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

A Bridge of Love in Northern Africa In a world where it often seems like everyone is at war, the neighboring North African countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea have finally made peace. Once upon a time, these two countries were actually the same nation. But twenty years ago, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia. Soon […]

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Soccer Team Rescued from Thailand Caves Last week, btw brought you the story of the boys soccer team that was trapped in a vast cave system in Thailand. Now, after a staggering seventeen days underground, all twelve of the boys and their coach have been rescued and brought to safety. The boys initially became trapped […]

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

A Civic Debate Does your school require you to take a civics class? Probably not. Civics classes focus on the study of U.S. government, history, and democracy. One of the reasons why our country first set up a widespread public education system was to create informed and active participants in the government. Until the 1960s, […]

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Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hungarian Hard Line The United States isn’t the only country that’s divided right now over the controversial issue of immigration. Hungary has taken the debate a step further, by passing a law making it illegal even to help undocumented immigrants. Like Donald Trump, Prime Minister Viktor Orban believes that immigrants are a threat to his […]

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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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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 […]