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Oldest Musical Instrument Found

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Oldest Musical Instrument Found By Aline Reynolds — Discover Magazine, January 3, 2010 More than 35,000 years ago, our ancestors living in present-day southwestern Germany were playing sophisticated music, according to University of Tübingen archaeologist Nicholas Conard. In June he announced that he and his colleagues had unearthed an ancient bone flute in Hohle Fels, a cave […]

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Airlines and Scientists Clash Over the Volcanic White Cloud

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Airlines and Scientists Clash Over the Volcanic White Cloud By Aline Reynolds — Discover Magazine, April 20, 2010 Six days after ash from Iceland’s volcano paralyzed European airspace, aviation experts and academics are arguing over whether the entire mess could have been avoided. Ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano started to spread across North European skies last week, […]

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Recent Study Finds Toxins in Schools, Causes Alarm

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Recent Study Finds Toxins in Schools, Causes Alarm By Aline Reynolds — Downtown Express, October 27, 2010 A recent study has revealed that thousands of public school children in New York City might be susceptible to dangerous chemicals. As many as 700 schools citywide could have a perilously high level of polychlorinated biphenyls, toxins that could cause […]

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Youths continue to battle anxiety caused by 9/11

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Youths continue to battle anxiety caused by 9/11 By Aline Reynolds — Downtown Express, October 18, 2012 Rebecca Segarra, 24, has never been treated for her 9/11-related insomnia and anxiety. On 9/11, Rebecca Segarra, a seventh grader at Tribeca’s I.S. 89, saw American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center from an […]