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2019 MLS Final: crowing the next MLS champion

Football Training Practice Exercises for Youth Soccer Players. Boys on Training with Soccer Balls on Pitch

Danny Panken, Contributer

November 8, 2019

On November 10th at 3:00 PM ET, the Seattle Sounders (2nd seed) and Toronto FC (4th seed) will face off in the MLS Playoff Finals to determine the best American soccer club in the country. Both teams have had to face off against top contenders in the MLS on their paths to the finals. Our own Minne...

An overactive brain may not be a healthy brain

An overactive brain may not be a healthy brain

Danny Panken, Contributor

November 6, 2019

A study published in Nature on Oct. 16, 2019 has provided some experimental evidence linking decreased neural activity as a possible mechanism for extending the lifespan of humans. So far scientific research has not given people a very clear look at what causes something to drastically increase a...

Massive wildfire sets Lebanon ablaze

Massive wildfire sets Lebanon ablaze

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 24, 2019

Some of the worst wildfires in Lebanon’s history are currently raging in the southern coastal section of the country, specifically in the wooded Chouf region. Officials are saying these devasting wildfires are caused by the unusually high temperatures and strong winds that have been hitting th...

Food waste: a worldwide problem with billions of dollars at steak

Food waste in plastic bags on footpath

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 24, 2019

Since the 1970’s the population growth rate of Earth has slowly begun to decrease, reaching its peak in 1969 at an annual growth rate of 2.12%, according to the World Bank Group. Since then it has been steadily decreasing as the human population growth has continued on a steady decline to 1.10%, where it si...

Alien life on Mars? NASA thinks so

Badlands Morning Snow, South Dakota/ Jay Sullivan

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 10, 2019

  In June of 2020, the Earth and Mars are in a great position for interplanetary travel, meaning that they are close enough that it will take less power to land on the red planet. That is when NASA will launch its Mars Exploration Program. The 2020 mission to Mars will look to explore more o...

Chinese germ-line editing gives HIV-resistance

Genetic engineeering concept with 3d rendering dna helix and a part of dna

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Overnight, the cost for gene editing was slashed by 99%, and the time it takes to conduct such gene editing experiments has dropped on the scale of years to weeks. Due to this severe cut in cost and time, just about any lab can conduct genetic-based research experiments. Bacteria and viruses (or bacteriophages...

Minnesota United clinch playoff spot

Football Training Practice Exercises for Youth Soccer Players. Boys on Training with Soccer Balls on Pitch

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 1, 2019

On September 25, our Minnesota Loons took on Sporting Kansas City in a Major League Soccer regular-season game. The loons have looked great this season, racking up a total of 52 points in 32 games, putting them in second place in the Western Conference, and clinching their spot for the playoffs. The...

The ever increasing danger of climate change

The ever increasing danger of climate change

Danny Panken, Contributor

September 26, 2019

In August when this summer’s European heatwave finally made its way to Greenland, it began to hit the ice sheet that covers 80% of the country, and once again resumed its melting. This heatwave has been particularly horrible leaving over 900 died people across Denmark and Sweden as many people in these...

NFL week 1 highlights

NFL week 1 highlights

Danny Panken, Contributor

September 16, 2019

The second-best day of the year has arrived for NFL fans, only behind Superbowl Sunday, week one has finally arrived. It has been a long summer but now the best part of the year has started, and although there were some boring games, there was plenty of action to keep any fan glued to their seat all...

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