Nike’s Self-Lacing Sneakers

Ever since Michael J. Fox using those self-lacing shoes as Marty McFly in Back to the Future back when, everyone wanted to see that kind of technology in action. Needless to say, we had to tie my shoelaces manually thousands of times until the technology became available. And when it did launch, it was pretty […]

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Are Turtles Reptiles or Amphibians

Turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. People often mistake them for amphibians due to the misunderstanding about the term amphibian. The word amphibian refers specifically to members of the class amphibia, but the word amphibious that comes from the same root means “operating or living on land and in water.” It is true that many turtles […]

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A Broken Blood Vessel in Your Eye

Also known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage, a broken blood vessel in your eye is typically a harmless condition (although see below) that clears up within one to three weeks. The official name for a broken blood vessel in your eye is a subconjunctival (sub-kon-junk-TIH-vul) hemorrhage. Symptoms of this condition include: Bright red patch on the […]

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Worm-like Amphibian

A strange new species of worm-like amphibian which was recently discovered in Panama has been named after President Donald Trump, by a company that says it wanted to raise awareness about the problem of climate change. U.K. sustainable construction firm EnviroBuild paid $25,000 for the right to name the amphibian Dermophis donaldtrumpi at an auction […]

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Independence Day

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, […]

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Ms. Marvel

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that plans to introduce Muslim superhero Ms. Marvel are “in the works.” Feige said Ms. Marvel could be introduced after Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, makes her debut. In the comics, Ms. Marvel is a teenage Pakistani American named Kamala Khan. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently dropped […]

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Captain Marvel

Warning: Do not read if you have not yet seen “Avengers: Infinity War.” The “Avengers: Infinity War” after-credits sequence teases Captain Marvel, who will be played by Brie Larson in a solo movie in March before appearing in the “Infinity War” sequel next May. After being exposed to alien technology, the character, whose real name […]

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