An Apollo 12 astronaut makes footprints on the surface of the moon, Nov. 19, 1969. Rocks collected on the mission were among those recently re-examined by a team of German astronauts.
(AP)
June 06, 2014

New Look At Apollo Rocks Finds Evidence Of Moon’s Birth

A new analysis of rocks collected by Apollo astronauts on the moon more than 40 years ago bolsters the leading theory of our natural satellite's origin — that it formed from a collision between a nascent Earth and another object some 4.5 billion years ago.


Want a cig? Researcher Lorien Abroms displays a sample Text2Quit message.
(William Atkins/George Washington University)
June 06, 2014

R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

Smokers who want to quit have all sorts of tools at their disposal: call lines, nicotine patches, medication, friends, doctors. And now, texts.


Lucien (left) and Germaine Rigault lean out of their home in La Cambe, a tiny village in Normandy a short distance from Omaha Beach. The couple, in their 80s, were in La Cambe during the Allied landing on June 6, 1944, and live there still. "We
(Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)
June 06, 2014

70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

Germaine and Lucien Rigault, 86 and 89 years old, respectively, lean out their first-floor window, watching people go by. They were here in the tiny French hamlet of La Cambe on June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control during World War II.


June 05, 2014

Governor Signs CPR/AED Training Bill in Normal

High school students across Illinois will be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) in their health education classes this fall, under terms of legislation signed by Governor Pat Quinn in Normal on Thursday.


June 05, 2014

Legislator Pay: Too Much Or Too Little?

A state senator and candidate for higher office on Thursday sought some attention for giving up a portion of his pay. This comes after Illinois lawmakers — for the first time in years — did not vote to symbolically cut their own pay. This form of salary self-denial has become popular in Illinois, but its roots are much deeper than that.


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