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

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Earthquake kills and injures hundreds in Italy

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Evidence of an Earth-like planet sounds like science fiction, but isn’t

Movie-like phrases – "alien world," "red dwarf star," "exoplanet" -- dramatize astronomy news that broke last week. Headlines also are dramatic. "Potentially Habitable Planet Found Orbiting Star Closest to Sun" says National Geographic. On its f...

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Some groups in Europe and the United States have sounded dire warnings about Halal meat. Halal refers to food that is permissible for Muslims to eat. Like Kosher meat for Jews, Halal meat comes from an animal that is slaughtered by cutting its throat and draining all the blood – a practice that helps prevent foodborne illness. Similar to kosher meat, the person who carries out the slaughter must be of practicing faith. Halal meat is blessed with a prayer.

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NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the engineering and technology helping athletes maximize their performance at the Olympic Games.

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Was tale dumb, disgraceful, or both?

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This week's word in the news: PUNTER

DEFINITION:

An American football player who drops the ball from his hands and kicks it before it touches the ground.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As first reported by Altitude Sports’ Vic Lombardi, Britton Colquitt, the Broncos’ veteran punter who was once the highest-paid player at his position, has been asked by the team to take a significant cut off his $3.25 million salary for 2016.
The Denver Post -- 08/29/2016

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Acoustical Ecology - Sounds

How healthy is an ecosystem? Listen up!

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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