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Dec 02 2010

Bernier Physical Therapy Associates: A PT Gem in Newburyport

Published by under medical,science

Visiting Dr. Richard Bernier at Bernier Physical Therapy Associates, located in a rehabbed old public school on Forrester Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was not my first PT choice after I sustained a shoulder injury back in August. But after dealing with two physical therapists before then, Bernier and his team is, without a doubt, my […]

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Jun 11 2010

Random Friday Video: BP Spills Coffee

When things get too awful and everything has gone to hell in a hand basket, all you can do is laugh. When you watch this, note the reference to Kevin Costner, who will apparently test his water cleaning technology on the spill. It’s usually laughable when Hollywood gets political, but I sure do hope Kevin […]

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May 13 2010

Space Shuttle Atlantis is Ready for its Final Launch on Friday

Published by under astronomy,science,technology

The space shuttle Atlantis has been cleared for its final mission and lift off is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. At 25 years of age, the veteran Atlantis will blast off from Launch Pad 39A on NASA’s 132nd space shuttle mission. Star gazers and skywatchers will also have a chance to […]

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May 05 2010

Grassland Bird Study Continues to Third Year in Amesbury

Researchers from Tufts University will be spending their third year of a study on grassland birds at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury, MA, this summer, the Newburyport Daily News reports. The research will include casting nets to tag and draw blood from birds, as well as figure out why species such as the Bobolink and Eastern […]

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Jun 30 2009

Birds of Britain: A video spoof

Here’s an amusing spoof of a 1970s birds documentary, taken from the “Look Around You” series, a parody of the old British school science programs. (Thanks to the Birdchick blog for pointing this one out.)

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Feb 19 2009

Space.com Provides List of Night Sky Highlights in 2009

Published by under astronomy,science

Amateur astronomy buffs will want to check out the 2009 listing of night star-gazing highlights for 2009, provided by Space.com. From the Solar System and beyond, you definitely don’t want to miss these during the year. Mark your calendar!

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Feb 17 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 4 (Feb. 16, 2009)

Published by under bird watching,science

It seems that the GBBC ended like it started for us, rather unexciting. Having to zip off to work in the morning also didn’t leave much time for feeder-gazing. On Monday, the weather was the same as the weekend, sunny, slightly breezy and in the mid 30’s. Here’s the list of the morning’s meager sightings: […]

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Feb 17 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 3 (Feb. 15, 2009)

Published by under bird watching,science

Another quality day of bird watching this past Sunday. It seems that the word finally got out to the neighborhood birds. The weather was sunny and warm for the season, in the mid 30’s. Visibility was great and there was just a slight breeze. Here’s a listing of Sunday’s sightings: 5 American Goldfinches 6 Dark-eyed […]

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Feb 14 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 2 (Feb. 14, 2009)

Published by under bird watching,science

Today was a much better day for bird watching. Lots of flying critters in the backyard. The weather was sunny and in the mid-30s, although a bit windy. Here’s a breakdown of what flew in: 6 American Goldfinches 2 Blue Jays 7 Dark-eyed Juncos 1 Female Northern Cardinal 2 European Starlings 4 House Sparrows

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Feb 14 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 1 (Feb. 13, 2009)

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A dismal first day. Here’s the meager list of feathered visitors to our backyard feeders: 3 American Goldfinches 1 Tufted Titmouse

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