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    The Bountygate scandal was an incident in which members of the New Orleans Saints defensive squad and coaching staff participated in a slush fund, where players were compensated for purposefully injur...

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    Jerry Sandusky is a retired American football coach at Penn State University who is perhaps better known for his status as a convicted serial child molester. In 1977 Sandusky founded The Second Mile,...

  • Angel Investors

    Angel investors, a term coined over 100 years ago in New York City when struggling playwrights had their theatrical productions funded by wealthy and visionary individuals, are investors who provide f...

  • Meditation

    Meditation is a mind-body practice where an individual trains and calms their mind. There are several types of meditation, most of which originated in ancient religious and spiritual traditions. While...

  • SaaS

    This type of cloud computing delivers a single application through the browser to thousands of customers using a multi-tenant architecture. On the customer side, it means no upfront investment in serv...

  • Child Maltreatment

    Child maltreatment includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and emotional abuse of children under age 18 as defined by state law or statute. Each state individually defines child maltreatment ...

  • Microsoft

    Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation based out of Redmond,Washington, that manufactures, develops, licenses, supports and sells ...

  • Apple

    Apple, founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, is an American corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication an...

  • Operation Inherent Resolve

    On October 15, 2014 the United States Government officially named its military involvement against ISIS in Syria and Iraq “Operation Inherent Resolve”. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gener...

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

    Cross-Site Scripting (or XSS) is a security flaw showing up in web apps. When users can enter arbitrary text including brackets e.g. in their own profile and the site does not properly clean up or enc...

  • Carbon Dating

    Also known as radiocarbon dating it uses the consistent decay rate of carbon-14 to date when an organism ceased to intake air or food. The ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-14 stays the same until death. O...

  • CBGB

    CBGB & OMFUG, which stood for "Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers", was a music venue located at 315 Bowery in New York City. Opened by Hilly Kristal in 1973, it...

  • Manifest Destiny

    The term “Manifest Destiny” represented ‘westward expansion’ mindset of Americans during the first half of the 19th century. Independence newly won after the Revolutionary War (1775-83) and re...

  • Moore's Law

    Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, made the observation in 1965 that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits (processing power for computers) had doubled every year since the ...

  • Earth Day

    Earth Day, occurring on April 22nd, aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. The day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology an...

  • Muslim Brotherhood

    Founded in March 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist political movement that continues to be the largest opposition parties in Egypt. The group officially opposes the use the violence in its e...

  • 2016 Presidential Election

    The 2016 U.S. Presidential election will be held on November 8, 2016. The current president, Barack Obama has already served two terms. Republican Ted Cruz was the first candidate from either party t...

  • WikiLeaks

    WikiLeaks is an online organization that publishes secret information as well as news leaks. Founded in 2006 by internet activist Julian Assange, the group is well known for providing otherwise unavai...

  • BP Oil Spill

    The accidental BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest in petroleum industry, began on 20 April 2010 following the explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon oil rig, with 11 casualties. The c...

  • RMS Titanic

    The passenger steamship ‘Titanic’, the largest ever built at the time, departed on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York on April 10, 1912. Befitting the first transatlantic cros...

 

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