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Why the Inventors of Lithium-ion Batteries Won a Nobel Prize

October 16, 2019

The three scientists who invented lithium-ion batteries won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, CNBC reported. The revolutionary rechargeable batteries have powered a wide range of electronics since their invention in 1991. It was a long road from early energy storage. […]

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As More Cities Ban Drive-Thrus, A Look at Fast Food History

October 15, 2019

Minneapolis has banned construction of new restaurants with drive-thru windows, according to the city’s official website. Its stated goals include reducing air pollution and litter while improving pedestrian safety. The idea of fast food was popularized after World War II. […]

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Recent Events Invite a Look Back at U.S., Middle East Relations

October 14, 2019

750 ISIS-linked civilians escaped a Kurd camp amid a Turkish attack after US troop removal, “The Guardian” reported Sunday. The Turkish bombing of northern Syria is the latest development since President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw American military support from the area. […]

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Health News

Nuts Prevent Weight Gain, Showing Benefits of Protein and Fiber in Diet

October 12, 2019

A new study published in the online journal “BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health” says snacking on nuts reduces risk of weight gain. Switching just half a serving of unhealthy foods for nuts prevents long-term weight gain and obesity. Nuts have long been lauded as a snack food for their nutritional value. […]

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A Look Back at Gandhi’s Controversies on His 150th Birthday

October 11, 2019

Historical figure Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi isn’t above controversy even today, “The Washington Post” reported. On what would be Gandhi’s 150th birthday, historians find themselves highlighting less ideal facets of his life. The Indian icon’s beliefs suggest sexism, racism, and classism. […]

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Lifestyle News

Nontraditional Church Features at Alaskan Government Meeting

October 8, 2019

A recent government meeting in Alaska began with Pastafarian prayer, according to AP News. A pastor of the religion performed an unusual opening prayer while wearing a pasta strainer on his head. Religions are nearly as diverse as their followers. […]

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New California Law Highlights Privacy in the Cyber Age

October 7, 2019

A new California law gives residents more control over their personal information, Axios reported. Starting January 1, 2020, Californians will be able to stand up to companies storing their private information online. Cyber-era privacy is often uncharted territory. […]

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