GNN Podcast: FAR FAR AWAY

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Some people are afraid of sharks. Actually, most people probably are, but suppose you had an uncontrollable phobia and wanted to get absolutely as far away from them as possible. Where to go? Anywhere mid-continent comes to mind, but some are bigger than others and Eurasia is the biggest more…

GNN Podcast: THE EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK

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*Please note: This article was written and recorded in early September 2014. New findings into the Ebola outbreak have emerged. Please check your trusted news source for updates.*  When two American aid workers returned to the United States to be treated for Ebola, the news spread across the country, dominating headlines and creating some irrational fears. Alarms were raised at …

GNN Podcast: CELLS

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When you think of life on Earth, you might think of people. People are all around you, and you know a lot about them. Of course there are much smaller forms of life, like dogs and frogs and houseflies and fleas. How small can an animal or a bug be? What are they made of? At the basic level, all …

GNN Podcast: WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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Everybody knows what the weather is. Just look out the window and you can see whether it’s sunny or rainy or foggy. As the day goes by, it’s likely that light clouds may cover the sun, or the rain clouds will blow away, or the fog will lift. Weather changes all the time (although sometimes it rains for days!). Over …

GNN Podcast: TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR MAIL ROUTE

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Scattered across the American landscape in remote deserts and plains, are enormous concrete arrows, some as long as 70 feet, resting on the ground. Their presence is puzzling, and many wonder who put them there and for what purpose. They are remnants from a very interesting story of an earlier time more…

GNN Podcast: CHINESE GHOST CITIES

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City planners don’t think small – after all, the job they’re in charge of involves rather large scale development. Sometimes they put together projects that never come to be. But in China, where everything today seems to be done on a grand scale, countless major projects actually did get built and then….sat there more…

GNN Podcast: INTERNET FREEDOM ON THE DECLINE

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Freedom House is an independent organization whose members promote freedom throughout the world. The organization was established in 1941 with support from then U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It was originally developed as a response to totalitarianism in the era of communist threats more…

GNN Podcast: FLASH FLOODING

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The force of nature that is a flash flood can result from a number of causes including heavy rain, dam or levee failure, ice jams, or very rapid snowmelt. Flash floods are characterized by their quick onset, frequently occurring less than two hours after the start of strong rainfall more…

GNN Podcast: THE SARGASSO SEA

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The Sargasso Sea is well known by name, but where is it? Well, it’s actually located within the Atlantic Ocean, and while most seas are part of an ocean, the Sargasso is the only one that has no land boundaries to define its two million square mile area more…