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Students Try To Get Courts To Declare Learning Civics As A Constitutional Right

Students from Rhode Island have asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court’s dismissal of their case, to declare a constitutional right to be taught civics, and send the case back to district court. Their attorneys argue that students need to know how to participate in the political process, exercise their constitutional rights, […]

Amazon To Put Alexa Next To Hospital Beds Across The Nation

Amazon said on October 25th that hospitals including Boston Children’s Hospital, Cedars-Sinai in California, BayCare in Florida, and Houston Methodist would soon use Alexa-enabled devices to help patients communicate with health staff and control devices in their room. Amazon says using the devices in healthcare could mean staff don’t need to enter patients’ rooms unnecessarily, […]

How Social Media Is Changing The Way People Get To Know One Another

Penn State researchers say social media opens up new ways for people to connect, and also forces our brains to adapt to a form of communication it was not designed for. For one thing, when most people meet someone new they often feel a need to “reduce uncertainty” about that person, which is usually done […]

Who Is More Emotional, Men or Women?

Despite the stereotypes, women are not more emotional than men, researchers say. University of Michigan researchers say feelings such as enthusiasm, nervousness, or strength are often interpreted differently between the two genders, but it’s what being “emotional” means to men vs. women that really makes the difference. For example, a man whose emotions fluctuate during […]

How Much Candy Do You Need To Eat Before It’s Lethal?

Experts say it’s fine to indulge, but there’s a point where too much candy can become lethal. The American Chemical Society says you’d need to eat close to 262 pieces of fun-sized Halloween candy or 1,627 pieces of candy corn, and you’d need to eat it “pretty consecutively and literally shove pieces of candy corn […]

Doctors Explain Why Certain Health Checks Are No Longer In Schools

You may remember in elementary school getting periodically checked for Lice, Scoliosis, and even Colorblindness every year. This is a practice that doesn’t happen as often anymore, which came to the surprise of parents like Chrissy Teigen who shared her reaction on Twitter. Since the stars’ reaction, doctors and pediatricians have come forward offering an […]

You Can Go On A 274 Night Cruise…If You Have A Lot Of Money

It’s being labeled the “Ultimate World Cruise” and it’s easy to see why. Royal Caribbean International announced that in late 2023 its Serenade of the Seas ship will set off on a 274-night voyage that will hit more than 150 destinations in 65 countries and get to all seven continents. Among those destinations are some […]

Pig Kidney Works Normally Inside A Human For 54 Hours

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully managed to transplant a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human in September. The organ functioned normally, but the test was short-lived: the human patient was brain-dead, and the organ, which was kept outside her body, was monitored for just 54 hours. Dr. Robert Montgomery, who […]

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