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Order From Amazon and get Package in Thirty Minutes

I was watching 60 Minutes Sunday night in amazement.  Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones.  No kidding, drones!  CEO Jeff Bezos said so on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday.

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Dr. James Ashley (WZZM)
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Grand Rapids “Blandford Environmental Ed Program” Welcomes Graduate Dr. James Ashley

The Blandford Environmental Education Program has a right to be proud of its many accomplishments.  The past 40 years have seen success after success.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 reports one of t

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How Do You Wash Your Hair in Space? Watch (video)

This is really a neat video because we always have a lot of questions regarding space.....living in space.  You know, not questions about performing the work-tasks the astronauts have to do, but questions about normal human needs...personal hygiene.

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New Phone App for Parents to Help You Have a Drug Talk With Your Kids

There are many things that parents find difficult to talk about with their kids.  Sex, alcohol and drugs are three of the biggest.  I can remember trying to have the "sex talk" with my kids.  I'm not sure, but I think I kept saying, talk to your mother.

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West Michigan Teacher Wins Google Contest

In case you missed the story on TV last week, a West Michigan teacher was the winner of a Google contest and earned a proverbial "trip of a lifetime."  And, all it took was a tweet.

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You Can Name a Planet in Outrageous Contest

Earth, Mars, Neptune – how hard can it possibly be to name a planet?

Now’s your chance to find out.

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Follow Asteroid 2012 DA14 As It Passes By Earth [Live Stream]

The asteroid named 2012 DA14 will be passing within Earth's geosynchronous orbit this afternoon at around 2pm EST.  This will be the closest an asteroid has passed by Earth since man began recording such events.  NASA will be tracking the asteroid with their telescopes and broadcasting it live on UStream.

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How to Turn Boiling Water Into Snow? Watch (video)

We sure won't forget the bitter cold of last week.  Waking up to 0 degrees in the morning with wind chills of 10 to 20 below were a rude awakening.  Top it off with our first significant snow fall of the season, and we all knew that Winter had finally arrived.

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First Robotics Event Kicks off at GVSU

Tomorrow, January 5th, will be an exciting day for nearly 550 high school students and parents as they'll be at Grand Valley State University, downtown, for the "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" (FIRST) Robotics Competition kick-off event.

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Need Help With Holiday Gift-Giving? Try an App!

Holiday gift shopping is a daunting task and can completely overwhelm you.  What to get?  How much to spend?  Where to find it?

Oh, my!

App's to the rescue!  Phone Apps!

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Michigan Cases of Meningitis Grow to 119

It's such a sad, and avoidable problem that we have here in Michigan.

Most of us, I think, are aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration are coordinating a multi-state investigation of meningitis among patients who had received steroid injections.

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To Dispose Of Packaging, Just Add Water

So I'm one of those people concerned about the future of our planet.  Among other things, I believe it's our responsibility as inhabitants of this planet to care ... at least a little. Things like sending cans, plastics, bottles and cardboard can really make a difference at the landfill.

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