September 01, 2014 22:49 UTC

Shrinking Dinosaurs

Audio Could Dinosaurs Have Survived?

Dinosaurs last lived on Earth about 65 million years ago. For many years, scientists have debated how and why dinosaurs disappeared. But improved tools and records of fossil remains have led some experts to agree about the disappearance of these ancient creatures. More


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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) has called the Islamic State an "imminent threat."

Audio Can Islamic State Militants Attack the US?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has called the group, an “imminent threat.” South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the militants are willing and able to “hit the homeland.” | In The News More


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Conflict in Gaza Makes a Mark on Social Mediai
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09/01/2014
Palestinians and Israelis have used social media to tell about the conflict in the Gaza Strip. But experts warn that social media does not take the place of reporting from the area.
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Video Conflict in Gaza Makes a Mark on Social Media

Palestinians and Israelis have used social media to tell about the conflict in the Gaza Strip. But experts warn that social media does not take the place of reporting from the area.
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Video Continued Growth Expected for African Economies

A recent report from international development groups says African foreign trade is growth and trade among African nations totaled $81 billion last year.
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Video Chess Rules at a School in Brooklyn

Students at Brooklyn’s Intermediate School have won 32 titles championships.
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Video Tense? Consider Mindfulness Meditation

More and more people in the U.S. feel tensions from work, family and technology. To ease these feelings many are joining the Mindfulness Meditation Movement. Check it out for yourself.
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Video Farmers Learn Skills Online

Researchers created a virtual online world where farmers discuss important issue in farming.

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