Solstice http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Solstice en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:43:43 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Parowan Gap to host spring equinox sunset observation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599021/Parowan-Gap-to-host-spring-equinox-sunset-observation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599021/Parowan-Gap-to-host-spring-equinox-sunset-observation.html An interpretive tour of Parowan Gap followed by watching the sun set from the equinox carins will be held Saturday, March 22,... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:13:48 MDT Another GM recall: 1.18 million SUVs for air bag issue http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649936/Another-GM-recall-118-million-SUVs-for-air-bag-issue.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649936/Another-GM-recall-118-million-SUVs-for-air-bag-issue.html General Motors issued a new recall of 1.5 million vehicles Monday, part of an effort to assure buyers that it's moving faster... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:20:17 MDT GM to offer loaner cars, cash to small-car owners http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649589/GM-to-offer-loaner-cars-cash-to-small-car-owners.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649589/GM-to-offer-loaner-cars-cash-to-small-car-owners.html General Motors is offering free loaner cars and $500 toward a new GM vehicle to more than a million owners of compact cars... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:54:51 MDT Hamblin & Peterson: General conference continues ancient traditions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587690/General-conference-continues-ancient-traditions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587690/General-conference-continues-ancient-traditions.html Seasonal festivals occur worldwide, many of them attached to astronomical phenomena, to the rhythms of seedtime and harvest,... Sat, 05 Oct 2013 06:00:00 MDT Researchers: Stonehenge started as huge graveyard http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624355/Researchers-Stonehenge-started-as-huge-graveyard.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624355/Researchers-Stonehenge-started-as-huge-graveyard.html British researchers have proposed a new theory for the origins of Stonehenge: It may have started as a giant burial ground... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:25:40 MDT In our opinion: Surviving January's weather was a shared effort; month brought good and bad http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621748/Surviving-Januarys-weather-was-a-shared-effort-month-brought-good-and-bad.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621748/Surviving-Januarys-weather-was-a-shared-effort-month-brought-good-and-bad.html Wintertime, and the living is not easy — not when near-record snowfall in January blanketed benches and valleys and... Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 MST Cathy Free: Free Lunch: End of the World? Not so fast http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568597/Free-Lunch-End-of-the-World-Not-so-fast.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568597/Free-Lunch-End-of-the-World-Not-so-fast.html If “Prepare for the end of the world” is written down in your day planner for Dec. 21, here’s a bit of... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:14:56 MST About Utah: Every so often, a great mentor comes along http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615973/Every-so-often-a-great-mentor-comes-along.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615973/Every-so-often-a-great-mentor-comes-along.html veryone, if they're lucky, has a mentor. A person who shows the way, usually by example rather than by lecture. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:31:27 MST 'Hit and Run' revives car-chase comedy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765598403/Hit-and-Run-revives-car-chase-comedy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765598403/Hit-and-Run-revives-car-chase-comedy.html By Roger Moore Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:39:55 MDT Muslims face dilemma of when to observe Ramadan in areas with no dawn or dusk http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591887/Muslims-face-dilemma-of-when-to-observe-Ramadan-in-areas-with-no-dawn-or-dusk.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591887/Muslims-face-dilemma-of-when-to-observe-Ramadan-in-areas-with-no-dawn-or-dusk.html The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is a time for fasting and prayer, when adherents must fast from food and water between dawn... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MDT End of the world fears? This time blame the Mayans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765584176/End-of-the-world-fears-This-time-blame-the-Mayans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765584176/End-of-the-world-fears-This-time-blame-the-Mayans.html When the summer solstice arrives Wednesday, it will mark six months until the winter solstice on Dec. 21, when, according to... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:22:25 MDT In our opinion: Dry tinder brings early summer wildfire season http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578218/Dry-tinder-brings-early-summer-wildfire-season.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578218/Dry-tinder-brings-early-summer-wildfire-season.html The summer solstice still weeks away, the summer wildfire season has begun early and in earnest. Already, crews in Utah have... Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 MDT Southern Utah expects some stellar tourism http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765551657/Southern-Utah-expects-some-stellar-tourism.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765551657/Southern-Utah-expects-some-stellar-tourism.html As one of the best places on Earth to view the annular solar eclipse May 20, the sleepy town of Kanarraville may prove to be... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:00:00 MST 2012 begins with anticipation and dread http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700211634/2012-begins-with-anticipation-and-dread.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700211634/2012-begins-with-anticipation-and-dread.html There are years that are remembered for changing the course of human history: 1492. 1776. 1945. hen there are years that were... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 21:33:11 MST Mayan 'apocalypse' 1 year away http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208765/Mayan-apocalypse-1-year-away.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208765/Mayan-apocalypse-1-year-away.html Seize the day. Only 52 weeks and a day are left before Dec. 21, 2012, when some believe the Maya predicted the end of the world. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:38:58 MST New Harmony: Pressing on and keeping our promises http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208728/Pressing-on-and-keeping-our-promises.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208728/Pressing-on-and-keeping-our-promises.html Over the centuries, Dec. 21 has taken on a full load of baggage. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST Friday Minute: Blending secular, religious Christmas traditions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395888/Blending-secular-religious-Christmas-traditions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395888/Blending-secular-religious-Christmas-traditions.html The secular traditions of Christmas needn’t detour believers from the humble manger or the incomparable life that... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:38:08 MST Atheist messages displace California park nativity scenes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700206831/Atheist-messages-displace-California-park-nativity-scenes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700206831/Atheist-messages-displace-California-park-nativity-scenes.html Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the three wise men are being crowded out by atheists Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:30:58 MST Indoor Christmas trees can be attractive plants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700206119/Indoor-Christmas-trees-can-be-attractive-plants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700206119/Indoor-Christmas-trees-can-be-attractive-plants.html Some plants are almost family members. One that fits that category in our household is an attractive plant that gets pressed... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:00:00 MST Pennsylvania town won't include atheist banner in holiday display http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205615/Pennsylvania-town-wont-include-atheist-banner-in-holiday-display.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205615/Pennsylvania-town-wont-include-atheist-banner-in-holiday-display.html A western Pennsylvania mayor refused to include a banner from an atheist group that says "there are no gods" as part of a... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST Review: 'The Last ArchAngel' full of warring angels and demons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395271/Review-The-Last-ArchAngel-full-of-warring-angels-and-demons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395271/Review-The-Last-ArchAngel-full-of-warring-angels-and-demons.html "The Last ArchAngel" by Michael D. Young takes the reader to heaven and hell as archangel Xandir tries to fulfill his duties... Sat, 03 Dec 2011 15:00:00 MST Bjork: New album fuses music, tech, and nature http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700186759/Bjork-New-album-fuses-music-tech-and-nature.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700186759/Bjork-New-album-fuses-music-tech-and-nature.html As a child growing up in Iceland, Bjork would compose music in her head as she walked to school. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 13:49:23 MDT Boat builder crafts more than 100 vessels http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700150075/Boat-builder-crafts-more-than-100-vessels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700150075/Boat-builder-crafts-more-than-100-vessels.html The Tolman skiff was designed in and for Kachemak Bay. Renn Tolman has built more than 100 since establishing the design in... Thu, 07 Jul 2011 18:00:48 MDT Duce's Wild: Arrow of Light highlights Den Mom experience http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375439/Arrow-of-Light-highlights-Den-Mom-experience.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375439/Arrow-of-Light-highlights-Den-Mom-experience.html When I first became a Den Mom, I inherited a handful of baby Bears and some newbie Cubs who were clamoring to earn a Bobcat... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:30:00 MDT Total lunar eclipse next week http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700143409/Total-lunar-eclipse-next-week.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700143409/Total-lunar-eclipse-next-week.html The year's first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:16:12 MDT Winter renewal: Vessels cleansed and prepared for the light http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363878/Winter-renewal-Vessels-cleansed-and-prepared-for-the-light.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363878/Winter-renewal-Vessels-cleansed-and-prepared-for-the-light.html In winter we become vulnerable, and when we are vulnerable, we are open. The spirit pushes its way to the forefront, and we... Wed, 05 Jan 2011 04:00:00 MST Yardsmart-home: Quince ensures explosion of color http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700095875/Yardsmart-home-Quince-ensures-explosion-of-color.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700095875/Yardsmart-home-Quince-ensures-explosion-of-color.html I always know when it is Chinese New Year because the huge urn of flowering quince appears in my local grocery store window... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:00:43 MST Telling ghost stories is a lost tradition on Christmas Eve http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363363/Telling-ghost-stories-is-a-lost-tradition-on-Christmas-Eve.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363363/Telling-ghost-stories-is-a-lost-tradition-on-Christmas-Eve.html Although mostly forgotten now, not too long ago it used to be normal for families and friends to gather on Christmas Eve to... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:35:45 MST Doctor Who meets Scrooge in BBC yule special http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700094080/Doctor-Who-meets-Scrooge-in-BBC-yule-special.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700094080/Doctor-Who-meets-Scrooge-in-BBC-yule-special.html A certain flying phone booth is going to ensure that Christmas won't be canceled this year. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:37:36 MST Valerie Phillips: Christmas treats from countries around the globe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093800/Christmas-treats-from-countries-around-the-globe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093800/Christmas-treats-from-countries-around-the-globe.html Christmas is brimming over with wonderful food traditions. Many of America's traditions are rooted in the holiday customs... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:23:06 MST Moonwatchers treated to total lunar eclipse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093677/Moonwatchers-treated-to-total-lunar-eclipse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093677/Moonwatchers-treated-to-total-lunar-eclipse.html Skywatchers got an early holiday present this year: A total eclipse of the moon. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 08:32:26 MST Researching Family History: What Christmas traditions did our ancestors celebrate? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363297/What-Christmas-traditions-did-our-ancestors-celebrate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705363297/What-Christmas-traditions-did-our-ancestors-celebrate.html We love our traditions at Christmas, whether they be picture-taking of loved ones, caroling or gift-giving. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 04:00:00 MST Lunar eclipse, Hubble telescope and wonders of the night sky http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093434/Lunar-eclipse-Hubble-telescope-and-wonders-of-the-night-sky.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093434/Lunar-eclipse-Hubble-telescope-and-wonders-of-the-night-sky.html Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:58:00 MST Early Christmas treat: 2010's total lunar eclipse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093286/Early-Christmas-treat-2010s-total-lunar-eclipse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093286/Early-Christmas-treat-2010s-total-lunar-eclipse.html 'Twill be nights before Christmas and high overhead, the moon will turn brown or maybe deep red. The Earth and the sun with... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:58:13 MST Early Christmas treat: 2010's total lunar eclipse http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093164/Early-Christmas-treat-2010s-total-lunar-eclipse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700093164/Early-Christmas-treat-2010s-total-lunar-eclipse.html 'Twill be nights before Christmas and high overhead, the moon will turn brown or maybe deep red. The Earth and the sun with... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 11:21:48 MST J.R. Labbe: De-commercializing Christmas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700092697/De-commercializing-Christmas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700092697/De-commercializing-Christmas.html Sun, 19 Dec 2010 00:00:00 MST Deck halls with boughs of holly and other greens http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700086405/Deck-halls-with-boughs-of-holly-and-other-greens.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700086405/Deck-halls-with-boughs-of-holly-and-other-greens.html With the Christmas season upon us, it is time to get the decorations hung and the festivities under way. Sun, 28 Nov 2010 15:51:02 MST Pontiac, maker of muscle cars, ends after 84 years http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700077758/Pontiac-maker-of-muscle-cars-ends-after-84-years.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700077758/Pontiac-maker-of-muscle-cars-ends-after-84-years.html Pontiac, whose muscle cars drag-raced down boulevards, parked at drive-ins and roared across movie screens, is going out of... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:35:27 MDT