In 2020, the possibility of all out war looms over our heads during the coronavirus pestilence. Global governments demonstrate their devastating powers while much of the world is in a weakened state. On January 3 2020, Iranian General Quassem Soleimani was killed by a US drone in Baghdad. The Iranian government condemned the strike and responded by launching missiles at US bases. The missiles caused damage, but took no lives.
On March 11 2020, US military forces were attacked by militias in Iraq. In early April 2020, Iranian naval vessels taunt US vessels in international waters. On April 22 2020 Donald Trump posted on Twitter, "I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea." Militant groups in Iraq want to push out the US, while Trump wants the US to continue the invasion.
Iran launched it's first military satellite called the Noor on April 22 2020. The satellite was launched into a 426 x 44 km / 59.8 degree orbit. Us and European governments condemn the Iranian Space Agency claiming it may develop the ability to develop an ICBM. Iran's Space Agency will continue to grow in it's capabilities. Iran's navy is also looking to implement nuclear propulsion for it's submarines.
Tensions between the West and Middle East run deeper than a few isolated incidents. As technology develops around the world, militaries gain advantage over each other. In the Western nations, people are wired by news media to support war, but mostly aren't given the full story. In the Middle East, ancient cultures with staunch religions grow into the modern age bringing a complex plane of politics with it.
Western nations have terrorized the Middle East in violent modern crusades. All governments must be limited in power and held accountable for their actions. This includes the US and the Iranian government. One prominent, but isolated incident demonstrating US terrorism is footage published by Julian Assange on Wikileaks. In the footage, the US military in Baghdad massacres over a dozen unarmed people including children. With all of this violent history, how will we find peace around the globe?
Donald Trump's twitter post: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1252932181447630848?s=20
In Fight Against ISIS, a Lose-Lose Scenario Poses Challenge for West:
Western powers are in a bind, analysts say, as ISIS is likely to continue pursuing attacks abroad in retaliation to the loss of territory in Iraq and Syria.
ISIS is in Afghanistan, But Who Are They Really?:
It appears ISIS-allied fighters are gaining a foothold in Afghanistan, but just how similar are they to the group's branches in Iraq and Syria?
“The Most Risky … Job Ever.” Reporting on “ISIS in Afghanistan”:
Najibullah Quraishi has covered the war in Afghanistan for more than a decade, but embedding with ISIS fighters who've recently emerged there "was the most risky and dangerous job ever I've done in my life," he says.
After Paris Attacks, CIA Head Reignites Surveillance Debate:
Just days after the attack in Paris, America’s top intelligence official suggested that recent leaks about classified surveillance programs were partially responsible.
WATCH: A Conversation With Teens in Training as ISIS Suicide Bombers:
As ISIS expands its reach into Afghanistan, it is training children and teenagers to become the next generation of jihadis.
What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?:
The Justice Department has intervened in troubled police departments for 20 years. Are reform efforts working?
Is It Too Late for Obama On Immigration Reform?:
Unless the Supreme Court acts fast, the window might be closed for President Obama on immigration reform.
Attorney General Orders FanDuel, DraftKings, Out of New York:
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a cease-and-desist order to the nation’s two largest daily fantasy sports companies, saying that the betting that takes place on their sites breaks New York's online gambling laws.
A Campaign of Disappearances in Syria Leaves Thousands Missing:
At least 65,116 individuals have been "forcibly disappeared" by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
America, Iraq and the Legacy of Ahmad Chalabi:
Ahmad Chalabi helped lead the U.S. into war in Iraq, but if he ever had regrets about his role in the invasion, and the years of violence it unleashed, "he never voiced them to me," writes FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith.
Terror in Little Saigon:
From 1981 to 1990, five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed in what some suspected was a string of political assassinations. Why did the murders go unsolved?
Inside the Making of “Terror in Little Saigon”:
A.C. Thompson and Richard Rowley’s search for answers into the killings of five Vietnamese-American journalists took them from cities like Houston and San Francisco, to the jungles of Southeast Asia, to the corridors of power in Washington.
ISIS in Afghanistan: School of Jihad:
The emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan has introduced a new level of brutality to the conflict, beyond what has been practiced by the Taliban.
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This November, explore an unsolved string of murders from the past, and the dangerous new rise of ISIS in Afghanistan.
The Lockerbie bombing left only fragments of David Dornstein's life behind, but their discovery gave his brother a new purpose -- to gather what went missing, preserve what was left, and work to make sense of it all. That story is told in this special interactive presentation.
17 Indicted in Bust of $32 Million Online Gambling Ring:
The online gambling ring allegedly used an offshore website to help book $32 million in illegal sports wagers placed by more than 2,000 bettors in the United States.
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Syria: What’s In It For Putin?:
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syria is not just about supporting the Assad regime in Syria. It's about Russia's place in the world.
A Journey “Inside Assad’s Syria”:
By the time Martin Smith reached Syria this past summer, the war was already in its fifth year, but life in regime-controlled areas was still largely a mystery.
Inside the Assad Regime’s Surreal “Summer in Syria” Campaign:
The Assad government sought to promote regime-sponsored cultural events through a marketing campaign called "Summer in Syria," but the effort didn't exactly go as planned.
Is Illegal Online Gambling Staying Completely Offshore?:
Nearly 10 years after Congress passed a law to curb online gambling, a new investigation finds offshore sites are not only still thriving, but in some cases routing crucial parts of their operations through equipment based in the U.S.
America’s Immigration Battle By the Numbers:
The U.S. has deported an average of 403,500 people each year during the Obama administration. What else do the numbers say about the nation's immigration system?
Has the U.S. Really Shifted on Deportations?:
A year after the Obama administration changed its policy on which undocumented immigrants it would target for deportation, it's not clear who is being sent back.
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For Some Refugees, Safe Haven Now Depends on a DNA Test:
Changes to a program designed to reunite refugees with family in the U.S. have slowed -- and in some cases outright denied -- legitimate entries into the country.
Teaching resources: How ancient cultures shaped mathematics:
From the ancient origins of zero to the paradox of motion, NOVA’s teaching resources immerse students in the wonder of math.
4 mind-bending math experiments that explain infinity:
Can one infinity be bigger than another?
5 reasons why humans are going back to the Moon:
Earth’s natural satellite could be a jumping-off point for future space exploration.
NASA’s Artemis I moon rocket finally launches:
NASA’s massive SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft kick off a series of missions to put humans back on the Moon.
PHOTOS: Huge, ancient animals carved into Peru’s hills:
These are just a few of the geoglyphs in southern Peru, known as the Nazca lines, thought to be at least 2,000 years old.
What to do with an invasive fish? Make leather:
Venomous lionfish are taking over the Caribbean and the Mediterranean Sea, eating everything in their paths. One solution: handbags and belts.
How do psychedelics work? This brain region may explain their effects:
The claustrum seems to act as a switchboard, telling different parts of the brain when to turn on and off. But what happens when the switchboard operator steps away?
Meet the student filmmakers showing how science affects their lives:
We are proud to introduce the 2020—2021 NOVA Science Studio student-producers who covered a wide variety of science stories including fast fashion and sneaker sustainability, as well as the effects of food insecurity and its outsized impact on youth.
How a select few people have been cured of HIV:
Scientists have cured a handful of people of HIV by piggybacking on treatments they received for blood cancer. But does that bring a widespread cure any closer?
DART spacecraft slams into asteroid:
The mission is a test to see if NASA could knock an Earth-bound asteroid off its path, should we ever need to.
Koalas have fingerprints almost identical to ours:
Koalas are the only non-primates with fingerprints. How is that possible—and why?
Malaria is outsmarting blood tests. Can a breath test help?:
A parasite that causes the most common form of malaria is evolving to be undetectable by current tests. Some scientists want to zero in on compounds in patients’ breath instead.
The ice cream that changed physics:
Sixty years ago a teenager’s homemade ice cream raised a surprisingly complicated question: Can hot liquids freeze faster than cold ones?
How air fryers work, scientifically speaking:
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What happens when you season a cast iron pan:
Here is how oil and heat can form a durable coating.
The world’s oldest tree has competition:
Will a Patagonian cypress in Chile prove older than California’s most elderly bristlecone pine?
Why you can’t really overcook mushrooms:
Mushrooms are remarkably forgiving. Here’s the science of why.
A new game teaches financial literacy and decision-making:
How can you identify and overcome biases that hurt you financially? NOVA teamed up with Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight to design the NOVA Financial Lab, a game that breaks down the behavioral science behind financial decision-making.
Dazzling first images from James Webb Space Telescope:
Images of five targets include the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date.
The science of fireworks:
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How exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's:
Exercise could be a powerful defense against Alzheimer’s disease. Three dementia researchers explain how it works.
6 stinking cool facts about dog noses:
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Human tracks may be earliest evidence of people in North America:
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Adapting national parks for wheelchair hiking:
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Why light pollution is a solvable environmental crisis:
Excessive outdoor lighting is deadly to animals and takes a toll on human health and wellbeing, too. But when it comes to large-scale environmental problems, this one may be a relatively easy fix.
How African Indigenous knowledge helped shape modern medicine:
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A day at a Florida manatee hospital:
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Astronomers successfully predict an asteroid impact above Iceland:
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How magpies outwitted researchers in Australia:
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A major Atlantic current is at a critical transition point:
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Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was so destructive:
Explore these NOVA resources to better understand the volcanology behind Tonga’s massive undersea eruption in January.
Epstein-Barr infection found to increase risk of multiple sclerosis:
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Western monarch populations grew over 100-fold in 2021. Why?:
The beloved butterflies had fallen to critical levels in recent years. Experts weigh in on what might be causing their remarkable return.
OSIRIS-REx is bringing back an asteroid sample. What now?:
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NOVA's top 5 science stories of 2021:
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The James Webb Space Telescope team prepares for launch:
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NASA launches mission to redirect an asteroid—by striking it with a spacecraft:
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Astronomers watch a star explode in real time:
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Cannabis doesn’t enhance performance. So why is it banned in elite sports?:
Here’s how cannabis use became prohibited—and the science of its biological, psychological, and social effects.
NOVA Universe Revealed Outreach Toolkit:
The NOVA Universe Revealed Community Outreach Toolkit contains strategies for organizing events around the content of the five-part series as well as examples of hands-on activities and a wide range of multimedia educational resources aligned to the content of each episode.
In a first, astronomers find a potential planet outside the Milky Way:
The exoplanet candidate is about the size of Saturn and located in a Whirlpool galaxy system 28 million light-years from Earth.
Extreme ivory poaching led to tuskless elephants in Mozambique:
As the country’s civil war decimated elephant populations, the proportion of tuskless females rose dramatically. A new study explains why the tuskless trend continued in peacetime.
Join the cannabis conversation with NOVA:
Tune in for three cannabis events exploring the nexus of cannabis science and policy.
NASA’s Lucy will be the first-ever mission to study Trojan asteroids:
By visiting 4-billion-year-old “fossil” space rocks, the Lucy mission hopes to reveal how our solar system, and its outer planets, formed.
Journey into the vastness of space with NOVA Universe Revealed events:
Join NOVA for several new events which highlight some of the most surprising characters in the cosmos as seen in the new space series NOVA Universe Revealed.
Dogs sniff out cremation ashes amid wildfire destruction:
With cremation on the rise, more Americans are keeping cremains of loved ones in their homes. As larger and fiercer wildfires destroy communities in the West, archaeologists are teaming up with scent detection dogs to find ashes among the ashes.
How aluminum wrap protects sequoias from wildfire:
The material, developed from fire shelters used by wildland firefighters, is often wrapped around at-risk buildings in national parks. Now, it’s protecting some of the biggest trees on Earth.
Covid-19 leads to global rise in unplanned pregnancy:
Millions of people have experienced contraceptive service disruptions because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. found.
Nikon Small World 2021 Photo Competition winners announced:
From neurons to tick heads to louse claws, here are the top 10 images from the competition.
Confront science misinformation in your classroom with NOVA:
Prepare students to make informed judgements about the science media they encounter, both online and at home.
A spacesuit designer on what to wear to the moon:
An engineer-artist duo wants to create sleeker spacesuits that meet the challenges of a low-pressure environment while offering more mobility—and looking cool.
The legendary Chinese seafarer the West overlooks:
In the 1400s, Zheng He sailed thousands of miles around Asia and Africa in ships the size of soccer fields, spreading Chinese innovations like compasses and gunpowder in the process.
Meet the women diversifying shark science:
Moving beyond Shark Week, these women-led groups teach thousands of students about the critical role sharks play in the marine ecosystem.
Oakland Zoo vaccinates its animals against Covid-19:
Lions and tigers and bears have been training for this moment (and it’s pretty cute).
Addressing vaccine hesitancy in Massachusetts’ hardest-hit community:
Healthcare providers, religious leaders, and public health officials are coming together in Chelsea, Mass., a predominantly Hispanic community, to inform and vaccinate residents against COVID-19.
The aerospace startup that's revolutionizing resource transport:
With a fleet of hybrid-powered autonomous aircraft, Elroy Air's Kofi Asante is working to democratize access to resources by changing how they are transported.
American Indians have the highest Covid vaccination rate in the US:
According to CDC data, Indigenous people are getting vaccinated quicker than any other group. Here are the successes—and challenges—of getting vaccines to urban Native American communities.
Asian American scientists in STEM classrooms: increasing inclusion and visibility:
Learn about Asian and Pacific Islander American scientists who have helped change the world, and the call for greater inclusion of their work in curriculum and textbooks.
The pandemic disrupted tens of thousands of IVF cycles:
In vitro fertilization is a costly, precisely timed process that takes two to three months per cycle. Covid-19 shut down fertility clinics and halted these cycles. What happens now?
Victory! Ingenuity conducts its first powered flight on Mars:
The 4-pound helicopter just became the first craft to achieve controlled, powered flight on a planet beyond Earth.
Meet the scientists building a prison-to-STEM pipeline:
New programs aim to help formerly incarcerated people enter careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
What to expect during NASA’s first-ever Mars helicopter flight:
Want to fly a rotorcraft on another planet? Here’s what it takes.
Could tiny sensors keep methane out of our atmosphere—and homes?:
Methane is a greenhouse gas 86 times as potent as carbon dioxide. What if we could see methane emissions in real time?
Why Texas was not prepared for Winter Storm Uri:
The February storm left dozens of Texans dead and millions without power—and exposed an aging energy grid unprepared for a changing climate. Can we build something better?
Joint statement against anti-AAPI racism:
This week’s tragic killings in Atlanta are a continuation of the anti-Asian racism the country has seen for the past year. The attached letter is a joint statement reflecting our collective stand against this racism and for a commitment to fostering inclusivity in our country.
Could plastic made from bacteria guts help solve our waste crisis?:
Bioplastics called PHAs grow like beer and biodegrade like wood. And they may be able to help with our plastic waste problem.
What’s the deal with mink Covid?:
In the past year, millions of the animals have been culled to stop the spread of COVID-19 on mink farms across Europe. But this is more than just a fur coat crisis.
A physician on her grandfather’s experience as a minority in STEM—and the state of progress today:
Dr. Katherine Julian, the granddaughter of famed chemist Percy Julian, discusses her grandfather’s legacy—and how barriers for people of color in science still exist.
Take a Chemistry Field Trip with NOVA Education:
Join NOVA on four virtual field trips which highlight some of the scientists and engineers featured in the new chemistry series Beyond the Elements.
Communicating with a dreaming person is possible:
A study from four independent teams report that lucid dreaming during the REM sleep stage allows for two-way communication.
Success! Perseverance lands on Mars. Now its work begins:
Yesterday, NASA’s latest Mars rover touched down on the red planet. Here’s what its research team says is in store for the mission.
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover lands today:
Tuning in to the touchdown? Here’s what to expect.
From jumping horses to jalapeños: the science of spicy peppers:
Discover capsaicin, the active ingredient in chile peppers. (If you can take the heat.)
Meet the Site Coordinators of NOVA Science Studio:
The new national program will be led by five site coordinators and include 30 middle and high-school students grouped into regional cohorts from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West Coast.
NOVA’s ‘Decoding COVID-19’ receives 2021 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award:
The PBS science series was recognized for its 2020 documentary during last night’s ceremony “honoring the best in journalism.”
I got stung by a stingray, and all I got was this deeper understanding of venom medicine:
Animal venoms are useful for drugmakers because they’re potent, targeted, and fast-acting. Trust me, I would know.
Reflecting on the Power of Experiential Learning with Biologist Dr. Monica Hall-Porter:
The pandemic has significantly changed approaches to experiential learning with the shift to virtual classrooms. Monica Hall-Porter has found creative ways to model new methods for this type of pedagogy.
John Mansfield, former NOVA executive producer, dies at 84:
The Emmy-winning television producer and writer, who served as NOVA EP from 1980-1984, died on Sunday, Jan. 17.
I’ve been exposed to Covid-19. When should I get tested?:
Figuring out when to get tested after exposure requires understanding what happens once the virus enters your body. We’ve got you covered.
NOVA’s top 5 science stories of 2020:
Asteroid samples and strange space molecules wowed us—while past epidemics taught us valuable lessons.
Inaugural 'Black in X' Weeks Foster Inclusivity and Empowerment in STEM:
Discover how Black in STEM events defined 2020, and how science educators can harness the spirit of inclusiveness in the classroom.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 returns asteroid sample to Earth in “perfect condition”:
The sample, which is the second-ever to be successfully taken from a space rock and ferried back to Earth, could teach us about the origins of life.
Tongass National Forest is 'America's Last Climate Sanctuary':
Opening up the Tongass National Forest to additional logging and development could have serious implications for both the environment and the Alaska Native communities that depend on it.
3D models help preserve landmarks like Notre Dame:
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A third Covid-19 vaccine is effective and cheap. What happens next?:
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Bring the Science of Taste into the Classroom with NOVA Resources:
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The 21st Century Threat to Wildlife is "Cyberpoaching":
The growth and accessibility of the internet has transformed the illegal wildlife trade.
The NOVA Science Studio Goes National:
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'The Callisto Protocol' Review: Guts, Death, and Robots:
Despite retreading familiar game mechanics in the survival horror genre, The Callisto Protocol offers a meaningful update to what made Dead Space such a revered classic.
Elon Musk says Ye is suspended from Twitter:
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ICE inadvertently discloses personal data online of 6,252 immigrants:
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Sam Bankman-Fried strikes apologetic pose as he describes being shocked by FTX's fall:
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Twitter's chaos could make political violence worse outside of the U.S.:
Under the chaotic changes unleashed by Elon Musk, Twitter users in the U.S. are confronting problems that have long plagued the social network in other parts of the world.
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Elon Musk is taking issue with the App Store, but Apple may have the last word:
Twitter CEO Elon Musk is taking issue with the App Store's fees. But if Musk follows through with his plan to welcome back banned Twitter users, Apple could simply remove Twitter from the App Store.
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Tackle stubborn stains, ground-in grime, and pesky pet hair with one of these WIRED-tested washers.
End-to-End Encryption Is Coming to Android Group Chats:
Plus: Appleâs mixed-reality headset creeps toward actual reality, and a stronger type of Gorilla Glass is coming to phone screens.
Chinaâs Police State Targets Zero-Covid Protesters:
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16 Phone Accessories for People With Upper Extremity Disabilities:
Typing or making calls with one hand? These cases, grips, and add-ons will make your life much easier.
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The teeny subwoofer brings the bass to your existing smart soundbar.
The Mystery of Alaskaâs Disappearing Whales:
Belugas pass cultural knowledge across generations. Their survival may depend on how they collectively adapt.
The Twitter Files Revealed One Thing: Elon Musk Is Trapped:
Messages show Twitterâs past leaders struggling with a tough moderation call with political overtones. Musk is now on the hook for such decisions himself.
You Should Be Using More Lube:
Forget what you've heardâsexual lubricants are a nightstand essential.
Activision Blizzard Has Another Union on Its Hands. Now What?:
A group of quality assurance workers in New York just won legal recognition of its unionâa second milestone for organizing efforts within the gaming industry.
Android Phone Makersâ Encryption Keys Stolen and Used in Malware:
Device manufacturers use âplatform certificatesâ to verify an appâs authenticity, making them particularly dangerous in the wrong hands.
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If you think âbassâ equals âexcitement,â then this is for you. But the fact that this high-end French audio brand is no longer bonkers does not bode well.
How Chinese Netizens Swamped Chinaâs Internet Controls:
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Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written by You:
Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.
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'Gears of War' designer Cliff Bleszinski's new book is an intimate look into the life of a video game creator.
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Spotify Wrapped memes, Twitter hashtags, YouTubeâs best-of list. Do social media trends still have anything vital to say?
Why the World Fell for FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried:
Despite ample reasons to be skeptical of cryptocurrency schemes, the notion of the eccentric genius accomplishing extraordinary things was irresistible.
AI Reveals the Most Human Parts of Writing:
When do writers want help finding inspiration? And when do they want full control? Computers could expose the true future of the medium.
Ditch Your USB-A Dongle and Embrace the USB-C Life:
The old port is dead to me. Connect your peripherals to all your devices with the more universal connector.
Victrolaâs Portable Record Player Brings the Party Anywhere:
You, too, can be the cool vinyl nerd at your next shindig. Now go sit next to the guy with the guitar.
A Proactive Way to Detect Cancer at Its Earliest Stages:
Medtech firm Earli is working on a way to make tumors announce themselves as they appearâand even provide directions to where they are in the body.
Exhibit Brings Light to the Historic Graduation of 106,186 Theology Students:
Free Event Planned for December 10th
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Rules in Favor of Celebrity Cruises Crew Members:
Plaintiffs for the class were working onboard Celebrity Cruises, Inc.'s Millennium cruise ship in early 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted lives around the world.
SoBellas explores if Your Heater is Working Properly? Here's How You Can Tell.:
Why do Heaters Fail?
Alexandr Domansky, FMP, CSS, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry:
Mr. Domansky is recognized for his dedicated career as a leader
Realty Partners Announces Expansion Into Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina:
Realty Partners LLC, The Agent Owned Company™, announced today that it has begun its national expansion.
Send flowers Dubai for Christmas with an exclusive collection from 800 Flower:
800flower.ae, one of the best flower shops in Dubai offers an exclusive Christmas collection for its customers. All flower arrangements in this collection are designed to go with the season's theme
Ellis Adams Group Names Robby DiTota Head of Operations:
Robby DiTota has been promoted to Head of Operations at Ellis Adams Group.
PVR to Showcase at the ArtZ305 Arts Festival:
Chilean-born Photographer and Multimedia Artist Pamela Vasquez Rodriguez will show nine pieces from two of her most recent collections at South Miami's ArtZ305 Arts Festival this year.
Black Owned, Victor George Spirits Selects Jonell PR Brand Management, LLC as Public Relations Agency of Record for the Atlanta and SW Georgia Market:
"Our goal is to be the largest Black owned spirits company in the United States by 2025" - Victor Harvey (Founder and CEO of VGS Spirits)