After Decades of Avoiding Cholesterol… Now it’s All Good?

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish a set of Dietary Guidelines that provide the most up-to-date advisories for optimal nutrition intake. Focusing on enhancing the health of all United States citizens, the agenda shapes the diets of children and adults at work, school, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Drones Coming to the Sky Near You

When you imagine the future, what does it look like? Do drones hover over football games to telecast the action direct to your wireless devices, deliver Dominoes to your door at half-time, and monitor the post-game traffic from the sky above the stadium? If your vision of the future features drones, then the future is […]


Ninja Warriors of the Sky

Many scientific discoveries reveal things that are mind-boggling immense: the Higgs-Boson, new exoplanets, or that most dinosaurs were likely feathered, the effects of melting polar ice-caps, our carbon imprint, the Mariana Trench or the human genome.  This week, researchers discovered why the hummingbird, the world’s smallest bird species, has a sweet tooth even though it […]


Be a Good Neighbor: Share Clean Air

Step outside—what do you see all around you? What do you feel? Now, take a deep breath. Ah! Air. Does it smell clean? The cleaner the air we breathe, the healthier we are. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to ensure that our air is free of harmful pollutants. It monitors air quality, sets standards […]


The Future of Medicine: Digital Health Care

Mobile devices and apps make it possible to do most things from any where and at any time. You can listen to music, shop, watch shows, check bank accounts, connect with friends, or play games on the bus in the morning, at the park after class, or at the movie theater at midnight. Combining mobile […]


A Lunar Tetrad for Tax Day

If adults in your life seem extra cranky this week, it may be because Tuesday, April 15 is tax day, the day federal income taxes are due. The mere mention of taxes elicits moans and bad jokes and plunges many adults into a fiscal funk. This year, the night sky offers a conciliatory show: a […]


Earth Day 2014

Happy Birthday Earth! In this month’s challenge, we are stepping back in time to the 1970s to discover the origins of Earth Day. What are its roots and how have they grown in 30 years? What is our role in this birthday celebration? Let’s find out as we trace the history of Earth Day from […]

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