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Five Updates on Our Activities

Learning Life has been busy in September! First, as noted in previous posts, we are developing a for-profit partner that will pursue some of our work in Washington D.C. and eventually beyond. Specifically, that partner will use advertising-funded napkins distributed in restaurants, bars, cafes and other eateries in Washington D.C. to help inform and engage the public. You can learn ...

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Intern Spotlight: Nick Burton

Special thanks to Learning Life intern Ehvyn McDaniels and volunteer Craig Gusmann for helping to draft Nick’s profile.   Virginia native Nick Burton enjoys a good challenge, especially if that challenge involves writing, sports, the internet, or business. A graduate of W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia, and Potomac State College of West Virginia, Nick served as the editor ...

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Is There Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?

As our technology has gotten better at scanning the skies so has serious study of the universe. In this newest addition to our Big Questions Series, Learning Life’s Craig Gusmann interviewed three prominent astronomers — Dr. Seth Shostak of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), Dr. Dick Carrigan of SETI and Fermilab, and Dr. Jason Dworkin, Chief of the Astrochemistry ...

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5 FACTS ON FOOD & GENETIC ENGINEERING

Human beings have used selective breeding techniques on plants and animals for thousands of years.  Genetic engineering (GE, also known as GM or genetic modification), however, is a much more recent phenomenon, and has stirred considerable controversy over its use in the food supply.   Advocates argue that GE can boost food production for the world’s growing population, and improve ...

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