 May 3 - SlashDot.org:
Half of Mars May Have Ice

* 2007 May 2 - CNN/Reuters:
Probe shows Jupiter up close and personal

* 2007 May 2 - CNN/AP:
Researchers to CT scan child mummy
Carnegie Institute mummy to be scanned at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

* 2007 May 1 - CNN/AP:
NASA rethinking death in mission to Mars

* 2007 May 1 - EarthTimes.org:
Pluto-bound spacecraft looks at Jupiter

* 2007 May 1 - MSNBC/Space.com:
A bleak and lonely outlook for universe
Forecasts predict cold cosmos where life will have a hard time surviving

By Tariq Malik

* 2007 May 1 - CNN/AP:
Los Angeles tops bad air survey
Pittsburgh ranks as the nation's second most polluted metropolitan area.

* 2007 May 1 - CNN/AP:
Zoo hatches endangered Asian turtle

* 2007 May 1, 5:08 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Planners delay action on casino
Carnegie Science Center had complained that light from new casino,
which will be next-door to Science Center, might harm viewing at
Science Center's rooftop observatory.
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
April 17, May 25

* 2007 April 30 - Public Statement by Glenn A. Walsh
Regarding Restrictions on Public Statements at RAD Board Meetings:
Prepared Text *** Large-Print Version *** News Release

* 2007 April 30 - CNN/Reuters:
How long will a bell bong?

* 2007 April 27 - The Age, Melbourne, Australia:
NASA prepares for end of the shuttle era
By Michael Cabbage

* 2007 April 27 - MSNBC/Space.com:
Skywatch: Spot the celestial snake
Hydra is the largest and most extensive of all the constellations

By Joe Rao, Skywatch columnist

* 2007 April 27 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut to catch early flight home from space station

* 2007 April 27 - Washington Post:
A Long-Awaited Taste of Outer Space
Stephen Hawking Takes a Buoyant Ride on a Zero-Gravity Flight

By Peter Whoriskey

* 2007 April 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Prehistoric volcanoes heated Earth

* 2007 April 26 - Slashdot.org:
Possible Clue On Saturn's Hexagon?

* 2007 April 26 - WRC-TV 4, Washington DC:
Ellington HS Program In Jeopardy
Museum Studies Program In Danger Of Closing

* 2007 April 25 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Smithsonian: Butterflies are Expensive

* 2007 April 24 - The New York Times:
First Mission to Explore Those Wisps in the Night Sky
By KENNETH CHANG

* 2007 April 26 - CNN/AP:
Solar peak expected in 2011-2012

* 2007 April 26 - CNN/AP:
Physicist Hawking experiences zero gravity

* 2007 April 26 - Metro News, Canada:
NASA satellite blasts off to study mysterious clouds

* 2007 April 26 - Scientific American.com/Reuters:
SpaceX to operate at Cape Canaveral: USAF
By Jim Wolf

* 2007 April 26 - New Scientist.com:
Japanese asteroid probe begins trip back to Earth
By Maggie McKee

* 2007 April 25 - CNN/AP:
Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet

* 2007 April 25 - CNN/AP:
Hawking: Zero-gravity flight will be 'bliss'

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/AP:
House passes legislation to increase math and science teachers

* 2007 April 24 - NASA:
A Massive Explosion on the Sun
Special footage of Dec. 13 solar flare.

* 2007 April 24 - Princeton University:
Bohdan Paczynski, renowned astrophysicist, dies at age 67
by Chad Boutin

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/AP:
NASA puts on 3-D glasses to view sun

* 2007 April 24 - MSNBC:
Military launches long-debated satellite
NFIRE has sparked years of controversy over missile-watching technology

By James Oberg, NBC News space analyst

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists unearth Superman's 'kryptonite'

* 2007 April 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare rhino spotted on camera

* 2007 April 24 - National Geographic News On-Line:
Photo in the News: Cosmic "Baby Picture" Marks Hubble's 17th Birthday
By Blake de Pastino

* 2007 April 24 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Squirrel Hill inventor, businessman dies at 62
By Patti Dobranski
He served for 36 years as president of Extrude Hone, which produced
industrial polymers that polished the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002.

* 2007 April 23 - Wikipedia:
40th Anniversary of Launch of Soyuz 1, Which Resulted in Tragedy,
3 Months After Tragic Apollo 1 Fire

* 2007 April 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Hunters kill one of last surviving Amur leopards

* 2007 April 21 - American Thinker:
Packaging Science
By Jonah Avriel Cohen

* 2007 April 20 - CNN:
Gunman opened fire at NASA building, police say

* 2007 April 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Sudden sea level surges threaten 1 billion

* 2007 April 19 - CNN/AP:
Japan gets serious about space

* 2007 April 19 - CNN/AP:
Scientists fear dam will flood ancient Iranian historic sites

* 2007 April 19 - CNN/Reuters:
Group: Amur leopard close to extinction

* 2007 April 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science center to seek delay in North Shore casino vote
By Mark Belko
"The science center also is worried about the impact casino lighting
could have on its observatory, which can't be used during Heinz Field
night games. Without some mitigation, the bright casino lighting
effectively could eliminate all use of the observatory," Mr. Aaronson said.
* 2007 April 4 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Shore slots traffic worries neighbors
By Andrew Conte
"Lighting from the casino also could eliminate the center's ability to use
its rooftop observatory," Haas added.
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
May 1, May 25

* 2007 April 10 - Space.com:
To Swap or Not?
NASA Reviews Fuel Tank Repair Plan for Next Shuttle Launch

By Tariq Malik

* 2007 April 10 - EarthTimes.org:
NASA extends its Russian space contract

* 2007 April 10 - USA Today/Space.com:
Water found in atmosphere of extrasolar planet for the first time
By Ker Than

* 2007 April 10 - CNN/AP:
Rescue plan for Tasmanian devils stirs contention

* 2007 April 9 - CNN/AP:
Woodstock, New York, takes on global warming

* 2007 April 9 - BBC:
Making a mint out of the Moon
From his office in Nevada, entrepreneur Dennis Hope has spawned a
multi-million-dollar property business selling plots of lunar real estate
at $20 (£10) an acre.

By Nick Davidson, BBC Horizon

* 2007 April 9 - RedOrbit.com:
Billionaire Docks at Space Station

* 2007 April 8 - Easter Sunday - Both Traditional and Orthodox
(Sunrise in Pittsburgh: 6:53 a.m. EDST)
First Sunday following the first "Paschal" Full Moon
that occurs on or after March 21 (usually the Vernal Equinox
when the Spring Season begins)

* 2007 April 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science Center reinventing itself
By Ed Blazina

* 2007 April 8 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Perspectives
The Next Page: Reviving the North Side's 'Lost City'
We all know how 'urban renewal' obliterated the North Side's core.
But momentum is growing to restore the best of the past. Here's a plan to
adapt -- not tear down -- Allegheny Center and bring life back to this
key city neighborhood.

By Doug Suisman
Next Page: About that 'Charm Bracelet Project'
By Chris Siefert, deputy director of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

* 2007 April 7 - Euro News:
World's fifth space tourist blasts off

* 2007 April 7 - New Scientist Magazine:
Space, the final war zone?

* 2007 April 6 - CBS:
Solar Flares Could Make GPS Go Haywire
Bursts In Space Can Cause Serious Problems For Communications Devices

* 2007 April 6 - KOB-TV 4 Albuquerque/AP:
Spaceport tax passes by 270 votes

* 2007 April 6 - CNN/AP:
U.N. Climate report: World's poorest will suffer most

* 2007 April 6 - CNN/AP:
Space tourism 'a good thing'

* 2007 April 6 - NASA:
No Foolin' -- 'Lab on a Chip' Works!

* 2007 April 4 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
North Shore slots traffic worries neighbors
By Andrew Conte
"Lighting from the casino also could eliminate the center's ability to use
its rooftop observatory," Haas added.
* 2007 April 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science center to seek delay in North Shore casino vote
By Mark Belko
"The science center also is worried about the impact casino lighting
could have on its observatory, which can't be used during Heinz Field
night games. Without some mitigation, the bright casino lighting
effectively could eliminate all use of the observatory," Mr. Aaronson said.
ALSO SEE; Additional News regarding proposed casino development next to Science Center
May 1, May 25

* 2007 April 4 - Los Angeles Times/AP:
Russians, U.S. 'Tourist' Ready for Space
By MARIA DANILOVA

* 2007 April 4 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Red planet heating up

* 2007 April 4 - CNN/AP:
New Mexico residents split over taxes for spaceport

* 2007 April 4 - ABC:
Columbia Astronaut's Missing Ring: A NASA Coverup?
By GINA SUNSERI and LISA CHINN

* 2007 April 4 - Animation Artist:
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Set to Go Vertical
with Shuttle Launch Experience Countdown Begins:
Unprecedented $60 Million Shuttle Ride Soon to Blast Off

* 2007 April 4 - CNN/AP:
Bald eagles make comeback on Catalina Island

* 2007 April 3 - BBC:
Engineers unveil China moon rover
Chinese scientists have shown off a prototype Moon rover
that could lead to the country's first unmanned mission
to the lunar surface in 2012.

* 2007 April 3 - CNN/AP:
Court: Do something about global warming

* 2007 April 3 - CNN/AP:
Condor egg could herald return of giant

* 2007 April 3 - UPI:
Scientists suspect Mars might have caves

* 2007 April 2 - CNN/AP:
'Star Trek' actor's ashes heading to space this month

* 2007 April 1 - The Sunday Times of London:
Out of Office AutoReply... I’m playing astronauts

* 2007 March 30 - CNN/AP:
Space station crew members move spacecraft

* 2007 March 30 - CNN/AP:
Gap between space flights worries NASA

* 2007 March 30 - Inovations-Report.com:
Solar wind electric sail propulsion may revolutionise space travel
The goal of sending probes anywhere in the Solar System
in reasonable time has remained elusive.

* 2007 March 29 - CNN/AP:
Astronaut's marathon 'will truly be out of this world'

* 2007 March 29 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientists: Antarctic ice sheet thinning

* 2007 March 27 - News Release:
Science Center Misses Second Deadline to Reassemble Historic Zeiss Projector
Despite $1 Million Planetarium Rehab in 2006

“It is now quite clear that The Carnegie Science Center has no interest
in the historic Buhl Planetarium artifacts and has no intentions of
reassembling them; they do not see display of these artifacts as part
of their mission. All of their ‘delays’ are simply meant to drag-out
the process, hoping that people will forget these artifacts exist—the old adage:
‘out of sight, out of mind’ !” according to Friends of the Zeiss Project
Director Glenn A. Walsh.

* 2007 March 27 - Washington Post:
Smithsonian's Small Quits in Wake of Inquiry
By Jacqueline Trescott and James V. Grimaldi
Secretary of Smithsonian Institution resigns; Head of Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History to be Acting Secretary.

* 2007 March 27 - CNN/AP:
Virgin Galactic signs agreement for spaceport

* 2007 March 27 - CNN:
Marine biologists unlock polar secrets to fight disease

* 2007 March 27 - CNN/Reuters:
Bald eagle returns to Philadelphia

* 2007 March 27 - NASA
A Shining Example of Space Benefits

* 2007 March 26 - NetIndia123.com
Planetarium in astronaut Kalpana Chawla's memory;
Astronaut from India died in Columbia explosion.

* 2007 March - AOL/NASA: AOL/NASA Space Pennant Contest for Children
Entry period ends 2007 April 10 !

* 2007 March 25 - ITWire.com:
NASA: hail damage means no launch yet for Atlantis

* 2007 March 23 - PhysOrg.com:
NASA Assigns Crew for Shuttle Mission to Install Japanese Lab
NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-124,
targeted for launch in February 2008. The flight will deliver the
Pressurized Module and robotic arm of the Japanese Experiment Module,
known as "Kibo" (hope), to the International Space Station.

* 2007 March 23 - CNN/AP:
NASA developing new space duds

* 2007 March 23 - CNN/AP:
Feds: Yellowstone grizzlies no longer threatened

* 2007 March 23 - CNN/Reuters:
Study: Plate tectonics well under way 3.8 billion years ago

* 2007 March 22 - CNN/AP:
NASA puts off shuttle launch decision

* 2007 March 21 - BBC:
Science tool fetches record price
scientific instrument uncovered during building work in Kent.

* 2007 March 20 - CNN/AP:
Millionaire's rocket aborts launch

* 2007 March 20 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Probing Mars's Hidden Glaciers
By J. Kelly Beatty

* 2007 March 20 - China Economic Net:
China outlines space program till 2010

* 2007 March 20 - CNN/AP:
Report: World's greatest rivers in danger

* 2007 March 19 - CNN/AP:
Malaria-resistant mosquito developed

* 2007 March 19 - New Scientist Magazine:
Could lasers zap away dangerous asteroids?
By Kelly Young

* 2007 March 19 - PhysOrg.com/NASA:
NASA Glenn to Test Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, will conduct integrated
environmental testing of the Orion crew exploration vehicle in the
Space Power Facility at the center's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

* 2007 March 19 - PostChronicle.com:
NASA: Global Sunscreen Has Likely Thinned
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 March 17 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Imagining the perfect playhouse
By Rosa Colucci
Including playhouse (with photo) designed to look like original Buhl Planetarium.

* 2007 March - AOL/NASA: AOL/NASA Space Pennant Contest for Children

* 2007 March 16 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Beechview frustrated by wait for senior center
By Rick Wills
Former Buhl Planetarium Observatory volunteer, John D. Weinhold, lobbies for
new Senior Citizen Center for Beechview neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

* 2007 March 16 - CNN/Reuters:
Huge ice deposits cover south pole of Mars

* 2007 March 16 - Space.com:
NASA Weighs Shuttle Fuel Tank Repair Options
By Tariq Malik

* 2007 March 16 - The Wall Street Journal:
The Museum Next Door
By TROY MCMULLEN

* 2007 March 15 - Centennial of Pittsburgh Flood of 1907

* 2007 March 15 - CNN/AP:
Teen wins $100,000 science scholarship

* 2007 March 15 - MSNBC/Space.com:
All eyes on Pluto Sunday
Astronomers hope to learn more about planet as it passes in front of star

By Jeanna Bryner

* 2007 March 15 - European Space Agency:
Mars Express radar gauges water quantity around Mars’ south pole

* 2007 March 15 - CNN:
High-tech gadgets for stargazers

* 2007 March 14 - CNN/AP:
Probe spots seas on Saturn's moon Titan

* 2007 March 14 - NASA:
Shooting Marbles at 16,000 mph

* 2007 March 14 - Space.com:
Apollo Capsule Comes Home
NASA’s first Apollo capsule ever to take flight
returns to its birth site as an exhibit

* 2007 March 13 - CNN/AP:
China building astronomy satellite

* 2007 March 13 - The Post Chronicle:
NASA To Study Clouds At Edge Of Space

* 2007 March 13 - The Post Chronicle:
NASA Seeks A Near-Earth Asteroid Sample

* 2007 March 13 - WebWire.com:
NASA to Announce Winner of Space Station Student Naming Contest

* 2007 March 13 - CNN/AP:
Work begins on undersea observatory

* 2007 March 13 - CNN/AP:
Scholar: 'Jesus Tomb' documentary got it wrong

* 2007 March 12 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA optimistic about shuttle repair

* 2007 March 12 - NASA:
Stereo Eclipse

* 2007 March 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Repair robot heads for space

* 2007 March 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Geologists to map the world

* 2007 March 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Memo to scientists: Don't discuss polar bears

* 2007 March 9 - NASA:
Alien Volcano on Moon of Jupiter

* 2007 March 8 - PCAuthority.com:
Nasa needs US$1bn to protect Earth from asteroids

* 2007 March 8 - SpaceRef.com:
New Mexico Legislature:
Declaring Pluto a Planet and March 13, 2007 as Pluto Planet Day

* 2007 March 8 to 21 - CITIZEN SCIENCE: Globe at Night
Participate with hundreds of people, worldwide, to monitor effects of
light pollution, by observing Constellation Orion, The Hunter.
Click here to learn how you and your family can participate!

* 2007 March 8 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Driven up the wall
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss
Regarding fragments of astronomical inscription from the Bible
previously on exterior wall of original Buhl Planetarium,
removed for large window highlighted in Feb. 22 column.

* 2007 March 7 - LiveScience.com:
You Can't Travel Back in Time, Scientists Say
By Sara Goudarzi

* 2007 March 7 - CNN:
NASA fires astronaut Nowak

* 2007 March 7 - CNN/AP:
Suspected meteorite crashes through bedroom window

* 2007 March 7 - UPI:
NASA completes Orion spacecraft review

* 2007 March 7 - CNN/Reuters:
First woman in space dreams of flying to Mars
Russian cosmonaut first woman in space in 1963.

* 2007 March 7 - PhysicsWeb.com:
Sunlight puts asteroids in a spin
Astronomers in the US and Europe have proved that sunlight
plays a key role in how fast asteroids rotate.

* 2007 March 7 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare Mekong dolphin making a comeback

* 2007 March 6 - Columbus Dispatch:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Wendy’s should turn site into a museum
Regarding closing of very first Wendy's restaurant,
in Downtown Columbus, across street from the
original site of the Center of Science and Industry.
Also see 2008 Jan. 4 article.

* 2007 Feb. 24 - USA Today/AP:
Wendy's to close original restaurant
Also see 2008 Jan. 4 article.

* 2007 March 6 - CNN/AP:
NASA lacks funds to find killer asteroids

* 2007 March 6 - CNN/Reuters:
China designer: Moonshot possible in 15 years

* 2007 March 5 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle back in hangar for repairs

* 2007 March 5 - CNN/AP:
Dinosaur had yard-long horns over eyebrows
Discovered by scientists at Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

* 2007 March 5 - NASA:
Look Ma! No (Human) Hands!

* 2007 March 5 - European Space Agency:
Huygens landing site to be named after Hubert Curien

* 2007 March - Smithsonian Magazine:
Reading Between the Lines
Scientists with high-tech tools are deciphering lost writings
of the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes

By Mary K. Miller

* 2007 March 3 - Kent State University:
LUNAR ECLIPSE VISIBLE FROM PITTSBURGH - 2007 MARCH 3
(WEATHER-PERMITTING)
By Jonna Call
Astronomy Student, Kent State University
(More eclipse details, for outside Western Pennsylvania
Link 1 *** Link 2 *** Link 3)

* 2007 March 4 - ITwire.com:
Germans plan tentative space mission to Moon by 2013
The German Aeropace Center has announced its supposed plan
for an unmanned Moon mission by the year 2013.
By William Atkins

* 2007 March 2 - CNN/AP:
'Breathtaking' new view of Saturn

* 2007 March 2 - CNN/AP:
No attempted murder charge for astronaut Nowak

* 2007 March 2 - NASA:
Mysteries of Rain and Snow

* 2007 March 1 - CNN/AP:
Scientists turn spotlight on world's poles
International Polar Year began March 1; largest such project since
International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-1958.

* 2007 March 1 - CNN/AP:
NASA budget crunch will delay moon ship's first flight

* 2007 March 1 - CNN/AP:
Stephen Hawking to experience weightlessness

* 2007 March 1 - Reuters:
Cassini spacecraft snaps new views of Saturn

* 2007 March 1 - Reuters:
Twin spacecraft track solar storms, NASA says
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

* 2007 March 1 - UPI:
Scientists plan for Foton space mission (ESA)

* 2007 March - Coalition for Science After School:
SCIENCE in After-School: A Blueprint for Action
Report is a .pdf file regarding how to build a sustainable system of
after-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning
opportunities at a scale that makes a difference for young people, their
communities, and the nation.

* 2007 Feb. 28 - The Planetary Society:
Spirit Gets Back Home (To Where It Once Belonged),
Opportunity Completes 10K at Victoria's Rim

By A.J.S. Rayl

* 2007 Feb. 28 - CNN/Reuters:
Pluto probe swings by Jupiter

* 2007 Feb. 27 - CNN:
Hail damage postpones shuttle launch

* 2007 Feb. 26 - NASA:
Grand Theft Pluto: New Horizons Gets a Boost From Jupiter Flyby

* 2007 Feb. 26 - Space.com/AP:
Iran Announces Successful Rocket Launch
By Nasser Karimi

* 2007 Feb. 26 - CNN/AP:
Archaeologists, scholars dispute Jesus documentary
Documentary claims to have found bones of Jesus' family.

* 2007 Feb. 26 - MSNBC/Space.com:
New photos reveal comet's spiraling jets
Many skywatchers never got a good look at Comet McNaught

By Robert Roy Britt, Senior science writer

* 2007 Feb. 26 - NASA:
NASA and Department Of Defense Partner For Aeronautical Testing

* 2007 Feb. 26 - CNN/Reuters:
Antarctic ice melt reveals exotic creatures

* 2007 Feb. 24 - CNN/AP:
European probe flies by Mars

* 2007 Feb. 22 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Column - Architecture:
A Children's Museum design competition proposes
remaking the North Side as a "Charm Bracelet."

BY CHARLES ROSENBLUM
ALSO SEE --
* 2007 March 8 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Letter-to-the-Editor
Driven up the wall
By Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director, Friends of the Zeiss
Regarding fragments of astronomical inscription from the Bible
previously on exterior wall of original Buhl Planetarium,
removed for large window highlighted in Feb. 22 column.

* 2007 Feb. 20 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Editorial:
Charming: There's promise in linking North Side attractions

* 2007 Feb. 20 - USA Today/AP:
Smithsonian air and space museum sees fewer visitors
By Brett Zongker

* 2007 Feb. 20 - BitsofNews.com:
Asteroid Has Fairly Good Chances Striking Earth in 2036
Written by Philipe Rubio

* 2007 Feb. 20 - NASA:
A Cool Solar Mystery

* 2007 Feb. 20 - CNN/Reuters:
Corporations agree to cut emissions

* 2007 Feb. 20 - Tehran Times:
Next space tourist dreams of library in orbit

* 2007 Feb. 19 - CNN/Reuters:
U.N. urged to take action on asteroid threat

* 2007 Feb. 19 - ABC:
Can Earth Dodge Asteroid Heading This Way?
This One is Uncomfortably Close, Scientists Warn,
and Some Wonder if It Needs to Be Deflected

BY GREG CROFT

* 2007 Feb. 18 - Yahoo!/AP:
U.S. has more science smarts - sort of
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer

* 2007 Feb. 16, 17, 18, 19 - CITIZEN SCIENCE: The Great Backyard Bird Count

* 2007 Feb. 17 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
Star Explosion Brightens: A Naked-Eye Nova in Scorpius
by Alan MacRobert

* 2007 Feb. 16 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle commander: Astronaut arrest won't affect mission

* 2007 Feb. 16 - CNN/AP:
NASA delays five-satellite launch * NASA Mission Web Site

* 2007 Feb. 16 - PhysOrg.com:
Hunting martian fossils best bet for locating Mars life, researcher says

* 2007 Feb. 16 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Funding Failure Hides Anne Frank Documents for Thirty Years

* 2007 Feb. 15 - CNN/AP:
More evidence for water on Mars

* 2007 Feb. 15 - CNN/AP:
Shuttle Atlantis rolling out to launch pad

* 2007 Feb. 15 - CNN/AP:
Themis mission -- so many satellites, just 1 rocket

* 2007 Feb. 15 - Public Radio International/Reuters:
Space lasers detect big lakes under Antarctic ice
By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

* 2007 Feb. 14 - NASA:
The Moon is a School for Exploration?

* 2007 Feb. 13 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
Ulysses Starts Third Loop of Sun
By J. Kelly Beatty

* 2007 Feb. 13 - Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.:
Japanese astronaut to bring noodles to ISS

* 2007 Feb. 13 - NASA:
Lunar Eclipse March 3

* 2007 January - Scientific American Magazine:
ASTROPHYSICS
What Is a Planet?
The controversial new official definition of "planet,"
which banished Pluto, has its flaws but by and large captures
essential scientific principles

By Steven Soter

* 2007 Feb. 10 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Best Places to Work:
Business Section Survey of Workplaces and Working Conditions
Excerpt:
Carnegie Museums: It could be a wonderful institution to work for,
but the pay for the majority of the employees is more than pathetic --
with no pay raises the sixth year running and not even a cost-of-living
increase for six years. But it is wonderful to work in a museum, not for one.
-- Jane

* 2007 Feb. 10 - AOL/Reuters:
French Planet-Seeking Satellite Gets to Work

* 2007 Feb. 10 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Amber Stick helps find missing children
By Jill King Greenwood

* 2007 Feb. 9 - PhysOrg.com:
Introducing the 'coolest' spacecraft in the universe
The European Space Agency's Planck mission, which will study the conditions
present in our Universe shortly after the Big Bang, is reaching an important
milestone with the integration of instruments into the satellite at Alcatel
Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

* 2007 Feb. 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Work starts on Arctic seed vault

* 2007 Feb. 9 - CNN/Reuters:
Acoustic device may save India's river dolphins

* 2007 Feb. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Father snatches son at Children's Museum
Child returned unharmed to mother after all-day search

By Moustafa Ayad, Tim Grant and Torsten Ove

* 2007 Feb. 9 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Abducted boy, 4, found safe outside motel in Kennedy
By Michael Hasch

* 2007 Feb. 9 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Linking venues in North Side seen as charm
Fanciful plans for 'family district' to be unveiled

By Timothy McNulty

* 2007 Feb. 8 - CNN/AP:
New record for U.S. spacewalker

* 2007 Feb. 8 - CNN/Reuters:
Astronaut's arrest tests NASA's mettle

* 2007 Feb. 8 - USA Today/AP:
NASA investigating problems on latest Mars orbiter

* 2007 Feb. 8 - The Post Chronicle:
Study: Mars Was Once Wetter And Warmer

* 2007 Feb. 7 - CNN/AP:
Prehistoric lovers found locked in eternal embrace

* 2007 Feb. 7 - DigitalCameraInfo.com:
Carnegie Mellon and NASA Develop Gigapixel Robot Camera
by Karen M. Cheung

* 2007 Feb. 6 - CNN:
Astronaut granted bond on attempted murder charge
Beaver County native allegedly stalked by astronaut.

* 2007 Feb. 6 - CNN/AP:
Man gets second chance at space ride

* 2007 Feb. 6 - New Scientist On-Line:
Science funding stays flat in NASA budget
By David Shiga

* 2007 Feb. 5 - Newsweek/MSNBC:
Race to the Moon
By Fred Guterl, Newsweek International
Cover story of Europe & Latin America editions of Newsweek Magazine.

* 2007 Feb. 4 - CNN/AP:
Whooping crane spotted alive, expert says

* 2007 Feb. 3 - CNN:
Scientists: Humans 'very likely' cause global warming

* 2007 Feb. 2 - NASA:
181 Things To Do On The Moon

* 2007 Feb. 2 - Groundhog.org:
Famous Pennsylvania Groundhog, Punxsutawney
Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!
Old German folk tradition for Candlemas, the traditional Astronomical,
Cross-Quarter Day, marking approximate mid-way point in Winter Season.

* 2007 Feb. 1 - Marine and Maritime News:
USA. NASA to honor Jamestown on space shuttle

* 2007 Feb. 1 - CNN/AP:
Report to link global warming to humans

* 2007 Jan. 30 - Cornell Chronicle:
CU Library's great treasure of science:
Lavoisier collection is Mme. Lavoisier's achievement

Papers of "father of modern chemistry" now at Cornell University.

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/AP:
Rocket with satellite explodes during launch

* 2007 Jan. 31 - CNN/AP:
Toxic leak misses spacewalkers

* 2007 Jan. 31 - WhereMostNeeded.org:
Former Seaport Museum Head Now Accused of Filching $2.4 Million
At Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

* 2007 Jan. 31 - NASA:
Floods! Fire! SERVIR
Weather satellites help Panama.

* 2007 Jan. 30 - Discovery Channel:
IN DEPTH: Record-Setting Spacewalks Ahead
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/Reuters:
ISS crew to 'knock out' 3 spacewalks

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/AP:
Scientist snoops in astronauts' journals

* 2007 Jan. 30 - ABC/Reuters:
NASA extends target for space station transport
By Irene Klotz

* 2007 Jan. 30 - CNN/AP:
Stonehenge workers' village found

* 2007 Jan. 29 - Planetary Science Research Discoveries:
Did Martian Meteorites Come From These Sources?
--- Researchers find large rayed craters on Mars and
consider the reasons why they may be launching sites of Martian meteorites

By Linda M. V. Martel

* 2007 Jan. 28 - Washington Post:
SCIENCE RELIGION
Searching the Heavens
The late Carl Sagan on questions of science and faith.

Review by Wray Herbert of book,
THE VARIETIES OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE
A Personal View of the Search for God
By Carl Sagan - Edited by Ann Druyan

* 2007 Jan. 29 - CNN/AP:
Hubble's main camera shuts down -- again

* 2007 Jan. 29 - CNN/AP:
Uncle Sam spoils dream trip to space

* 2007 Jan. 29 - CNN/AP:
Experts slam upcoming global warming report

* 2007 Jan. 28 - Washington Post:
The Day the Astronauts Died
By Richard Corfield
Jan. 27: 40th anniversary of Apollo 1 fire killing 3 astronauts.

* 2007 Jan. 27 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Women paid less than men in nonprofit work
By Mike Wereschagin

* 2007 Jan. 27 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Science Center plans bold 'Bodies' exhibit
By Adrian McCoy
Controversial exhibit will include display of unclaimed Chinese corpses.

* 2007 Jan. 26 - American Radio Relay League:
The K7RA Solar Update
By Amateur solar observer Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, Washington
Currently a flare-spewing sunspot just around the sun's eastern limb

* 2007 Jan. 26 - NASA:
The Moon is a Harsh Witness

* 2007 Jan. 26 - CNN:
Legendary astronaut still finds herself star-struck
By Peggy Mihelich

* 2007 Jan. 25 - CNN/Reuters:
Mega-marsupials once roamed Australia
Giant lions, kangaroos and wombats once roamed Australia's outback

* 2007 Jan. 24 - CNN/AP:
Zoo celebrates virgin Komodo birth

* 2007 Jan. 24 - Florida Today, Cocoa FL:
Atlantis launch moves up to March 15

* 2007 Jan. 24 - CNN/Reuters:
Rare shark captured on film

* 2007 Jan. 24 - CNN/AP:
Dinosaur may have resembled biplane

* 2007 Jan. 22 - NewScientist.com:
Exploding robots may scout hazardous asteroids
By David Shiga

* 2007 Jan. 22 - CNN/Reuters:
India space capsule returns to Earth
India plans for a lunar mission in 2008

* 2007 Jan. 22 - CNN/Reuters:
Scientist: Pollution destroying pre-Aztec Mexican ruins

* 2007 Jan. 22 - CNN/AP:
CEOs call for action against climate change

* 2007 Jan. 20 - Wikinews.org:
Kuiper Belt object to become comet in approx. 2 million years

* 2007 Jan. 19 - CNN:
U.S. official: Chinese test missile obliterates satellite

* 2007 Jan. 19 - Washington Post:
China Criticized for Anti-Satellite Missile Test
Destruction of an Aging Satellite Illustrates Vulnerability of U.S. Space Assets

By Marc Kaufman and Dafna Linzer

* 2007 Jan. 19 - Washington Post:
Putting the Brakes on Light Speed
Researchers Slow Waves While Maintaining Their Ability to Carry Information

By Rick Weiss

* 2007 Jan. 19 - CNN/Reuters:
Probe nears close encounter with Jupiter
Mission objective: Explore dwarf planet Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt

* 2007 Jan. 18 - CNN/AP:
Cargo ship heads for space station

* 2007 February - FastCompany.com
Can't Touch This
Working all but alone from his hardware-strewn office,
Jeff Han is about to change the face of computing.
Not even the big boys are likely to catch him.

By: Adam L. Penenberg

* 2007 Jan. 17 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
On this Mt. Washington, it's 50 below zero
Alan Metcalf walks into hurricane-force winds that chill already-freezing
temperatures to 50 degrees below zero -- all in the name of science.

By Allison M. Heinrichs

* 2007 Jan. 17 - CNN/AP:
Surprise birth has chimp sanctuary checking vasectomies
All the male chimps at the facility have had vasectomies.

* 2007 Jan. 17 - CNN/AP:
'Doomsday Clock' moved forward
New change a result of worsening "nuclear and climate threats"

* 2007 Jan. 17 - ScienceDaily.com:
Surprises Continue Two Years After Probe's Landing On Saturn's Moon Titan

* 2007 Jan. 17 - Hindustan Times:
Space scientists to help explore ruins of ancient university

* 2007 Jan. 16 - CNN/Reuters:
Report: Planet-monitoring satellites need upgrade

* 2007 Jan. 16 - Discovery Channel:
New Telescope Could Eavesdrop on Aliens
By Tracy Staedter

* 2007 Jan. 16 - BBC:
Protection for 'weirdest' species
A conservation programme for some of the world's most bizarre and
unusual creatures has been launched by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

* 2007 Jan. 16 - The New York Times:
The Warming of Greenland
By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF
New island discovered by melting ice and snow, from global warming.

* 2007 Jan. 15 - Pittsburgh Trib p.m., page 9:
(Excerpt from half-page, tabloid-newspaper advertisement
by The Carnegie Science Center)
"Snowball Challenge!
Anyone who brings a snowball to Carnegie Science Center on the Summer
Solstice, June 21, will receive FREE general admission. Plan ahead and
make your snowball as soon as you can!"
Reuse of original Buhl Planetarium promotion from mid-1980s !

* 2007 Jan. 15 - CNN/AP:
Amateur astronomers pursue next great discovery

* 2007 Jan. 14 - Space.com:
Amazing Comet Visible in Broad Daylight
By Robert Roy Britt

* 2007 Jan. 13 - Los Angeles Times:
Obituary
Donald E. Osterbrock, 82;
modest scholar of the heavens studied sun and Milky Way

By John Johnson Jr.
News Release: University of California at Santa Cruz

* 2007 Jan. 13 - CNN:
Aquarium looks for answers in whale shark death

* 2007 Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
25 years and $100 million in grants later,
president of Buhl Foundation leaving

Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Longtime Buhl Foundation leader to step down this summer
Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 12 - CNN/AP:
Russia honors Sputnik designer

* 2007 Jan. 12 - The New York Times:
Skull Supports Theory of Human Migration
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

* 2007 Jan. 12 - MoonDaily.com:
Copernicus And the Wild Goose Chase
by Prof Mark Brake and Rev Neil Hook
for Astrobiology Magazine

* 2007 Jan. 11, 3:47 p.m. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line:
Head of Buhl Foundation stepping down
Buhl Foundation founded Buhl Planetarium in 1939 and
funded new Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) and
beginnings of county library computer network in mid-1990s.

* 2007 Jan. 11 - CNN/Reuters:
Stinky flower mystery solved

* 2007 Jan. 11 - NASA:
New NASA Orbiter Sees Details of 1997 Pathfinder Site

* 2007 Jan. 11 - CNN/Space.com:
Black hole triplets spotted

* 2007 Jan. 10 - CNN/AP:
NASA: Shuttle goals might be tough to achieve

* 2007 Jan. 9 - Institute of Museum and Library Services:
Mrs. Laura Bush Presents Nation’s Top Museum and
Library Awards at White House Ceremony

* 2007 January - Wired Magazine:
One Giant Screwup for Mankind
NASA put a man on the moon - then lost the videotape.
A grizzled crew of ex-rocket jockeys are on a
star-crossed mission to find it.

By David Kushner

* NOVA Science Now for 2007 Jan. 9:
Proposed Space Elevator
Mayan Astronomical Ruins

* 2007 Jan. 8 - CNN/AP:
Scientist: NASA found life on Mars -- and killed it

* 2007 Jan. 8 - CNN/AP:
Google to help build telescope

* 2007 Jan. 8 - CNN/AP:
Hawking: I'm planning space flight

* 2007 Jan. 8 - NASA:
Metric Moon

* 2007 Jan. 8 - Washington Post:
Scientists See Potential In Amniotic Stem Cells
They Are Highly Versatile And Readily Available
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By Rick Weiss

* 2007 Jan. 8 - Washington Post:
GM Introduces Plug-In Electric Car
By Sholnn Freeman

* 2007 Jan. 8 - Washington Post:
Scientists Shining Light Into Black Holes
By Marc Kaufman

* 2007 Jan. 6-7 - Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center, Nashville:
New World Record:
Continuous, back-to-back, public performances in a planetarium

* 2007 Jan. 5 - Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey:
It came from space, but from where?
BY JOSEPH SAPIA AND NICK CLUNN

* 2007 Jan. 5 - NASA:
The PI's Perspective
New Horizons in 2007

* 2007 Jan. 5 - CNN/Reuters:
NASA vet takes reins at Kennedy Space Center

* 2007 Jan. 5 - CNN/AP:
Really big game: Hunters stalk world's tallest trees

* 2007 Jan. 5 - Sky and Telescope Magazine On-Line:
January's Surprise Comet
by Roger W. Sinnott
New, bright comet coming into view.

* 2007 Jan. 4 - Cloudbait Observatory, Guffey, Colorado:
January 4, 2007 Fireball

* 2007 Jan. 4 - CNN/AP:
NORAD looking for Russian rocket in Wyoming

* 2007 Jan. 4 - CNN/AP:
Forecasters expect toasty 2007

* 2007 Jan. 3 - Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey:
It fell from the sky! Mystery object hits Freehold Township house
BY JAMES A. QUIRK

* 2007 Jan. 3 - NASA:
Lunar Geminids

* 2007 Jan. - Smithsonian Magazine:
The Shadow Knows
Why a leading expert on the history of timekeeping set out to create
a sundial unlike anything the world has ever seen.

By Dava Sobel

* Pittsburgh Public Transit Agency Proposes Drastic Service Cuts
effective 2007 June 24, Fare Increase effective 2008 Jan. 1.

* 2007 Jan. 2 - New Scientist Magazine:
Mars rover tries to weather dust storm
By Kelly Young

* 2007 Jan. 2 - BBC:
Mars rovers are taught new tricks
Nasa is testing a "smart" upgrade to its robotic rovers on Mars.

* 2007 Jan. 2 - CNN/AP:
Aquarium puts ailing beluga whale to sleep

* 2007 Jan. 1 - Sky and Telescope Magazine:
A New Foundation for the AAVSO
by Pamela L. Gay
New home for American Association of Variable Star Observers.

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