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Feb. 24, 2017 - Hearing damage caused by noise can begin as early as age 20, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sounds are measured in decibels (dB) and 85dB seems to be a tipping point for damage to ears. Sporting events are generally at 100dB.
 
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audiologist: noun;an expert in hearing (audiology) who tests people for hearing loss; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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NASA announces stellar discoveryNASA announces stellar discovery
Feb. 23, 2017 - NASA scientists are 'over the moon' with excitement because with the recent discovery of seven exoplanets.
 
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Week of February 20

beneficial: adjective; helpful, good, with a benefit;
RAGBRAI XLV reveals route across Iowa

impromptu: adjective; noted by happening without a plan;
Cubs win World Series in a thriller

measurable: adjective; able to be measured;
Billions on planet Earth welcome 2017

prevalent: adjective; common, abundant;
Good news is also bad news at Joshua Tree

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1993: A bomb packed in a van parked in an underground garage exploded at the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people were killed.

1938: Johnny Cash, country music singer, was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. He died on Sept. 12, 2003 in Nashville.

1919
: Grand Canyon National Park was established by an act of Congress.

1846
: William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, an American frontiersman, was born in Scott County, Iowa. Cody created a show on the Wild West that he took around the United States and Europe. He died on Jan. 10, 1917.

1829: Levi Strauss, creator of the first pair of blue jeans - the Levi's 501 - for the California gold miners, was born in Germany.

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Avant Garden is 'magnifique'Avant Garden is 'magnifique'
Dec. 21, 2016 - Nerves calm, spirits soar, and the holiday frenzy evaporates into warm, moist air at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Is that a skirt growing in the garden? Yes, it is.

 

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I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
 
 
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What did you say?What did you say?
Feb. 24, 2017 - Hearing damage caused by noise can begin as early as age 20, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sounds are measured in decibels (dB) and 85dB seems to be a tipping point for damage to ears. Sporting events are generally at 100dB.
Texas team is Future City champion; Iowa team wins Smart Grid awardTexas team is Future City champion; Iowa team wins Smart Grid award
Feb. 22, 2017 - Students from West Ridge Middle School in Texas won the Future City grand prize Tuesday.
Where is the ice?Where is the ice?
Feb. 21, 2017 - Why is ice cover important to study and what factors affect it?
Students shape future through Future CityStudents shape future through Future City
Feb. 19, 2017 - Cascadia is a regional winner from Iowa, one of 43 cities vying for the Future City grand prize to be announced Tuesday.
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