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Earth Science

Scientific Questions: Nature and Scope

January 29, 2021

Every scientific question leads to some discovery. However, it does not always lead to the answers that scientists seek. Sometimes, it leads to more questions and opens the door for more research. […]

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Coronavirus News

With COVID-19 Variants Emerging, History of 1918 Flu Repeats Itself

January 26, 2021

New variants of COVID-19 could be more infectious than the original strain, “The Wall Street Journal” reported. These mutations and variations to the original virus help it avoid detection by the immune system or make it better at infecting us. Again, the 1918 flu offers historical precedent for the novel coronavirus. […]

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Science

Scientific Literacy and Its Importance

January 26, 2021

Everyday, there are newspaper stories related to pharmaceuticals, energy needs, and the environment. Articles that may seem political at first glance are actually related to science and the environment. As a result, there is a need for citizens to be scientifically literate to participate in the civic issues of the society and take informed decisions to improve their quality of life. […]

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Coronavirus News

Neurosurgeon Says to Keep Learning in Order to Stay Sharp during Pandemic

January 17, 2021

Dr. Sanjay Gupta said trying simple new things can keep our brains cobweb-free, NPR reported. The coronavirus pandemic has stunted our ability to engage in social activities like parties, group sports, and concerts, but small brain teasers can help us stay sharp. Studying learning began in the 19th century. […]

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News

Humpback Whale Surprises Tourists Near Statue of Liberty

December 16, 2020

A humpback whale was spotted in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty, NBC News reported. The marine mammal spent hours swimming along the city shoreline, surfacing every minute or so for breath. Long ago, whales left land and headed back to sea. […]

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