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The Dodecahedron – An Ancient Roman Artifact of Unknown Application
The powerful Roman empire, with its fascinating and well-documented history, made great contributions to civilization in both art and innovation. Sturdy roads, grid based cities, concrete, newspapers, and aqueducts all date back to Roman times,...
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The Ins and Outs of Oat Milk – The Rising Star in Alt-Milk
While dairy-free dairy has been gaining consumers for decades, one (not)milk has recently become an especially hot commodity in a few short years. Oat milk—in particular, Oatly—seems to have everything going for it. What makes...
Give Your Microbiome a Natural Boost
Minute beings accompany us everywhere we go. They inhabit both the surface and the interior of our organism, and are as numerous as the cells that compose our bodies. They are the microbiome.The microbiome consists...
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The Virtuous Rule of Emperor Kangxi
Emperor Kangxi (康熙) was the longest reigning emperor in China. Coming into power at the age of seven, he ruled from 1661-1722. The second emperor of the newly-established Manchu Qing Dynasty, Kangxi was both wise...
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Mother’s Day – An Annual Opportunity to Show You Care
Mother’s Day, the second Sunday of May, is upon us—and you know what that means. For the US and much of the rest of the world, it means flowers and cards and billions of dollars...
Preserving Memory: A 20 Minute Trick to Keep Your Memory Sharp
Memory is essential for learning, connecting with the past, and basically getting through the day. If your memory is not sharp, you might miss out on so many things; but that’s not to say you...
Exploring Black Holes: Nature’s Most Perplexing Creation
Black holes are regions in the Universe where the forces of gravity are so powerful that anything around it can be pulled in and swallowed up. Exploring black holes can be tricky, as these extremely...
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Can Fungi Fix Our Plastic Problem? Polymer-Eating Mushrooms Show Potential in a Variety of Applications
Since the revolutionary discovery of the first synthetic polymers in 1869, plastics have become an indispensable part of everyday life. They were, in their own way, an eco-friendly solution for replacing natural materials like ivory,...
Joint Decision Making – Made Easy
Making decisions on your own can be difficult enough. When it comes to choices that affect both you and your spouse, decision making becomes an art. Conflicting ideas, stubborn notions, and heightened emotions can all...