Science 

After Parkland, Students Across the U.S. Are Holding Protest Walkouts Over Gun Violence

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Florida. The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their demonstrations over social media. Many lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Hundreds of students from Maryland schools left class to rally at the U.S. Capitol. Hundreds more filed…

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Slew of state and local bills are targeting LGBTQ people

Alaska’s most populous city, Anchorage, will vote on a ballot measure in April that seeks to mandate “intimate facilities” in municipal buildings, like restrooms and locker rooms, only be used by persons of the same “sex.” The measure, Proposition 1, defines sex as an individual’s “immutable biological condition of being male or female, as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at the time of birth.” If passed, Proposition 1 would roll back aspects of Anchorage’s 2015 nondiscrimination ordinance, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, regardless of one’s…

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Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in likely final Olympic downhill race

Gold: Sofia Goggia (Italy)Silver: Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway)Bronze: Lindsey Vonn (USA) JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders after seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend. No one could catch Sofia Goggia of Italy. Goggia won the women’s downhill Wednesday at Jeongseon Alpine Center and Vonn earned bronze. The American was looking at a higher finish before Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway turned in a surprise…

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‘I was almost a school shooter’: Colorado dad pens open letter

Following the massacre of 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school last week, a Colorado father of four wrote an open letter Tuesday claiming that the only thing that stopped him from carrying out his own bloodbath 30 years ago was his inability to get a gun. “I was almost a school shooter,” Aaron Stark wrote in a letter shared with NBC affiliate KUSA. “I am not a school shooter because I didn’t have access to guns. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. But people with guns…

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Space 

The end of SBIRS: Air Force says it’s time to move on

Air Force is seeking a “survivable missile warning capability by the mid-2020s.” WASHINGTON — The Air Force will develop a new constellation of missile warning  satellites amid worries that the current system is vulnerable to attack and not a good return on investment. In the budget proposed for fiscal year 2019, the Air Force accelerates the development of the next-generation of missile warning satellites. It provides $643 million for the program and eliminates funding for vehicles 7 and 8 of the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS. Funding for further…

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Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march

Students are taking hold of the gun debate in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, by organizing a series of school walkouts across the country and a march in Washington to protest gun violence. The Women’s March youth branch of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the site of the Valentine’s Day attack in Parkland that killed 17 people — and a Connecticut student who lives a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 26 people were killed in 2012, are all…

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Women create cannabis media company to cash in on green rush

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it no secret that he wants to make marijuana illegal in every state. As of now, it is recreational use is legal in several states, including Alaska, Colorado, Maine and yes, even Washington, D.C. Yet, new cannabis businesses pop up everyday as savvy entrepreneurs find ways to cash in. In 2016, Whoopi Goldberg launched a successful marijuana line for menstrual cramps available in California. According to Marijuana Business Daily, whites make up over 80 percent of marijuana business owners, compared to only 4.3…

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The Teens Who Survived the Florida School Shooting Are Organizing a National March to Demand Gun Control

The Teens Who Survived the Florida School Shooting Are Organizing a National March to Demand Gun Control More Just days ago, teenagers hid in the closets of their classrooms and saw their classmates, friends and beloved teachers die when a former student opened fire with an AR-15 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Now, these teenagers, most of whom are not old enough to vote yet, are organizing a march in Washington, D.C. and in other cities around the country on March 24 to call for stricter…

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Storm Oliver to HAMMER USA with COLDEST temperatures of season – HEAVY snow, wind and ice

Heavy snow is likely in the northern Cascades of Washington as travel through the passes of the Cascades will be dangerous. There are chances of an avalanche due to the very heavy snowfall and strong winds. Severe wind is likely in the northern Rockies, which is coming in from the Pacific Northwest. Gails of up to 70 mph are possible east of the Cascades in eastern and central Washington and Oregon, and also in the Rockies of central Colorado and eastern Wyoming. Rain is expected for the Pacific coasts of…

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Ancient Mexican City Once Had As Many Buildings As Manhattan, Laser Scan Reveals

Ancient Mexican City Once Had As Many Buildings As Manhattan, Laser Scan Reveals More Discovering ancient cities typically involves countless hours of digging. But now archaeologists are able to save some time, thanks to a high-tech laser technique. The method, which is called light detection and ranging scanning (LiDAR), uses a combination of aerial light pulses and GPS to create a 3D map. It’s been used to uncover a number of cities and most recently played a role in rediscovering a more than 1,000-year-old city in western Mexico, according to The Guardian. Related: Ancient…

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