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James Riordan‘s current events article series, “A Well Thought-Out Scream”

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The battle for the future of healthcare may be raging on but the medical breakthroughs continue to come.  We don’t know how they’ll cost or who will pay for it, but exciting new treatments, instruments and techniques are here now.  The Cleveland Clinic has selected ten new medical breakthroughs that are already

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The wonderfully intelligent folks at MIT (Massachusettes Institute of Technology) have compiled a list of what they feel are the top ten technological breakthroughs for 2017.  According to MIT “These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some

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An oil reserve of a potential 1.2 billon barrels has been discovered in Alaska’s North Slope in what the companies involved believe is the largest US onshore oil discovery in nearly three decades. Spanish oil company Repsol (REPYY) and Armstrong Energy announced the find On Thursday, saying their discovery is

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Personally, I think the rarest thing on earth would be a totally humble honest man or woman who is still able to love other human beings despite their tendency to deceive,  But we’re talking nature here so here are some truly amazing things on our planet.   Rainbow Eucalyptus  

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ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — After Islamic militants barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt’s troubled northern

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I met Bill Gates once and had a very nice conversation with him. Over the years I have noted how he, with the help of his wife Melinda, has become far more than just the world’s richest man – he has become a caring and concerned citizen who uses his

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So you all know that Greenland isn’t green, right? The story goes that once upon a time, war broke out among Norwegian Vikings. One band launched the boats and fled. They discovered a green island and settled. Afraid that their enemies might pursue them, they sent word back to Norway that

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Everything always sounds easier from the speaker platform. If you go back to the 1930s and listen to the popular speeches of the day, many were promoting Eugenics.   The main speech at the 1935 American Psychiatric Association Conference held in Chicago was by Alexis Carrel. Carrel, won the Nobel Prize

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The Era of Private Enterprise Space Transportation is upon us.  Can flying cars and the Jetsons be far behind?  A Falcon 9 rocket roared into the sky on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California carrying ten communications satellites — a return by SpaceX and its billionaire leader, Elon

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So what happened at the airport in Fort Lauderdale?  Well, the nightly news will tell you that Esteban Santiago, 26, an Iraq War veteran  loaded a gun in a baggage area and killed five people in about eighty seconds.  There will also be a lot of discussion about the erratic behavior

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