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  • WPMS scholars' bowl.jpg West Point Middle School's Scholar Bowl at county tourney

    West Point Middle School Scholars' Bowl competed in the Cullman County Scholars' Bowl Tournament Dec. 13, 2013, at Wallace State Community College where they placed first in the county.

    January 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • community lions club donated to VHS LEO.jpg Cullman Community Lions Club makes a donation

    At a recent meeting, Cullman Community Lions Club President Janice Osborne, left, presented a check for $500 to Vinemont High School Leo Club President Destiny Langford to help with a project the Leo Club is presently working on to benefit their school.

    January 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenya Relief seeking educators for July 3-15 trip

    The July 3-15, 2014, Kenya Relief Teacher's Team is forming now. This team will provide professional development for local Kenyan teachers as well as visit local schools and hand out much needed school supplies.
     

    January 30, 2014

  • 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.

    January 29, 2014

  • 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.

    January 29, 2014

  • 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.

    January 29, 2014

  • 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.

    January 29, 2014

  • 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.

    January 29, 2014

  • 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.

    January 29, 2014

  • 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.

    January 28, 2014