For the 21st year in a row, Bill Gates is again the richest person in America, according to Forbes’ annual list, released today. Gates, the legendary founder of technology behemoth Microsoft, is worth a hefty $81 billion. Even though he hasn’t been the CEO of Microsoft for years, Gates pulled in another $9 billion last year. Most of the money comes from shares of Microsoft—of which Gates obviously
By Barry Eitel on Sep 29, 2014
The Minnesota Vikings entered Week 4 on a two-game losing streak over which span they were outscored 50-16. They had not surpassed 188 passing yards in any of their three games and were preparing to square off with an explosive Atlanta Falcons squad that scored 37-plus points in two of their first three games. The week prior, the Falcons had embarrassed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 56-14 blowout.
By Matthew Shovlin on Sep 29, 2014
Science & Tech
On the heels of last Sunday’s People’s Climate March and last Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit, the heat has been turned up on politician’s, who publicly espouse ignorant positions on global warming, while holding influential positions on key science committees in the US Congress. Jon Stewart was the first out of the gate Monday night on The Daily Show with a scathing review of questions from House Rep
By Delilah Jean Williams on Sep 29, 2014
It's that time the year: Everyone's putting out the Halloween decorations, there's a chill in the air, and ghosts and goblins roam the streets looking for candy or pulling pranks. If you're planning on doing some travel this fall, why not keep the holiday in mind, and choose a spooky destination like Charleston, South Carolina? This old but beautiful city has a long history of ghostly tales and at
By Diana Price on Sep 29, 2014
AMC confirmed last year that a Walking Dead spinoff had been ordered by the network in order to profit from the hugely popular apocalyptic zombie drama’s success. TVLine have now uncovered various details about the six leading characters from the hugely anticipated series. You can check out information about the half-dozen protagonists below: Sean Cabrera: A Latino male in his 40s. Sean has been d
By Gregory Wakeman on Sep 29, 2014
They are the true volunteers in the never-ending battle to get people to register and vote in local, state and national elections. As their fight against apathy has gotten tougher, they have gotten even more determined. Completely non-partisan, they believe that democracy only works if everyone participates. The volunteers and staff of the League of Women Voters are the new foot soldiers of democr
By Suzanne Surbeck on Sep 29, 2014
Children need to be active every day to promote their healthy growth and development. In a randomized controlled trial researchers led by Charles Hillman, of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, examined the effect of a physical activity intervention on brain and behavioral indices of executive control in preadolescence children. In this nine-month trial, 221 children ages 7 to 9 years, w
By Debbie Nicholson on Sep 29, 2014
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By Barry Eitel on Sep 29, 2014
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