Archive for August, 2012

Blue moon: one small mistake, giant folklore for the sky

Once every "two to three years" do the phases of the moon — when the Earth's satellite goes from full to new — line up with the beginning and end of the calendar month, according to astronomist Jonathan Braidman at the Chabot Space and Science Center

Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Blue moon, the stuff of song, is not blue, actually. It is the second full moon of the month. A blue moon will grace the night sky on Friday, August 31. People with less than ideal viewing conditions can watch the lunar

Adam Button on August 31st, 2012 13:23 GMT. I'm sure bloombergTV will carry it. http://www.bloomberg.com/tv/. carol on August 31st, 2012 13:24 GMT. “tonight is the last blue moon tonight until 2015.” A fitting and lovely tribute as Neil Armstrong is

Once in a 'blue moon' is today. Sadly you can tell the kids it is not really blue. That can happen with atmospheric haze or dust, even in the cold winter with a snow covered ground. But what it really means is the event or timing two full moons in a

The full moon that graces the sky Friday will be special — both in the early morning and the following night. Maybe you've heard of a blue moon? Don't get your hopes up too high. There probably won't be anything particularly

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Blue moon of 2012: First photos

My Bio · Headlines · Forum · RSS. Follow me on: Facebook · Twitter · Blue Moon · Here's the scoop on tonight's blue moon — a relatively common event — and why we equate blue moons with rarity. Comments (0); See All

Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Blue moon, the stuff of song, is not blue, actually. It is the second full moon of the month. A blue moon will grace the night sky on Friday, August 31. People with less than ideal viewing conditions can watch the lunar

Once in a 'blue moon' is today. Sadly you can tell the kids it is not really blue. That can happen with atmospheric haze or dust, even in the cold winter with a snow covered ground. But what it really means is the event or timing two full moons in a

With two full moons in August, the month would seem ripe for lunacy. But the idea that the moon contributes to madness is, fortunately, a myth. Friday will feature a blue moon, the second full moon of the month, an event that happens every 2.7 years,

Certain astronomical events happen just once in a blue moon. We had a couple of those events earlier this year — an annular solar eclipse in May, and a transit of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun in early June.

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Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools

Maria Montessori's birth anniversary marked by Google doodle. NDTV Correspondent, August 31, 2012. maria_montessori_google_doodle.jpg. Maria Montessori's 142nd birth anniversary has become the subject of the latest Google doodle. Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori, born on August 31, 1870 , was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. She worked in the fields of psychiatry, education and anthropology. She believed that each child is born with a unique potential to be revealed

Maria Montessori, the Italian physician and educator known for creating an educational model that essentially allows children freedom to learn and create independently, is the subject of today's Google Doodle. She was born

Maria Montessori Google Doodle Google celebrates Maria Montessori's 142nd birthday. If you have children you hopefully know her. Maria Montessori is best.

Google Doodle celebrates Maria Montessori's 142nd birthday, with the two Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin discussing their experiences as Montessori students. [Editor's Note: NOTCOT's Jean + Justine are Montessori kids too!]

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Eddie Murphy shops 'Beverly Hills Cop' television series

Remember all the unresolved plot questions and character issues that Axel Foley fans were left with at the end of the last Beverly Hills Cop movie 18 years.

Axel Foley may live again — on television. Eddie Murphy is pitching a “Beverly Hills Cop” TV series with “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan.

"Eddie Murphy was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to

Eddie Murphy wants to bring "Beverly Hills Cop" to the small screen. The actor starred in the film of the same name, which was released in 1984 and starred Murphy as wisecracking detective Axel Foley. The movie grossed a whopping $316,360,478

thicks@bayareanewsgroupmercurynews.com. Posted: 08/29/2012 04:26:37 PM PDT. Because none of his new ideas seem to work, Eddie Murphy may bring "Beverly Hills Cop" to television. Murphy has talked about a possible "Beverly Hills Cop 4" movie for

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Dickie: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan still remain mysteries

I don't know what's more pathetic: that Paul Ryan used his vice presidential acceptance speech last night to blame President Obama for the closure of General Motors' Janesville, Wisconsin plant even though it stopped

On Wednesday night, Paul Ryan took center stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa to accept his nomination as the Republican vice presidential nominee. Speaker after speaker tried to frame Ryan as the new face of the Republican Party,

When Paul Ryan began ascending as a young congressman on the House Budget Committee, his old mentor, Jack Kemp, was concerned. “Don't go down that path, Paul!” Kemp warned him, according to economist Lawrence Hunter, a former Kemp aide.

NEW YORK — As a Republican National Convention speaker, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan isn't nearly as much of a draw as Sarah Palin. The Nielsen ratings company said an estimated 21.9 million people watched GOP convention coverage

On Wednesday night, Paul Ryan took center stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa to accept his nomination as the Republican vice presidential nominee. Speaker after speaker tried to frame Ryan as the new face of the Republican Party,

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