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NASA taps citizen scientists to help study eclipse

Aug. 16 (UPI) — An estimated 220 million people will watch Monday’s eclipse. For a small percentage, the phenomenon will be more than a spectacle. It will be a chance to observe and record — for science’s sake. Researchers at ...

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On This Day: Baseball great Mickey Mantle dies

Aug. 13 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1889, William Gray patented the coin-operated telephone. In 1930, Capt. Frank Hawkes set an air speed record by flying from Los Angeles to New York in 12 hours, 25 minutes. ...

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Coal production gains slowing, U.S. report finds

Aug. 9 (UPI) — Coal exports from the United States increased, but are slowing down, while renewable energy is on pace for short-term growth, the federal government reported. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported coal exports were around 37 million ...

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Famous birthdays for Aug. 5: Jesse Williams, Maureen McCormick

Aug. 5 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include: — French novelist Guy de Maupassant in 1850 — Film director John Huston in 1906 — Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man to step ...

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Chinese renewable energy capacity growing rapidly

Aug. 1 (UPI) — China is on pace to see its solar power capacity more than double by 2020 as component costs move lower, but at perhaps a cost, a sector analysis finds. Beijing issued a white paper last year, ...

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Syrian civil society organizations and the obsession with management

July 28 (UPI) — Despite the horrors of war, the Syrian conflict has had an unintended side effect in areas lost by the Assad regime: Civilian groups have sprung up to fill the void in areas such as education, health ...

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Texas energy sector facing slight headwinds

July 24 (UPI) — Strong job growth in Texas was apparent, though some energy sector indicators are still presenting headwinds, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas found job growth in ...

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On This Day: Shooting at Colorado movie theater kills 12

July 20 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1859, American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time. About 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York. In 1881, five years ...

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Famous birthdays for July 16: Will Ferrell, Phoebe Cates

July 16 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include — Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science Church, in 1821 — Baseball great/”Black Sox” scandal figure “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in 1887 ...

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Famous birthdays for July 12: Richard Simmons, Malala Yousafzai

July 12 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: — Roman leader Julius Caesar in 100 B.C. — American writer Henry David Thoreau in 1817 — Photography pioneer George Eastman in 1854 ...

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