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Ever wondered about your sense of smell?

TX. Smell

For most animals, smells are neither good nor bad. Rather, they communicate something about the...

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The TX. 10: Mythical Creatures We Wish Were Real

1. Unicorn 2. Mermaid 3. Dragon 4. Fairy 5. Wizard 6. Pegasus 7. Hobbit 8. Jackalope 9. Dwarf 10. Phoenix — Arianna Rackham, Northridge High


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Can you spot ‘zany’ words, phrases Shakespeare invented?

This year marks the 452nd anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare as well as the 400th anniversary of his death. Both of these monumental events occurred in April in the English village of Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare’s life came full circle before his death in 1616. In his...


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Soft grunge singer inspires with music, messages


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Do holidays steal thunder from birthdays?

Merry birthday! Celebrations may get changed up when birthdays fall on Christmas, Halloween and other holidays.


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Online classes not as easy as they sound

I've never been one to shy away from a challenge. I'm currently in four AP classes and am taking tests for all of them. And yet, I almost didn’t graduate. Why? Two words: Online classes. It sounds easy. Delightful, even. Taking a class at home? For school credit? It's an introvert’s...


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Garden offers students learning from ground up

WASHINGTON — On a recent warm, overcast morning, Ketcham Elementary School received a very dirty makeover. Volunteers, along with a few older students, filled a half-dozen fruit and vegetable beds with soil, hammered a birdhouse into shape and set a pair of young fruit trees in place....


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Ever wondered about your sense of smell?

For most animals, smells are neither good nor bad. Rather, they communicate something about the world.  Predators mark their territory with urine and other scents so competitors know that they’re in the neighborhood. Prey use their sense of smell to figure out whether a predator is...


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At zoos, aging animals help keep their species alive

Selkie the gray seal rips a silvery hunk of butterfish in half, gulps it down and looks to her keeper for more. Allie Killam, who cares for Selkie and other animals on the American Trail exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, drops a slippery squid into the seal’s open mouth. Her...


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E-books vs ‘real' books — what's your pleasure?

When was the last time you read a book? An actual book, like the ones where you have to physically turn the pages to read the rest of the story in an effort to get to the crazy ending, the kind that have the amazing new book smell every bookworm loves and looks forward to when they buy that brand...


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Have you told a teacher thanks lately?

Teachers routinely work extra hours to take care of their students and do a good job in the classroom. Take time to write a note or say thanks to let them know they are appreciated. 


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