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The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy: Aliens or Comets?

The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy: Aliens or Comets?

Astronomer may have discovered the most fascinating star of our time. At a minimum, the star is a complete mystery that demonstrates how much more we have to learn about the galaxy. At its wildest conclusion, the star, known as “Tabby’s Star” or “WTF” could be the first confirmation of […]

by December 31, 2016 1 comment Trending, World
Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Harris Cooper, the well-regarded homework researcher at Duke University, recently made the blanket statement that “[t]here is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” The statement is a strong one, especially as it completely challenges the orthodoxy that elementary school homework is necessary […]

by November 25, 2016 5 comments Science, Trending
Stone Age Spheroids May Be As Much Weapon as Tool

Stone Age Spheroids May Be As Much Weapon as Tool

Scientists have revised their opinion about prehistoric stones known as “spheroids.” Long thought to have been mere hand tools used by prehistoric people, scientists have now decided that the evidence points to more dynamic uses as projectiles for hunting. The scientists published their findings in an article entitled “A Dynamical […]

by October 19, 2016 6 comments Science
There’s Something in There: New Scans Suggest Blockbuster Discovery at King Tut’s Tomb

There’s Something in There: New Scans Suggest Blockbuster Discovery at King Tut’s Tomb

The Curse of the Pharaohs suggests that there will be terrible implications whenever humanity dares to open a the mummy of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. The idea of the curse started in the 19th century when bad things seemed to happen when the tombs were discovered. The curse became infamous […]

by October 17, 2016 4 comments Science, Trending, World
Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Comments on U.S. Education Policy

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, education advocates are asking what his candidacy means for education policy. Trump has not made extensive statements about his positions yet, but he has made his views known on social media and television commercials, and what he has to […]

by May 3, 2016 7 comments Politics, 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
Almost Extinct Sumatran Rhino Seen in Borneo For First Time in 40 Years

Almost Extinct Sumatran Rhino Seen in Borneo For First Time in 40 Years

There is rarely good news when it comes to endangered species, but now small positive sign has been provided by a sighting of the Sumatran rhino for the first time in 40 years. The endangered Sumatran rhino was declared extinct in the wild in Malaysia, with conservations warning humanity that […]

by March 21, 2016 0 comments Science, Trending
Scientists May Have Discovered New Species of Ghost-Like Octopus

Scientists May Have Discovered New Species of Ghost-Like Octopus

Scientists are already calling a newly discovered species of octopus Casper, after the popular cartoon character “Casper the Friendly Ghost.” That’s because the heretofore unknown octopus, which was found on the Pacific Ocean floor in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands has a ghost-like appearance and seems almost devoid of […]

by March 11, 2016 5 comments Science, Trending
To Live Longer, Do These Exercises at Your Age – 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60

To Live Longer, Do These Exercises at Your Age – 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60

When it comes to health and wellness, one size does not fit all. That’s the reason for that pesky reminder to “consult your doctor” before beginning any diet and exercise program. Although every person is different individually, research has been able to determine which exercises are most beneficial for you […]

by March 9, 2016 4 comments Science, Trending
7 Cities Other Than Flint With a Water Pollution Crisis

7 Cities Other Than Flint With a Water Pollution Crisis

The lead poising crisis in Flint, Michigan is an ongoing scandal that suggests the American water supply is less safe than people once believed. The Flint water supply became poisoned in 2014 after the city decided to switch its water supply from water drawn from Lake Huron to treated water […]

by March 7, 2016 5 comments Politics, Science