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Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kid's Choice Awards: Who Got Slimed, Who Won?

Sun, Mar 29, 2015 | Filed in: Television

Nick Jonas

Photo: Getty Images, provided by KCAs

Angelina Jolie Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, Selena Gomez, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony, The Voice and Austin & Ally were among this year’s fan favorites, winning orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 28, 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast).  Hosted by recording artist/actor and kids’ pick for Favorite Male Singer Nick Jonas, the awards were broadcast from Los Angeles’ legendary “Fabulous” Forum, where kids celebrated their favorites from the worlds of film, music, television and more.  Kids from around the world cast more than 500 million votes, a record-breaking tally.
Multi-talented host Jonas opened the show with a stunning performance of his Billboard Top 10 smash, “Chains,” and number-one radio hit, “Jealous.” 

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NCAA Tournament Update; Kentucky Remains The Favorite, Gonzaga Seeks School's First Final Four

Sat, Mar 28, 2015 | Filed in: Health/Sports Fitness

2015 NCAA TournamentThe 2015 NCAA National Tournament has been shortened from a field of sixty-eight to the eight best college programs of this year’s crop. It gets tougher every round and only one team will come out on top. Who will it be?

Kentucky is off to the best start in college basketball history. At 37-0 they are three wins away from an unprecedented 40-0 season, and a place in the discussion of the greatest teams of all time. Their most recent win was possibly their most dominant. West Virginia spent the week talking trash in the media against the Wildcats. One player claimed they didn’t play hard enough, another said they lived a charmed existence. The Wildcats let their game do the talking, manhandling the Mountaineers 78-39.

They advance to play Notre Dame in the finals of the Midwest Region.

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The Future Of Robots: Beam Shows The World To Those Who Can't Travel

Sat, Mar 28, 2015 | Filed in: Electronics

Many people are bed ridden, in hospitals or at home. The disabled are unable to simply drive to their local museum or take a trip to see their favorite art piece and monument. That's where robots come in.

The Beam robot from Suitable Technologies is changing all of that, giving people the chance to be in two places at once.

Seven museums are testing a beta program which uses the Beam, including the Seattle Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, the Computer History Museum and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

How does it work?

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Twin Astronauts Take Place In NASA Human Body Space Study

Fri, Mar 27, 2015 | Filed in: Have You Heard . . .

Scott Kelly space

Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls

On March 27, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch to the International Space Station, beginning a one-year mission in space, testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit.

This space project is also known as "The Twins Study:" Ten separate investigations coordinating together and sharing all data and analysis as one large, integrated research team. NASA has selected 10 investigations to conduct with identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. These investigations will provide broader insight into the subtle effects and changes that may occur in spaceflight as compared to Earth by studying two individuals who have the same genetics, but are in different environments for one year.

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NCAA Tournament Update; The Field Narrows To A Sweet Sixteen

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 | Filed in: Health/Sports Fitness

Sweet 16 For the first time since 2007, the first round of the NCAA Tournament featured zero four and five seeded upsets. This doesn’t mean it’s been short on the madness, however. Fourteen-seeded Georgia State captivated America for a brief moment, and the East Region has already lost its one and two seeds. Number one overall seed Kentucky endured a brief scare from Cincinnati, but pulled away for a thirteen point victory.

The next obstacle in their pursuit of a perfect season is five-seeded West Virginia. The Mountaineers thrive off a blitz-happy press defense which could pose some problems for the Wildcats. The other Midwest semifinal matchup is Notre Dame and Wichita State. The Fighting Irish most recently held off Butler in overtime while the Shockers finished a massive upset over two seeded, and their in-state older brothers, Kansas. 

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