A GIANT asteroid discovered by radars only one month ago flew past the Earth in the early morning hours, NASA has revealed. The asteroid, dubbed by NASA Asteroid 2019 AG3, made a so-called “Earth Close Approach” today. NASA’s scientists at the California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have tracked the asteroid down to a 2.18am GMT (UTC) flyby. The startling revelation comes just one month after the rogue asteroid was first...
It takes special equipment to rescue someoine who’s fallen into freezing water.
Dr. Ashley Lucas, founder of PHD Weight Loss, explains why support from other people is critical to meeting your weight-loss goals.
Earth’s north magnetic pole is moving fast and in an unexpected way, baffling scientists involved in tracking its motions. Our planet is surrounded by a magnetic field. It is thought to arise from the electric currents generated by Earth’s core—a solid iron ball surrounded by a liquid metal. This field is one of the reasons life is able to thrive as it deflects the solar wind, protecting us from harmful radiation. However, the...
Do you use wood-burning stoves or fireplaces to warm your home in winter? While they may be convenient and inexpensive, wood-burning appliances can be dangerous. Here are a few safety tips for winter heating.
Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett and Associates explains the biggest changes to business income tax laws.
More and more colleges offer test-optional admission applications. We visit with the college counselor at Animas High School to learn about changing trends in requirements for college applications, and why students who don’t test well can still get into selective and highly selective
The Durango-based Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise has joined forces with the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration to offer a class in Applied Entrepreneurship and Franchising, and the student who writes the best business plan will be awarded a free RMC
Big Picture High School seniors learn about geographic information systems and mapping when they map the presence of animals and noxious weeds in the Oxbow Preserve for the Durango Parks and Recreation Department’s management plan.
Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett & Associates offers advice for figuring how much debt you should assume to obtain your college degree.
Astronaut Ricky Arnold, who has been keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station, shared a majestic view of the giant spiral early Friday. “#HurricaneFlorence makes landfall this morning,” the NASA spaceman tweeted to his almost 50,000 followers. Arnold, 54, a flight engineer and former science teacher in Maryland, is part of Expedition 55 that launched to the ISS in March. On Wednesday, he tweeted...
https://durangodowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/m52vp21gl6j9e51f2isb.mp4 We tend to think of plants as helpless, passive green blobs, but a fascinating new study, in which scientists used fluorescent light to visualize alarm signals within plants, shows how our photosynthesizing friends are able to mobilize their defenses. New research published today in Science is providing an unprecedented view of the signaling action that...
Should you be tested for prostate cancer? That depends . . .
In this second presentation of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society’s John W, Sanders Lecture Series, Aaron Deter-Wolf, Prehistoric Archaeologist, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, will discuss “Otzi, the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos” Since his recovery from an Alpine glacier in 1991, the ice mummy known as “Otzi” has come to represent a triumph of modern scientific analysis. ...
Evidence for Planet Nine continues to mount, but there may be a good reason why scientists have yet to find it – it may be hiding. In October 2017, NASA released a statement saying that Planet Nine may be 20 times further from the Sun than Neptune is, going so far as to say “it is now harder to imagine our solar system without a Planet Nine than with one.” But the reason it may not yet have been found is due to that same...
The San Juan Mountain Association celebrates 30 years of sharing the ‘leave-no-trace’ philosophy with wilderness users.
The foundation of your students’ academic success is a good night sleep and a healthy lifestyle.
Find it difficult to plan for your financial future? Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett and Associates knows how to inspire a change in your financial planning.
Pueblo Community College will offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing beginning Fall 2019.