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All Eyes on Syria

You probably noticed that Syria dominated headlines last week. World leaders are faced with a decision: how to respond to Syrian President al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. It is a decision that deeply divides world leaders. President Obama supports military strikes against military targets in Syria and hopes to create a coalition of forces […]

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Still Marching for Jobs and Freedom

Throughout the 1960s, civil rights advocates worked and marched for jobs, justice, and civil rights, especially for African Americans. The March for Jobs and Freedom was one part of that movement but it marked a turning point in the fight for civil rights. The March, famous in part because of Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have […]

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The Ripple Effect of Shrinking Glaciers

It has long been suspected that human activity is heating our planet and causing environmental changes that are changing Earth’s ecosystems around the globe and in our backyard. Global warming detractors question this, claiming Earth is dynamic and environmental change is natural.  That may be true; however, the issue is not whether Earth is dynamic. […]

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Personal Care Products’ Dirty Secret

Every day, men and women, tweens, and teens fight a war for beauty and hygiene. It is a war against bad breath, body odor, and the bad hair day. Your war paint is a cabinet full of shampoo, body wash, and soap, gel, lotion and acne remedies, perfume, cologne, and aftershave, hair color and nail […]

The Immortal Gifts of Henrietta Lacks

In 1951, without his patient’s consent or knowledge, a Johns Hopkins doctor biopsied normal cells and cervical tumor cells. The cells then were shared with Doctor Gey, a Johns Hopkins researcher who, like many, had been trying for decades to grow human cells in the laboratory. Experimenting on human subjects was not an option but […]

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