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

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In the Florida Keys they are taking an amazing and somewhat futuristic approach to fighting the Zika virus.  On Election Day, along with the presidential race, one of the most controversial items on the Florida Keys ballot dealt with Zika. In a nonbinding vote countywide, residents in the Florida Keys approved

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Across the country these days many people are agitated over the recent presidential election and many of them are talking about how close this election was, but the truth is many have been closer.  The closest presidential election was the battle between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr in the year 1800. 

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So we’ve all heard about Hillary Clinton being in trouble because she used a private server to send and receive government emails.  I’m sure most of us would nod smugly if the subject was broughtup in our presence. I’m also pretty sure that less than a tenth of us have a

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  One of the images that made the plight of the Mid-East refugees real to many Americans for the first time was the young girl with the green eyes on the cover National Geographic back in 1985. Phoyographer Steve McCurry saw her in a camp for displaced people in Peshawar,

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As we all know security is getting tighter and tighter.  The bank where you have done business for ten years is now asking for your thumbprint.  Your email wants to know your dog’s name.  No, not that dog — your first dog.  Your wife runs a camera on your every move.

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After thousands of years of studying them we still know very little about the Great Pyramids of Egypt .  An effort to scan the pyramids using advanced technologies such as infrared thermography, photogrammetry, radiographic muons, scanner and 3D reconstruction was begun in 2015 and this past week the archaeological committee working

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As if the 2016 United States presidential election isn’t already enough of a joke,  now the Russians are accused of tampering with the process.  The Obama administration said Friday it was “confident” that Russia was behind recent hackings of emails about upcoming US elections in an attempt to interfere with

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If you ask most people what was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history they would probably say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d be wrong. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (Fukushima Dai-ichi ( pronunciation) genshiryoku hatsudensho jiko?) was an energy accidentat the TEPCO Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant

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Adelie penguins near Browning Peninsula, Antarctica.
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Being the last continent to be explored, it is no wonder that Antarctica is filled with mystery.  Thanks to some careful scientific research, careful analysis and solid theorizing it seems one of those mysteries has been solved.  It all began in 1984, when a team of Ohio State University researchers reported

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Have you ever noticed how Sci-Fi technology often becomes real technology?  Captain Nemo’s super submarine in the book (and later film)  “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” was eventually developed as the first atomic submarine.  So much so that the United States Navy named it The Nautilis after the book.  You

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