Every time I see the phrase “nature’s way,” I think of a laxative. Dunno why; I just do. I suppose seeing a meteorite crash in your town (sorry, Chelyabinsk!) might have an effect similar to that of a laxative.
Mark your calendars! On June 5-6, a rare celestial event called a transit of Venus will take place, and it won’t be repeated in your lifetime.
During the transit, Venus will pass directly in front of the sun from Earth’s perspective, appearing as a small, slowly moving black dot. The last time this happened was in June 2004, but the next one won’t take place until December 2117. This is the last chance for anyone alive today to see the rare celestial sight.
It's a big Internet out there, but some things tend to stand out. Here are some favorites from the folks at NewsWorks, the public media news source for Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware. Curated by Eric Walter.