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Alzheimer’s Disease Is Cured In Mice

Alzheimer’s Disease Is Cured In Mice

Joshua B., Writer

February 16, 2018


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Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic were able to cure Alzheimer’s Disease in mice. By deleting a single enzyme, they were able to completely reverse the growth of amyloid plaques, which cause Alzheimer’s. They were able to remove the enzyme by altering the gene, BACE1. As said on ABC News, “By using BACE1 inhib...

Gunman Kills 17 Students At Florida High School

Gunman Kills 17 Students At Florida High School

Joshua B., Writer

February 16, 2018


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On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shot and killed 17 students and wounded another 14. The 19-year-old was recently expelled for disciplinary reasons and was forced attend a different school in the district. The man appeared to be working alone and did not ...

Elon Musk Straps Tesla Roadster Onto Rocket

Elon Musk Straps Tesla Roadster Onto Rocket

Joshua B., Writer

February 9, 2018


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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, strapped his own personal Tesla Roadster onto the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket launched from the USA since the 1970s. In addition, a dummy nicknamed, “Starman,” was placed behind the wheel of the Tesla. The flight was live streamed on Youtube for over four hours. Elon Musk wrote in an Instagram ...

Government Shuts Down For The Second Time This Year

Government Shuts Down For The Second Time This Year

Joshua B., Writer

February 9, 2018


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On Thursday, February 8th, 2018, the government shut down for the second time this year. The shutdown is likely to be short-lived, as a bill to reverse the effects has already gone through the Senate. After a budget deal hit a snag in the legislation process, they were unable to fund the government in...

2018 Winter Olympics Begins On February 9th

2018 Winter Olympics Begins On February 9th

Joshua B., Writer

February 9, 2018


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On February 9th, 2018, the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, begins. North and South Korea have chosen to march under one flag to represent unification. In addition, Russia has been banned from participating in the Olympics due to the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Only a select few R...

California Is Headed Back Towards Drought

California Is Headed Back Towards Drought

Joshua B., Writer

February 3, 2018


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California appears to be heading back into another drought due to severely dry conditions in three counties that hold one-quarter of the state population. The previous drought ended less than a year ago when a rainy winter eliminated the five year chronic drought. In addition, the snowpack in the Sie...

New Cancer Vaccine Eliminates Tumors In Mice

New Cancer Vaccine Eliminates Tumors In Mice

Joshua B., Writer

February 3, 2018


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A new cancer treatment experiment at Stanford University used immune-boosting vaccinations to cure cancer in mice. The vaccine was injected directly into solid mouse tumors, which eliminated all traces of the targeted form of cancer. The vaccine was used in 90 different mice, and it was successful in ...

New Species Of Dinosaur Discovered In Egypt

New Species Of Dinosaur Discovered In Egypt

Joshua B., Writer

February 3, 2018


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A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in Egypt. The dinosaur, known as the Mansourasaurus shahinae, was about the same length as a school bus and weighed as much as an elephant, five tons. In the past, most dinosaur bones were found in Europe, North America, and Asia. This unusual new discov...

Trump Proposes Deal To Offer Citizenship To 1.8 Million People

Trump Proposes Deal To Offer Citizenship To 1.8 Million People

Joshua B., Writer

January 26, 2018


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President Trump proposed that he would offer a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants, dubbed “dreamers,” in exchange for $25 billion for the US/Mexico border wall, as well as some strict immigration reforms. This will not only include immigrants protected by DACA (Deferred Act...

Guggenheim Museum Offers White House a Solid Gold Toilet

Guggenheim Museum Offers White House a Solid Gold Toilet

Joshua B., Writer

January 26, 2018


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After President Trump asked the Guggenheim Museum if he could borrow Vincent Van Gogh’s “Landscape with Snow” painting, they instead offered him a fully-functional 18-karat solid gold toilet. Guggenheim’s curator, Nancy Spector, stated that the toilet would be available "should the President and First Lady have any interest in installing it in the White Ho...

Apple Will Sell $349 HomePod On February 9th

Apple Will Sell $349 HomePod On February 9th

Joshua B., Writer

January 26, 2018


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In order to compete with the Amazon Echo and the Google Home, Apple released the HomePod, a smart-speaker that is integrated with Siri, Apple’s smart assistant. Apple hopes that the sound quality of the device will blow away the competition, despite being almost 300 dollars more expensive than the Echo Dot. T...

Cost for California Bullet Train Surges By 2.8 Billion

Cost for California Bullet Train Surges By 2.8 Billion

Joshua B., Writer

January 22, 2018


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The cost of building a 119-mile-long bullet train track in California surged dramatically to 10.6 billion dollars. With the current funding, it is unknown if the track, deemed the nation’s largest infrastructure project, will ever be completed. After the price surge, “the [California High Speed...

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