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Snow moon to shine all weekend

Snow moon to shine all weekend

Science
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The next full moon will officially appear on Sunday, February 9. But according to NASA, the moon will appear full on Friday and Saturday evenings, too, making this a full moon weekend. The second full moon of winter, February's only full moon, is sometimes called the snow moon. The full moon gets its nickname from the lunar naming traditions of Native American tribes in the Northeast. "Across North America, there are many different tribes with different languages and different names for the full moons throughout the year," according to NASA. The snow moon arrives during one of the snowiest months of the year. For Native Americans, the heavy snow storms that blanketed the Northeast during January and February made hunting difficult, which is why some tribes called the wint...
Five Star: Making Rain or Shine was ‘an ordeal’, says Doris Pearson

Five Star: Making Rain or Shine was ‘an ordeal’, says Doris Pearson

Entertainment
Pop group Five Star unexpectedly returned to the headlines over the last few weeks after a boy who swore at them on children's TV in 1989 apologised for his outburst, only for the apology to be revealed as a hoax.Coincidentally, the story cropped up as the band marked the 35th anniversary of their formation, which happened in a three-bed townhouse in Romford, Essex. It's a story of rags-to-riches-to-rags (depending on how much you trust the tabloids) that ends with the band back on their feet.We spoke to Doris Pearson who, along with her siblings Denise, Lorraine, Delroy and Steadman, sold more than 15 million records in the 1980s.They even became the first black group to win a Brit Award, in recognition of the four-times platinu...
LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force

LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force

Science
Scientists have detected a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern.The discovery will help researchers learn more about the so-called "strong force" which holds the centres of atoms together.The existence of the new particle was theoretically predicted but this is the first time it has been identified.The details of the Xi-cc++ particle were presented at a high-energy physics conference in Venice.The study was carried out at the LHCb experiment and led by Dr Patrick Spradlin of Glasgow University. He said that the discovery would "shed light on a longstanding puzzle and open an exciting new branch of investigation". His colleague, Prof Paul Soler, also from Glasgow University, described the development as "a new frontier in understanding the strong force". Nearly all the matt...