John Boekamp, Ph.D., clinical director of the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program at Bradley Hospital recently led a study that found sleep difficulties — particularly problems with falling asleep — were very common among toddlers and preschool-aged children who were receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The study, titled ‘Sleep Onset and Night Waking Insomnias in Preschoolers with Psychiatric Disorders,’ is now published online in the journal Child Psychiatry & Human Development. —> Read More Here
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23), and you can watch the dramatic celestial event online if clouds hinder your view. —> Read More Here
This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m. EDT October 19, 2014. The comet passed by Mars at approximately 87,000 miles (about one-third of the distance between Earth and the Moon). At that time, the comet and Mars were approximately 149 million miles from Earth.
Comet Siding Spring near Mars in a composite image by the Hubble Space Telescope, capturing their positions between Oct. 18 8:06 a.m. EDT (12:06 p.m. UTC) and Oct. 19 11:17 p.m. EDT (Oct. 20, 3:17 a.m. UTC). Credit: NASA, ESA, PSI, JHU/APL, STScI/AURA
We’ve seen spectacular images of Comet Siding Spring from Mars spacecraft, showing just how close the small body was to the Red Planet when it whizzed by Sunday (Oct. 19). But how close were the two objects actually, in the sky? This Hubble Space Telescope composite image shows just how astoundingly near they were.
Above are two separate exposures taken Oct. 18-19 EDT (Oct. 18-20 UTC) against the same starry field image from another survey. It was a complicated shot to get, NASA explains, but it does serve as a powerful illustration of the celestial close encounter.
Read the rest of Hubble Composite Picture Shows How Close Siding Spring Comet Was To Mars (235 words)
Rosetta’s comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is beginning to show a clearly visible increase in activity.
LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, U.K. wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday. —> Read More Here
The summit will be co-hosted by Texas A&M University’s Centre for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR). and discuss how robots can help halt the spread of deadly diseases. —> Read More Here
White House security tightens after a breach. Let’s take a look at some notable security moments in the history of the president’s home office. —> Read More Here
With fangs and the first sawlike teeth on Earth, the biggest predator in the swamps of the early Permian Period ate anything it wanted. —> Read More Here
Is California’s severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.