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25th Annual Movieguide® Awards Celebrates Inspiring Movies and TV Programs

25th Annual Movieguide® Awards Celebrates Inspiring Movies and TV Programs

Dr. Tom Snyder Entertainment With Strong Christian Content Receives Special Honors Join us on the new C-Pop podcast where Taylor and Jessilyn discuss, debate and sometimes deride pop culture with a strong sense of humor and a focus on Christ. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com. The Young Messiah and Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love took home the […]

A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

Three of them may be habitable NASA/JPL-Caltech Seven Earth-size exoplanets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1. Three orbit very close to the star and may be too hot to sustain liquid water on the surface; one may be too cold. But the three planets in the middle may be juuuust right. Planet-hunters are always on the lookout […]

Treatment Has Saved 77% of Cancer Patients Needing Amputations

Treatment Has Saved 77% of Cancer Patients Needing Amputations

Patients with a form of advanced malignant cancer in their arms or legs have typically faced amputation of the afflicted limb as the only treatment option. However, these researchers have found a technique that limits the application of chemotherapy to the cancerous region which preserves limbs in a high percentage of cancer patients. The researchers […]

Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

Pro Choice vs Life in Ventura County

By George Miller and Deborah Baber Savalla This article contains both news and opinions   For years, we have seen or heard of protests of Planned Parenthood and abortion, usually held near the Ventura County Government Center and down nearby Ralston Street outside the Planned Parenthood office. There are sometimes just a few people. Occasionally […]

In photos: Dubai’s massive desalination plant

In photos: Dubai’s massive desalination plant

Where they tame the undrinkable ocean Spencer Lowell Jebel Ali desalination plant One of the fastest-growing cities in the world is also among the driest. Situated between the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert, the Jebel Ali desalination plant makes the metropolis of Dubai possible. Spencer Lowell A Big Gulp of the Gulf Dubai’s population […]

Rare Gray Owl Spotted in Utah for First Time in 30 Years

Rare Gray Owl Spotted in Utah for First Time in 30 Years

The Great Gray Owl is the biggest owl in the world – and it hasn’t been seen in Utah for 30 years. Utah resident Amber Watkins-Olpin was driving through Mountain Green last week on her way to work when she saw a huddle of residents gathered on the side of the road. Curious as to […]

Earth Science on the Space Station Continues to Grow

Earth Science on the Space Station Continues to Grow

The number of instruments on the International Space Station dedicated to observing Earth to increase our understanding of our home planet continues to grow. Two new instruments are scheduled to make their way to the station Feb. 18 on the SpaceX Dragon capsule. The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III instrument will monitor the […]

Ventura College State Champions Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Ventura College State Champions Inducted Into Hall of Fame

The Ventura College 1996 and 1997 women’s basketball state champions were formally inducted into the Ventura College Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony recently held at the Athletic Event Center at Ventura College. As part of their 20th anniversary reunion, the teams were the first in school history to be inducted into the Ventura […]

A small city in Iowa is devoting 1,000 acres of land to America’s vanishing bees

A small city in Iowa is devoting 1,000 acres of land to America’s vanishing bees

Little habitats on the prairie to save our nation’s pollinators Geoffrey Fairchild via Flickr CC by 2.0 A bee visits a flower You’ve probably heard the news that our nation’s bees are in trouble. Pollinators have been disappearing for decades, and the population crash could threaten the global food supply. Now, a small city in […]

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang Ofer Yaron Artist illustration of the supernova SN 2013fs, located in a nearby galaxy. Talk about going out with a bang. Stars that are about 10 times more massive than the Sun tend to die in colossal explosions called supernovae. Scientists aren’t […]