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History of Aix-en-Provence and IAU

Aix-en-Provence was founded in 122 B.C. by the Romans, and like probably any old town in Europe endured war and conflict with surrounding peoples and towns. 481 more words


NASA's New Horizons starts observing Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons space probe has been on its way to Pluto since its launch in January 2006, and NASA has recently announced that it has started its “approach phase”. 381 more words


The Problem With Pluto

Ah Pluto, the world’s favorite planet-in-exile. Pluto was once a proud little planet orbiting at the farthest reaches of the solar system. Stuck in a highly eccentric orbit (that occasionally crosses neptune’s) Pluto was once an underdog of sorts, the little planet that could.   818 more words


Taking Light Beyond the Bulb

Now that we’ve flipped the calendar page to January, it’s a chance to celebrate that 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) by the United Nations. 634 more words


IAU: American Medical Student’s Association Community Outreach & Charity Fundraiser

This semester, IAU’s chapter of the American Medical Student’s Association conducted three community clinics.  Locals and even visitors took part in two free clinics in Vieux Fort and one in Micoud.  227 more words

Career counseling #6: the IAU/UNESCO list

My friend Greg recently applied for a position in an United Nations specialized agency (I won’t give the name). As you remember, Greg has lots of diplomas in his field of expertise, from Bachelor to PhD. 534 more words


Once Largest ETF in the World Drops Out of Top 10

At one point in history, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was the world’s largest ETF.

Courtesy of a massive gold bull market and the accompanying hysteria, GLD’s assets mushroomed to $77.5 billion. 310 more words