Any 14-year-old would be proud if they built a functioning electronic device, and so on Tuesday, Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, TX, brought the clock he built to school to show his engineering teacher. However, another teacher alerted school authorities, who called the police, after seeing the clock and believing it to be a bomb. Ahmed was led out out of the school in handcuffs and placed in juvenile detention and, according to the Dallas Morning News, his family fears he was arrested for being a Muslim.
Daily Archives: September 18, 2015
Scientists Discover Gene That Could Help Plants Survive Drought
We’ve talked a lot about the drought—the worst in 500 years in California. Scientists are wondering how plants could survive a hotter, dryer planet in the future. A team of researchers at Oxford may have found an answer by tinkering with a gene used for photosynthesis.
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Check Out What Jason Pierre-Paul’s Right Hand Looks Like Following His Fireworks Accident
Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants has been pretty good abouthiding his right hand from photographers since his index finger was amputated as a result of a July 4th fireworks accident.
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7 Human Foods That Could Make Your Pet Sick (It’s Not Just Chocolate)
Anyone who’s ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Whether it’s a defiant toddler or a careless cook, food sometimes ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service.
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FIFA Suspends Secretary General From Duty
FIFA suspended its top official Jerome Valcke and ordered an investigation into alleged unethical conduct on Thursday, throwing world soccer’s scandal-scarred governing body into further turmoil.
Smog Causes More Than 3 Million Premature Deaths a Year Worldwide
Air pollution is rarely a major concern for most people in Western Europe. You seldom notice it except when sitting in heavy traffic or when it obscures the far horizon at a scenic spot.
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