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August 25, 2017 4:38 PM Taylor Swift Hasn’t Shed Her Old Skin. She’s Still Playing the Victim

The old Taylor Swift is “dead,” she claims. But in everything from her album artwork to the title of her new song, she’s still doing what she always has: shifting the blame. Last summer, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift took National Snake Day, a C-list holiday, and turned it into Christmas in July. On that fateful summer day, Mrs. West called Swift a snake 119

August 22, 2017 11:00 AM Three years of preparation, two minutes of totality. For this eclipse scientist, it's all worth it

There were about 10 minutes to go before the sun disappeared from the daytime sky, but things were already feeling strange. It wasn’t warm enough for a summer’s day in Oregon. The sky wasn’t bright enough. It was as if the sun had been replaced by an impostor. Dressed in a white polo shirt and the bright orange pants he always dons on such occasions 123

August 21, 2017 3:16 AM "Mr. Eclipse" Explains Total Solar Eclipses and Why You Should See One

Retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak has 'written the book' on eclipses - many, many books, actually. He has seen 27 total solar eclipses and at least one on every continent. Matt Markgraf speaks with Espenak about why you should see the total eclipse, what it is, how to predict one and what kind of gear he's using to take photos of "The Great American 131

August 20, 2017 11:37 AM Partial solar eclipse: Drawing shade near high noon

Though Americans across the nation will undoubtedly have their faces turned toward the sky Monday, don't let the total solar eclipse of 2017 be the last thing you ever see. Experts are in agreement — this event is to be handled with proper care. THE ISSUE: In the total solar eclipse the nation is about to encounter Monday is an unusual event; residents 137

August 20, 2017 11:37 AM Tips for Safe Eclipse Viewing…from Someone Who Learned the Hard Way

Rod Pyle is a space historian who has worked with NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Johnson Space Center. He has written 10 books on the history and technology of space exploration and science, including "Mars: Making Contact" (Carlton Books, 2016), "Blueprint for a Battlestar" (Sterling Publishing, 2016) and "Amazing Stories of the Space 127

August 20, 2017 11:37 AM A heavenly show, all for you

Tomorrow's eclipse a shining moment to witness a wonder Because it will stretch from the Pacific to Atlantic, the event has been widely dubbed "The Great American Eclipse." And in many ways, Monday's eclipse is a gift from the universe. When the moon crosses directly between the Earth and the sun's rays on Monday afternoon, casting a stretch of the United 120

August 15, 2017 12:30 AM As interest in eclipse reaches frenzy, viewing glasses in short supply

Not long ago, it seemed to Melissa Larson that solar eclipse glasses were everywhere — at the Walmart, the Best Buy and all over the internet. Surely she could take her time before she and her husband left for Southern Illinois to catch a prime view of this rare cosmic phenomenon. But a few weeks later, her confidence vanished. Store after store was sold out, and websites 140

August 14, 2017 5:55 PM Here’s your guide to understanding, safely viewing solar eclipse in Columbus area

Aug. 21 will be the first time in 38 years a total solar eclipse will be observable anywhere in the U.S., and it’s the first time in 99 years the path of totality will cross the continent from one side to the other. In Columbus, the eclipse will begin at 1:05 p.m., with the Moon starting to block some of the Sun, and last until 4:03 p.m., when the last part of the Moon move past the Sun. The maximum 113

August 14, 2017 8:25 AM More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

WASHINGTON — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the right place for the best solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a century. Astronomers are going full blast to pry even more science from the mysterious ball of gas that's vital to Earth 136

August 13, 2017 5:03 AM Locals ready, excited for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

Normally, it's the moon that appears as a crescent in the sky over Massachusetts. But in just more than a week, that fingernail presentation will belong to the sun instead, as the so-called Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 passes through. Along a 70-mile-wide swath from coast to coast, the sun will be totally eclipsed on Monday, Aug. 21 for up to 2 minutes 106