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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

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Today's word: posthumous
Definition: Occurring or continuing after one's death
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Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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Poland radar image 'almost certainly Nazi train'

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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Backlash: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump antagonizes Hispanic voters and media

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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Is junk science fooling food junkies?

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Poison Ivy - Birds

Researchers trying to grow Poison Ivy in a lab discovered that mysteriously all their seedlings would be destroyed by a fungus.
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This week's word in the news: POSTHUMOUS

DEFINITION:
Occurring or continuing after one's death


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
By favoring personal privacy over a family's wishes, the companies hope to appeal to the unspoken will of their users while also lessening the bureaucratic hassle of complying with millions of posthumous requests.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 08/31/2015