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.
It is time to stop listening to the disingenuous cherry-pickers and start taking responsibility for learning the truth about climate change.
On Oct. 6, 1995, the discovery of 51 Pegasi b in the constellation Pegasus - a planet about half the size of Jupiter approximately 50 light years away - was announced in the magazine Nature.
In the coming days, it will be very easy to focus our attention on what may or may not happen with Hurricane Joaquin. None of this is to suggest that it will not be a big event nor that we should ignore it in any way.