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51st State: Which will it be? New Columbia or Puerto Rico

Alaska may always be the known as “The Last Frontier” but if Senator Joe Lieberman’s newest bill gets passed, it will no longer be the last state. On December 19th, Senator Lieberman introduced a bill to give residents of the District of Columbia, better known as Washington D.C., a chance to vote for statehood. “It is long past time to give those American citizens who have chosen the District... 

Teens Concerned About Risks of Marijuana Falls to 20-Year Low

A study from the National Institutes of Health shows that teenagers’ perception of the dangers of marijuana use is at its lowest levels in decades. Some researchers believe that this changes is a reflection of changing views about marijuana among adults, as indicated by the recent passage of pro-marijuana legislation in Colorado and Washington. “We are increasingly concerned that regular or... 

Date Rape Drug-Detecting Products Getting Close To Mass Production

A company in Boston is raising capital so it can begin mass producing products that will change color when it comes into contact with a drug-spiked drink. Drink Savvy hopes its products will help reduce incidents of drug-assisted rape. The material to be used in the intended line of cups, glassware, stirrers and straws was developed by the company founded by patent attorney Mike Abramson. The Worcester... 

Australian Police Urge People to Not Use Apple Maps, Apple Fixes Glitch

Australian police are discouraging the use of the Apple iOS map app after several people were stranded in the Australian wilderness by following the app’s directions. In one case, the motorists were stranded for 24 hours without adequate amounts of food and water. Police in Victoria, Australia have had to assist distressed motorists who found themselves lost in what the police described as “potentially... 

Full-Scale Noah’s Ark Replica Built by Dutchman Johan Huibers

In a story of truly Biblical proportions, a man in the Netherlands has launched a full-scale, functioning model of Noah’s Ark. The culmination of Johan Huibers 20-year project was launched on Monday, December 10. Using the Bible account in Genesis chapters 6-9, Huibers built a vessel that is 427 feet long, 95 feet across and 75 feet high. One difference between the ark’s of Noah and Johan is the... 

Four California Men Arrested for Terror Plot to Kill Americans and Destroy the US

Four Los Angeles area men, including a former soldier from the U.S. Air Force, have been charged with plotting to kill Americans in Afghanistan by joining Al Qaeda and the Taliban. According to the unsealed federal complaint, Ralph Kenneth Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidraiales, and Arifeen David Gojali planned to meet with Sohel Omar Kabir who was already in Afghanistan in mid-November. Kabir... 

Twinkies Out of Business, Hostess Brands Shuts Down Following Strike

Hostess Brands, maker of the popular products such as Twinkies and Ho Hos, announced Friday that the 82-year old company will begin winding down operations and begin liquidating its assets. The decision comes a week after the labor unions went on strike in protest to a new labor contract. Most of Hostess’ 18,500 employees will be laid off as the company moves to shut down its 33 bakeries and 565... 

Experts Weigh In On Fragment on Wife of Jesus

A researcher at Harvard University has translated a 4th Century piece of papyrus that makes a reference to a conversation where Jesus describes a woman as “my wife.”  The release of the translation has led to heated international debates on the authenticity of the fragment, the veracity of the claims there in, and what theological ramifications there may be. Before fans of Dan Brown’s “The... 

Fat but Fit Debate Revisited

Fat but fit may seem like an oxymoron, but two studies published in the European Heart Journal suggest that it’s possible to be physically healthy and obese. One study showed that physically active yet obese people are at no greater risk of heart disease or cancer as people of normal weight. A separate study showed no greater risk of dying prematurely in physically fit but obese people. “The prevailing... 

Stone Age Figurines Discovered in Israel Near Jerusalem

Israeli archeologists have discovered two Stone Age figurines on a road connecting Jerusalem with Tel Aviv. The statuettes, which were found during a survey before a planned widening of the highway, are estimated to be between 9,000 and 9,500 years old. The discovery of the 15 centimeter objects may help shape understanding about religion and society during the Stone Age.  These objects would have... 
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