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Hospital Shooting: A Blow to Gun Control Advocates

Hospital Shooting: A Blow to Gun Control Advocates

The Associated Press reported that on Thursday, Richard Plotts, 49, kept an appointment with his psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman, at a psychiatric crisis center across from Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA. Plotts was accompanied by Theresa Hunt, 53, of Philadelphia who was a case worker for Dr. Silverman. Accounts from police revealed that once […]

NASA: 2015 Budget Reveals Ambitious Plans for Future Space Exploration

NASA: 2015 Budget Reveals Ambitious Plans for Future Space Exploration

NASA revealed ambitious plans for future space exploration this March in its 2015 budget proposal. The agency is utilizing private companies to work in a joint partnership that is mutually beneficial for both parties. OSIRIS-REx is one of those projects, where an asteroid will be retrieved and its samples sent back to Earth for study. […]

NASA Exploration Goals May Have New Hope in Private Space Companies

NASA Exploration Goals May Have New Hope in Private Space Companies

NASA’s new hope for space exploration may lie in private space companies. The government’s fiscal year budget for 2015 was a blow to astronomers, slashing funds for things such as the “Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)” which uses a telescope attached to a 747 plane to monitor the atmosphere. The Spitzer Space Telescope, although it is in good working […]

Tornado Kills Three People and Dozens Are Injured in Virginia

Tornado Kills Three People and Dozens Are Injured in Virginia

In Virginia three people were killed and dozens were injured after tents, cabins and cars were destroyed by a tornado. The storm passed over through Cape Charles, approximately 45 miles north of Norfolk, and sent pines trees crashing into vacationing families at the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on Thursday. Virginia State Police announced that Lolabeth Ortega  and her […]

Photorealism Revisited at the Nassau Museum of Art

Photorealism Revisited at the Nassau Museum of Art

Photorealism was a major American art movement of the 1970s. It consisted of painters who used photography as their subject matter and sculptors who recreated the human body with mastery. The significant trend of the period has frequently been characterized as an offshoot of the 1960s Pop Art movement and a reaction to the Minimalist […]

Dinosaurs With Feathers Discovered in Siberian Fossils

Dinosaurs With Feathers Discovered in Siberian Fossils

A new discovery: a Siberian expedition found fossils of dinosaurs with feathers in Russia. The finding of a new species could mean that feathered animals were widespread than previously thought. The researchers said the herbivorous dinosaur, which belongs to a beaked group known as Ornithischia, was five feet long. “The feathers may have been present in the […]

Dolls on Doorsteps Alarm California Neighborhood

Dolls on Doorsteps Alarm California Neighborhood

Dolls have long been a little girl’s dream and favorite toy for centuries. A coveted and wished for Christmas or birthday present, dolls are the ultimate gift of joy and happiness. When dolls happen to show up on your doorstep unannounced out of the blue, it can be scary and concerning. Such is what has happened […]

Los Angeles Clippers Walkout Rumors Could Give Sterling Satisfaction

Los Angeles Clippers Walkout Rumors Could Give Sterling Satisfaction

One of the biggest controversies, not only in the NBA but throughout the entire sports world this year, was the infamous recordings of Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Immediately after the tape was leaked online, everyone from executives to NBA players and celebrities put in their two cents about how vile the […]

Montana Judge Censured, Suspended After Rape Victim’s Suicide

Montana Judge Censured, Suspended After Rape Victim’s Suicide

A Montana judge who said a teenage rape victim appeared “older than her chronological age” is currently facing public censure, as well as suspension, nearly two years after the underage girl’s suicide. Judge G. Todd Baugh, who presided over both the sexual assault charge as well as the defendant’s violation of the conditions of his […]

New View of Embryos Growing Cell by Cell

New View of Embryos Growing Cell by Cell

A new, detailed view of embryos growing cell by cell has been made possible by using fluorescent microscopy and a new computational framework. With this new system, cell nuclei can be tracked with high accuracy and speed. Cell lineage reconstruction is possible that allows observing embryos growing cell by cell. The study was published in […]

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