White Helmets targeted by Assad. This is an internationally renowned group of rescue volunteers now turned to rubble.

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Unprecedented escalation of the Syrian government air campaign opens five-foot deep craters. Unspeakable. http://knkx.org/post/syrias-famed-white-helmets-group-says-its-being-targeted-new-offensive Also civil defense centers: https://youtu.be/APn1OwNZRrw

Syrian kids need help. Give to aid groups with people on the ground. While they couldn’t save his brother, it did wrest Omran from the rubble.

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https://youtu.be/3OsKoOMSpzc http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/20/omran-daqneeshs-brother-ali-dies-from-wounds-suffered-in-aleppo/ Dogs vs Kids, a Kristof column, got me thinking about how to help those kids. None of this is their fault.Sending money to the aid groups with people on the ground in Syria is the most immediate way to help kids like Omran. ? This list…

Galactic Relic Terzan 5

The object discussed in this article, Terzan 5, was featured in yesterday’s (21 September) Astronomy Picture of the Day In a few articles I’ve touched upon a poorly understood class of objects known as Globular Clusters. These objects and the stars in them are galactic relics, timeposts that hearken back to a much earlier epoch … More Galactic Relic Terzan 5

September Harvest Moon and Other Special Celestial Highlights

Two notable events occur this month, the Harvest (Full) Moon tomorrow, Friday, 16 September and the Autumnal Equinox on Thursday, 22 September. In fact, they’re both linked. The full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox is known as the “Harvest Moon”, a designation indicting that the light of the full moon gave aid to the … More September Harvest Moon and Other Special Celestial Highlights

Some Thoughts on “Citizen Science” and KIC-8462852

Citizen science is also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science. It is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists. Citizen science is sometimes described as “public participation in scientific research”, participatory monitoring or participatory action research. In his Republic, Book Book VIII, … More Some Thoughts on “Citizen Science” and KIC-8462852

DID SOMEONE SAY #TBT?

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Nobody uses it.  Everybody loves it. ? Kodachrome is the stuff of dreams. It’s a day at the beach, that glorious prom dress, a backyard BBQ, the big-number-ending-in-zero birthday, all captured and lived over and over in slide shows we never tire of watching. Kodachrome ~ the Queen of…

The Mystery of Philae, Missing for Two Years, Solved!

Remember the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and the intrepid little lander, Philae that went missing, was subsequently found and then went quiet again? Well, the mystery has been solved. High-resolution cameras aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft have found Philae, wedged into a crack and in the shadow of a cliff on the … More The Mystery of Philae, Missing for Two Years, Solved!