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  Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space
Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space
March 21, 2017 - The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completed its special delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday. It dropped off about 5,500 pounds of experiments and supplies to the space station crew.
 
  • Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    March 21, 2017 - The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completed its special delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday. It dropped off about 5,500 pounds of experiments and supplies to the space station crew.

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  • Think about bees at breakfast

    Think about bees at breakfast

    March 20, 2017 - At first glance, there appears to be a printing error on boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. BuzzBee is the cereal's iconic bee. It that speaks for the brand. But it is missing on the boxes. The bee's outline can be seen but the bee has disappeared. Cheerios wants people to think about what would happen if bees no longer had access to wildflower pollen and nectar. More than two-thirds of the crops used to feed people are pollinated by bees and other pollinators. Then Cheerios wants people to follow that thought with action. Plant a wildflower garden.

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  • Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick

    Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day!

    March 17, 2017 - Ed Beczynski is a first generation Polish American. He owns a number of restaurants, including The Blarney. It's an authentic Irish pub in Toledo, Ohio. He opened The Blarney in 2006 after visiting more than 35 pubs in Ireland. It's not so much about the liquid beverages, he said to Student News Net early this morning. It's about coming together and sharing time with family and friends.

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  • 27 degrees is critical temp for cherry blossoms

    27 degrees is critical temp for cherry blossoms

    March 16, 2017 - A late winter storm dumped snow in the northeast earlier this week. It also made its presence known in the nation's capital. Just as the famous Yoshina cherry trees were blooming, temperatures dipped below 27 degrees. Ice encased the blooms

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  • However you slice it, pie meets Pi

    However you slice it, pie meets Pi

    March 14, 2017 - Happy Pi Day! Celebrate Pi Day with a delicious slice of pie. Think about, dare to say, the delicious number of decimals Pi contains. It's 3.14159......and on and on and on to infinity. To keep it real, calculate the circumference of the pie you sliced. You'll need Pi and the diameter of the pie plate for that calculation!

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  • Ordinary citizens can have extraordinary impact

    Ordinary citizens can have extraordinary impact

    March 10, 2017 - In the Prologue of Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold, Miep tells readers she is not a hero. She reiterated that thought after her book was published in 1987. In Nazi occupied Holland during World War II, more than 20,000 Dutch citizens provided hiding places and sustenance for their Jewish friends.

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  • Rosie worked during WWI too

    Rosie worked during WWI too

    March 8, 2017 - Many of the millions of women who went to work in factories during World War II (1939-1945) walked, welded, and riveted in the footsteps of their mothers and grandmothers. They were symbolized by Rosie the Riveter.

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  • What is the longest river in the world?

    What is the longest river in the world?

    March 7, 2017 - The Port of South Louisiana is located along 54 miles of the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. It was a surprise to learn it is the largest port in the western hemisphere by tonnage of cargo. Cargo is shipped out of and into the port. But the Mississippi River is not the longest river in the United States or the world.

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  • Necessity is the mother of invention

    Necessity is the mother of invention

    March 6, 2017 - Necessity is the mother of so many inventions. Before World War II, Malcolm McLean waited days to have his products loaded onto a freight ship in New York City for shipment overseas. He owned a trucking company in North Carolina. Time is money for everyone but especially for entrepreneurs. McLean thought about the problem. He invented the shipping container.

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  • NPS announces peak cherry bloom

    NPS announces peak cherry bloom

    March 3, 2017 - In 1912, 3,020 cherry trees were sent by Japan to the United States as a symbol of friendship. There were twelve varieties. The National Park Service (NPS) has been the caretaker of the trees in the nation's capital for more than 60 years. On Wednesday at the Newseum, NPS officials announced peak bloom this year. It is predicted to be from March 14-17 for possibly the earliest peak bloom on record.

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  • Shores and coasts littered with debris

    Shores and coasts littered with debris

    March 2, 2017 - An estimated 8 million tons of debris enter oceans each year. Valiant efforts to remove marine debris (trash) cannot possibly keep up with the volume. Nearly every seabird on the planet now ingests plastic. Become part of the solution. You are needed to preserve coasts, oceans, and waterways.

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  • Meet Baxter at Robot Revolution

    Meet Baxter at Robot Revolution

    March 1, 2017 - The future is definitely here. Robots are not a figment of the imagination or merely a topic for science fiction. Robots are becoming indispensable to many industries. Explore how robots can be companions and colleagues of humans through Robot Revolution, a museum exhibit.

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  • High five goes to the top five

    High five goes to the top five

    Feb. 28, 2017 - If spring or summer travel plans include New York City, New Orleans, Chicago, or Washington DC, carve out time to visit a top rated museum. The top five museums that won the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards are in these cities. At No.4 is The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

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  • Total solar eclipse - Aug. 21

    Total solar eclipse - Aug. 21

    Feb. 27, 2017 - It has not happened in the United States since 1918. A total solar eclipse will cross the entire country from coast to coast. Plan to be at the right spot on August 21 to see it. You will need protective glasses.

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  • Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    March 21, 2017 - The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completed its special delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday. It dropped off about 5,500 pounds of experiments and supplies to the space station crew.

    Read More
  • Think about bees at breakfast

    Think about bees at breakfast

    March 20, 2017 - At first glance, there appears to be a printing error on boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. BuzzBee is the cereal's iconic bee. It that speaks for the brand. But it is missing on the boxes. The bee's outline can be seen but the bee has disappeared. Cheerios wants people to think about what would happen if bees no longer had access to wildflower pollen and nectar. More than two-thirds of the crops used to feed people are pollinated by bees and other pollinators. Then Cheerios wants people to follow that thought with action. Plant a wildflower garden.

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  • Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    Dragon delivers cargo - and soon humans - to space

    March 21, 2017 - The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completed its mission on Sunday. It was a special delivery to the International Space Station. It dropped off about 5,500 pounds of experiments and supplies to the space station crew.

    Read More
  • Think about bees at breakfast

    Think about bees at breakfast

    March 20, 2017 - At first glance, there appears to be a printing error on boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. BuzzBee is the cereal's iconic bee. It that speaks for the brand. But it is missing on the boxes. The bee's outline can be seen but the bee has disappeared. Cheerios wants people to think about what would happen if bees no longer had access to wildflower pollen and nectar. More than two-thirds of the crops used to feed people are pollinated by bees and other pollinators. Then Cheerios wants people to follow that thought with action. Plant a wildflower garden.

    Read More

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