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Wildfires have nearly doubled in the Rockies, researchers find

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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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Daily Science Webcasts

Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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Hunger and despair fuel rare protests in Cuba

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

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

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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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Is a baby or a hero suing big tech?

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World’s top athletes will compete without fans in stands at Tokyo Olympics after a year of delay

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This week's word in the news: QUORUM

A quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly – such as a parliament or legislature - necessary to conduct the business of that group.

Democrats officially broke quorum in the chamber on Tuesday, when the 150-member body convened just after 10 a.m. with only 80 members present.
The Austin American-Statesman -- 07/19/2021