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Rev's church could have been where Romeo and Juliet died

Shakespeare knew television's fictional St Saviour's as a real church in Shoreditch. Archaeology may reveal that it inspired one of his most famous scenes<p>Some people believe Shakespeare may have worshipped there, even that it might have inspired scenes in <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>. Today it provides the …

Best Shakespeare productions: what's your favourite Romeo and Juliet?

Shakespeare's poorly plotted tragedy turns on the shortcomings of the Veronese postal service and is eclipsed by West Side Story – yet the best productions overcome these defects<p>I once angered Peggy Ashcroft, herself a famous Juliet, by saying I thought this was a defective tragedy: that a …

From Romeo to JFK -- in Legos

Dive into four new books that use Legos to depict gripping moments in history and lit, from Shakespeare's plays to a fateful motorcade in Dallas.<p>You've seen the picture a thousand times. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie, sit in the back of the limousine. It's the final moments of JFK's life, as …

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Picture of the Day: A Satellite View of Earth on Earth Day

A SATELLITE VIEW OF EARTH ON EARTH DAY<p>Satellite Image by NASA<p>NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, …

Recognizing Green Schools on Earth Day

<i>Ed. note: This is cross-posted at the U.S. Department of Education's Homeroom blog. See the original post here.</i><p>To celebrate Earth Day, earlier today U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and District Sustainability …

For Earth Day (And Beyond): Five Apps That Could Save Tons of Paper

Today: Transform everyday paper-driven activities into more environmentally friendly paperless experiences.<p>Paper has served as a crucial medium in the creation, transfer and preservation of thought throughout human history. Times have rapidly changed, however, as paper is increasingly being …

See where 26 asteroids smacked Earth with A-bomb force

The B612 Foundation highlights the fact that asteroids come a-knockin' 3 to 10 times more frequently than previously thought. But don't freak out; most explode too high up to cause damage on the ground.<p>Happy Earth Day, folks! Now let's take a look at how close Earth -- or at least one of its major …

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Jimmy Kimmel Live

ABC’s distinctive late-night talk show features a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human …

Solar Flare Disrupts Communications on Earth

The sun erupted with a massive solar flare late on April 24, triggering a temporary communications blackout on some parts of Earth.<p>The powerful flare …

Joliet Job Corps Gives Back for Earth Day

<b>Submitted by the Joliet Job Corps:</b><p>For Earth Day, nearly 30 Green Team students at Joliet Job Corps cleaned up outside the Center, on Mills Road, in …

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ListenUp

Owen Pallett: Song for Five & Six<p>This week Montreal-based musician Owen Pallett released "Song for Five & Six" from <i>In Conflict</i>, his fourth full-length studio album (which features Brian Eno) out 13 May on Domino Records. The accomplished violinist and Oscar-nominated composer (for Best Original …

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Earth Day Lessons at Lighthouse Point Park

In celebration of Earth Day, the fourth through eighth grade classes, at St. Vincent de Paul School, completed a perimeter hike of the entire …

Earth Day

In Light of Knowing: The Earth Day Effect

For many of us, Earth Day is every day; for others, April 22, 2014 offered a great opportunity to connect more deeply with Mother Earth.<p>Our skin on her skin, we ground, recharge, rejuvenate. We intend to tread lightly to keep her vibrant. Let's plant a tree or two, or flowers, some bushes, and show …

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Earth Day 2014: Imagining Earth Day 250 million years from now

For Earth Day 2014, NASA released this fresh image of our big blue marble. A world that can be perilous and filled with turmoil is the picture of tranquillity, when viewed from many miles away.<p>What would that view have been like 250 million years ago, when our separate continents formed one big …

Celebrate Mother's Day (and Mama Earth) with Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards

According to <b>Hallmark</b>, over 160 million greeting cards are given each <b>Mother’s Day</b>, making it the third largest card-sending holiday on the planet. …

Innovation Earth: Ed Begley Jr.'s 10,000-Gallon Solution for Drought

As one parched Texas town turns to toilets for drinking water, I wonder what the future holds for us here in California -- in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the state's recorded history. The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides one third of California's water, is currently at 18 …

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5 Earth-Friendly Trips That Will Bring Out Your Inner Captain Planet

Earth Day was nearly three weeks ago, and if it taught us anything, it's that our planet is incredibly, overwhelmingly, absolutely breathtaking. Its natural wonders, as striking as they are, should be a living reminder of why we need to take care of this big blue marble of a world.<p>That's why we …

Scientists unearth world’s largest dinosaur in Argentina

Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct, according to Argentine paleontologists.<p>Scientists announced the discovery of the fossilized …

As Scientists Examine Landslide, Questions About Logging's Potential Role

While there is no "smoking gun," clear-cutting and river erosion emerge as possible contributors.<p><b>Scientists hoping to better understand what triggered the tragic landslide in western Washington are eyeing two prime suspects: rising groundwater that weakened slide-prone soils, perhaps exacerbated by</b> …

Limits Contact With Russia, Except for Space Station

NASA said Wednesday that it's suspending most of its contacts with Russian officials due to U.S.-Russian frictions over Ukraine and Crimea.<p>The suspension does not affect operations on the International Space Station, in which the United States and Russia are the main partners. It does, however, …

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Chile Earthquake: 15 Heartbreaking Images Of Devastation As Residents Flee Their Homes (PICTURES)

Scenes of utter devastation have emerged after an enormous earthquake struck off northern Chile's coast.<p>The massive quake, measuring a magnitude of …