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Did a ‘killer robot’ attack soldiers in Libya?

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka sparks discussion of mental health and athletes' media obligations

Issues involving sports, journalism and mental health are raised by tennis star Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open tournament last week in a dispute over press conferences. Osaka, 23, is the No. 2-ranked women's player in the world an...

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Magawa the hero rat retires from job detecting land mines

Magawa the rat, who was awarded a gold medal for his heroism, is retiring from his job detecting land mines. In a five-year career, the rodent sniffed out 71 land mines and dozens more live munitions in Cambodia. But his handler says the seven-year-o...

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Help students better understand the science behind how vaccines are developed and work within the body with We Engage 4 Health’s comic-style story complete with hands on activities for all age levels

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What do history books leave out?

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This week's word in the news: SUPPRESSION


The act of forcibly preventing some activity.

"I'm proud to be one of the Democrats who walked off the floor to kill the voter suppression bill," Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, said via Twitter.
The Austin American-Statesman -- 06/07/2021

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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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