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V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016

The Daily Word in Electronic Voting Machines, The Summer Olympics and Neutron Star Collisions

The Daily Word

A neutron star collision is more than just a smash hit by Muse. Physicists are studying gravitational waves in these collisions, hoping that since two colliding black holes can produce gravitational waves, two colliding neutron stars might be able to as well. Detecting these waves would helps scientists understand quark matter, something that is currently pretty mysterious.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marks the end of one boy wizard's journey. J.K. Rowling's latest novel, which was the most pre-ordered book of the year and is currently the script for a play in London, depicts the famous Harry as a 37-year-old father and gracefully closes the door on the strange, fantastical world that has been alive for the better part of two decades.

Over 40 people were injured in Kosovo while attending a beer festival after someone in the crowd shouted “ISIS” as a “joke.”

Critics are skeptical of Brazil's level of preparation for the quickly approaching Olympic games. The nation failed to keep their promise of treating 80% of sewage entering the once clear and beautiful--and now entirely polluted--Guanabara Bay. Polluted water is just one concern being raised, another being high crime.

On its latest operating system, Apple has decided to replace the black pistol emoji with a green water gun after social media posts containing the old gun emoji were reported by police as threats.

Deciding to use electronic voting machines in major elections was a step up from punchcards, but supplied more than a handful of new problems. The GOP presidential candidate has expressed that the upcoming election will be "rigged." One way to do that? Hacking electronic voting machines.

V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016

The Daily Word in Emojis, Artful Expression and A Chicken Thief

The Daily Word

A mama Black Bear attacked a marathon-runner at Valles Caldera National Park in defense of her cubs. The runner survived by playing dead, but the Department of Game and Fish euthanized the bear, who was part of a study and wearing a tracking device.

You may be able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a number of minutes, but don't count on sending a rifle emoji.

Young artist Kaylin Andres who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer expresses the realities of her illness through timeless art exhibits.

So, this is strange: In Jackson, Mississippi a 77-year-old man stole three boxes of frozen chicken before hastily riding away on a bicycle.

Looks like the Great Pyramid of Giza is a bit crooked. Ah well, we all make mistakes. Even extraterrestrials.

Anyone else growing as impatient as I am to see Steven Spielberg's rendition of Roald Dahl's fantastically imaginative book The BFG? The director and producer explains why he feels a distinct connection with the Big Friendly Giant.

In case you're looking for some fresh summer road trip jams.