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May 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

UW prof builds sundial in home

Sundials help us connect with our surroundings At a time when most of the news items express all the negative sides of humanity, this article shows an ingenious Seattleite who builds a great sundial in his garage in a city that is known to be quite cloudy [“Seattle’s ‘Mr. Sundial,’ page one, May 15]. Great choice.Sundials…

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April 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

New planets could sustain human life

Our way of life may not be the only way of life Professor and astronomer Eric Agol deserves recognition from his colleaguesin the fields of astronomy and astrophysics for his discovery of two new planets [“NASA finds planet pair just right for life,” News, April 19]. His discoveries are described as “Earth-like,” with one having the…

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