Studies find Neanderthal genes in modern humans
Neanderthal genes lurk among us. Small traces of Neanderthal DNA have been confirmed in the areas of the genome that affect skin and hair of modern humans, according to two new studies that also give clues as to which Neanderthal traits may have been helpful - or harmful - to the survival of our species.
Archaeologists unearth the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh
Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania announced this month that they have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh.
Study: How to survive a nuclear explosion
It begins with a flash brighter than the sun. Trees, fences, and people immediately catch fire. The only reason you survive is because you run inside and dive into the cast-iron tub just as the shock wave arrives.
Stellar trio could put Einstein's theory of gravity to the test
In a cosmic coup, astronomers have found a celestial beacon known as a pulsar in orbit with not one, but two other stars. The first-of-its-kind trio could soon be used to put Einstein's theory of gravity, or general relativity, to an unprecedented test.
Why birds fly in a V formation
Anyone watching the autumn sky knows that migrating birds fly in a V formation, but scientists have long debated why. A new study of ibises finds that these big-winged birds carefully position their wingtips and sync their flapping, presumably to catch the preceding bird's updraft - and save energy during flight.
Water, condition for life on Mars, confirmed by second NASA rover
Samples from the rim of a 3.7 billion year old crater on Mars are the earliest evidence of water activity yet discovered, confirming previous findings that conditions existed on the now-rocky planet for life formation.
Wallace State Students Named to President’s and Dean’s Lists
Wallace State Community College in Hanceville congratulates the 771 students named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 Semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester while taking a course load of 12 or more hours. Placement on the Dean’s List is awarded to students maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher while also taking a course load of at least 12 hours.
3 apps to help you succeed this semester
With most schools around the country back in session, the time has come to get organized for the semester. These three apps will help students manage time, tasks and succeed in class.
Vinemont Middle School's honor roll for second nine weeks
VINEMONT Middle School
Second Nine Weeks
• Sixth Grade: Blake Arrington, Emily Dyer, Travis Hopper, Abby Jennings, Carter Johnson, Emily Mathis, Carson Partain, Allison Powe, Ivy Preiss, Kinlee Puckett, Hannah Roland, Andrew Thomason, Dalton Whitehead
• Seventh Grade: Gabriela Castillo-Huerta, Allbany Douglas, Rachel Hall, Ethan McAlpine, Hudson Wood, Cassidy Wright
• Eighth Grade: Anthony Bailey, Thomas Baker, Alesia Cupp, Skye Graham, Haley Heaton, Hillary Holcomb, Sydney Hughes, Baylee Jennings, Marissa Kent, Nicholas Mann, Russell McDonald, Jessica McDonald, Jessica Mosley, Derrick Ransom, Alonzo Salgado-Cabanas, Tiffany Stout, Braxton Thompson, Gracie Whitehead, Kylie Williams
Holly Pond Elementary School's honor roll for second nine weeks
HOLLY POND Elementary
Second Nine Weeks
• First Grade: José Aguilar, Adrian Alverado, Diego Arreguin, Silas Baty, Anya Bolzle, Sarah Brown, Maddie Clayton, Kevin Davis, Joseph Farris, John Frasier, Megan Fry, John Garcia, Gabrielle Hallmark, Jacob Hays, Brody Howard, Karen Johns, Dixie Ledlow, Tatum Mayfield, Jayda Miller, Alexis Millican, Westin O’Ryan, Courtney Parker, Alana Phillips, Matthew Putman, Ben Raley, Aubrey Smith, Libby Stallings, Brody Washburn
• Second Grade: Emery Barnett, Kollin Brown, Wyatt Buchanan, Ellissa Burks, Alivia Farr, Xander Fowler, Carson Garrett, Jayden Holloway, Tessa Jones
• Third Grade: Emily Brooks, Nathan Carter, Diego Garcia, Ella Harris, Kaeley Loyd, John Martin, Kylee Miller, J.T. Riley, Mattie Wood
• Fourth Grade: Aleah Ayers, Rebecca Bell, Molly Barnett, Kaci Creel, Luke Denton, Trinity Downing, Hunter Fry, Tucker Gambrill, Clay Kubler, Abigail Kusz, Evehan Hayes, Ryleigh O’Ryan, Kenan Pierce, Victoria Riley, Brooks Rosson, Maureen Worthington
• Fifth Grade: Casey Brown, Camilla Chambers, Lane Tipton, Kathy Whatley, Sarah Finley, Druss Hays, Jessie Henderson, Charlie Huddleston, Parker Kelsoe, Shelbie Olinger, Abigail Downing
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