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Lesson Plan: Voyager Becomes First Spacecraft to Enter Interstellar Space

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by Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for NewsHour Extra Subjects Math, Science, Physics Estimated Time 45 minutes Grade Level Middle and High School Warm Up…read more


Ecuador’s Tough Choice Between Environment and Economics


Yasuni National Park in the South American country of Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, with 121 different species of reptiles,…read more


Newly Discovered Mammal Was “Hiding in Plain Sight”


Although specimens of the “olinguito” had been kept in museums and zoos for decades, the small South American mammal had been misidentified by scientists up…read more

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Tech and Privacy Advocates Clash Over Possibilities for Google Glass


Internet giant Google’s latest venture, a computer worn over the eye like conventional glasses, is sparking debate between privacy advocates and tech champions. While the…read more

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A memorial of flowers and flags for the 19 fallen firefighters forms outside of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona.

Mega Wildfires Blamed on Changing Climate and Landscape


A raging wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona, killed 19 elite firefighters in one of the deadliest firefighting incidents in American history. There are fewer fires burning this…read more


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