‘Space’ has wonderful group of sky images
For the past 46 years, space telescopes have been sent into orbit allowing spectacular views of objects, using a variety of wavelengths (our atmosphere blocks off most of the waves shorter than light and a good deal of the waves longer than light).
Not all humans are descended from apes
It is time for another edition of Goldy’s Rules.
They include Rules I recently thought up or heard about, plus some I have long abided by and only now remembered.
Looking Back 1870
While new year’s celebrations tend to be loud and boisterous, they can also get out of control. It was still early on New Year’s Day 1870 when a group of boys gathered on Polk Street in Cumberland to celebrate in their own special way.
Bob Giffin believed in the goodness of us all
The first time the Giffin family exploded onto my radar was at a Fort Hill basketball game years ago in the old Fort Hill gym. Believe it was a City game, which meant the place was packed, the walls were sweating and the smell of popcorn permeated the atmosphere. And through it all marched the family Giffin in perfect formation, tallest in the front, shortest in the back, led by father Lew, mother Donna, oldest son Bob, second son Tom, third son Donnie and fourth son Johnnie.
If you’ve heard seven, you’ve heard them all
I get to read my buddy Maude’s column before you do (and before she gets to read mine), and she sometimes provides a spark of inspiration
Here are highlights for 2014 night skies
During the entire year, you can see the International Space Station (ISS) pass over our area. On close passages, the ISS rivals the brilliant planet Venus.
Who thinks these things up, anyway?
Here are some of the best jokes (of the email world) in 2013. Have a Happy New Year, as I plan to!
DNR wants hunters to go hog wild on wild hogs
That’s what Jonathan McKnight of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says hunters should do if they encounter a wild hog in the woods or fields.
On the Outdoors page of Dec. 22 we ran the photo of Ron Cappadocia and the 200- to 300-pound wild hog the Flintstone area resident killed along Terrapin Run in eastern Allegany County.
Dear Santa, Del. Beitzel
So, I got to thinking, who are the two folks who could help me get something I want?
Life on earth relies on several elements
One of the most important words in science is “element.” For thousands of years, the recognized elements were air, fire, water, earth and quintessence.
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