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Gemstones & Crystals Galore

They grow, but they’re not alive. For centuries they’ve been used in witchcraft and wizardry, yet they are also so integral to science that they have been the key to revealing the molecular makeup of all of life!  What are these marvelous, ancient, modern, magical, scientific treasures?!  We’re talking about those magnificent minerals, GEMSTONES!   […]

World Kindness Day

Celebrating World Kindness Day – November 13th, 2020 Happy World Kindness Day!  Do you remember how you felt the last time you experienced a “random act of kindness?”  Ever had a stranger give you a compliment that made your day?  When did you last give that universal little wave of thanks when another driver let […]

2020 Nobel Prize Winners in Science

Congratulations to the 2020 Nobel Prize Winners! 2020’s winners show us, once again, that Science, like the universe, is ever-expanding and the potential for scientific discovery is unlimited! Chemistry Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer Doudna: for the development of CRISPR-Cas9, a method for genome editing. Dr. Charpentier and Dr. Doudna are the first team […]

Chocolate…it’s a treat, it’s a bean, it’s a PLANT?

Chocolate is not just a sweet glorious ray of edible sunshine, Chocolate IS A PLANT!  It’s been a 3,000 year journey from the biological roots of chocolate, to today’s wild chocolate innovations…. When Montezuma met the Spanish conquistadores in 1519, he intended to overwhelm them with a lavish display of royal hospitality.  To impress, the […]

Pumpkin Spice – The Bitter Sweet Story

Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.   This spice blend, known today as Pumpkin Spice, conjures up thoughts of wholesome fall fun – corn mazes, trick or treating, walking on crisp fall days and of course, that American fall favorite, pumpkin pie.  American people’s love for the pleasing, nostalgia-inducing taste of this spice blend means you can […]

Indigenous People Day: Irrigation Methods of Tenochtitlan

Even today, 2,000 years after the heyday of the Roman civilization, tourists flock to Italy to see the iconic Roman Coliseum, the dignified Roman Forum, and the beautiful ruins of the city of Pompeii.  Although the average ancient Roman citizen enjoyed these treasures as well, the true pride of the city of Rome was its […]

Are You a Coffee Head?

It’s been said that Coffee is “the plant that domesticated humans.”  Although its exact origins are lost to history, we can be sure that coffee has had a meteoric rise in popularity around the world in the past 500 years.  In fact, coffee is second only to water as the world’s most consumed beverage!  Have […]

Native Communication

If a time machine dropped you into the Americas in 1491, what would you find? A vast, empty continent roamed by small bands of people, fighting to survive? No way!  Both North and South America before the arrival of Columbus played host to very large urban civilizations, powerful militaries, huge agricultural economies, and an impressive […]

Celebrating Pollution Prevention Week: September 21 – 27, 2020

Pollution is one of the largest threats against our planet, poisoning our water systems, contaminating our atmosphere, and suffocating wildlife. Pollution is defined as a process in which land, air, water, and the remainder of the environment are made dirty, unsafe, and unsuitable for use. By making yourself aware of the sources creating pollution, we […]

Triangles: The Strongest Shape

One shape is a favorite among architects, the triangle. The triangle is the strongest shape, capable of holding its shape, having a strong base, and providing immense support.  Some of the world’s most famous architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Louvre Pyramid use the support of triangles to make […]