The city of Philadelphia will consider a controversial way of funding pre-K by creating a 3 cent tax on every ounce of sugary soft drink sold in the city. Continue reading →
The Food and Drug Administration hopes to cut down on high rates of obesity and diabetes across the country by redesigning the labels that appear on food and drinks. Continue reading
Thirty-six years ago on Wednesday, Mount St. Helens in southern Washington state erupted, laying waste to more than 200 square miles of surrounding forest.
Imagine being able to make an otherwise six hour car trip in just about 30 minutes. That is the goal researchers hope to make reality through hyperloop technology. Continue reading
In Colorado, a growing industry relies on human and animal waste as a new source of renewable energy. Continue reading
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An attack on a major international airport in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday night left more than 40 dead and upwards of 200 injured. Continue readingISISterrorismTurkey
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, shocking the rest of the world and leading to the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron.BrexitEuropean Unioninternational politicsUnited Kingdom
A sit-in led by Democratic members of the House of Representatives began on the House floor Wednesday as they called for Republican colleagues to allow a vote on gun control legislation. Continue readinggun controlgun reformOrlandoU.S. House of Representatives
Democrats once again attempted to push forward gun control legislation this week following last week’s massacre at an Orlando nightclub.
The man accused of murdering a British member of parliament last Thursday made his first court appearance in London on Saturday. Authorities believe Thomas Mair shot and stabbed Jo Cox to death on a street in broad daylight, because of her position to keep the U.K. in the European Union. Continue readingBremainBrexitBritainE.U.economyEuropean UnionimmigrationJo CoxMember of ParliamentmurderparliamentSocial StudiesU.K.United Kingdom