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Morning Brief: November 11

by Jeff Coltin
Vets Day Parade

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kleynia R. McKnight, wikimedia

Get your bugles ready! Manhattan’s 5th Avenue will be the site of the annual “America’s Parade” to honor U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is held on November 11th each year to mark the day that combat ended in World War 1.

Sandy Volunteer: Monique Pilie

by Veronica Volk

Monique Pilie, courtesy of All Hands Volunteers

It’s been a year since Sandy swept the coast and left devastation in her wake, and a year since people flocked from all over the country to help those affected. Not all of those volunteers have left, and at least one has no intention of packing it in anytime soon.

Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
Chemistry Notes

Lee Nachtigal, flickr

Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23.  This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day!  The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia). 

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