Though Russian and American crews normally alternate their days off, all six aboard station will gather for a Thanksgiving meal together. They will also have some extra time to relax and visit with family via IP phone or video conference.
When Greg Fishel visited Barrow Alaska in March, the sun set at 9 p.m. after just over 13 hours above the horizon. This small town along Alaska's northern coast is known for its extremes and has become ground zero for climate change research. Records over the past 60 years show that Alaska has warmed at a rate more than twice that of the rest of the United States.
Earlier this year when I started to make my "Climate Change journey" public, I had many goals. Ironically, the two that really stuck had nothing to do with science.
WRAL's "Exploring Climate Change" special won first place in the Radio Television Digital News Association/Associated Press awards announced Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.
It is a well known fact that one can make statistics say anything one wants them to. One way this has been done in the global temperature record is to start the trendline in 1998, the year the strongest elnino on record contributed to a spike in temperatures. This is how some claim that the warming has stopped.
Students competing in the 57th annual Cary Band Day will turn the football field into an applied physics lab. They have to if they want to win.
I have stated for months now that one of my goals was to help promote a civil discussion between those who accept man-made global warming based on the evidence and those who do not. In the past two weeks, as much as I hate to admit it, I have gotten sucked into the fray.
After a nine-year absence from the curriculum at the United States Naval Academy (USNO) and 15 years from Naval ROTC programs, tomorrow's naval officers are once again learning to navigate by the stars. The class of 2017 will be the first in many years to graduate with a basic knowledge of celestial navigation (CELNAV).
Throughout the remainder of October, you'll be able to see five planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) somewhere overnight.