Dec. 7, 2018 - A fun way to see science in action is to install a bird feeder outside near a window and then sit back and watch. Well, there is not much sitting back in today's hectic world but where there is bird seed or suet, there will be birds so it won't take long. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has launched their 2018-2019 National Student Challenge to help students learn about and investigate wild bird feeding behaviors.
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|Students give voice to rare music first played at Auschwitz|
Dec. 4, 2018 - Fourteen student musicians enrolled in the University of Michigan recently made history.
Extra! Extra! Feature Article
Sept. 21, 2018 - Douglas Brinkley eloquently delivered the Keynote Address at last Friday's Student News Net Symposium.Read More
- Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
- What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
- Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?
Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..
Week of December 03atmospheric: adjective; related to the atmosphere (layers of air surrounding a planet);
Will this winter be mild?
elaborate: adjective; detailed, complex;
Wreaths Across America: from Arlington to France
extraordinary: adjective; special, amazing, not ordinary, awesome;
NASA spacecraft to land on Mars today
topical: adjective; relevant, related to a current issue or topic;
CDC releases novel about disease detectives
Today In History
December 91962: Arizona's Petrified Forest National Monument, proclaimed on Dec. 8, 1906, was established as a national park.
1941: Beau Bridges, movie and television actor known for his roles in "Without Warning: The James Brady Story"  and "The Fabulous Baker Boys"  was born in Los Angeles, California just two days after the Pearl Harbor attack. His father was Lloyd Bridges, also an actor.
1912: Thomas Philip O'Neil II (Tip), Democratic congressman from Massachusetts from 1953-1987 and Speaker of the House from 1977-1987, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Dec. 6, 2018 - Only 31 people before President George H.W. Bush have lain in state at the Capitol Rotunda.Read More
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Students give voice to rare music first played at Auschwitz
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Nov. 30, 2018 - The Spy Museum has the largest collection of artifacts about espionage on public display anywhere in the world.Read More
CDC updates E. coli outbreak
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