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A third of US Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, medicine and physics are immigrants

A third of US Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, medicine and physics are immigrants

They live in different places, work at different universities and dedicate their careers to studying different topics. But there’s one thing at least four of this year’s US Nobel Prize laureates share. They’re immigrants. That’s in keeping with a long-running trend, according to a recent report from the National Foundation for American Policy. Immigrants have…MORE

A man saw a list of his town’s school lunch debt. So he paid the entire bill

A man saw a list of his town’s school lunch debt. So he paid the entire bill

One man in Jupiter, Florida, decided that he could make a difference in his town by paying off the lunch debt for every child in the system. It all started with a Facebook post. Angie Vyas-Knight, administrator of the “Jupiter Mamas” Facebook group, told CNN she was disgusted by national news stories about children who…MORE

Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of one of the key inventors of film

Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of one of the key inventors of film

If you like movies, you will appreciate Monday’s Google Doodle celebrating the 218th birthday of Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau. Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, Plateau was a Belgian physicist who discovered the science behind making movies. That’s right, without him, we might be living in a world without Hollywood. Plateau invented the phenakistoscope in 1832. The…MORE

Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in California and Rhode Island

Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in California and Rhode Island

Vandals threw red paint on statues of Christopher Columbus in San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, as people around the US prepared to celebrate the Italian explorer. Workers in San Francisco scrubbed away the paint on the monument Sunday and worked to remove graffiti that said “Destroy all monuments of genocide and kill all colonizers.”…MORE