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Photo, NASA.gov
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Check Out Twin Falls and The Snake River As Seen From Space (PHOTOS)

The NASA website where pictures from the International Space Station are kept is one of the coolest places you can waste time on. After a little nosing around, I came across a ton from above Idaho and three very sweet pics of Twin Falls and Snake River Canyon

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Craig Mitchelldyer, Getty Images
Craig Mitchelldyer, Getty Images
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Some Children’s Cough Medicine Recalled

If you're a parent with children's cough medicine in the cabinet, you may want to check the brands as a major distributor has announced a voluntary recall due to incorrect dosage information on the cups.

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Courtesy, Getty Images.
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Idaho is Cruel to Wild Beasts?

Who knew?  I received this news release from some circus act implying Idaho Fish and Game wants to kill wolves.  After all, who in their right mind doesn't...

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Craigslist Ad Looking For Test Subject For Their Time Machine

You never know where you're going to find that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you've been hoping to try some time travel any time soon, you have that chance now thanks to an ad on Craigslist.

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Smithsonian Channel via YouTube
Smithsonian Channel via YouTube
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New Theories Claim Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Rather Than Later

A group of scientists believe that we are in what they describe as a "volcano season". They have theories that this could mean that the Yellowstone Supervolcano will erupt sooner than we may have previously thought. They are not alone in this belief.

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Category: General, Idaho News, Science
Dimas Ardian, Getty Images
Dimas Ardian, Getty Images
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Is A Big Earthquake Imminent In The Pacific Northwest?

There is no proven way to accurately predict earthquakes. However, there is concern among seismologists that something big may be brewing in the Pacific Northwest due to the fact that there have been thousands of earthquakes in the region over the past two weeks.

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Even the big dogs can slide through mountain passes.  Screen grab from attached link.
Even the big dogs can slide through mountain passes. Screen grab from attached link.
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Taking Flight Above the Mountains of Idaho and Wales

A friend of mine from broadcast days spent many years doing traffic reports from choppers and planes.  He can’t get enough of flying and sent me this link to a video from Wales.  The USAF and RAF are practicing mountain flying. 

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Men in Need of Civilized Women

Why is it women need to give men instructions about living even when the men aren’t husbands or boyfriends?  A couple of weeks ago I was speaking by telephone with my former fiancé and mentioned a mutual friend was passing through town and was going to pay a visit...

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Courtesy, National Weather Service.
Courtesy, National Weather Service.
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Commentary: Confession of a Bitter Clinging Climate Denier

I was a climate denier until six weeks ago.  Then the leaves on the trees changed from green to yellow and began falling to the ground.  Now there are few leaves left on the trees...

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Aftermath of an atomic blast.  Courtesy, Hulton Archives, Getty Images
Aftermath of an atomic blast. Courtesy, Hulton Archives, Getty Images
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Commentary: Surviving an Apocalypse

Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? I may have posted something akin to this before. The Washington post has published a county-by-county map of the country examining various survival factors in the event of a disaster...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Arne Walker of the Wellness Tree Clinic joined us Wednesday morning for a discussion about the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Arne is himself a cancer survivor and in our discussion offers hope for quick detection and recovery...

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My Hometown, looking east through the business district on Main Street.  Courtesy, Mark McGovern.
My Hometown, looking east through the business district on Main Street. Courtesy, Mark McGovern.
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Commentary: Your Word Choices Can Identify Where You Came From

Over the weekend I took a quiz which was posted at the website of the New York Times.  It simply asks where you are from.

You answer a series of questions about words and phrases you use in conversation...

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There's no free health plan just like there's no free lunch.  Courtesy, Alex Wong, Getty Images
There's no free health plan just like there's no free lunch. Courtesy, Alex Wong, Getty Images
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Commentary: Fine Line Between Genius & Insanity?

The fine line between genius and insanity.  Someone used that line with me the other day.  Every time I hear it repeated it makes me wonder what the source is...

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Now Everyone Has A Chance To Go To The Moon

Earlier this year there was a company that announced they would take your ashes to the edge of space and spread them into the atmosphere. That sounds cool but gross at the same time because those ashes will come raining down on us eventually.

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Shooting star. Flickr.com/Navicore
Shooting star. Flickr.com/Navicore
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Top 5 Tips For Watching The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower In Twin Falls

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is going on now, but peaks tonight (Aug. 12)! This is one of those cool events that you can see with the unaided eye, and nearly everyone will be able to see a shooting star or two with enough time and patience.

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Chandra Captures Image Of Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy. Getty Images
Chandra Captures Image Of Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy. Getty Images
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Confirmed: The Universe Is Slowly Dying

Researchers have found that galaxies are losing energy at a an alarming rate, and confirmed that the Universe is dying.

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Get Ready For The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower This August

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is going on now, but peaks August 12th! This is one of those cool events that you can see with the unaided eye, and nearly everyone will be able to see a shooting star or two with enough time and patience.

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West Nile Virus Spreads

2nd Idaho woman infected with West Nile virus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two women in Idaho have been infected with the mosquito-borne illness West Nile virus, marking the first confirmed human cases within days of each other in Idaho this year...

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Pluto as seen from New Horizons. JPL/NASA
Pluto as seen from New Horizons. JPL/NASA
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Pluto: Dwarf Planet and New Horizon

85 years ago, American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto: a distant, frozen, tiny rocky planet that quickly became the 9th planet of our solar system. It held this position for 76 years until it was demoted to "Dwarf Planet" (or "Plutoid") in 2006.

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How To Send Your Selfie Into Space

If space travel has been in your dreams since you first saw Captain Kirk and Spock on the bridge of the Enterprise – you are in luck!

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