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January 2018
 
The Science of Winter
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Science of Snow
Snow is an essential part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. How it's formed and how it reacts has been studied by scientists for centuries and continues to this day by scientists like glaciologist Sarah Konrad and chemist Cort Anastasio.
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Physics of Figure Skating
Figure skaters must be aware of their center of mass, which affects the balance and stability of every step, jump, spin, and lift that the skaters perform.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 21
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Discusses Sit-In Demonstrations
Sit-ins have emerged as a new, non violent strategy to end segregation in public places. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says the movement has an educational value because it will cause people to reevaluate segregation and the stereotypes they hold about African Americans.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Witness Speaks Out 50 Years Later
On April 4, 1968, Clara Ester was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and rushed to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s side when he was shot.
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National Bird Day: January 5
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Mysterious Mandarin Duck in Central Park Brings Visitors Flocking
Crowds are flocking to New York's Central Park to catch a glimpse of a Mandarin duck. They are usually found in Asia, and no one is sure how the bird ended up in Manhattan.
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