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Teen accused of biting head off live chicken

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Teen accused of biting head off live chicken

A University High School student has been charged with animal cruelty and trespassing after deputies say he sneaked onto school property and bit the head off of a live chicken that was on campus for a school event, deputies said. Deputies said the incident happened Saturday night, when the student trespassed onto campus at 11 p.m. Saturday and entered the chicken coop. The chickens were on campus for a "Farm to Table" event held earlier that day, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff's department. When a teacher arrived to campus Monday, she discovered a headless chicken in the...

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Dumbest Internet Challenge Yet Has Teens Popping Detergent Pods in Their Mouths

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Dumbest Internet Challenge Yet Has Teens Popping Detergent Pods in Their Mouths

In a world of dumb social media trends, we may have reached peak idiocy. Somehow the absurd and dangerous ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ has become a thing among teenagers, and is on the verge of going viral. The challenge involves filming yourself biting on one of the colorful laundry detergent pods, posting the video online, and daring friends to do the same. In the videos, teenagers are seen chewing on the pods, gagging, spitting up the colorful liquid, and sometimes even swallowing them. The so called “delicious-looking” pods are very hazardous to human health, and doctors have had to issue warnings...

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Teens do better in science when they know Einstein and Curie also struggled

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Teens do better in science when they know Einstein and Curie also struggled

Apparently learning that science does not always come naturally—even to geniuses—helps children succeed. Students who learned that great scientists struggled, both personally and intellectually, outperformed those who learned only of the scientists’ great achievements, new research shows. Ninth- and 10th-grade students in low-performing New York City schools who read about Albert Einstein’s struggles, including multiple school changes and trouble convincing others that gravity from a large object like a planet could actually bend light, performed better in science than a control group who learned only about what the scientists achieved. Xiaodong Lin-Siegler, an associate professor of cognitive studies at Columbia...

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