10 Earth-Like Planets Found

10 Earth-Like Planets Found

by Fox News ‘We are probably not alone’: 10 more planets that could support life found by NASA NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. (Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Ten new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially support life on them have been found by NASA’s planet-hunting telescope. The 10 planets are among 219 new planets announced by NASA. The latest research is based on observations made by Kepler during the first four years of its primary mission. NASA announced Monday its new findings —  and it only looked in a tiny part of the galaxy. There are now 4,034 planet candidates identified by Kepler, according to NASA, of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets. Of roughly 50 near-Earth size habitable zone candidates detected by Kepler, more than 30 have been verified. Related: waiting-on-the-world-to-change Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist in the Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said the new discovery means that “we are probably not alone” because four years of data show how common Earth-like planets can be. Related: to-the-worlds-greatest-dad ALIEN LIFE LOOMS? NEWLY DISCOVERED EXOPLANET MAY BE BEST CANDIDATE, SAY EXPERTS “The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near Earth-analogs —  planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth,” Perez said. “Understanding their frequency in the galaxy will help inform the design of future NASA missions to directly image another Earth.” Scientists agreed that this is a boost...
To the World’s Greatest Dad!

To the World’s Greatest Dad!

On Father’s Day, 2017, I hereby proclaim my dad, Warner Joseph Workman Sr., as the “World’s Greatest Dad.” I have firmly staked my claim to the elementary school yard proclamation of having the “World’s Greatest Dad.”  I give not one inch to any other dad, past, present, or future.  The boyhood playground proclamation has been around since dads were first invented. Preteen boys weave a tapestry of dad abilities making even Superman envious. My dad is stronger, faster, smarter, more successful, more handsome, more athletic, invented fire, and has been into outer space. The list of achievements, both factual and fictional, knows no bounds to young men who view their dad as the single most important historical figure of mankind. My Dad will be 77 years old this December.  Twice retired, he still works a 40-hour week. I am proud to carry his name and even prouder to have given it to my first born son, born on his 50th birthday.  Bottom line– I love my Dad.  Insane, isn’t it? I pondered about what it takes to be the “World’s Greatest Dad.”  Beyond the superficial schoolyard boasts, what visible traits are required to win the coveted title of “WGD?” Man, at our core, expresses only conditional love, we love only when, and if certain conditions are met.  Agape love, or unconditional love, is not a natural human condition. For man, agape love is a learned trait, one that must be practiced to make perfect. There was never a time that I felt unloved by my Dad. Regardless of my actions or condition, the love of my Dad was consistent, persistent, and unwavering. He expressed this not...
Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

It is June 18th…Father’s Day. Millions of fathers will be celebrated for being “Dad.”  There will be picnics with ice-cream, foaming beer, and memories—  of those whose children are grown and are adults now themselves. These grown men, such as myself, will reflect on our lives. The first Fathers Day’s I remember, I went to the Five and Dime to get my father monogrammed handkerchiefs. As I got older, I graduated to wallets, handmade moccasins, ( a kit for a few bucks), and the last real handmade gift I made was a pipe holder. I’ll always have the memory of not knowing how to build something and asking my father to help. He wound up making it while I watched. As an adult, the handmade projects stopped. Then, I took him out to lunch and spent time with him. The last Father’s Day I had with him was June 2016. He was busy in the family room on the computer. We talked for a bit, and after a while, I left to go home. I gave my mom a kiss on the forehead as usual and went to my car. I sat there. Something came over me, and I decided to go back in and see him. I walked in the room, and he was still on the computer. I said…”Daddy” and he turned and asked me what I wanted. I asked him for a hug. It was the only hug I could ever remember during my entire life with him. Related: to-the-worlds-greatest-dad He got up and gave me a hug. I cried in his arms like a baby..a 58-year-old baby....

The Power of A Shower

I think that a nice hot shower is one thing I will never, ever take for granted. This morning, as the hot water covered me, I thought about the month and a half, when I washed and rinsed my hair, along with my one white summer linen sleeveless dress, my underclothes, and one of two pairs of socks every night, with only two bottles water, potable or not. I had a system. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29th, 2005, I had no earthly idea of what was going to happen in any of the next few moments of my life for the next month and a half. For quite a few of them, I thought that the last of them were about to be just that. This led me to being “in the moment,’’ a lot! That is a strange but welcome gift from Katrina. Another was my gratitude list. When surrounded by loss and trauma on every level, I first did a status check over and over again. It is a survival technique for me. What grew out of it was a gratitude list. This became something I actively worked on. It became part of my standard operating system, and hot showers were in the top five at all times. It still is. Sometimes during the day, while I was working during that month and a half after Katrina, if I needed to rinse off the extreme funk from life or death, I would just walk into the front bay of Gulfport, Mississippi. I learned to keep soap and a small towel in my backpack...
‘The worst thing that could possibly happen to a parent’

‘The worst thing that could possibly happen to a parent’

by Washington Post By Tara Bahrampour Lisa Trumbo became a mentor to other bereaved parents after her son, Trevor, died at age 4 of a brain tumor (Allison Rodgers Photography) When Wendy Avery’s 15-year-old son, Nick, died in 2006, less than a year after receiving a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia, there were mornings when she didn’t want to get out of bed. She had quit her job to spend much of the year by her son’s side at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Now, back home in Canfield, Ohio, she felt lost. “You go home and think, ‘No-one understands,’ ” she recalls. “It’s a whole new world to come into this cancer world when you’ve had healthy kids.” In Avery’s case her sister, who had also lost a child to illness, became a lifeline, calling or emailing daily. But most parents who lose a child enter a realm that is starkly different from any place they ever expected to inhabit, a path upon which few others can truly join them. “They don’t feel understood. They feel lonely,” said Justin Baker, chief of the Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care at St. Jude. “It can feel like almost complete and total isolation. People who’ve been their friends don’t understand what they’ve been through. Even family and friends who want to help often don’t know what to say.” Related: 10-decluttering-projects Recognizing this, the hospital, which treats children with cancer, runs a program for parents of children whose cases are terminal, matching them with other parents whose children didn’t survive. Related: french-president-starts-trend The program, which began in 2014, currently has 21 parents...
Meet the New Face of Planned Parenthood, 17-year-old Deja Foxx

Meet the New Face of Planned Parenthood, 17-year-old Deja Foxx

Gone are the days when teens aspired to graduate, work hard, and settle down with their families.  According to 17-year-old Arizona teen, and Planned Parenthood poster child, Deja Foxx, the new American dream is one where everyone is entitled to free birth control. Welcome to Obama’s America where victimhood reigns and personal responsibility is thrown by the wayside.    Friday, the Washington Post published a blatant propaganda piece that dubbed Ms. Foxx as “This Teen is the New Face of Planned Parenthood.”  Posing in front of the Capitol, proudly sporting her Planned Parenthood pin, Deja stands fierce and unafraid as she prepares to lobby in support of the abortion chain.   Foxx told legislators how Planned Parenthood helped her succeed in life by giving her birth control. From the Washington Post: “At about age 15, Foxx stopped living full-time with her mother, who struggled with mental illness and was unable to care for her, Foxx said. The teen strung together housing by spending nights at various friends’ homes, she said. During that time, she was technically on Medicaid, but she had no idea how to use the program to get health care. In high school sex education, she said, she recalls looking at a slide that showed a list of contraception methods and described them only as available with a prescription or without. “But where do you get a prescription?” she wondered, without getting an answer from her teachers. She credits her Planned Parenthood visit with keeping her life on track. She hopes to one day run for political office.” Apparently, Deja believes she was emotionally mature and responsible enough to have sex...