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    Planetary doppelganger
    Will scientists discover life on Kepler-186f?
     Yes.
     No.
     Not in our lifetime.
     I don't care.
    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable spots outside our solar system. "This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found. The results are absolutely rock solid," University of California, Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy, who had no role in the discovery, said in an email. Full Story
    POLICE LOG
    Pittsfield Police log for Tuesday, April 15

    Tuesday, April 15 n 7:59 a.m.: Police arrest a 13-year-old female at Herberg Middle School following a disturbance and charge her with assault and battery on a police officer. Full Story
    LOCAL NEWS
    (Stephanie Zollshan / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    Pittsfield loans mobile command center as Stockbridge town offices are sealed off

    STOCKBRIDGE -- The Town offices, focal point for local government, the police station and community activities, will be sealed off from Friday through Monday because of an environmental project. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Matthew Sprague / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com)
    With Moynihan still at the helm, Pittsfield baseball looks forward

    At times, it seems the ups and downs never end for the Pittsfield High School baseball team. Full Story
    LOCAL SPORTS
    (Courtesy photo / David Colt Photography / MGA)
    Danielle Lapierre to play D-I golf at Sacred Heart

    Thanks to her hard work and determination, a goal that St. Joseph High School senior Danielle Lapierre set long ago is now a reality. Full Story
    This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

    At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
    Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

    Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
    'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

    Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story