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Traditional Chinese Silk Embroidery
China is the land of silk, where silkworms have been domesticated for over 5,000 years. Soon after silk thread was developed in China, the art of silk embroidery was born.  Embroidery in Chinese is called...
Identical Twins Turn 100 “We’re Always There for Each Other”
“Long life is a blessing” is especially true for these remarkable twin sisters who were born 100 years ago. To celebrate the identical twins' centenary, as many as 50 family members traveled to St. Petersburg,...
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Important Lessons in Traditional Values From Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples have inhabited Earth for millennia. Being descendants of the first occupants of a given region, each native population has its own way of life and worldviews that are passed down through countless generations...
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Mysterious Cases of Spontaneous Savants
The human mind is full of mysteries, and the mind of the savant is no exception. Some of the greatest geniuses of all times are regarded as savants, and many are linked with a history...
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Early Man’s Most Important Invention: The Handle
A research team at the University of Liverpool is convinced that the simple handle, which early man began utilizing 500,000 years ago in tool construction, may have been even more instrumental in the development of...
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North America’s Cahokia: A Lost City With Cosmic Views
Cahokia was the largest city in North America before the arrival of Europeans in the New World. Also called the “City of the Sun,” this site was home to approximately 20,000 people by 1050 A.D.,...
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People Go Bananas for Miniature Artist’s Tiny Produce
An enchanting collection of tiny fruits and vegetables, crafted by perhaps Vietnam’s greatest miniature artist, is nothing less than a visual feast. Each item is meticulously sculpted with astounding attention to detail and hand-painted in...
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Cestum Veneris – A Mesmerizing Mystery of the Sea
The ocean is a restless and enigmatic place. Below its surface, the diaphanous comb jelly Cestum veneris or “Venus Girdle'' (from the Greek goddess of love and the word "kestos" meaning girdle), may be found...
Starting a Garden, Step by Step
With food prices plus a host of world crises on the rise, many are exploring a more self-sufficient and sustainable way of life, and considering starting a garden for the first time ever. While it...