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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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Sun Spots, Shark Bites, and Meteor Showers—In The News 8/13/18

The Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 11 and will get closer to the sun than any spacecraft in human history. It will take seven years and, if all goes well, it will pass through the corona and come within 4 million miles from the sun’s surface. Learn what the sun is made of and why even getting 4 million miles away is a big deal. […]

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QAnon, The Death Penalty, and Dippin’ Dots—In The News 8/6/18

While we often just roll our eyes at outlandish conspiracy theories, “Q” is making waves across the worldwide web. Claiming to possess a top-level security clearance, the person or persons behind “Q” claims to have evidence of a global criminal conspiracy—a line of accusations that can get downright dangerous. Examine both the compelling nature of conspiracy thinking and ways to determine which theories are true and which are just elaborate lies. […]

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Russian Meddling, Comic-Con, and a Cuppa Joe—In The News 7/23/18

Hacking and online espionage are no longer just the wave of the future, as evidenced by the recent revelation of Russia tampering with the 2016 presidential election. Investigate the techniques by which governments digitally infiltrate each other and consider the ethics of these actions by considering all sides of this issue. […]

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The World Cup, Hurricanes, and Privacy Rights—In The News 7/16/18

Given the World Cup victory, France is—and always has been—a force to be reckoned with. The 14th of July is the national day of France, called La Fête Nationale Française, or known to English-speaking countries as Bastille Day. Uncover the story behind this turning point in the French Revolution. […]

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