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Friday Roundup

submitted November 14, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

Who makes a healthier lunch: Mom or school cafeteria? from CBS News
Lunches packed at home are generally not as nutritious as school lunches, a new study shows. Researchers compared more than 750 school meals with more than 560 packed meals given to pre-K and kindergarten students in three schools, analyzing them for nutritional value over five days.

Meet America’s oldest living vet. He smokes cigars, does yard work, drives and drinks whiskey. And he’s 108. from The Washington Post
Richard Overton, 108, is thought to be the oldest living veteran in the United States. But he’s as active as ever. On Tuesday, shortly after he served as grand marshal in Austin’s Veteran’s Day Parade, Overton was relaxing on the porch of his Texas home — the same house he bought when he returned from World War II (he paid $4,000 for the house, Austin Fox affiliate KTBC reported in May).

Artist Sven Sachsalber looks for needle in haystack from BBC News
Italian performance artist Sven Sachsalber is to spend the next two days trying to find a needle in a pile of hay in a Paris museum. The needle was hidden by the director of the museum, the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art gallery.

Touchdown! Comet Landing to Offer Clues to Solar System's Birth from National Geographic
Scientists "soft-landed" a space probe on a comet for the first time on Wednesday, capping a ten-year, four-billion-mile journey.

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!