Michelle Schmidt

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Big Dipper to Polaris, Mizar, Alcor

Tonight, notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper – Dubhe and Merak. They always point to Polaris, the North Star. And Polaris is …

Fish tanks lower blood pressure and heart rate

Higher numbers of fish also helped to hold people’s attention for longer and improve their moods<p>For years dentists and doctors have installed fish tanks in their waiting rooms in the hope of calming down stressed patients before they go under the drill or stethoscope.<p>Now a new study has shown for …

Little world, big heart: Pluto stuns in New Horizons image

Pluto may be a dwarf planet, but it’s got an out-sized heart. Before<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the icy world, it snapped and sent back this image showcasing the big, bright, heart-shaped feature covering a large part of the surface.<p>This was the final and most detailed snapshot before …

Pluto may reveal secret of Earth's creation

Nasa's mission to fly by the dwarf planet expected to beam back images<p>Pluto could provide the 'missing link' to how planets evolve, a British space scientist has claimed ahead of Nasa's flyby next week.<p>On Tuesday evening, the U.S. spacecraft New Horizons will make a pass of the dwarf planet and …

Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' reveals a darker side of Maycomb

It would be a mistake to read Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" as a sequel to her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning "To Kill a Mockingbird."<p>Yes, it takes place a generation after the earlier book, involving a visit from Scout Finch – now 26 and using her given name, Jean Louise – to her hometown of …