The Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched into space 5 months ago, is designed to take direct images of planets outside of our solar system. It has stunned and delighted astronomers with a picture of a planet a thousand light years away, the first every direct photo of light from a planet not in our solar system. This system definitely holds promise for detecting planets that harbor life.

Yahoo News UK quotes Kepler astronomer William Borucki as saying that this is “the first time anyone has seen light from this planet.”

Astrophysicist Alan Boss is quoted as saying, “The real headline is Kepler works.” Boss states that, thanks to the Kepler, NASA expects to be able to say by 2012 if there are “lots of earths in our galaxy or we are alone.”
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Educators want to know why so many black students underachieve in school. It could be partly due to their mothers’ exposure to urban air pollutants.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can adversely affect a child

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Or create GM crops! – Pesticides are dangerous, so let’s use everyday herbs and spices instead!

Scientists think that the ordinary herbs and spices we cook with, such as rosemary, thyme, cloves and mint, can be natural pesticides if they are planted next to the plants we at in farm fields, making it unnecessary to spray pesticides on them. For people who are concerned about genetically-modified foods (which are engineered to withstand being sprayed by the Monsanto pesticide Round Up), this means that they won’t have to worry so much about what they find on their grocery store shelves.
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We know the climate will be healthier if we switch from gasoline to biofuel, solar fuel and wind power. It turns out that PEOPLE will be healthier too.

It’s not just the air we breathe, it’s the workers who toil in the industries that are associated fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas. These are dangerous jobs!
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