Solar Eclipse Party Rained Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon weather did not cooperate for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. The Eugene Astronomical Society set up telescopes for the viewing at The Science Factory. But just as the eclipse hit its peak, the downpour began, forcing everyone to run for cover. “Terrible–that’s how I would describe that. Welcome to astronomy in the … Continue reading »

Sunburn Dangers

(CNN) — What makes sunshine cause cancer? Too much of the sun’s UV rays can damage our skin’s DNA causing some parts to literally get glued together and malfunction. If this happens over and over again, this can lead to cancer. “Anything that causes DNA damage is a carcinogen, which means it causes cancer,” said … Continue reading »

Don’t Let Weather Keep Kids In

EUGENE, Ore. — Four out of the past five days have been dry, which is pretty rare during an Oregon spring. But a recent survey by the National Wildlife Federation says when weather isn’t perfect parents tend to keep kids inside. The survey asked parents about the factors that tend to keep them from letting … Continue reading »