Today's Academic Minute has intergalactic ramifications!
Some close calls have raised the awareness of the threat of asteroids potentially on a collision course with Earth. David Trilling, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, explains what we can do if we're ever faced with such an interstellar calamity.
Nearly three dozen white oak trees have been harvested in Indiana in preparation of planned repairs to the Boston-based U.S.S. Constitution.
The 35 white oaks harvested at a naval facility in Crane, Ind., will be used to replace deteriorated hull planking and supporting structures called "knees" on Old Ironsides. The dry-docking and repair is planned to take through 2018.
The white oak matches the warship's original construction material.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today announced he is running for governor of New York. Legislators on both sides of the aisle say he is a credible and personable candidate, though Democrats say he faces an uphill battle.
In a nearly six-and-a-half minute video message on his campaign website, Astorino delivered a widely anticipated announcement.