US military relied on draft-induced volunteerism

US military relied on draft-induced volunteerism

Editor’s note: This is part three of a six-part series on conscription (the draft).On Dec. 5, 1942, presidential Executive Order 9279 closed vol...

March 11th, 2021 |  


Observing the moons of Mars

Observing the moons of Mars

A recent study tracing the origins of Deimos and Phobos, the two moons of Mars, brought to mind a memorable Mars-observing session more than three dec...

March 9th, 2021 |  


Addressing children’s literacy in fun way

Addressing children’s literacy in fun way

This past week, many schools and day cares celebrated Read Across America Day, a national initiative supported by the National Education Association (...

March 6th, 2021 |  



Poorest Americans were often drafted first

Poorest Americans were often drafted first

Editor’s note: This is part two of a six-part series on conscription (the draft).In 1917, the administration of President Woodrow Wilson decided...

March 4th, 2021 |  


Perseus constellation provides plenty to see

Perseus constellation provides plenty to see

Is it any wonder that many avid stargazers detest daylight saving time? When DST begins on March 14, we can’t get a decent view of the night and...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


5 finalists vying for Audiobook of the Year

5 finalists vying for Audiobook of the Year

This week, the Audio Publishers Association announced the finalists for the 2021 Audie Awards, with winners formally being announced during the virtua...

February 27th, 2021 |  


King’s will is a cautionary tale

King’s will is a cautionary tale

“Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life.”— Larry King“It is the legitima...

February 26th, 2021 |  


US draft remains in place on contingency basis

US draft remains in place on contingency basis

Editor’s note: This is part one of a six-part series on conscription (the draft).Conscription in the United States, commonly known as the draft,...

February 25th, 2021 |  


Stratford Ecological Center to unveil Storybook Trail

Stratford Ecological Center to unveil Storybook Trail

This month last year at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road, the fields were water-logged, the lane to the pond was a mass of ruts filled with...

February 24th, 2021 |  


T Tauri helps tell important story

T Tauri helps tell important story

Buried in the bright stars of Taurus’ V-shaped head is a star that, at its brightest, is visible only in a medium-sized amateur telescope. At it...

February 23rd, 2021 |