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  Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home is 14 miles south of Cresco in northeast Iowa. The site served as an outdoor classroom Friday. More than 250 fifth graders attended INSPIRE Day. Students literally walked in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009). He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. He saved one billion lives. He developed disease resistant strains of wheat. He worked with farmers to increase yields.
 
  • Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day

    Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day

    Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home is 14 miles south of Cresco in northeast Iowa. The site served as an outdoor classroom Friday. More than 250 fifth graders attended INSPIRE Day. Students literally walked in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009). He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. He saved one billion lives. He developed disease resistant strains of wheat. He worked with farmers to increase yields.

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  • Cassini

    Cassini's final plunge into Saturn has begun

    Sept. 12, 2017 - Normally NASA is counting down to a launch from planet Earth. This week the countdown clock is ticking away for an out-of-this-world event. The Cassini spacecraft is in its last orbit around Saturn, Orbit #293. It's the start of Cassini's final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. The mission will culminate on Friday morning when its signal is lost.

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  • September 11, 2001: a date to never forget

    September 11, 2001: a date to never forget

    Sept. 11, 2017 - The names of nearly 3,000 people are being read at Ground Zero today. Ground Zero is in New York City. It's the site where the Twin Towers (World Trade Center) once stood. On this day in 2001, terrorists flew planes into the towers. Nearly 3,000 people died.

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  • Western wildfires engulfing thousands of acres

    Western wildfires engulfing thousands of acres

    Sept. 7, 2017 - It's peak hurricane season for many states. Those states are along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. And it's also peak wildfire season for western states. Two hundred wildfire incidents are now being tracked in 14 states.

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  • Peggy Whitson, astronaut, biochemist, and Iowa native, returns to Earth

    Peggy Whitson, astronaut, biochemist, and Iowa native, returns to Earth

    Sept. 5, 2017 - Peggy Whitson has not felt Earth's gravity since Nov. 17, 2016. On that day, she climbed into a Soyuz spacecraft. It ferried her to the International Space Station. It's an orbiting lab about 250 miles above Earth. She is feeling gravity once again. She returned to Earth late Saturday. She returned aboard a Soyuz space capsule. It crash landed, slowed by a parachute, in a remote part of Kazakhstan in Russia.

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  • Cassini will soon plunge into Saturn

    Cassini will soon plunge into Saturn

    Sept. 1, 2017 - The stunning total solar eclipse just occurred in August. September brings another cool celestial event. Astronomy buffs will not want to miss it. On Sept. 15, the Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. It will be its Grand Finale. Its last data will be sent. Once in Saturn's atmosphere, the spacecraft will disintegrate. Cassini launched in 1997 on an unmanned mission to explore Saturn.

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  • Harvey causes catastrophic flooding in Houston

    Harvey causes catastrophic flooding in Houston

    Aug. 28, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey strengthened very quickly. Officials and residents only had about 2 days to prepare. Harvey may ultimately be classified as the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. Up to 50 inches of rain may fall on Houston and other coastal areas of Texas. Harvey is not expected to dissipate until later this week. The storm will move north as it dissipates.

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  • These flowers are an affront to the olfactory nerve

    These flowers are an affront to the olfactory nerve

    Aug. 24, 2017 - Not all eyes were looking at the sky and the solar eclipse this week. At the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG), eyes have been focused on three corpse flowers. These flowers are growing in the tropical conservatory under glass. The U.S. Botanic Garden is a short walk from the U.S. Capitol. It's in Washington DC. Three corpse flowers are blooming for the first time in the garden's history. But don't expect the fresh smell of normal flowers. These flowers are pungent, putrid and fetid. What?!

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  • Will you see a total or partial solar eclipse?

    Will you see a total or partial solar eclipse?

    August 18, 2017 - The focus this week has been on Monday's total solar eclipse. Special glasses must be worn unless the eclipse is in totality. Totality is when the sun is 100 percent blocked by the moon. Most of the country will only see a partial solar eclipse. Special glasses must be worn during a partial solar eclipse. What will you see? NASA has an app for that! (UPDATE 8/21: Will you see clouds instead of the eclipse? Check your forecast.)

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  • Find Your Park and - the solar eclipse

    Find Your Park and - the solar eclipse

    August 15, 2017 - Watching the total solar eclipse from a national park will be totally cool. There will be breathtaking sights on the ground and in the sky. Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming) expects its single busiest day ever next Monday. Thousands of visitors will flock there to watch the rare celestial event. Twenty-one national parks are in the path of totality. The path is a 70-mile wide diagonal swath of the United States. The eclipse will start in Salem, Oregon and end in Columbia, South Carolina.

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  • Iowa farmers hoping for rain

    Iowa farmers hoping for rain

    August 8, 2017 - Iowa ranks number one in the United States for acres of corn planted. This information is from 2012 data. The state had 13.7 million acres of corn. And it also ranks number one in soybean acres. In 2012, the Hawkeye state had 9.3 million acres of soybeans. When a portion of the state is under severe drought conditions, farmers and many others take note.

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  • How are drought and public health related?

    How are drought and public health related?

    August 7, 2017 - The current United States Drought map is not as colorful as it was a few years ago. That is good news. Prior maps showed a large swath of California in a deep maroon color. That color indicated exceptional drought. It is the most severe level of drought. The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) wants the public to learn how drought relates to public health.

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  • New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    New Arsenal of Democracy exhibit opens

    July 10, 2017 - In June, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened its newest permanent exhibit - The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front. The story is told through nine galleries. Included are galleries of the years leading up to WWII and the political discord of the time.

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  • Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    Coming soon: summer and a super cool stamp

    June 19, 2017 - There will be a super cool reason to send letters this summer. The reason is a new stamp. It's being issued on Tuesday at a ceremony at the Art Museum of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The new Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp is made with thermochromic ink. By simply rubbing the stamp with your thumb or fingers, the solar eclipse image changes. It changes from the solar eclipse to the fill moon. As the stamp cools, the image reverts to the eclipse.

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  • Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day

    Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day

    Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home is located 14 miles south of Cresco in northeast Iowa. The site served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders for INSPIRE Day. Students literally walked in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009). He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. He saved one billion lives. He developed disease resistant strains of wheat and worked with farmers to increase yields.

    Read More
  • Cassini

    Cassini's final plunge into Saturn has begun

    Sept. 12, 2017 - Normally NASA is counting down to a launch from planet Earth. This week the countdown clock is ticking away for an out of this world event. The Cassini spacecraft is in its last orbit around Saturn, Orbit #293. It's the start of Cassini's final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. The mission will culminate on Friday morning when its signal is lost.

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  • Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day

    Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day

    Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home is 14 miles south of Cresco in northeast Iowa. The site served as an outdoor classroom Friday. More than 250 fifth graders attended INSPIRE Day. Students literally walked in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009). He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. He saved one billion lives. He developed disease resistant strains of wheat. He worked with farmers to increase yields.

    Read More
  • Cassini

    Cassini's final plunge into Saturn has begun

    Sept. 12, 2017 - Normally NASA is counting down to a launch from planet Earth. This week the countdown clock is ticking away for an out-of-this-world event. The Cassini spacecraft is in its last orbit around Saturn, Orbit #293. It's the start of Cassini's final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. The mission will culminate on Friday morning when its signal is lost.

    Read More

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If the population of the United States is 320 million, what percent of that number is represented by the population of Ireland?
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