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Black History is American History

The month of February is a designated time where schools and organizations make concerted efforts to acknowledge and celebrate the lives and contributions of black persons, both past and present. Certainly it is important to recognize and consider the accomplishments of so many historical figures of color on a year-round basis. However, February marks the […]

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70 Years on – Survivors Remember the Liberation of Auschwitz

Every decade since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, survivors have gathered to remember the brutal murder of millions of Jews systematically killed in Hitler’s death chambers. Allied Russian soldiers entered and liberated Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. Memorials have been held around the world last week and continue this […]

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Interplanetary Internet at the Speed of Light

We have come to rely on the Internet in ways that no generation before ours ever had the technological ability to benefit from. Up until the past 20 years or so, there were not cell phones, computers, and handheld devices for instantaneous information, data transformation, and communication.  Now that most people in the civilized regions […]

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Debate – Did Sony Do the ‘Right’ Thing?

It is no secret that many democratic nations regard North Korea’s policies as tyrannical and a total defiance of the principles that comprise a free country. The United States in particular, has no diplomatic relations with the dictatorial country that is currently presided over by Kim Jong-un. North Koreans live an isolated existence, both physically […]

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Frozen Sea Turtles Wash up on Shore along the East Coast

Sea turtles, such as extremely endangered Kemp’s ridley, travel up along the eastern seaboard every spring and summer in search of the crabs that they feed on. Leaving the warmer waters of the south, they venture as far north as Cape Cod, Massachusetts. By fall, if they do not return to the southern waters quick […]

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Google’s Next Focus – Kidding Around

“How do scientists know where migrating birds go?” “Why are there days in Alaska where there is no sunlight?” “What is the fastest a human can run?” “Why is an avocado a fruit?” Elementary students are using the Internet to conduct research for their STEM fair projects, find historical information for social studies, watch tutorials […]

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Discussing the World’s Economic Status and Plans for a Future Global Economic Initiative – Among the Koalas?

The Group of 20, or the G20, concluded its 2-day meeting in Brisbane, Australia yesterday. Every year, 19 nations plus the European Union, which represent the mightiest economies, send their central bank leaders, finance ministers, and governors to meet in a forum where global economic issues are discussed, policies are compared, and objectives and intentions […]

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Ebola Warriors – Robots?

The worst Ebola epidemic in history continues to strike fear into every nation in the world. The raging virus that has run rampant through Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia has stretched menacingly into Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, and even here in the United States. The West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia are […]

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Switching Out the Smoke

“Similar to cigarettes, hookah smoking delivers the addictive drug nicotine and it is at least as toxic as cigarette smoking. While many hookah smokers may consider this practice less harmful than smoking cigarettes, hookah smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarettes.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hookah, also known as […]

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