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Jun 21

On her first solo trip to Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha (left) and Malia met with former South African president Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton. 
(Photo courtesy: Nelson Mandela Foundation, Debbie Yazbek Photography)

On her first solo trip to Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha (left) and Malia met with former South African president Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton.

(Photo courtesy: Nelson Mandela Foundation, Debbie Yazbek Photography)

Jun 15

Get a good look - because it may be one of the last sunspots you’ll see for a while. The sun is heading into an unusual and extended hibernation, scientists predict. Around 2020, sunspots may disappear for years, maybe decades.

Get a good look - because it may be one of the last sunspots you’ll see for a while. The sun is heading into an unusual and extended hibernation, scientists predict. Around 2020, sunspots may disappear for years, maybe decades.

(Source: nasa.gov)

Jun 14

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”
Happy Flag Day

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

Happy Flag Day

Jun 13

The Environmental Working Group says apples top its “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticides. “We found that nearly every apple sampled, 98 per cent, had pesticide residues,” says Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst. “This is an accumulation of 48 different pesticides.” 

The Environmental Working Group says apples top its “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticides. “We found that nearly every apple sampled, 98 per cent, had pesticide residues,” says Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst. “This is an accumulation of 48 different pesticides.” 

(Source: Flickr / ollesvensson)

Jun 10

CHARLOTTE: The future home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane - US Airways flight 1549.   (CBS News/Darrall Johnson)

CHARLOTTE: The future home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane - US Airways flight 1549.   (CBS News/Darrall Johnson)

“"The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress — and in the American body politic writ large — to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and capable partners in their own defense," - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.” — http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/10/501364/main20070467.shtml

Jun 08

A medium-sized solar flare has erupted from the sun in an impressive display captured by NASA cameras.  NASA says the flare peaked Tuesday and created a large cloud that appeared to cover almost half the surface of the sun.
 
Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

A medium-sized solar flare has erupted from the sun in an impressive display captured by NASA cameras.  NASA says the flare peaked Tuesday and created a large cloud that appeared to cover almost half the surface of the sun.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO


(Source: Flickr / gsfc)

Jun 07

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