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Viking Swords, Walking on The Moon, and More—In The News 10/15/18

An eight-year-old girl found a 1,500-year-old, pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden. Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in First Man which dramatizes the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon. These stories and more in this week’s “In the News”. […]

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Minimum Wage Increases, Climate Concerns, and More—In The News 10/8/18

On Tuesday, Amazon announced it will be raising the minimum hourly wage for all U.S. employees of the company, while phasing out bonus and stock award programs. Survey the pluses and minuses of efficiency wages, piecework, milestone payments, commissions, promotions, stock options, and other incentives. […]

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Migrant Whales, Poisoned Bees, and More—In The News 10/1/18

London has a new tourist! A beluga whale has wandered way off course into the Thames River. Normally found in the arctic and subarctic waters, whale experts are concerned about the warm waters and the heavy boat traffic. Learn fascinating facts about the beluga and get an overview of the mammalian wildlife that inhabits or migrates to polar waters. Learn more in this week’s edition of “In The News.” […]

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Taking Risks, Discovering Sunken Ships and More—In The News 9/24/18

The decades-long search for Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour has been narrowed down to one or two archaeological sites, in an area just off the Goat Island shore in Rhode Island, 10,500 miles from the country with which it is most famously associated. Get to know Captain James Cook, an explorer who in many ways epitomized the age of scientific discovery and—by filling in blank spots and correcting faulty maps—significantly advanced the representation of our world […]

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A “Living” Cure for Cancer and More—In The News 9/17/18

CAR T-cell therapy, described as “a living drug”—a treatment made from a patient’s own cells—has been approved by the FDA to treat some children and young adults with leukemia and some adults with lymphoma. Explore avenues of treatment at the frontiers of science, including how a patient’s own immune system can be harnessed in cancer therapy. […]

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Mao Zedong, Probiotics, and the History of Rosh Hashanah—In The News 9/10/18

September 11 marks the date of one of the most catastrophic and heartbreaking attacks on U.S. soil in history. With almost 3,000 fatalities and $10 billion in damage, the events of 9/11 continue to influence us even today. Relive the timeline and review the influence the terrorist attack has had on our ideas of security, politics, and world relations. […]

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Presidential Investigations, Neanderthal DNA, and Hurricane Season—In the News 8/27/18

With the recent turn of events regarding Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, a number of comparisons have been made between the events and actions surrounding Watergate and the current investigation of President Trump. Only time will tell if current events consist of mass political conspiracies or if this is history repeating itself. In the meantime, refresh your memory about the details of Watergate to form your own informed opinion on the matter. […]

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Poisoned Food, Power Grids, and Scary Stories—In The News 8/20/18

Turkey’s economy is quickly deteriorating due to inflation, a tanking currency, and politically driven fiscal policies. Although it’s halfway around the world from the United States, this financial crisis has already spawned global turmoil and could have significant ramifications here at home. Look into the causes of inflation, efforts to control it, and the surprising wisdom of promoting a small degree of inflation. […]

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