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Science News

Rare Meteorite Hits Cuba

February 11, 2019

A meteorite unexpectedly struck western Cuba on Friday, February 1. Small celestial bodies have covered the moon in craters and have wiped out the dinosaurs. Here is what you need to know about asteroid and meteoroid collisions. […]

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Health News

Arsenic in Fruit Juices Raises Questions about Toxins

February 6, 2019

Recently, popular fruit juices tested positive for several toxic heavy metals. However, before we pour a gallon of apple juice down the drain or go on a cleanse, we should review the definition of toxins and how our body fights them. […]

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Tech News

Why Winter Freeze Is Affecting Our Power Grids

February 6, 2019

During the harshest cold weather this winter, some Midwestern utility companies asked residents to turn down their thermostats to avoid overtaxing the regional electric grid serving the area. But what is the grid and how does it work–and get overworked? […]

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Science News

Polar Temperatures Sweep across the United States

February 6, 2019

January 2019 ended with some of the coldest temperatures on record. A polar vortex caused a major cold front to rip across the upper part of the United States, sending temperatures plummeting well below regular levels. But what is a polar vortex? […]

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U.S. News

How the Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Tax Return

February 6, 2019

Although the shutdown is at least temporarily over, the empty offices of the IRS for the last month are expected to result in a chaotic and confusing tax season rife with delays, exacerbated further by some of the new regulations that have been enacted this year. With complications like these, many families are facing financial hardships and struggling to make ends meet, providing perfect examples of the importance of properly understanding the tax code. […]

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Health News

Nutritionists Recommend Eating More “Slow Carbs”—What Does This Mean for Your Diet?

February 1, 2019

Nutritionists’ recommendations for healthy diets have changed significantly over the last 20 to 30 years. As scientific and medical studies advance, doctors have suggested diets that cut out fats and carbohydrates. However, new research is emerging which claims that a viable alternative isn’t an across-the-board reduction of carbs, but a careful selective process of specific kinds of carbs to keep us feeling full and fit. […]

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