NASA’s first Cuban-American astronaut will enter space in 2018
The first Cuban-American with NASA to be sent to space was selected from a pool of about 3500 candidates. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

NASA’s first Cuban-American astronaut will enter space in 2018

Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) first Cuban American astronaut, will be sent to the International Space Station in November of next year. Born in Indianapolis to a Cuban father and American mother, Auñón-Chancellor originally began working with NASA as a…

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Mote’s ‘The Teeth Beneath’ opens wide open
Crocodilian exhibit opens wide at Mote.

Mote’s ‘The Teeth Beneath’ opens wide open

Mote Marine Laboratory’s newest exhibit “The Teeth Beneath,” features alligators, a baby crocodile and caimans. Although these reptiles are often feared, Mote works to educate the public on them. Visitors are encouraged to be careful, but stay curious. “The Teeth Beneath” is now open from…

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The world, in brief

Colombia: President Juan Manuel Santos declared an “economic, social and ecological” state of emergency following the landslide which killed at least 262 people in the city of Mocoa on April 1. The landslide was the result of a downpour of heavy rain which flooded the…

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