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Earth’s a ball

November 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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White Earth historian, spiritual leader and storyteller Andy Favorite will be missed

June 30, 2012 in DL-Online

White Earth lost one of its best storytellers when Andy Favorite died in May. Continue Reading

Filmmaker Cameron, 1st to reach Earth’s deepest spot in solo dive, calls it desolate, foreboding

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

James Cameron, the man behind “Titanic,” “Avatar” and other films, today described his three hours on the bottom of the Marianas Trench, nearly 7 miles down in a dark freezing and alien place. He is the only person to dive there solo, using a sub he helped design. He is the first person to reach that depth, 35,576 feet, since it was initially explored in 1960.
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Massive cloud of charged particles travelling at 4 million mph one its way to earth

March 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Earth’s magnetic field is about to be shaken like a snow globe by the largest solar storm in five years. After hurtling through space for a day and a half, a massive cloud of charged particles is due to arrive today and could disrupt utility grids, airline flights, satellite networks and GPS services, especially in northern areas. But the same blast could also paint colorful auroras farther from the poles than normal.
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Russian scientists racing to save Mars moon probe stuck in Earth’s orbit

November 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If Russian controllers fail to bring the Phobos-Grunt craft back to life, the tons of highly toxic fuel it carries would turn it into the most dangerous manmade object to fall from orbit, one NASA veteran said.
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Pieces of dead satellite weighing up to 350 pounds to hit Earth in a week

September 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Odds of hitting person are 1 in 3,200Today, officials moved up their prediction for its arrival to Sept. 23, give or take a day.
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Head’s up: Pieces of dead satellite weighing up to 350 pounds to hit Earth in a week

September 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Odds of hitting person are 1 in 3,200Today, officials moved up their prediction for its arrival to Sept. 23, give or take a day.
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Head’s up: Pieces of dead satellite weighing up to 350 pounds to hit Earth in a week

September 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Odds of hitting person are 1 in 3,200Today, officials moved up their prediction for its arrival to Sept. 23, give or take a day.
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Head’s up: Pieces of dead satellite weighing up to 350 pounds to hit Earth in a week

September 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Odds of hitting person are 1 in 3,200Today, officials moved up their prediction for its arrival to Sept. 23, give or take a day.
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BIG SPLAT? New two-moon theory not Earth lunacy to some astronomers

August 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The astronomers came up with this scenario to explain why the moon’s far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth. The theory, outlined in a research paper published today in the journal Nature, comes complete with computer model runs showing how it would happen and an illustration that looks like the bigger moon getting a pie in the face. Continue Reading