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Most High School Seniors Aren't Ready For College

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A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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Kenya burns vast piles of elephant tusks as it seeks ban on trade

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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Modern pioneers: Two Swiss pilots take solar plane around the world without fuel

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Earth Day questions about the future

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Passenger Pigeons - De-extinction

Clone a Passenger Pigeon?
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-- May 4, 2016



This week's word in the news: TREATABLE

DEFINITION:
Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
She likened current attitudes toward mental illness to the 1980s attitude toward AIDS, even though diseases of the brain are generally as treatable today as diseases elsewhere in the body.
The Denver Post -- 05/02/2016