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Hands-free is not risk-free

By Arthi Thyagarajan | Feb. 1, 2018, 1:08 p.m. | In News Blog »

Driverless cars are on the rise - bringing with them safety concerns


FDA approves first digital pill

By Sneha Ojha | Jan. 21, 2018, 10:48 a.m. | In News Blog »

The FDA recently approved a pill that can track whether the patient has ingested the pill or not. It's called "Abilify MyCite," and aims to treat schizophrenia, and manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I.


What Are Bitcoins?

By Sneha Ojha | Nov. 29, 2017, 9:12 p.m. | In News Blog »

You've probably heard of bitcoins through the news or in passing conversations, but what exactly are bitcoins, and how do they work? SCO is here to tell you the basics of what we know.


Launching US space exploration to new heights

By Eric Feigen | Sept. 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m. | In News Blog »

In July of 2012, Congress approved The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) new Space Launch System and the Orion Space Capsule, allocating over 18 billion dollars to the project. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is a powerful, advanced launch vehicle designed to further human exploration beyond Earth's orbit.


Top Ten Tweets 2/20-2/26

By Nate Bodner, Neva Taylor, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Feb. 28, 2017, 5:08 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top Ten Tweets 2/13-2/19

By Nate Bodner, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Feb. 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top Ten Tweets 2/6-2/12

By Nate Bodner Charles Lott | Feb. 13, 2017, 10:52 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top Ten Tweets 1/31-2/5

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ryan Handel, Neva Taylor, Ellie Williams, Charles Lott | Feb. 6, 2017, 7:14 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top ten tweets: 1/24-1/30

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ryan Handel, Ellie Williams, Charles Lott | Jan. 31, 2017, 4:27 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Top ten tweets: 1/17-1/23

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ellie Williams, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Jan. 25, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


Deciding the presidency based on 538 people

By Mehana Daftary | Jan. 18, 2017, 2:23 a.m. | In News Blog »

In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million but had 70 less Electoral College votes than Donald Trump, resulting in her loss. She had more of the public's support but less of the 538 electors who had the final word. By the law, she isn't our President, but she should be.


Everyone is at the Houseparty

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 6, 2017, 12:26 p.m. | In News Blog »

It seems like every teenager has Houseparty now. No, not the classic loud music, red solo cup and popcorn on the floor kind of house party. We mean the app; Houseparty.


The safety pin campaign comes to America

By Amy Forsbacka | Dec. 1, 2016, 6:01 p.m. | In News Blog »

In the wake of Trump's election, many have expressed a need for solidarity and tolerance. Wearing a safety pin is supposed to signify being an ally and a safe person who will stand up against oppression and protect those being publicly harassed.


Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

By Mehana Daftary | Aug. 13, 2016, 11:12 p.m. | In News Blog »

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.


The Juno mission to Jupiter comes with a cost

By Ryan Handel | Aug. 11, 2016, 6 p.m. | In News Blog »

The Juno mission comes with an immense price tag, about $1.1 billion. This includes the $581 million it took to build the spacecraft and $342 million for continuous operation.


Obama signs Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

By Maniza Habib | Feb. 5, 2016, 10:47 a.m. | In News Blog »

Microbeads are primarily used for exfoliating and cleansing rough skin, or even as an acne treatment. However, the disadvantages of the beads trump their advantages.


Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) Eric Guerci

By Randima Herath | Jan. 14, 2016, 11:43 a.m. | In News Blog »

Eric Guerci, a junior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, represents 154,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students as the 38th SMOB.


El Nino forecast

By James Sleigh | Nov. 15, 2015, 11:16 a.m. | In News Blog »

Meteorologists and experts predict that the 2015-2016 El NiƱo will be one of the strongest ever recorded.


The Teal Pumpkin Project

By Nicholas Shereikis | Oct. 30, 2015, 1:49 p.m. | In News Blog »

This fall marks the second year of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a relatively new campaign launched by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) with the goal of creating a safer and more inclusive Halloween environment for kids with food allergies.


Transgender woman murdered in Montgomery County

By Maniza Habib | Oct. 30, 2015, 8:08 a.m. | In News Blog »

On October 15th, Rico Hector LeBlond shot and killed Zella Ziona, a transgender woman, in Georgetown.


Tunisia National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Maniza Habib | Oct. 20, 2015, 8:08 a.m. | In News Blog »

The Norwegian Nobel Committee finally came to a decision last Friday on who would win the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015.


Regal Entertainment Group implements bag search policy

By Sandeep David | Sept. 23, 2015, 6:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

Blazers trying to catch a movie at the theater in Downtown Silver Spring will find that a change has been implemented: employees are now checking bags that moviegoers are bringing into the theater.


Panda-monium!

By Maniza Habib | Sept. 1, 2015, 8:48 p.m. | In News Blog »

Baby panda watch 2015 has come to a close!


Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift: feud or conversation?

By Randima Herath | Aug. 2, 2015, 9:44 a.m. | In News Blog »

World-famous artists Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift received attention from nearly every social media platform and major news network last week for their Twitter exchange.


Trump's ignorance on immigration

By Sandeep David | Aug. 2, 2015, 9:22 a.m. | In News Blog »

Trump's recent blunt speech regarding immigration will not gain him any followers from the Latino demographic. He blatantly stated that Mexican immigrants do not bring any value to the United States.

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