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As the Sun Rises, NASA's Global Hawk is Being Prepared for Flight

Hot summer days in Southern California’s Antelope Valley force many aircraft operations to start early in the morning before the sun rises. On a back ramp at Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, a NASA Global Hawk goes through testing of its communication components and satellite connection links in preparation for flight. 7 more words

Jonathan Offt

Saturnian Dawn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft peers toward a sliver of Saturn’s sunlit atmosphere while the icy rings stretch across the foreground as a dark band. via NASA http://ift.tt/2sIzUaw

Jonathan Offt

Bloomberg’s Next Anti-Washington Move: $200 Million Program for Mayors by ALEXANDER BURNS


Michael R. Bloomberg will announce an initiative to give funds to large cities as an extension of his advocacy for largely liberal policies…. 12 more words

Jonathan Offt

Young Socialites Conjure the Ghost of Leonard Bernstein at the Dakota by BEN WIDDICOMBE


When Larry Milstein, 22, and his sister Toby, 24, are not hobnobbing on the young socialite circuit, they hold séances in their family’s apartment…. 14 more words

Jonathan Offt

Hubble Uses Gravitational Lens to Capture Disk Galaxy

By combining the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery—the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang. 7 more words

Jonathan Offt

Serena Williams Signs On as New "Purple Purse" Ambassador to Promote Financial Empowerment for Domestic Abuse Victims

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Serena Williams has signed on as the newest ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the insurance company’s decade-old initiative to provide financial empowerment to domestic abuse victims. 276 more words


The McCarthy Charities: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees

The McCarthy Charities: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees from Community Foundation on Vimeo.

The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region during the annual Celebration of Philanthropy in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the greater Capital Region. 106 more words