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Science News in High Schools

Help your high school support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs by getting the free Science News magazine. The "Science News in High Schools" program launched September 2015 as part of a larger commitment to create a more scientifically literate society. Science News, published since 1922, provides an approachable overview from all fields and applications of STEM. The magazine is written by experienced science journalists, many with Ph.D.s in scientific disciplines. Click Here for Info

Age Well/Drive Smart: 10% off Car Insurance

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Many, if not most, auto insurance companies offer a 10 percent discount on annual premiums for several years to motorists who take this state-approved Age Well/Drive Smart program. I went to the three-hour Daly City seminar in 2014 and continue to receive a 10 percent annual discount from Farmers Insurance because of it. (P.S. It's okay to sleep through the seminar.)

Alan Wald

F-35s or 20 Years' Free College Education

"Mind-blowing fact of the day: The total cost of the U.S. military’s F-35 program, $1.45 trillion, could provide free college education to every student in the U.S. for 20 years. Oh, and by the way, the program has been a total disaster. Nine years into development, the F-35 fighter jets (the most expensive American weapons ever built) are still not ready for combat, and their software is so flawed that they may never be ready. Great." (Sources: Military Times, Motherboard; cited in The Hustle online, April 28)