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  Sniffles and sneezes increasing
Sniffles and sneezes increasing
Jan. 24, 2017 - For the week ending Jan. 14, the CDC reports that influenza (flu) activity increased. Cover coughs and sneezes to stop the spread of the flu virus and other cold viruses. It's not too late to get a flu vaccine. A flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu, a miserable illness that incapacitates its host.
 
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droplets: noun;small drop, such as viruses suspended in small amounts of water in the air; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Sniffles and sneezes increasing Sniffles and sneezes increasing
Jan. 24, 2017 - For the week ending Jan. 14, the CDC reports that influenza (flu) activity increased. Cover coughs and sneezes to stop the spread of the flu virus and other cold viruses. It's not too late to get a flu vaccine. A flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu, a miserable illness that incapacitates its host.
 
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Week of January 23

confections: noun; sweet cookies and candy;
Flavor of the season - peppermint

demographics: noun; data that organizes people according to various parameters such as age etc.
More fun coming at national parks

molecules: noun; groups of similar or different atoms (chemical elements) held together by bonds; example: water (H2O)
Fire and Ice: Physics and Chemistry meet at the Plymouth Ice Festival

quorum: noun; the required number of people present to meet requirements to proceed for an organization to conduct official business;
115th Congress convenes

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January 24

1985: Space shuttle Discovery launched from and returned to Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

1968: Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gold medalist in  gymnastics, was born in Fairmont, West Virginia.

1965: Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England, died at the age of 90. Churchill guided England through World War II preventing Nazi Germany from taking control of England.

1941: Aaron Neville, singer, songwriter, was born in New Orleans.





 


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Avant Garden is 'magnifique'Avant Garden is 'magnifique'
Dec. 21, 2016 - Nerves calm, spirits soar, and the holiday frenzy evaporates into warm, moist air at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Is that a skirt growing in the garden? Yes, it is.

 

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I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
 
 
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Inauguration Day by the numbers: 58, 45, 20 Inauguration Day by the numbers: 58, 45, 20
Jan. 19, 2017 - More than 1 million people are expected in Washington Friday for Inauguration Day. (UPDATE: Jan. 21)
Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 13, 2017 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Monday the nation will honor his legacy.
This IS - and is NOT - your grandparents' carThis IS - and is NOT - your grandparents' car
Jan. 11, 2017 - At the North American International Auto Show this week, Volkswagen unveiled the Buzz. It will have your grandparents buzzing!
Fire and Ice: Physics and Chemistry meet at the Plymouth Ice FestivalFire and Ice: Physics and Chemistry meet at the Plymouth Ice Festival
Jan. 9, 2017 - Fire and ice are not usually paired, especially as a Fire and Ice Tower. What is it?
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