Harold Coakley

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Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

As CBS' 'Two And A Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

As CBS' <i>Two and a Half Men</i> airs its final episode tonight, capping its 12th season, critics like me are stuck trying to answer a single, niggling question:<p>How did a show like this end up as the longest-running multicamera comedy in television history?<p>To understand our predicament, consider a bit of …

Midday winter sunset from Kuertunturi; a fell over looking Äkäslompolo in Finnish Lapland. Extending hundreds of kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Lapland is Finland’s true wilderness. For many, this northern extreme is the classic Finland

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down

The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system.<p>The 220-pound lander - virtually weightless on the …