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    Othello

    1.3.208-218

    I am voicing Desdemona. I learned that hearing the words in your head and out loud make understanding the reading much easier because it comes to life that way, instead of just being words

    Othello Recording

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Othello-1.m4a Othello 1.3.208-218 I am voicing Desdemona. I learned that hearing the words in your head and out loud make understanding the reading much easier because it comes to life that way, instead of just being words on a page. I learned...

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    Desdemona

    1.3.208-218

    Rewrite:

    My good father,

    I know there is a dilemma here

    I must be faithful to you for life

    You have given me life and education.

    How to respect you,

    I am your daughter, but he is my

    Othello Close Read

    Desdemona 1.3.208-218 Rewrite: My good father, I know there is a dilemma here I must be faithful to you for life You have given me life and education. How to respect you, I am your daughter, but he is my husband And like mom was faithful to you Putting...

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    NASA’s budget is supposed to rise to $19.5 billion in 2019, which may seem like an absurd amount of money, but that is only 0.5% of the federal budget (Amadeo). The budget is increasing because every $1 spent on N

    Points of View on Climate Change and NASA

    NASA’s budget is supposed to rise to $19.5 billion in 2019, which may seem like an absurd amount of money, but that is only 0.5% of the federal budget (Amadeo). The budget is increasing because every $1 spent on...

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    Because the sun is expanding, the distance between the sun and earth is decreasing, so earth is moving away from the habitable zone. Rene Heller, a member of the Canadian Astrobiology Training Program, writes,

    Is Earth's Fate Decided?

    Because the sun is expanding, the distance between the sun and earth is decreasing, so earth is moving away from the habitable zone. Rene Heller, a member of the Canadian Astrobiology Training Program, writes, “It seems reasonable to say...

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    • Nice job on the post Mary!

      I would like to point out it would take millions, perhaps billions, of years for the sun to expand to a size that will begin to affect the goldilock’s zone of the solar system. Also another key phenomenon related to star expansion is when mid sized stars (our Sun) expand they cool off, so maybe earth would be unaffected. Needless to say you did introduce to me some really interesting ideas, especially temporary relocation, on how to save humanity. In the end I somwhat agree with Mr. Berezow. Worrying about finding another habitable planet is something for the far future, right now we need to focus are the issues like climate and poverty that are affecting people today.

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    As of 2011, NASA’s Kepler mission spent $600 million on its launch and has since discovered 54 potentially habitable planets (editor). Of those 54, no water has been found yet, but William Borucki of NASA’s Ame

    Why Should We Find Another Habitable Planet?

    As of 2011, NASA’s Kepler mission spent $600 million on its launch and has since discovered 54 potentially habitable planets (editor). Of those 54, no water has been found yet, but William Borucki of NASA’s Ames Research Center says,...

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    • Dear Mary,
      You did an excellent job of presenting both sides to the argument that your going to take on! It’s nice to hear both sides of an argument explained so well. I looked into this topic myself and found another great website that presents another side your argument: https://www.forbes.com/sites/modeledbehavior/2017/05/06/sorry-nerds-but-colonizing-other-planets-is-not-a-good-plan/#688cb3c651e6. While I am a fan of space exploration and the search of finding new, habitable planets, your essay gave me a lot of insight as to why we should focus our resources on trying to save the planet we were given in the first place.
      Good luck with your paper!
      -Tony

    • Hi Mary! Your post elaborated both points of views with concrete arguments supporting your claims. Please use this https://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/benefits.html as another resource, they have lot of information that can help you.
      Your post rose many questions of how we should try to help and save this world we have.

    • Hello Mary, I think your post is a great idea. The thought of humans leaving earth and colonizing new planets would be interesting. But how will we be able to take care of our new home if we are leaving our original one because we ruined it? Will this disrupt our adaptation to the problems we make? Will we be able to survive the competition that we put forth against each other for the planets resources? How will we qualify who can go on this voyage and how would one control another society so far away? Are we taking the whole human population on the voyage or can those who wish to stay be left behind? I don’t expect these questions to be answered but I do love to break down every idea down to the last detail.
      From this link, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/humans-begin-colonizing-other-planets-who-should-be-in-charge-180962331/, it says “Mars’ harsh climate and high UV radiation would kill off many of the microbes we may accidentally bring from Earth.” It really got me thinking about how colonists from the european countries had brought over their diseases to the new world. What would happen if our microbes didn’t die off as soon as we started living on another planet? We would have to think about how our presence would disrupt a perfectly functioning planet? Also, the website stated that “If there were life on the Moon, we would have it here now.” Not only would we have to think about containing our own lives, we would have to think about containing other life forms from interfering in where we travel. From this link, https://qz.com/907211/should-we-live-on-mars-nasa-astronaut-ron-garan-believes-we-should-focus-on-fixing-problems-on-earth-instead-of-martian-colonization/, it said “if we can’t even “terraform”—which is to control our climate and environment—our own planet, what makes us think that we can go to another planet and control the environment there?” If we cannot control the bad things happening on our planet, will that teach us to run from planet to planet without fixing the messes humans made? I am really excited to see how your paper turns out, this was an interesting topic to comment on. Bye.

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    Due to the exponential growth of the human population, more natural resources are required. But, while the population continues to grow, the supply of natural resources is only decreasing because no more of them

    ARE 1

    Due to the exponential growth of the human population, more natural resources are required. But, while the population continues to grow, the supply of natural resources is only decreasing because no more of them are being made. So, what...

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    According to Forbes, America is ranked 18th in the developed world for its recycling rates. Because of its large population, it is generating more trash than many European countries even before taking into account

    Lack of Recycling in America

    According to Forbes, America is ranked 18th in the developed world for its recycling rates. Because of its large population, it is generating more trash than many European countries even before taking into account its lower ranking. While 85...

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    • This is very interesting Mary. I agree with you that recycling is an important issue that needs to be addressed in america. We don’t do a good job because there is not enough of an emphasis on it. Without recycling we will also run out of oils according to this article.There are a lot of issues with recycling that need to be addressed.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2873020/

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    Economist, Tyler Cowen, and author of Complacent Class says that people in America are complacent because of the increase in self-segregation, a tendency to move toward communities similar to you regarding topics

    Why is America becoming more complacent?

    Economist, Tyler Cowen, and author of Complacent Class says that people in America are complacent because of the increase in self-segregation, a tendency to move toward communities similar to you regarding topics such as politics, socio-economic status, and religion....

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    • Hi Mary! I find this topic fascinating, yet terrifying, so I was glad to see you write about this. I think a lot of people partake in this “self-segregation” without even realizing it because they are afraid or being challenged, even though that’s what leads to growth. This is the reason why people can hardly even have a discussion without it turning into a wordy fight, as we often see in political discussions. I also liked how you brought in the idea that if a problem isn’t affecting a group directly, they won’t do anything to take action against the unjust activity. It is frustratingly true, and I could list a hundred issues that could be solved if people could just listen, discuss civilly, work together and think about what they would want if they were in this situation.

      Check out this podcast on the issue:
      https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=517915510:518087629

      Thanks for sharing!!

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    What is Your Favorite Word? Why?

    My favorite word is laughter. Ever since I was little, people have described me as a person who is always laughing. When people hear the word laugh, they may think of being made

    Laughter is Beautiful

    What is Your Favorite Word? Why? My favorite word is laughter. Ever since I was little, people have described me as a person who is always laughing. When people hear the word laugh, they may think of being made fun...

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    • Dear Mary :
      I am excited by your post, “Laughter is Beautiful,” because you are not bothered about how people will view you exactly on how you laugh because laughing makes you the happiest.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “When I laugh, I am enjoying life and picking the good things and emphasizing them over the bad. Laughter allows me to express myself.” I think this is inspiring because you might motivate others that are afraid to laugh around people feel like they are free to laugh anywhere they want.
      Another sentence that I liked was: “It will make me laugh. I believe in Audrey Hepburn’s quote, “A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear,” because it is beautiful to watch someone enjoy life.” This stood out for me because it really feels great to see other people be happy instead of seeing them look sad.
      Have you seen this article? Psychology Today: Laughter I thought you might be interested in this because it talks about laughter might be the happiest people on earth because they always have the best moment.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because sometimes later on I might want to hear from you and see if you have inspired other people.

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    Also known as is CRISPR-Cas9, the acronym for ”Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats” and the active enzyme Cas9. It is a sequence of genes that are a bacterial defense system, which are use

    CRISPR- The Future of Genetic Modification

    Also known as is CRISPR-Cas9, the acronym for ”Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats” and the active enzyme Cas9. It is a sequence of genes that are a bacterial defense system, which are used in the gene modification technology....

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    NASA has found multiple potentially habitable planets to humans in the universe, but more research is necessary to determine if any of them fit all requirements. The potential planets are all within the habitable

    Is there Another Habitable Planet in the Universe?

    NASA has found multiple potentially habitable planets to humans in the universe, but more research is necessary to determine if any of them fit all requirements. The potential planets are all within the habitable zone of the star they...

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    • Dear Mary, I am interested in your post because I love the topic about the planet and I really enjoy learning new topics on the universe and it’s amazing that there is another planet in the universe that has the same habitat like ours. Scientists have been saying how there is another planet out there yet to be discovered. One thing that stands out to me is: “Perhaps the most crucial element to sustaining lie is water.” Did you mean sustaining life is water? Anyways, since water is very limited it is very difficult to find, there is barely any water on this earth and finding more on other planets seems very difficult. I also like how you added a reliable source aka NASA it shows that you did your research. I found this post to be very interesting.
      Regards, Amanpreet Dhillon

    • Greetings Mary! Your post is very interesting and it does get me thinking about how we could utilize ways to colonize planets with ease, as well as the thought of extraterrestrial life. This idea would also bring the thought of interstellar travel. Despite not having very many facts to support the post, your post and writing do show a lot of promise for good writing in the future, I’ll keep checking back on your posts, nicely done

    • Dear Mary,
      Your post intrigued me with the topic of other habitable planets. Any topic that regards the future of space exploration and immigration always excites me. You gave excellent facts for to possibility of possible planets humans could live on in the near future.
      One thing that you mentioned that caught my attention was, “The four gas giant planets are also believed to have large quantities of water.”, I have never once heard of that fact but it is interesting. Your post has informed me of many things I had yet to learn about the future us humans have on other planets.
      Regards,
      Emily

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