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Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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Macedonia police use tear gas against migrants

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Barrier falls: First female Army Rangers show that strength comes in both genders

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The Cartoons for the Classroom Caption Contest will return with the September 14 lesson!

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Is junk science fooling food junkies?

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Natchez Pow-Wow

At the annual Natchez Pow-Wow, Native Americans are dancing in the footsteps of their ancestors.
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-- Aug 28, 2015



This week's word in the news: LEEWARD

DEFINITION:
On or toward the side to which the wind is blowing. Facing the direction toward which the wind is blowing.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Early Saturday, Danny’s winds slightly weakened to 100 mph as it moved west north-westward about 800 miles east of the leeward Islands.
The Miami Herald -- 08/24/2015