Archive for July, 2009

Who can fill the void left by the Walter Cronkite as America’s most trusted newscaster? According to a poll it’s… In some US states where Brian Williams won, Jon Stuart actually only 2% to 9% behind. A few states, the margin is much bigger. Stuart and Wiliams both tied in Kentucky and Alaska at 34% […]

So, that’s why they’re called “shroud-eaters”: Matteo Borrini, an anthropologist from the University of Florence, said the discovery on the small island of Lazzaretto Nuovo in the Venice lagoon supported the medieval belief that vampires were behind the spread of plagues like the Black Death. “This is the first time that archaeology has succeeded in […]

Today, I witnessed what is considered to be the longest total solar eclipse of the century. Though we only experienced a partial solar eclipse over here in Davao, I was able to watch the eclipse reach its totality in India, China and Japan via an online live stream from New Delhi Television (NDTV). Seeing the […]

Tomorrow’s total solar eclipse is considered to be the longest in the 21st century and won’t be surpassed until June 13, 2132. Totality will be experienced by countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China as the Moon’s umbra (the darkest part of the Moon’s shadow) traces its path across Southern and Eastern Asia […]

Google has announced the release of Moon in Google Earth which allows intrepid desktop or laptop explorers to view images of the moon, learn about the different Apollo lunar missions landing sites, or see the panoramic shots taken by lunar astronauts. A fantastic for to learn more about the moon and in understanding our efforts […]

It has been 40 years since man first landed on the moon and to commemorate this momentous event NASA has put up a streaming broadcast of the Apollo 11 audio that coincides with events from 40 years ago. The streaming broadcast started July 16, the date of the Apollo 11 launch, and will end July 24, when […]

Walter Leland Cronkite, the most trusted man in America, died July 17, 2009. One day after the world started celebrating the anniversary of man’s journey to the moon, the event he covered 40 years ago. Walter Cronkite reported the news from 1937-1981: the bombing in World War II, the Nuremberg trials, the Vietnam War, JFK […]