Breaking Barry: Basketball’s biggest bad guy

Breaking Barry: Basketball’s biggest bad guy

“If they sent him to the U.N., he’d end up starting World War III.”— Mike Dunleavy“His teammates and opponents generally...

July 23rd, 2021 |  


Getting to know signers of famous document

Getting to know signers of famous document

Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series on the Declaration of Independence. This week’s column highlights the signers of ...

July 22nd, 2021 |  


Ancient cultures viewed Milky Way differently

Ancient cultures viewed Milky Way differently

The summer sky is crowned by the most beautiful and mysterious sight the universe has to offer. The glorious Milky Way, a great river of light, domina...

July 20th, 2021 |  



DCDL to start accepting donations again

DCDL to start accepting donations again

One thing that we know people were doing in 2020 was taking a look at the places where they live. The U.S. Census Bureau reveals that home improvement...

July 17th, 2021 |  


Search for farmhouse worth the wait

Search for farmhouse worth the wait

Recently, I got to see the room in the house where I was born. I had always been told that I was born in an upstairs room of a farmhouse, while my thr...

July 17th, 2021 |  


History behind US Supreme Court Building

History behind US Supreme Court Building

“The Republic endures, and this is the symbol of its faith.”— Justice Charles Evans Hughes,Laying the cornerstone for the Supreme Co...

July 16th, 2021 |  


Final version of historic US document

Final version of historic US document

Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series on the Declaration of Independence. This week’s column picks up where last weekR...

July 15th, 2021 |  


Astronomers are to thank for discovery of helium

Astronomers are to thank for discovery of helium

Scientists and balloon enthusiasts are beginning to worry about a possible shortage of helium. That concern is strangely ironic.The two simplest eleme...

July 13th, 2021 |  


How Declaration of Independence came to be

How Declaration of Independence came to be

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series on the Declaration of Independence.On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduced into the...

July 8th, 2021 |  


Love of planetary nebula led to M27 nickname

Love of planetary nebula led to M27 nickname

Back in my graduate-student days (a long, long time ago), I was not a very attentive student. Perkins Observatory was mainly, but not entirely, to bla...

July 6th, 2021 |