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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

“Wiretapping” Scandal Intensifies On March 4, President Trump sent out a tweet accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the days leading up to the election. Since then, however, Trump has provided no evidence of his claim, and has avoided reporters’ questions about his accusation. President Obama denied any such activity. The FBI […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Puzder Steps Down Last Wednesday, Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s pick for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination for the cabinet. Mr. Puzder made the announcement after it became clear that he would not have enough support in the Senate to gain confirmation. Puzder, the CEO of a restaurant chain that includes Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s, has […]

President Trump’s First Week

President Trump’s First Week

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Maybe not surprisingly, President Trump had a busy–and controversial–first week in office. Here, we take a look at a few of his actions that are receiving the most attention. Affordable Care Act Just hours after being sworn in as president, Trump signed his first executive order, declaring that government agencies no longer have to enforce […]

The Largest Protected Area on Earth

The Largest Protected Area on Earth

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

There is a cluster of uninhabited islands and coral reefs located in the Pacific Ocean that collectively make up the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. This land and the waters that surround it currently encompasses around 140,000 square miles. Last month, President Obama announced that he has signed legislation to expand its boundaries to the north […]

City-wide Eco-Efforts

City-wide Eco-Efforts

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Top Stories | No Comments

Two years ago, btw brought you some facts about the history of Earth Day. This year, we recognize the holiday with a look at the efforts of some cities across the country toward becoming more environmentally conscious while keeping costs (to both businesses and taxpayers) reasonable. San Francisco, California As a large coastal city, San […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Celebrating Jackie Robinson As baseball season ramps up into full gear, Major League Baseball celebrated the 69th anniversary of legendary player Jackie Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Since 2004, on April 15, every current player in the league substitutes his own number for Robinson’s (42). Beyond his talent, his legacy is important because […]

Trouble in Flint

Trouble in Flint

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Current Events, United States | No Comments

Nearly 100,000 residents of Flint, Michigan (66 miles north of Detroit) are without safe drinking water and at risk of lead poisoning. The city’s water supply has been contaminated, which means people cannot safely cook, drink or even brush their teeth with tap water. Local, state and the federal government are now involved, as well […]

Year in Review: Science and Technology

Year in Review: Science and Technology

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Year in Review | No Comments

It seems like there are always significant advances in how we view, approach, expand on, and apply what we know and understand about both natural and applied sciences. Here’s what we learned this year: Space Exploration–As we mentioned in the Year in Review: World News post, 2014 was a big year for exploring beyond our earthly boundaries. India […]

To Frack or Not to Frack: A Complicated Question

To Frack or Not to Frack: A Complicated Question

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Current Events, Economics, United States | No Comments

Negotiation over ownership of the world’s natural resources has long caused tensions between nations and lead to ongoing, major disputes, including war. One of the major issues of the 2012 presidential election centered around the United States becoming less depending on foreign oil (mostly the Middle East) and more self-reliant in producing its own energy […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre On April 15, 1989 former Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang died of a heart attack. Although he had been forced to resign by the government, he was popular among the people who wished for more Western-style freedoms. To mourn his death, more than 50,000 students gathered in Beijing’s […]