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Thailand will OBSERVE a year of mourning following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct. 13. The Thai king was 88 years old and had been head of the country for 70 years—he was the world’s longest reigning monarch.

King Bhumibol’s son, the Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is set... Read more

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Unknown hackers took over more than 100,000 internet-connected devices, many of them simple gad- gets like cable TV boxes and even baby crib monitors, to cripple a major internet service provider on Oct. 21. The attack left countless customers nationwide unable to get to popular services like... Read more

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Hey, rockhounds! Keep a sharp eye out for the unusual. An odd-looking brown pebble found on a southeastern English shore turned out to be the first evidence of a dinosaur’s brain!

Thankfully, the dinosaur experts who made this discovery had much larger brains than the DONOR dino—probably... Read more

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At Biosphere 2 scientists are studying how rocks weather and erode to create new SOIL and how that new soil fosters microbes, nutrient availability and plant growth. WATER carries bits of broken rock down from the mountains, then the rivers carry them along the valleys, sometimes all... Read more

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Scale Matters

B2 scientists are studying the movement of water through soil in three “sizes” or scales:

  • Small: in a beaker on a lab bench where we can measure chemical changes.
  • Medium:  On the LEO slopes where rain can be controlled
  • ... Read more

Despite a lot of effort in recent years to CURB bullying, the numbers aren’t moving much. But hopes are high that new approaches will help take a bite out of bullying! And by the looks of things, some schools are doing more than others to counter this painful problem.

Switching Schools to Avoid the Tears

Most bullying occurs during middle school years, according to StopBullying.gov, which is run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Anna (not her real name) is an eighth-grader who attended a public middle school for...Read more

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