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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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Cell Phones Eliminate the Three-Day Rule in Dating — Survey of the Day

If a new survey from dating site Match.com is to be believed, the rules of dating have changed — largely because of cell phones, email and texting.

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Why Teen Bride Courtney Stodden Keeps Getting Banned From Facebook

Courtney Stodden, the 17-year-old bride of 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, has apparently had her Facebook page pulled. And it’s not the first time it’s happened.

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Apple's Tribute to Steve Jobs on Apple.com
Apple's Tribute to Steve Jobs on Apple.com
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, who’s been battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer for years and had a liver transplant in 2009, has passed away at the age of 56.

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Paula Bronstein, Getty Images
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‘Stay Sober’ Pill In Development

A pill that eliminated all the effects alcohol on lab rats may one day be available to humans.

Researchers fed the rodents — who react to alcohol similarly to how people do — the new drug after having them consume enough booze to stumble and fall down. Then they measured the rodents for balance and reflexes, finding that the rats on the drug tested as if they were still sober.

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Breathtaking View of the Auroras From Space [VIDEO]

This breathtaking new video from the International Space Station offers a rarely seen view of the Auroras from space.

The Southern and Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon in the world. So you can imagine how amazing they look while floating above the Earth. You gotta see this footage after the jump.

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Is the Full Tilt Poker Site Just a Massive Ponzi Scheme?

Full Tilt Poker, one of the Internet’s most popular poker sites, operated “as a massive Ponzi scheme against its own players,” alleges Manhattan’s US attorney.

The allegations come as part of a civil money laundering complaint claiming that funds the site raised went to pay members of its board of directors, which includes poker pros Howard Lederer and Christopher “Jesus” Ferguson. The board is reported to have taken $440 million since April 2007.

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Cute Kitten Done in by Printer [VIDEO]

The out tray of this printer provides a pretty nifty resting spot for a British Shorthair kitten — at first.

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Netflix CEO Apologizes for Rate Increase, Announces Company Will Split Into Two Divisions

In the wake of unpopular rate increases that caused customers to cancel subscriptions in droves and resulted in the company stock nosediving, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings apologized in a blog post on Sunday.

“I messed up,” he said. “I owe everyone an explanation … In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.”

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NASA Goddard Photo And Video
NASA Goddard Photo And Video
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What Did 9/11 Look Like From Space? [PICTURE]

The Twin Towers were enormous buildings and the attacks of 9/11 were of such magnitude that people were able to see the skyline change from neighboring states and camera-equipped satellites were even able to capture the aftermath from space.

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Facebook at School?

Facebook, it's everywhere.  On your home computer, your office computer (yes some employees are on it while at work) and on your cell phone to be checked in a flash or post something instantly.  Does it at all make anyone wonder how if your child is supposed to be school between the hours of, let's say, 8:30am and 2:25pm or 3:10pm, how they can be posting things on Facebook during school hours?

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Bulletproof Glass Company Boss Lets Employee Fire AK-47 at Him [VIDEO]

Texas Armoring CEO Trent Kimbal really believes in his products. So much so that he was willing to stand behind an 2.16 inch bulletproof windshield plate manufactured by his company while one of his employees shot three AK-47 rounds at him.

Yup, this is one that most definitely shouldn’t be tried at home. Check it out below.

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