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Learn more about dyslexia for your next research paper

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, HBO will air the documentary, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. The program is also available on demand at HBOGo.com. Through narratives of doctors, students, parents and successful professionals, filmmaker James Redford sheds light on dealing …

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Research paper topic on Shark Week: More fact or fiction?

Fans may still be tuning in, but that doesn’t mean that many aren’t furious with the Discovery Channel, which has yet again offered up mostly fictitious programming during their now infamous Shark Week. This season’s “catch”? That would be Shark …

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SpaceX Dragon as your aeronautics research topic

Have you heard of SpaceX? Short for Space Exploration Technologies, SpaceX is a leader in the field of commercial space flight. NASA has purchased SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ships to resupply the International Space Station. Recently, the company, headed by Tesla …

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Civil War nurses: Why are battlefield angels the unsung heroes?

Richard F. Welch recently wrote “A Civil War Love Story” for The New York Times Opinionator blog. It tells the story of Arabella Wharton Griffith, one of the volunteer nurses in the United States Sanitary Commission, the forerunner of the Red …

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Good research paper topics on special education

Good research paper topics for special education teaching could include debates about mainstreaming special needs children into public school, the obligations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and new developments in teaching children with autism. Here are some discussions …

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Use “Mission Blue” for your next marine biology research paper topic

Worried about saving the planet? Well, oceanographer Sylvia Earle would say that we should start by saving the ocean. Earle is at the center of the Mission Blue documentary by Robert Nixon and Fisher Stevens, which opened in early 2014. …

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Mars exploration: Astronomy research paper topic

The joint is jumping – on Mars! A good research topic for your science, engineering or astronomy class is to report on the exciting new projects happening on the Red Planet. Recent science articles report how the Opportunity rover broke …

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Research paper topic ideas on immigration

The U.S. Congress missed its August 1, 2014, deadline for dealing with the thousands of child refugees at the U.S.-Mexican border. On Thursday, July 31, it became apparent that debate on immigration had stalled, leaving the asylum seekers with no resolution. …

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Dystopian literature is catching fire

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins consists of The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010). The first two books in the series were both New York Times best sellers, and Mockingjay topped all U.S. bestseller lists …

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Ebola virus outbreak for your health research paper

The latest Ebola virus outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 670 people in West Africa in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Two doctors from the United States are the latest to be diagnosed with the …

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