Researching February’s News with SharedIt

Interested in learning more about the facts behind the stories you read from the media? Each month we’re pulling some of the major headlines from the news, and pairing them with research articles related to the topic. With the power of SharedIt, you’ll be able to read full journal articles and share them with others!

The drought in Cape Town, South Africa has worsened, resulting in a limit of 50 liters per day of water.

Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, launched the most powerful rocket into space, making Musk’s goal of commercial space travel seem more and more like a reality to come

The flu epidemic continued to wreak havoc this month, continuing its extremely severe and widespread impact across the United States this year.

The Winter Olympics commenced this month in Pyeongchang, ending in a record-breaking win for Norway, winning the most medals in a single Winter Olympics.

A tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida has ignited a push for broad changes in US gun control laws.

Featured image: Newsstand by Nicholas Boos. CC 2.0 via Flickr.

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