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November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving space meals anyone?

Only 700 calories compared to the 3,000 caloried-meals most of us will be consuming this Thanksgiving. Check out what astronauts are eating to celebrate the holiday in space:

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November 25, 2008

Turkey talk: How to cook it and a bunch more

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turkeyside.jpg So maybe you would like to hear a gobbler this time of year.
I know I do. Gobble, gobble.
I had a lot of fun learning about turkeys when I researched the following News Illustrated page. I really had no idea that seven million roam freely across the country and that more 270 million were bred last year for our tables. Wow.

If you would like to know more about wild turkeys check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Wild Turkey Federation. Avianweb.com has information on domestic and wild turkeys. Feathersite.com has info on domestic turkeys bred for consumption.
turkeypgthumb.jpg Download this week's News Illustrated page on domestic and wild turkeys.
POSTED IN: Cindy Jones-Hulfachor (46), History (20)

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November 19, 2008

Holiday workout: Exercises for those extra helpings

It's time to stuff yourself with your favorite holiday foods and snacks. If you eat too much, check out our Holiday Exercise Calculator to burn off the calories:


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POSTED IN: Fun and games (21), Health (21)

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November 18, 2008

Ethanol: U.S. Sugar and South Florida

Talks between Gov. Charlie Christ and U.S. Sugar Corp. have now shifted gears to include ethanol production on the land to be used in the Everglades restoration. Lindsay Dubois recently did a full-page graphic on Brazil's role in the world's ethanol production and how the the rise in ethanol use in the U.S. will affect us.

Here is part of the graphic. Click graphic to enlarge.

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ethanolpgthumb.jpg Download the News Illustrated page to read all the details.

• Ethanol production in the U.S.
• How does ethanol compare to gas in cost
• Flexible fuel vehicles
• History of Brazil and ethanol

POSTED IN: Cindy Jones-Hulfachor (46), Environment (52), Government (48), LIndsay Dubois (35)

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November 13, 2008

New Widget: The Edge multimedia gallery

Months ago I promised more widgets but vacations, the election and work in general got in the way. Well, I'm back on track so are you ready for the next one?

The widget below can be added to just about any social network, start page or html page. It displays the most recent interactive graphics, photo essays, News Illustrated pages, searchable database games and more from The Edge. Just click the "Get and Share" button on the bottom. Enjoy!


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November 11, 2008

Phoenix Mars: NASA mission ends

After five months of digging, scooping, baking, sniffing and tasting. Phoenix has gone silent and is almost certainly dead, NASA says. Phoenix's main goals were to search for environments suitable for microbial life and research history of water on the planet.

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Phoenix had a remarkable mission

It discovered two types of ice deposits, observed snow descending from Martian clouds, provided a record of weather during the length of the mission along with all types of data like temperatures, pressure, humidity and wind.

nasasol.jpg These images taken on the 21st and 25th day of the mission show ice formation and evaporation. On the left you can see ice clumps in the lower lefthand corner of the image, by the 25th day they had disappeared.

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University


Read more about the mission.

See animations and videos on the Phoenix.

POSTED IN: Cindy Jones-Hulfachor (46), Science (44), Space (9)

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November 7, 2008

Paper or Electronic: How did you vote?

votingpgthumb.jpgDownload News Illustrated, a full-page graphic that shows how the nation voted.
electionthumb.jpg To give you a clear picture of the election we pulled together voting stats and built interactive maps of Florida and Broward County. Come see how your neighbors voted.

Millions of Americans encountered a new voting method on election day as more than 125 counties have changed their voting equipment, most of which have moved away from electronic machines. I thought this was very interesting. I had no idea that so many people voted on paper.

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POSTED IN: Cindy Jones-Hulfachor (46), Politics (29)

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