Tech Column: Learning STEMs from fun

Amazon is launching a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Club subscription service for monthly STEM related toys. For $20 a month, Amazon delivers “hand selected” educational toys geared towards entertaining and educating children in STEM subjects. The program features three different subscriptions, each aimed at a different age: they are for children ages […]

Ringling Bros. Circus closes after 146 years of shows and spectacles

1882 marked the beginning of a 146 year long legacy when five Ringling brothers had their start performing in the town halls of W.I. In the years following, they titled themselves the “Ringling Bros. United Monster Shows, Great Double Circus, Royal European Menagerie, Museum, Caravan and Congress of Trained Animals.” The Ringling Bros. circus has […]

New research suggests a potential cure for Alzheimer’s

Aducanumab, a drug developed by the biotechnology company, Biogen, has shown promise in improving treatment for Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s disease triggers the gradual death of brain cells and tissue, which disrupts the memory, language and reasoning of its victims. It affects over five million Americans, and is the third leading cause of death for elderly […]

The golden ticket to entertainment: Gene Wilder passes away at 83

The iconic actor and screenwriter Gene Wilder, who brought life to many characters in classics, like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory passed away on Aug. 29 from complications with Alzheimer’s disease. Gene Wilder was an accomplished actor during the 1970’s, known for playing eccentric characters in several movies. During his lifetime, Wilder was complimented […]