Latest by Michael Shepard

Published on August 21, 2017 - Page 1
Seven years ago, a guy named Mike Lynch put his telescope on his back porch after an evening of looking at the stars and planets. He covered the tube...
Published on May 5, 2015 - Page 11
She was seven years old and fighting for her life. It’s 1948, and in my mind’s eye, all is black and white — movies and photos from that era make it...
Published on March 24, 2015 - Page 12
Nearly 2,000 years ago, a ship made of elm and laden with coins and Greek sculpture sank off the coast of a small Greek island named Antikythera,...
Published on March 10, 2015 - Page 12
If things have gone well, by the time you read this the Dawn Mission will have successfully entered orbit around the dwarf planet and asteroid, 1...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 18
It’s February, and the winter doldrums have set in. All our New Year resolutions for exercise and eating right are under assault by icy gray demons...
Published on December 31, 2014 - Page 4
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we welcome back “The Curious Professor,” Michael Shepard, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental, Geographical...
Published on March 18, 2014 - Page 11
Q. Can you explain “Dark Matter?” — Barbara Teener, Bloomsburg A. In the classic film “A Christmas Story,” the narrator, Ralphie, remembers a past...
Published on June 21, 2013 - Page 12
EDITOR’S NOTE : We asked Michael Shepard if he’d get back in editorial harness to answer a question submitted via 30 Seconds. Our thanks to Mike for...
Published on April 9, 2013 - Page 11
Q. Why doesn't our moon have a name?– Ms. Barbara Teener, Bloomsburg A. I’ve been locked away in my ivory tower for the past two months and recently...