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White Dwarf May Have Shredded Passing Planet

In this Chandra image of ngc6388, researchers have found evidence that a white dwarf star may have ripped apart a planet as it came too close. 125 more words

Jonathan Offt

White Dwarf May Have Shredded Passing Planet

In this Chandra image of ngc6388, researchers have found evidence that a white dwarf star may have ripped apart a planet as it came too close. 124 more words

Jonathan Offt

Gritty Details Are Behind the Glitter at Fund-Raising Galas by PAUL SULLIVAN


By PAUL SULLIVAN

The people who organize these benefits attend to details like ordering special meals for attendees, and managing egos.

Published: April 17, 2015 at 08:00PM… 8 more words

Jonathan Offt

Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it’s easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a… 11 more words

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Multi-Utility Technology Testbed Aircraft On the Runway

The X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT) is greeted on an Edwards Air Force Base runway by a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) team member. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and the AFRL, along with participants from Langley Research Center and Glenn Research Center, and support from Lockheed Martin, are using the second X-56A (dubbed “Buckeye”) to check out aircraft systems, evaluate handling qualities, characterize and expand the airplane’s performance envelope, and verify pre-flight predictions regarding aircraft behavior.  37 more words

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The Do-Gooder Corporation by Unknown Author


By Unknown Author

Does the law allow corporations to pursue social goals over shareholder profits?

Published: April 16, 2015 at 02:45AM

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$400,000 in Art Stolen From 'Simpsons' Creator's Foundation by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Authorities are asking the public’s help in finding two paintings — one of them by famed American Roy Lichtenstein — that were stolen from a Malibu foundation established by the late co-creator of “The Simpsons.” 12 more words

Jonathan Offt