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Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Can Bees Do Math? Have you ever wondered if animals can count? What about insects? If that sounds like a crazy idea, you’ll be surprised to hear that honeybees can count to four. Even more impressively, Australian scientists have recently discovered that they may also understand the concept of zero. Here’s what happened. Scientists in […]

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Shareable Scooters Hit the Road Move over, buses and subways and ride sharing. A new public transportation trend is hitting the streets: e-scooters. E-scooters, or shareable electric scooters, are stand-up, battery-powered personal transportation devices that are part of the growing micro-mobility trend in cities nationwide. Here’s how they work: you use an app on your […]

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Digital License Plates? A company called Reviver Auto may have finally found a solution for everyone who is tired of waiting in long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to get their annual license plate registration renewed. The answer? The Rplate: a digital license plate. Here’s how the Rplates work: they display large […]

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Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Exciting Primaries in Red States If you haven’t been paying much attention to the recent primary elections, you’re not alone: voter turnout from both parties for non-presidential primaries is always quite low. This year, however, there are exciting races to watch in many places, most notably in Georgia, Arkansas, and Kentucky. These are all historically […]

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Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hawaiian Volcano Still Going Strong Mt. Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has been erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island since May 3. Devastation is widespread: homes have been engulfed by flames, roads have split open, power lines are down, and vegetation has been destroyed. Tourism–the island’s number-one industry–has fallen by almost 50 percent. […]

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Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Another Sexual Harassment Charge New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman has become the latest politician to resign in the wake of the powerful #MeToo movement. Schneiderman–a Democrat, vocal defender of women’s rights, and anti-Trumper–has been accused of physically abusing four women. Aside from their anger over the incident itself, Democrats have also been angry […]

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Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Peace & Justice Memorial Opens in Alabama On April 26, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the accompanying Legacy Museum opened in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, to huge crowds. Located just a sixteen-minute walk from each other, the two sites share a vision: to educate people about racial injustice from the end of slavery […]

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Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

SuperShe Have you ever dreamed about being rich enough to buy an island all your own? Entrepreneur Kristin Roth has done exactly that. Plus, she has taken the idea a step further: her SuperShe Island is a place where no men are allowed. That’s right: no men at all. Up to ten women at a […]

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Goodbye Mrs. Bush Barbara Bush, the former First Lady and the father of President George W. Bush, died last Tuesday at the couple’s home in Houston, Texas. She was 92 years old. Her death was caused by lung disease and congestive heart failure. Despite her failing health, she had decided not to seek further treatment […]

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Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Facebook vs. Congress Last week, Election Central brought you the story of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, which resulted in private information of up to 87 million Facebook customers being harvested by Cambridge Analytica and used by Trump’s presidential campaign. In the wake of this privacy breach, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, was called to […]