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The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by the United States Constitution. The population is enumerated every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats (...
There is a growing movement to encourage young people to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Historically, girls in particular have not been encouraged when they...
Knowing what to eat and how to prepare nutritious foods is the foundation of a healthy life - or at least, it should be. Yet we live in a world where we are increasingly disconnected from our food....
Following a Congressional directive, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), today released updated...
The development of a green economy is at the forefront of President Obama's domestic agenda, and many say that developing a green economy is a key part of the nation's recovering economic...
The issue of bullying isn't a new one. Many of us knew someone in school who was picked on at one point or another - and some of us experienced bullying first-hand. Recent news stories, however,...
The percentage of older persons in the United States is expected to double over the next 20 years, growing to an estimated 72.1 million persons by the year 2030. As Americans grow older, they'll...
The first Africans to come to the New World were not slaves, but were probably crewmen aboard Columbus's ships.  From the 15th till the early 19th century, however, most of the human traffic...
International conflicts such as world wars take up a lot of time and space in the history books, but most of today's warlike activity occurs within national borders.  From Colombia to Darfur...