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UNT telescopes open to public for rare Sept 27th Supermoon & total lunar eclipse

The high-powered telescopes at the University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center will be open for the public at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 (Sunday) for a watch party to view this month’s rare combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse! You will be able to shoot photos of the moon close up with their smart phones and cameras. Admission to the watch party is $3 per person, cash or check only.

A lunar eclipse is the point in time when Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, causing the...

Powerful in pink

By Brittany Nunn

Chef Blythe Beck has everything she needs to be a television star: the talent, the personality, the unrelenting determination and the voice.

Just add a dash of pink and a few too many curse words, and poof; you have “The Naughty Kitchen with Blythe Beck.”

These days Beck has her work cut out for her opening Pink Magnolia, a Southern-inspired restaurant in Oak Cliff. But before she flew south, she lived in East Dallas and worked at Central 214, where “The Naughty Kitchen” was filmed.

“I paid lots of money in rent at the bars over there,” she quips in her distinctive, gravelly voice....

8 surprising health advantages you have as a morning person

by Lauren Gelman

Whether you are or not, your body was designed to make you a morning person.

Atlanta-based psychiatrist Tracey Marks, author of Master Your Sleep, told, “We are supposed to be awake when it's light outside and asleep when it’s dark outside.” Not an early bird? Your chronotype—what time you're active—is determined in large part by your genes, but it can be influenced. Read on to see all the benefits. (Note: It's fine if you can’t force change, according to sleep medicine expert and psychologist Michael Breus, who...

Actor from 'Breaking Bad' to visit UNT

By Kimberly Diggs

The University of North Texas will host RJ Mitte, an actor from the highly-acclaimed TV series, "Breaking Bad," as part of the 2015-16 Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series. The event will be held at 8 p.m. Oct 29 (Thursday) in UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N. I-35E. Denton.

Mitte will speak to students and faculty about the challenges he faced growing up with a mild form of cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy is a form of paralysis, believed to be caused by brain injury, which normally occurs during birth. Most affected by the disorder have difficulty controlling their...

Football: UNT looking for new faces on defense to mesh

By Brett Vito

North Texas knew it had some rebuilding to do defensively heading into its fifth season under coach Dan McCarney.

The Mean Green lost two defensive players from last season’s All-Conference USA team in linebacker Derek Akunne and cornerback James Jones. Coordinator John Skladany retired and was replaced by veteran Chris Cosh.

All those moving parts have yet to come together for the Mean Green heading into a tough road trip to Iowa on Saturday. UNT has given up more than 30 points in each of its first two games and is struggling to get off the field on third down.

Those issues are ones UNT...

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