Final Week to Enter Science Challenge

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Tomorrow, April 20, is the deadline to submit an idea for the chance to win a mentorship with a 3M scientist, and a $25,000 prize. Discovery’s 2016 Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to create a one-to two-minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem.

Ten national finalists will earn a summer mentorship to bring their innovative ideas to life. The highest scoring applicant will be named America’s Top Young Scientist.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, which produces Animal PlanetDiscovery ChannelTLC and other channels.

USA Unites Awards Nominations Due

The deadline to submit entries for this year’s USA Unites Awards is tomorrow, April 17, at 10:59 p.m. CT. Nominations can be submitted online to recognize extraordinary individuals dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities.

Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 grant to help start or build on their community projects, which will also be featured on-air and online. For the first time, this year’s program will include a youth category to recognize young people inspiring change.

To nominate yourself or someone you know, visit http://www.charactersunite.com/. The entry requires a maximum 500-word essay on how the nominee meets the criteria of character, impact and influence.

History to Remake ‘Roots’

Cable network History has announced plans to remake  the 1977 miniseries “Roots.” The new version will unfold in eight hours.  The original, based on Alex Haley’s book “Roots: The Saga Of An American Family,” aired over 12 hours on ABC. Deadline yesterday reported details about the new project.

History Channel is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.