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"We listen to music and talk to people," or, my new fave tagline courtesy of Drew, "Drunks calling hippies to talk about nonsense = win." :D Watch live on Cable One  Channel 11  in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon or  on-line  (there's an approximately thirty-second delay) and give us a call at 1-208-343-1100 between 10 and 11PM MT. Check out "fake band" The Greenpoint Homewreckers and rising local talent Brother Dan  on tonight's show. Watch previous shows on YouTube  here  and background videos with music (now in widescreen HD)  here . Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

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Study Shows Public’s Cable Channels at Greatest Risk April 8, 2010:   Today the Alliance for Communications Democracy (ACD) and the Benton Foundation released results of a nationwide study on public, educational and government (PEG) Access showing that public access cable channels have been the hardest hit by a wave of funding cuts and closures across the country in recent years.  The primary causes are new state franchising laws and decisions of local governments. “These findings reflect an alarming trend,” said Rob Brading, ACD President. “The loss of Public Access channels closes the door on the...   read more... Download the report: Analysis of Recent PEG Access Center Closures, Funding Cutbacks and Related Threats via Thanks to Patrick, from TVCTV . Once you've read the report, come join the discussion . Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Fundraising Yoga Class w/ Stephanie Phelan

From: Maha Yoga Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 2:11 PM Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Boobs - Planet Jefferson

The normal boobs ( . )( . ) the silicone boobs ( + )( + ) the perfect boobs (o)(o) [...] Check out the rest Planet Jefferson . :)   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

LYRID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Friday morning, April 22nd, with as many as 20 meteors per hour. [...] IN MEMORY OF TOM CARR: Today's edition of is dedicated to Prof. Thomas D. Carr, who died on April 19th at the age of 94. A noted space scientist specializing in radio emissions from planets, Dr. Carr mentored generations [...] AURORA WATCH: A slow-moving CME could hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of April 21st

Is Healthy Dessert Even Possible? | Healthy Eating Tips - Upgrade Your Healthstyle | Summer Tomato

Photo by roygbivibgyor There’s been a lot of talk lately about the dangers of sugar , and one reader asked: So if you bake things from scratch with things like unsweetened apple sauce instead of sugar and whole grains and seeds etc… can they still be considered healthy? Like are healthy muffins or banana breads possible? To dessert or not to dessert, that is the question. The reason this is hard to answer is because “healthy” is not a black and white word. Instead it is a fuzzy word with many shades of gray. That is because health is not made or broken by any single food, it reflects your daily choices and habits. Health is a pattern, not an event. [...] Click here to cancel reply. Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

On Stones in Japan, Tsunami Warnings — Aneyoshi Journal

Residents say this injunction from their ancestors kept their tiny village of 11 households safely out of reach of the deadly tsunami last month that wiped out hundreds of miles of Japanese coast and rose to record heights near here. The waves stopped just 300 feet below the stone, and the village beyond it. “They knew the horrors of tsunamis, so they erected that stone to warn us,” said Tamishige Kimura, 64, the village leader of Aneyoshi. Hundreds of these so-called tsunami stones, some more than six centuries old, dot the coast of Japan , standing in silent testimony to the past destruction that these lethal waves have frequented upon this earthquake-prone nation. But modern Japan, confident that advanced technology and higher seawalls would protect vulnerable areas, came to forget or ignore these ancient warnings, dooming it to repeat bitter experiences when the recent tsunami struck. “The tsunami stones are warnings across generations, telling descendants to avoid the

Trust the Government? On Exercise Advice, Yes | Chronic Illness, Diabetes & Heart Disease | Exercise Reduces Risk of Premature Death | LiveScience

Even moderate exercise can help prevent chronic diseases like diabetes. CREDIT: Dreamstime Do you trust the government with your health? The lingering presence of ham in the food pyramid might cause hesitation in your answer. But when it comes to exercise advice, Uncle Sam seems to be onto something right. According to a new study, following the U.S. federal guidelines on exercise could lower your risk of dying by 27 percent — assuming you trust government scientists analyzing these government data. The government guidelines recommend at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise per week (or 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, such as walking) and some strength-building exercise twice a week. Not many people take this advice, mind you. Fewer than 15 percent of the 242,000 subjects in the study followed these recommendations. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christopher Wanjek is the author of the books " Bad Medicine " and &q

Protein and calories can help lessen effects of severe traumatic brain injury | Science Blog

WASHINGTON — To help alleviate the effects of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the U.S. Department of Defense should ensure that all military personnel with this type of injury receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Evidence from several studies of severely brain-injured patients shows that providing energy and protein to patients early reduces inflammation and improves their outcomes, said the committee of experts who wrote the report. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Be aware of unauthorized change-of-address Web sites | Idaho News from KTVB.COM | Boise news, Idaho weather, sports, traffic & events | Home

BOISE -- Some people trying to change their mailing address online are doing so on unauthorized Web sites, and they are paying for it. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Ends of chromosomes protected by stacked, coiled DNA caps | Science Blog

PHILADELPHIA – Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are delving into the details of the complex structure at the ends of chromosomes. Recent work, e-published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology last month, describes how these structures, called telomeres, can be protected by caps made up of specialized proteins and stacks of DNA called G-quadruplexes, or “G4 DNA.” Telomere caps are like a knot at the end of each chromosome “string,” with the knot’s role preventing the string from unraveling. “Although G4 DNA has been studied in test tubes for years, we did not know whether it could contribute to telomere protection in actual cells until we performed our studies in yeast cells,” stated F. Brad Johnson, MD, PhD, associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The composition of the particular G4-molecular “knot” studied is complex and unusual, involving a DNA sequence with guanine building blocks that loop back and forth on top o

Evolution of human ‘super-brain’ tied to development of bipedalism, tool-making | Science Blog

Scientists seeking to understand the origin of the human mind may want to look to honeybees — not ancestral apes — for at least some of the answers, according to a University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist. CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker said there is abundant fossil and archaeological evidence for the evolution of the human mind, including its unique power to create a potentially infinite variety of thoughts expressed in the form of sentences, art and technologies. He attributes the evolving power of the mind to the formation of what he calls the “super-brain,” or collective mind, an event that took place in Africa no later than 75,000 years ago. An internationally known archaeologist who has worked at sites in Europe and the Arctic, Hoffecker said the formation of the super-brain was a consequence of a rare ability to share complex thoughts among individual brains. Among other creatures on Earth, the honeybee may be the best example of an organism that has

OKCupid Study: Twitter Users Have Shorter Relationships - TIME NewsFeed

OkTrends OkTrends, the site that compiles data from the dating site OkCupid and culls it into handy little graphs and charts for easy digestion, has finally focused on what we really want to know-- how other people feel about sex .   ( More on : A brief history of sex on TV ) In this month's series of charts, the site takes a somewhat unusual look at how people feel about sex. Going beyond the usual questions (because how many times do we really need to hear that men would prefer to have more sex than women?), these graphs get more creative with their subject. As OkTrends writer Christian Rudder points out, the graphs aren't focused on any specific theme, they simply point out "comparisons, correlations, and quirky trends." So what quirky trends appear when you ask OkCupid users questions about sex? We're not sure about quirky (more like predictable) but apparently the more frequently you use Twitter the shorter your relationships tend to

Dead 'Alien' Found in Siberia a Convincing Fake | UFO Crash in Russia | Extraterrestrials and UFOs

Supposedly this is an image of a dead extraterrestrial alien near a tree stump in a snowy field in Irkutsk, Siberia CREDIT: YouTube There's a new UFO crash video making the rounds titled, "Dead Alien Found in UFO Hotspot in Russia," and it shows two Russian men finding what appears to be a dead extraterrestrial alien near a tree stump in a snowy field in Irkutsk, Siberia. In the video , the alien looks to be about two or three feet tall, with a large head and long, thin limbs. It's gotten over 1 million hits so far, with many commenters asking if it could be the real thing. A message on the YouTube video, which was uploaded about a week ago, states that "Your government is lying to you about UFO & alien visitation ." It seems clear that someone's lying, all right. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This story was provided by Life's Little Mysteries , a sister site of Benjamin Radford is deputy editor of Skept

What Are You Really Covered For? | Mother Jones

Would healthcare costs in the United States be controlled better if people had more "skin in the game"? That is, if instead of insurance picking up the tab for everything, we had to pay more for medical services ourselves, making us a little more selective about what medical care we need and what medical care we don't? There's some evidence that says the answer is yes, and if it's implemented in a smart way (as in France, for example, where copay amounts vary depending on the value of the treatment) there might be a place for this. The problem, as Aaron Carroll pointed out a few days ago, is that Americans already pay more for medical services than residents of most other countries, but our healthcare costs are going up faster [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Hottest Known Planet May Use Shock Wave | Exoplanets & Alien Worlds | Hottest Planet WASP-12b, Search For Life

A planet called WASP-12b is the hottest planet ever discovered (about 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2,200 degrees Celsius), and orbits its star closer than any other known world. It orbits its star one every Earth day at a distance of about 2 million miles (3.4 million km). WASP-12b is a gaseous planet, about 1.5 times the mass of Jupiter, and almost twice the size. It is 870 light-years from Earth CREDIT: ESA/NASA/Frederic Pont, Geneva University Observatory View full size image The hottest alien planet yet known may create a shock wave-like shield to protect itself against the atmosphere-stripping side effects of circling close to its parent star, a new study suggests. Scientists using computer simulations to explain observations of the ultrahot alien planet WASP-12b located around a star 867 light-years from Earth say the exoplanet could be pushing a shock wave — called a bow shock — ahead of it as it plows through a supersonic headwind while o

When Digging for Ramps Goes Too Deep

FOR Ashton Berdine, a ramble in the woods to dig for the pungent tender-leaved wild leeks known as ramps has been a springtime ritual since he was a teenager. Even today, at 45, as the first buds appear on trees, he takes his family into the woods near his home in Elkins, W.Va., to dig a few ramps to cook with fajitas. But lately, Mr. Berdine, a botanist with the environmental group the Nature Conservancy , has had to hike deeper and deeper to find ramps, he said. The acres-wide patches that used to carpet the forest floor are becoming elusive. Mr. Berdine has seen areas where every single ramp has been scraped up, he said, as if by “wild hogs rooting in the forest.” Earlier this month, he caught a glimpse of one of those hogs. “I pulled up behind a truck at a stoplight,” he said. “And I just saw bags and bags of ramps, piled high in the truck bed.” [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Are Kickball and Tag Too Dangerous for Kids? | LiveScience

New York health officials targeted games with balls as being particularly risky. CREDIT: View full size image Until yesterday afternoon, the New York State Health Department was ready to declare whiffle ball, kickball and freeze tag too dangerous for kids to play at summer recreational programs without a medical professional present. But after outcry from some state lawmakers, the department has decided to reconsider its stance. At first, the Health Department's list of games that pose a "significant risk to injury" — which also included horseshoes, capture-the-flag, dodgeball and most team sports — came with regulations: Any summer program offering two or more games or activities and at least one of those on the list must take all the same safety precautions as a full-fledged summer camp, including having a medical professional on staff, hiring a camp director with a bachelor's degree and 26 weeks of camp experience, and kee

Functional MRI shows how mindfulness meditation changes decision-making process | Science Blog

If a friend or relative won $100 and then offered you a few dollars, would you accept this windfall? The logical answer would seem to be, sure, why not? “But human decision making does not always appear rational,” said Read Montague, professor of physics at Virginia Tech and director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. According to research conducted over the last three decades; only about one-fourth of us would say, “Sure. Thanks.” The rest would say, “But that’s not fair. You have lots. Why are you only giving me a few?” In fact, people will even turn down any reward rather than accept an ‘unfair’ share. Unless they are Buddhist meditators, in which case — fair or not — more than half will take what is offered, according to new research by Ulrich Kirk, research assistant professor with the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech; Jonathan Downar, assistant professor with the Neuropsychiatry Clinic and the Centre f

Larry Flynt on sex and presidents -

Larry Flynt is Piers Morgan's guest on Wednesday night at 9 ET. Watch the full interview with Larry Flynt tonight. "Piers Morgan Tonight" airs weeknights on CNN/US at 9 p.m. ET and on CNN International at 0200 GMT (Live simulcast), 1200 GMT and 2000 GMT / HKT 2000 CNN -- "I don't have any regrets," Larry Flynt tells CNN's Piers Morgan. "And I do feel that I've done a great deal to expand the parameters of free speech." The "Hustler" magazine publisher, free speech advocate, and the man whom Morgan called "America's king of porn" will be a guest on Wednesday's "Piers Morgan Tonight." Flynt's new book, "One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies, and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History," presents an in-depth study of the sex lives of U.S. presidents. Flynt told Morgan that he reached out to Columbia University history

Gold powers above $1,500 as inflation worries mount - Business

NEW YORK/LONDON — Gold rallied above $1,500 an ounce for the first time on Wednesday, extending this week's run of record highs as investors sought to hedge growing inflation risks and bought into a broad commodities rally. Mounting evidence of quickening inflation in major Asian economies such as China and India were echoed in Latin America on Wednesday, with Brazilian prices nearing a government ceiling and Mexico's yearly rate exceeding a key target. The break-even rates on U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) rose for a second day. A second day of deep losses for the dollar and near 2 percent gains in oil and grain markets that fueled further inflation concerns also buoyed bullion, which once again rose in tandem with riskier assets like equities as investors shifted their focus from gold's role as a safe-haven play to its potential as a store of value. "People are buying any kind of risk assets almost without discretion across the commo

Laser sparks revolution in internal combustion engines | Science Blog

WASHINGTON, April 20 — For more than 150 years, spark plugs have powered internal combustion engines. Automakers are now one step closer to being able to replace this long-standing technology with laser igniters, which will enable cleaner, more efficient, and more economical vehicles. In the past, lasers strong enough to ignite an engine’s air-fuel mixtures were too large to fit under an automobile’s hood. At this year’s Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO: 2011), to be held in Baltimore May 1 – 6, researchers from Japan will describe the first multibeam laser system small enough to screw into an engine’s cylinder head. Equally significant, the new laser system is made from ceramics, and could be produced inexpensively in large volumes, according to one of the presentation’s authors, Takunori Taira of Japan’s National Institutes of Natural Sciences. According to Taira, conventional spark plugs pose a barrier to improving fuel economy and reducing emissions of nitr

BBC News - Jesus Christ's Last Supper 'was on a Wednesday'

Prof Humphreys says Jews would never mistake the Passover meal for another Christians mark Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, but new research suggests it took place on the Wednesday before his crucifixion. Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University says discrepancies in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke as compared with John arose because they used an older calendar than the official Jewish one. He concluded the date was 1 April AD33. This could also mean Jesus' arrest, interrogation and separate trials did not all take place on one night only. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - US warned on top credit rating by Standard & Poor's

Republicans are pushing for plans to massively cut US government spending The US has been warned that the credit rating on its government debt could be cut by Standard & Poor's. S&P is concerned that Democrats and Republicans will not be able to agree a plan to reduce the growing US deficit. It has downgraded its outlook from stable to negative, increasing the likelihood that the rating could be cut within the next two years. The US Treasury responded that S&P had underestimated its ability to tackle the national debt. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Clearer food labelling plan 'to bring an end to waste'

We asked people what they thought of "best before dates"   "Best before" date labels could be scrapped in an attempt to cut the £680 worth of food thrown away by the average UK household each year. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Cambridge college handless clock has sting in its tail

A £1m clock without hands or numbers installed at a Cambridge college was built to celebrate the work of chronometer inventor John Harrison. [...] Full article with video at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - 'Bubble wrap' could boost' skiing says UHI professor

Prof John McClatchey says a type of bubble plastic would protect snow A scientist has suggested covering snow in 'bubble wrap' to help prolong the ski season in Scotland. Prof John McClatchey said it would slow down the melting of snow by protecting it against rain and sunshine. Marian Austin, of the Nevis Range ski resort in Lochaber, said the method could be useful in leaner seasons. Prof McClatchey has carried out experiments in the Cairngorms using a bubble plastic used to cover outdoor swimming pools. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Inverness-based Prof McClatchey is a professor of climatology at UHI's Environmental Research Institute in Thurso. Previously, he was a director at Shetland College and a professor of climatology at Northampton University. Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Fears over carbon monoxide poisoning figures

By Adrian Goldberg Presenter, 5 live Investigates Elisabeth Giauque died after less than three hours' exposure to the gas The number of deaths and injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning could be significantly higher than official figures show, the BBC has been told. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show reported deaths to be lower than a decade ago. But research suggests many cases are missed because medical staff do not routinely test for the poisoning. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can hear the full report on 5 live Investigates on Sunday 17 April at 2100 BST on BBC Radio 5 live . You can also listen again on the BBC iPlayer or by downloading the 5 live Investigates podcast . Send your comments and stories to 5 live Investigates Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Gazelles caught in ancient Syrian 'killing zones'

By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News It was slaughter on a huge scale. Hundreds of migrating gazelles would be funnelled into enclosures where they could be butchered en masse. This was the practice of communities living some 6,000 years ago in what is now north-eastern Syria. Archaeologists say they have unearthed the remains of animals forced into these killing zones. "It is manifest that these remains are from a catastrophic hunting episode - a full herd was killed" [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Recreating the sound of Tutankhamun's trumpets

By Christine Finn Archaeologist and presenter, Ghost Music Tutankhamun's trumpet was one of the rare artefacts stolen from the Cairo Museum during the recent uprising. The 3,000-year-old instrument is rarely played, but a 1939 BBC radio recording captured its haunting sound. Among the "wonderful things" Howard Carter described as he peered by candlelight into the newly discovered tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 were two trumpets, one silver and one bronze. For more than 3,000 years they had lain, muted, in the Valley of the Kings, close to the mummy of the boy king. Found in different parts of Tutankhamun's tomb, both were decorated with depictions of Egyptian gods identified with military campaigns. Both became exhibits at the Cairo museum, but when it was broken into during the recent uprising, the bronze instrument vanished. Luckily, the silver one was away on exhibition tour. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ghost Music is on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 19 Apri

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"Drunks calling hippies to talk about nonsense = win." ~Drew '11 Love the countdown clock, Jeff, beginning and end. Haven't watched the whole thing back yet, but lookin' forward to it. Thanks again! :) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Drugs lose effectiveness in space

By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News Drugs were tested by being sent into space for varying lengths of time Astronauts on long space missions may not be able to take paracetamol to treat a headache or antibiotics to fight infection, a study has found. Scientists at the Johnson Space Center have shown that the effectiveness of drugs declines more rapidly in space. Continuous doses of radiation onboard spacecraft may be to blame, according to the study published in the AAPS Journal . The authors said longer missions have increased the need for drugs in space. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

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BBC News - Should my hereditary disability stop me having a baby?

  Jono and Laura's genetic dilemma For Jono Lancaster, who has Treacher Collins syndrome, the decision about whether to have a baby or not is agonising. At the age of 26, Jono is happy with how he looks, but the genetic disorder that affected the way his facial bones developed in the womb has caused him years of anguish. His condition means he has no cheekbones - so his eyes droop downwards - and he has problems with his hearing, so has a bone-anchored hearing aid. It has resulted in years of bullying, several operations and numerous hospital visits. It also led his parents to give him up for adoption 36 hours after he was born. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Star Trek actor Stewart joins assisted suicide debate

Sir Patrick Stewart became a Dignity in Dying patron in February Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has spoken about his decision to become a patron of an organisation campaigning to legalise assisted suicide in the UK. In an interview with the Sunday Times, the 70-year-old said the choice to have an assisted death "should be a right". "Should the time come for me... I would like there to be a choice I might make about how I die," he continued. His comments follow those of author Sir Terry Pratchett, who is to appear in a BBC documentary about assisted suicide. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Neutrons could test Newton's gravity and string theory

By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News Neutrons produced at the ILL can be used to probe fundamental aspects of physics A pioneering technique using subatomic particles known as neutrons could give microscopic hints of extra dimensions or even dark matter, researchers say. The idea rests on probing any minuscule variations in gravity as it acts on slow-moving neutrons in a tiny cavity. A Nature Physics report outlines how neutrons were made to hop from one gravitational quantum state to another. These quantum jumps can test Newton's theory of gravity - and any variations from it - with unprecedented precision. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

BBC News - Final tile laid at London Olympic 2012 pool

The Aquatics Centre's pool has 180,000 tiles The laying of the final Olympic swimming pool tile has marked 500 days until the start of the Paralympic Games. British Paralympic swimmer Liz Johnson laid the 180,000th tile at the Aquatics Centre in east London. About 4,200 Paralympic athletes from 170 countries will compete at next year's games. The first Paralympics were in Rome in 1960, but the games' origins can be traced to the 1948 London Olympics. [...] Full article at What were you sayin' about [synchronicities], Julie? Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Two Boise State players among top WRs in the NFL Draft | Boise State Football | Idaho Statesman

As the only elite receivers in this draft, Julio Jones and A.J. Green should go in the top 10. After them, it’s unlikely another receiver will be taken in the first round. But there are plenty of worthy receivers available for the second round and beyond. This is such a deep group that eventually teams will sign a number of undrafted quality receivers. There are 41 receivers with draftable grades — here are the top 15: 1. Julio Jones, Alabama, 6-3, 220. This is a big, powerful receiver in the mold of an Anquan Boldin. Jones competes for the ball, has good hands, breaks tackles and gains yards after the catch. He blocks like a tight end. But he also has elite speed and athleticism, as his outstanding combine workout showed. Jones is a football player who is happy to contribute on special teams or wherever needed. He is so tough he exposes himself to some big collisions and he subsequently has a history of injuries that has raised some durability doubt. Jones came out of college

Want to learn more about Boise's geothermal systems? Thursday is 'family night' at Boise WaterShed | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Boise State University is launching its first-ever Geothermal Week, featuring free events designed to educate local residents on Boise's renewable resource. The events are sponsored by ASBSU, the Department of Geosciences, and the Geophysics Club. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Boise State spring football wrapup: 13 players who stood out | Boise State Football | Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football coaches watched some impressive breakout performances this spring — many of them from players who will be counted on heavily this fall. Now they want to see those players carry that momentum through a 110-day break between formal practices. The Broncos will fill the void until fall camp opens Aug. 4 with strength-and-conditioning workouts and player-run practices. “Finish these (strength and conditioning) workouts, finish these finals and attack summer like they really attacked spring ball,” coach Chris Petersen said of what his team needs to do. “That’s easier said than done. I know they’re going to work hard, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about that edge, with that chip on their shoulder — and we’ll see if we can get that done.” The Broncos wrapped up spring ball Saturday with the Spring Game, the last of 15 practices spread over six weeks. Here are a baker’s dozen players who caught the attention of their coaches and teammate

Idaho Power proposes cutting rates because of good water, low fuel prices | Local News | Idaho Statesman

High water and low fuel prices prompted Idaho Power to propose reducing its rates by an average of 4.78 percent. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness