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Discovering Mesoamerica

The archeologist Ivan Šprajc investigates his surroundings in the jungles of Mexico.  The Slovenian man began exploring the wilds of the region in 1996 in search of ancient Mayan ruins.  “On several occasions we've had two, three weeks of just cutting through the bush to get to some location, without knowing what we would find… When we get to the site it feels like a big victory.”
May 14, 2015

Of every trade a person could think of, archeology typically comes across as the least interesting option available.  That maybe so in most situations, but not if such a profession entails exploring desolate...

VE Day Commemorations Across the World

Victory in Europe (VE) Day is not a day to mark the end of the entire war, only the fighting in Europe. Later in the year (often around early September), various East Asian countries, as well as the United States, celebrate Victory over Japan (VJ) Day. VJ Day is the only holiday celebrated in both Koreas.
May 13, 2015

Countries from across the world have been hosting parades and elaborate celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. In the United States, period planes...

Headline: Freddie Gray’s Death Sparks Riots; Baltimore in a State of Emergency

May 5, 2015

Burned buildings, destroyed cars, and multiple injured police officers are scattered throughout Baltimore, Maryland. Riots began as early as April 19, when Freddie Gray, an African-American man from Baltimore,...

NASA Astronaut to Make History

April 24, 2015

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly departed in the morning of March 27th on a Russian rocket from Kazakhstan with the intent to set the world record for longest time spent on a space station at a single time –...

17 million Year Old Fossil Explains African Uplift

Credit to for the picture. The fossil is now being run through multiple tests to reveal more details about exactly what might have happened with the tectonic plates.
April 3, 2015

If anyone has taken the biology course at North Forsyth High School, then they would have learned about the Geologic Time Scale, index fossils, and how scientists date fossils or rocks: Radiometric or...

Depressed Pilot Allegedly Kills 140

Germanwing plane gets destroyed during flight across France, leaving 150 people presumably dead. The plane crashed near the foot of the Alps of France on March 24 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “We do not know much about the crash yet, nor do we know the cause.”
March 31, 2015

A Germanwings airplane crashed near the Alps of southeastern France on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The plane began decent in the treacherous foot of the mountain around 10:30 a.m. eastern stndard. Manuel...

ISIS Captures 20 Medical Workers in Lybia

Islamic State militants force captured hospital workers to treat them after an attack on Iba Sina Hospital on Monday, March 16. The militants invaded the hospital to capture the hospital workers because they needed medical aide, while performing terrorist attacks in Sirte. A hospital official said, in an interview with CNN, that ,” The militants cannot go far, with ISIS militants ordering them not to leave Sirte.”
March 26, 2015

The Islamic State Militants kidnapped 20 medical workers at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte, Libya. Over 30 gunmen overran the hospital on Monday, March 16. The workers were simply waiting for their bus...

The Pinnacle of Racing Returns

Red Bull driver Daniel Riccardo practices for the fast approaching Australian Grand Prix.
March 11, 2015

Mid-March is fast approaching. To most, especially those in the United States, this holds no importance. However, to fans of the Formula One (F1), an international racing series in which open wheel cars...

Latino Baseball Legend Passes

March 11, 2015

Minnie Minoso, the first black Latino player in the Major League Baseball (MLB), passed away on March 1, 2015 at the age of 89. His tragic death was announced that he was found dead in his parked car....

Avalanches in Afghanistan take 250 people

Local Afghani resident explains how the avalanches affected his home and family. The avalanches continue to take a huge toll on the Afghani homes and population.
March 11, 2015

Avalanches in Afghanistan have taken a good portion of the Afghani population throughout the harsh winter season. Death toll in Kabul, Afghanistan has recently risen to 198 people. Road safety equipment...

Youth Equine Championship Day: A One of a Kind Event for Equestrians All Around Georgia

Known for its famous gold capping, the Georgia State Capitol holds several honorary events annually, one of which being a day to celebrate equestrians from all around Georgia. Youth Equine Championship Day has been a metastasizing event since 2009 and hopes to one day reach out to young equestrians all over America.
March 11, 2015

Cowboy boots and Dressage stock-ties mixed and mingled Tuesday, February 3 for a celebration honored across the state. Young equestrians of all riding styles convened at the Georgia State Capitol building...

Meet Afghanistan’s First Female Taxi Driver, Sara Bahayi

Sara Bahayi interviewed with the Afghanistan Wish on her important contribution to the community by encouraging women to get out of the house in order to become independent. “For how long should women depend on men’s income, taking the men’s orders?” she asked. “I want them to be independent, to do something for themselves.”
March 5, 2015

In a country adverse to the rights of women, Sara Bahayi, a thirty-eight-year-old single woman, defies the odds by not only earning money for herself and her family but doing so in a way that inspires...

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