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Instead of reading about cell biology, or even watching a very cool video on cell biology, imagine you could shrink down small enough to go inside a cell and observe biochemical reactions up close.
And what if you could use your own hands to smash molecules together, just to see what happens?
That’s what Connor Smith envisions when he considers the future of classroom learning.
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Video of a police officer arresting a woman who was selling flowers without a permit near a high school graduation last month has sparked controversy on social media.
Perris police released a statement Monday noting they were in the area of Perris Boulevard and Nuevo Road for the Perris High School graduation ceremony on June 7, where street vendors were selling products to people stuck in traffic.
Officers "contacted, warned and cited" about 15 people for selling without proper city permits before they approached a vendor later identified as 52-year-old Juanita Mendez-Medrano of Fontana, who was selling flower bouquets and leis, also without a permit, according to police.
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Police near Atlanta have charged a mother with felony murder after they say she left her 1-year-old daughter in a hot car while she spent six hours getting her hair done at a salon.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported 25-year-old Dijanelle Fowler also faces charges of child cruelty and concealing the death of Skylar Fowler on June 15.
DeKalb County police say the girl was found dead inside a parking deck at Emory University Hospital.
Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge.
Police in Saudi Arabia had arrested the young woman for wearing "immodest clothes" after an outcry from people who say she flagrantly violated the kingdom's conservative Islamic dress code.
The young Saudi woman drew attention over the weekend when the video was shared online of her walking in a historic village north of the capital wearing a miniskirt and crop top, and showing her hair.
Saudi rules require all women living in the kingdom, including foreigners, to wear long, loose robes known as abayas in public. Most Saudi women also wear a headscarf and veil that covers the face.
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The former leader of Arizona's public schools defended his yearslong battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical instructors teaching students to be disruptive but insisting he targeted all ethnic studies programs equally.
Lawmakers dismantled the programs in a measure that passed in 2010, the same year Arizona approved its landmark immigration law known as SB1070. Students in the Tucson Unified School District, which offered the Mexican-American course, launched protests and then sued, saying the law was too broad and infringed on their First Amendment rights.
The courts have upheld most of the law but are determining whether it was enacted with the intent to be discriminatory.
The bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago were discovered frozen inside a glacier in the Alps last week.
Authorities suspect they are Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, parents of seven children who went to go milk their cows in August of 1942 and never returned, Reuters reported.
“We spent our whole lives looking for them without stopping. We thought we could give them the funeral they deserved one day,” their daughter Marceline Udry-Dumoulin told the Lausanne daily Le Matin.
Although the bodies were well preserved and found carrying identity papers, DNA testing will be carried out to confirm their identities.
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A New York City family is outraged and seeking answers after being booted from a JetBlue plane at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport over what the airline called "a verbal altercation."
Tamir Raanan, Mandy Ifrah and their three young children were headed home to New York on July 2 after attending a wedding in South Florida, according to a statement from the family lawyer on Wednesday. Ifrah said she got into a dispute with a nearby passenger on the plane when Ifrah's 1-year-old daughter kicked the back of the passenger's seat.
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Boston is among the cities hoping to follow the model of Copenhagen, Denmark, which opened the first of its floating harbor baths in the early 2000s. Paris opened public swimming areas in a once-polluted canal this week, and similar efforts are in the planning stages in New York, London, Berlin, Melbourne and elsewhere.
In Boston, the Charles River Conservancy still needs to raise a few million dollars and garner approvals from state, federal and city agencies.
But S.J. Port, the group's spokeswoman, said the biggest hurdle already has been overcome: The Charles is now among the cleanest urban rivers in the country.
Power supplies and other utilities in Britain were hacked by state-sponsored cyber criminals during last month's general election, according to a document from the U.K.'s electronic spy agency GCHQ that was obtained by the tech news site Motherboard.
Some infrastructure systems “are likely to have been compromised” but no supplies were affected, GCHQ said in the document. There is no suggestion the election was affected.
NBC News has not been able to verify the contents of the document, reportedly produced by the agency’s National Cyber Security Centre.
The report comes after U.S. officials said that Russia was likely behind recent intrusions at American power plants.
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Japanese airport police found 30 bullets in an American Airlines crew member's carry-on bag and said Wednesday that the flight attendant apparently carried them through his security checks at U.S. airports.
Police at Tokyo's Narita International Airport seized the bullets loaded in two magazines after finding them Saturday during a security check before the man boarded his flight back to the U.S.
Airport police official Masatoshi Ito said the crew member — identified only as a male U.S. citizen in his 50s — told police he forgot to leave the bullets before boarding his Tokyo-bound flight.
Keeping bullets in carry-on bags during flight is illegal under U.S. law.
Police released the man later Saturday as he posed no danger of destroying evidence, Ito said.
At less than a month old, Iowa baby Mariana Sifrit has died just 10 days after she was hospitalized on her parents' wedding day with an unexpected illness that may have been caused by contact with someone who had a cold sore.
"Our princess Mariana Reese Sifrit gained her angel wings at 8:41 am this morning in her daddy's arms and her mommy right besides her," her mother Nicole Sifrit wrote on Facebook Tuesday.
Mariana had been fighting for her life over the last few weeks after being rushed to the hospital earlier this month.
Nicole and Shane Sifrit, of West Des Moines, left their own wedding to rush Mariana to the hospital, where they discovered she had Meningitis HSV1, or meningitis caused by the herpes simplex virus, which also causes cold sores.
The couple reminded parents to be careful of who they let around their newborns and make sure anyone handling your baby washes their hands.
“Don’t let people kiss your baby and make sure they ask before they pick up your baby,” Nicole Sifrit said.
The Meningitis Research Foundation says most causes of viral meningitis are not preventable, but emphasizes that handwashing is a good precaution to take.
In Beaverton, a city just outside of Portland, Oregon, investigators found human remains in a fire pit at a woman's home on July 18, 2017. Her son, 24-year-old Matthew Gutierrez, admitted to burning his mother's...
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House Democrats criticized President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission on Tuesday and demanded that co-chair Kris Kobach step down ahead of the commission's first public meeting on Wednesday, according to NBC News.
Fifteen Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as state election officials, privacy and civil rights advocates, voiced concerns at a voting rights forum about the Commission on Election Integrity's recent letter requesting sensitive voter information.
Top Democrats called on Vice President Mike Pence, the panel's chair, to dismiss Kobach, Kansas' secretary of state and an advocate for strict voter identification laws.
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Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.
The findings, reported Wednesday, mark a first peek at a huge study under way to help determine if Medicare should start paying for specialized PET scans that find a hallmark of Alzheimer's — a sticky plaque called amyloid.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, and classic symptoms plus memory tests often are enough for a reliable diagnosis. But unusual symptoms could mark another form of dementia that, while there are no cures, could require different symptom care. And on the other end of the spectrum, it's hard to tell if mild memory loss might be an early Alzheimer's signal, a more treatable condition such as depression, or even age-related decline.
"We're not accurate enough," said Dr. Gil Rabinovici of the University of California, San Francisco, who is leading the new research.
Chris Christie may be able to snag a foul ball, but he sure can't catch a break.
The unpopular New Jersey governor was loudly booed when he caught a foul ball at the Mets game at Citi Field Tuesday, even after he gave the ball to a child behind him.
Christie, a big Mets fan, was sitting in the third row, near the New York dugout, when he caught the ball lifted by Cardinals rookie Paul DeJong during the third inning.