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Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Mass Shooting at Texas Church Last Sunday, at least 26 people were killed and 20 more wounded when a lone gunman opened fire on a congregation at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sutherland Springs is a small, close-knit community about 30 miles east of San Antonio. The shooter was Devin Patrick Kelley, […]

Goodbye Cassini

Goodbye Cassini

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Science and Technology | No Comments

After 20 years in space, and 13 years orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft’s mission ended dramatically last Friday. Here, btw takes a look at why the spacecraft was important, some of its key discoveries, and why it’s so hard to say goodbye. A Spacecraft is Born Cassini was launched on October 15, 1997. Named for […]

Eclipse Mania Strikes the U.S.!

Eclipse Mania Strikes the U.S.!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Science and Technology | No Comments

In case you haven’t heard, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. How much of it you will see depends on where you live. Already, millions of Americans are making plans to travel to parts of the country where they will get a better view of this incredibly rare […]

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Big Changes for GE Last Monday, General Electric (GE) announced that it will be replacing its CEO, Jeffrey R. Immelt. Immelt has been the CEO of General Electric for the past sixteen years. He was instrumental in successfully guiding the company through the global recession of 2008. Immelt also helped to encourage and lead GE’s […]

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Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

It’s Good to be Bored? What do you do when you find yourself with five or ten minutes of unexpected free time? Chances are, you reach for your phone to message a friend or scroll through social media. But research is beginning to show that the over-stimulation brought on by this technology habit is having […]

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Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Cease Fire in Aleppo? Over the past week, American news reports have been full of images of wounded children in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last Thursday, a tentative cease-fire was reached in the area, which has continued to hold as of late Monday evening. Until this month, Aleppo was the last rebel stronghold in […]

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Trump Settles Lawsuits Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle three civil fraud lawsuits filed against himself and against Trump University, his now-defunct real estate training program. The settlement came ten days before jury selection was set to begin and marks a reversal for Trump, who has previously claimed that he […]

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Too Much Milk? You’ve probably grown up hearing that milk “does a body good.” However, researchers have discovered that drinking too much milk can actually be harmful to children’s bodies. Cow’s milk is an inexpensive and plentiful source of essential nutrients such as protein, fat, calcium, and vitamin D. A one-cup serving of dairy milk […]

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hurricane Matthew Slams U.S. Coast Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the U.S. late last week. It lingered along the coast for four days, bringing heavy rain and wind before finally heading back out to sea on Sunday, when it was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. Residents in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and the Carolinas all suffered […]

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Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Self-Driving Chairs? Tired of waiting in long lines at restaurants, concerts, and amusement parks? Thanks to a Japanese car company, you may not have to some time in the future. Nissan has recently developed the ProPilot, a battery-operated chair that automatically follows another chair in front of it along a set path, maintaining a fixed […]