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Student shakes off negativity with love of dance


For middle school student Sean Varner, practicing dance brings peace and relief from anxiety. It’s when he stops dancing that the he hears negative comments about dance from his peers. Continue reading

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Why one-size schooling may not work for all students


Career and technical education, or CTE programs, allow high school students to gain technical skills in a variety of career fields, but some educators disagree with vocational education replacing traditional schooling. Continue reading

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2016 hopefuls pick up pace ahead of Iowa caucuses


The first major event of the 2016 election season is less than a week away as campaigns ramp up their efforts to pull ahead in Iowa. Continue reading

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Deadly fungus threatens bananas


Banana farmers are in the midst of a serious battle to protect one of the world’s most popular fruits from a fatal fungus. Continue reading

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ITALY - JANUARY 20:  Ancient painting of Florence. The burial place of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa located in the Florence's former Convent of Saint Orsola now abandoned and derelict. An Italian art historian Giuseppe Pallanti found a death notice in the archives of a church in Florence that referred to "the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, deceased July 15, 1542, and buried at Sant'Orsola, where she spent her final days, at age 63." Lisa Gherardini, as Leonardo's model was called in real life, was the wife of Florentine tradesman Francesco del Giocondo. Sant'Orsola, now disused and in ruins, is near the San Lorenzo basilica at the heart of the Tuscan metropolis. Another researcher urged a search at the site for Lisa Gherardini's remains. "Thanks to modern techniques, scientists can determine her physical aspect, maybe even her face and thereby make an important contribution" to establishing her identity.  (Photo by Eric VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Is genius contagious?


How does a community of diverse individuals foster new ideas? Continue reading

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