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Big and bright: Sky Theater puts solar system in lights
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Get a guided trip through the solar system at the University of North Texas Sky Theater this weekend. The on-campus planetarium is showing Solar System Tours for its August Children’s Matinee, each Saturday at noon.

For just a few bucks and a cool afternoon in the university’s domed theater, kids can tour the solar system, stopping at each planet — and a few other wonders, too — and get a close look at Earth’s nearest neighbors.

The Sky Theater is also screening Wonders of the Universe — a look deep into space, courtesy of the famous Hubble Telescope — at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Saturday.

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Tags: Astronomy

Digital database breathes new life into newspaper archives
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The newspaper morgue is dead at the Cleveland Advocate but it will be given new life in 6-8 months. The archives have been loaned to the University of North Texas in Denton to be digitized and converted into an online database.

Once complete, anyone wishing to search for content from the Cleveland Advocate will be able to do so through UNT’s Portal to Texas History website. The digitization of these archives, as well as limited editions of the Eastex Advocate, Dayton News, Illustrated Paperboy and Cleveland Journal, is being funded through a grant from the Tocker Foundation.

The $13,000 grant was obtained by Austin...

Tags: Libraries

Going Mean Green: Warren excited about transfer to UNT, return to local roots
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It’s been a tough two years for Plano West girls basketball alum Tyara Warren.

In what should logically be two of the best back-to-back years in a college athlete’s life, Warren saw her final high school season end abruptly with the Lady Wolves when she tore her ACL in November 2013.

Fully recovered and primed to make an instant impact for Mike Carey’s squad at West Virginia the following year, Warren’s freshman season in college was another rough go, as she played in 18 games (no starts) through February and averaged just 2.4 points per game this past season.

Then, news broke that Warren was suspended...

Marking a golden era
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NorthPark Center is celebrating its 50th year as a local landmark in August, but its beginnings create a storied past.

It all began with co-owner Nancy Nasher’s mother, who was a Dallas native. She met Nasher’s father in Boston, and the couple returned to the bride’s hometown with lofty goals.

“He taught himself the real-estate business,” Nasher said of her father, Raymond. “They saw this 95-acre cotton field, which was part of the Caruth homestead and owned by the Hillcrest Foundation.”

The initial plan was to purchase the land outright. When that didn’t work, they settled on a 99-year ground lease. The...

Leading global music schools: the science behind music and why it’s good for you
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Music is one of mankind’s most powerful and influential mediums: nothing else has the power to get us moving and grooving quite like a rhythmic beat, and nothing else has the power to unite such a unique and diverse global population quite like a soul-stirring song. Not only does music serve as the optimum emotional release, it has also been proven to be extremely beneficial to our health:

1. Music can help to ease pain

The autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling our blood pressure, heartbeat and neurological function) and the limbic...

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