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  Bee crowns co-champions again!
Bee crowns co-champions again!
May 27, 2016 - A new format this year at the Scripps National Spelling Bee was supposed to avoid a tie and co-champions, the result in 2014 and 2015. Two talented and confident spellers battled through 39 rounds. After 24 championship rounds and three hours of nonstop spelling in front of the world, Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga were crowned 2016 Spelling Bee co-champions.
 
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taoiseach: noun;prime minister of Ireland; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Bison are ready for summerBison are ready for summer
May 24, 2016 - There are many signs of summer at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa but none as dramatic as observing bison.
 
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Week of May 23

colossal: adjective; huge, very large, enormous;
Preserving art through science at Mount Rushmore

lofty: adjective; high or elevated in terms of idea, feeling or plan; high in the air;
Astronauts harvest lettuce grown in space

molten: adjective; related to and having qualities of being liquefied by heat;
Glass: a hot and cool combo of art and science

stupendous: adjective; great in size or quality;
It's Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and more!

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2014: Maya Angelou, noted author and poet famous for her 2009 autobiographical book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, died at the age of 86.

2002: Millie Wirt Benson, ghostwriter for the early Nancy Drew mysteries, died in Toledo, Ohio at the age of 96 still writing for the local newspaper where she worked for 58 years.

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: Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond series of books that inspired the movie series, was born in London. He died on August 12, 1964.

1888: Library of Congress: World-class athlete Jim Thorpe was born in a one-room cabin near Prague in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Thorpe's versatile talents earned him the distinction of being chosen, in 1950, the greatest football player and the greatest American athlete of the first half of the twentieth century by American sports writers and broadcasters. Thorpe excelled at every sport he played.

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1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found
April 4, 2016 - Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903 patent for their “Flying Machine” was last seen in 1979 until it was recently found.

 

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1. Why was it so important to find the missing Wright Brothers' patent application?

2. What evidence in the story explains the total dedication and commitment Orville and Wilbur had to conquering human controlled flight?

3. How did Orville and Wilbur prepare themselves for the first successful flight in their Flying Machine? In other words, why was it not a surprise they succeeded?  


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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. 
Rosetta Orbiter and Philae Lander update: Three young engineers from the European Space Agency (ESA) speak with students about the Philae Lander's successful landing on a comet.   
 

 
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Spellers converge at expugnable Bee (What?!)Spellers converge at expugnable Bee (What?!)
May 26, 2016 - The annual drama and excitement of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is palpable today.
Visit a park this weekendVisit a park this weekend
May 20, 2016 - Today and tomorrow, a number of parks are hosting BioBlitz days for citizen scientists to document ecosystems. And tomorrow is Kids to Parks Day.
Preserving art through science at Mount RushmorePreserving art through science at Mount Rushmore
May 19, 2016 - More than three million people annually visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Preserving it is the job of the NPS.
Iowa, Illinois, and New Jersey teachers in final Jeopardy! matchIowa, Illinois, and New Jersey teachers in final Jeopardy! match
May 13, 2016 - Three teachers remain with clickers in hand to compete in The Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament.
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