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Teen's Science Fair Font Project Could Save Government Millions

Teen's Science Fair Font Project Could Save Government Millions

By Emily Thomas What began as a middle-school student’s science fair project could save the federal government millions of dollars — and all it would require is a switch to a different font. Fourteen-year-old Suvir Mirchandani has adapted his sixth-grader science fair project from Dorseyville […]

Nearly Everyone In This Washington Town Knows Someone Lost In Lethal Landslide

Nearly Everyone In This Washington Town Knows Someone Lost In Lethal Landslide

By Braden Goyette ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Finding and identifying victims from one of the most lethal landslides in the nation’s history could stretch on for a very long time, officials warned in describing the arduous work of extracting and trying to identify the human […]

Hawaii's White Sand Beaches Are Made From Parrotfish Poop

Hawaii's White Sand Beaches Are Made From Parrotfish Poop

By James Cave

There are seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand in the world, according to math geniuses at the University of Hawaii. That’s more sand granules in Earth’s seas, lakes, and deserts than there are stars in the universe.

Where does it all come from? In Hawaii, where beaches are constantly ranked the best in the world, a significant portion of that pristine, white, beautiful sand is actually poop.

Yep, poop.

Parrotfishes, or uhu in Hawaiian, are key players in regulating algae and reef life. Their parrot-like beaks and fused-together teeth are used for …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green