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What Happened After the Duel That Killed Alexander Hamilton? Gallery

What Happened After the Duel That Killed Alexander Hamilton? Gallery

The musical Hamilton is a cultural phenomenon. The Broadway show, written by Manuel Lin Miranda, has broken box office records and dominated the Tony Awards. A mix tape of the music is in the works, a PBS performance has been filmed and the actors are all being offered new roles […]

by November 17, 2016 6 comments Politics, World
Olympics Draw Near, Experts Urge Officials to Cancel the Event

Olympics Draw Near, Experts Urge Officials to Cancel the Event

As more news about the mosquito-borne illness the Zika virus hits headlines, all eyes are turning to Brazil, home of Rio Janeiro, host of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Zika virus is at the the center of everyone’s thoughts about the event, and now a group of individuals have posted […]

by May 26, 2016 7 comments World
Aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill and the Mario Filho (Maracana)  stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 10, 2013. The Maracana stadium will host the upcomig Confederations Cup next June, the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDAVANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian President Impeachment Trial: Will It Impact the Rio Summer Olympics?

Brazil, which hosts the 2016 Olympic Games in just a matter of months, has plunged into chaos with the sudden decision of the Brazil House of Representatives to hold an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff. The country had already been under scrutiny for what many saw as a lack […]

by May 9, 2016 8 comments Politics, Trending, World
US Armed Forces Joins Other Nations in Opening All Combat Positions to Women

US Armed Forces Joins Other Nations in Opening All Combat Positions to Women

For the United States Army, this is the dawn of a new day. On Friday the Army announced it has commission 22 women as infantry and armor officers under new military rules that open all ground combat jobs to women. The move is the most significant step yet to include […]

by April 15, 2016 6 comments Politics, Trending, World
Inky the Octopus and His Daring Jailbreak from Aquarium to Pacific Ocean

Inky the Octopus and His Daring Jailbreak from Aquarium to Pacific Ocean

It sounds like the plot of a new movie by Disney Pixar. A daring cephalopod, known as “Inky the Octopus” engineers a nighttime jailbreak from an aquatics museum. His daring maneuvers, which include breaking out of the aquarium, sliding down a drain pipe, scaling a wall and no doubt making […]

by April 12, 2016 11 comments Science, Trending, World
Google’s Project Loon Aims to Change the World – One Balloon at a Time

Google’s Project Loon Aims to Change the World – One Balloon at a Time

“Almost the entire world is connected to the internet.” If you live in Europe or North America, then you will probably agree with that sentiment. Who in the world doesn’t actually have internet in 2016? The answer may be surprising. According to the United Nations, 4.2 billion people do not […]

by April 5, 2016 3 comments Science, World
The Vikings Got There First: New Findings Confirm Vikings Discovered America Before Columbus

The Vikings Got There First: New Findings Confirm Vikings Discovered America Before Columbus

“In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This nursery rhyme helps students memorize the year that Christopher Columbus discovered North America. However, new evidence collected by archaeologists in Newfoundland is forcing historians to partially retract that statement. Columbus did sail to the Americas in 1492, but the Vikings got […]

by April 1, 2016 5 comments Trending, World
Fascinating Photographs of Cuba as the Country Reopens to the World

Fascinating Photographs of Cuba as the Country Reopens to the World

On Sunday President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba for the first U.S. Presidential visit to Cuba in nearly 90 years. The visit is part of the opening of normalized relations between the USA and Cuba after democratic ties were reestablished in 2015. The U.S. Embassy is now open for business, […]

by March 18, 2016 5 comments Trending, World