Current Moon Phase
September 9, 2014 - Full Moon 16 degrees Pisces
September 24, 2014 - New Moon 1 degree Libra

Volcanic Eruptions - August 24-26

August 26, 2014     10:10 AM ET

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano was hit by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake this morning.

August 26, 1883 -- Krakatoa erupted. It unleashing huge tsunamis (killing more than 36,000 people) and destroying over two-thirds of the island.

August 24, 79 -- Mount Vesuvius erupted. Very fine ash particles remain high in the atmosphere for years, spreading around the world by high-altitude winds. This suspended material contributes to often spectacular sunsets, as well as an optical phenomenon known as Bishop's Ring. Read More ...

Monday August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014     7:09 AM ET

Crystalinks Turns 19

2014 Prime Time Emmy Awards

New Moon 2° Virgo

2014 Burning Man

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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

August 24, 2014     12:50 PM ET

6.1 quake hits California's Bay Area

6.9 quake in Peru

Odds of major quake in Oklahoma growing

Reviewing the New Madrid Seismic Zone

Iceland Earthquakes

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6 ways to stop sciatica pain with yoga

August 23, 2014     9:22 AM ET

Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and, sometimes, in the leg and foot. Experts estimate up to 40% of adults have experienced sciatica. If you're one, you've probably scoured the Internet looking for ways to make it stop, only to encounter conflicting advice. Yoga can help.

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Student Bodies - From University Choices to Global Incidents

August 19, 2014     12:52 PM ET

Are you starting, or returning, to university? Are you majoring in something you can earn a living with after graduation?

Many things start ... and unfortunately end ... with the behavior of teenagers.

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Why Facial Symmetry Matters

August 13, 2014     3:15 PM ET

Facial symmetry follows the Golden Ratio (Phi). Beauty and physical attraction depend on ratio.

Why Is Symmetry So Sexy? It Has Nothing to Do with Health -- A new study finds that facial symmetry is not linked with health, at least during early childhood. These findings call into question the assumption that people have a preference for symmetry in faces because it provides a cue to health during development. Read More ...


Focus, Attention, Distractions Kill Both Time and Quality

August 13, 2014     8:50 AM ET

Focus goes by many names today including 'mindfulness'. It is about the brain fully paying attention to one thing at a time to get it done quickly and efficiently. I know it's cool to say that you can multitask, but how much of your focus is really involved when you do? Less than you think. We all get distracted by life at times, just be careful about what gets overlooked during those moments. Focus here ...