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Video Of The Week - February Is Black History Month

By Meera Dolasia on February 8, 2016
Video Of The Week -  February Is Black History Month

Every February, Americans celebrate Black History Month. It was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a historian who wanted to ensure that important contributions made by African American men and women throughout history, would never be forgotten.

US Presidential Race Kicks Off With The Iowa Caucus

By Meera Dolasia on February 3, 2016
US Presidential Race Kicks Off With The Iowa Caucus

On Monday, February 1, the residents of Iowa became the first in the nation to vote for the candidate they believe is most suited to be the nominee for the upcoming Presidential elections. The record 186,000 Republican voters were almost evenly split in their choice. Ted Cruz won by a slight margin garnering 27.6% of the votes with Donald Trump and Marco Rubio coming in at 24.3% and 23.1%, respectively. Ben Carson was a distant fourth with 9.3% and Rick Santorum and Jim Gilmore received no votes!

Punxsutawney Phil And Staten Island Chuck Predict An Early Spring!

By Meera Dolasia on February 2, 2016
Punxsutawney Phil And Staten Island Chuck Predict An Early Spring!

It's February 2, the day when legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and the relatively new Staten Island Chuck AKA Charles D. Hogg predict if Americans will have to suffer through an extended winter or enjoy an early spring. This year was no exception.

The Quest To Find A Solution To Clean Space Junk Continues

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on January 28, 2016
The Quest To Find A Solution To Clean Space Junk Continues

When humans began Space exploration about 55 years ago, they had no intention of leaving behind equipment that had served its purpose. It could after all, easily fall to Earth and harm innocent people. But that fear subsided in 1964 when American research satellite Vanguard 1 continued to rotate in orbit even after it had lost all contact with ground scientists. Since then researchers have become increasingly comfortable about leaving trash behind.

Mastered The 114 Elements Of The Periodic Table? Here Are Four More!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on January 19, 2016
Mastered The 114 Elements Of The Periodic Table? Here Are Four More!

On December 30, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 are now approved to join the prestigious periodic table. Their addition completes the group of man-made elements that make up the table's 7th row, and brings the total number that will need to be memorized by students to 118!

Celebrating The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Meera Dolasia on January 13, 2016
Celebrating The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year on the third Monday of January, Americans celebrate the life and legacy of the extraordinary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). It is thanks to the vision and courage of this tireless clergyman turned civil rights activist that America is today a nation where everyone has equal rights, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin.

Special Tunnels Save Turtles From Train Deaths In Japan

By Meera Dolasia on December 13, 2015
Special Tunnels Save Turtles From Train Deaths In Japan

The Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, Japan is no stranger to turtle traffic. Every summer from May to September, hundreds of reptiles make their way to and from the nearby ocean. While most manage to cover the short distance safely, a handful get trapped inside the railway tracks that lie between the ocean and the popular park.

Loyal Giant Pyrenees Stands Guard Over Canine Buddy Hit By A Car

By Shariqua Ahmed on November 21, 2015
Loyal Giant Pyrenees Stands Guard Over Canine Buddy Hit By A Car

On Sunday, November 8th, Dallas resident Samuel Flores was on his way to breakfast when he noticed a Giant Pyrenees standing on the grassy pavement vigilantly watching over the lifeless body of another dog.

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