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H is for Helium

Say goodbye to foil floating hearts on Valentines, shimmering floating shamrocks on St. Patty’s, and the prospect of tying thousands of balloons to your house and abducting a neighbourhood boy scout.   658 more words

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Sticky tongues and feather nose-plugs: Interview with a Downy Woodpecker

Me: Hey there, can I speak with you for a moment?

Downy woodpecker: Aaah! You scared me with your super-loud voice. I spend my time listening to insects crawling around in wood, remember? 1,097 more words

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The Children's Blizzard, by David Laskin

“No-one knew THEN that this was the day which was to be remembered when all the days of 70 years would be forgotten.”

If you’ve spent any time in the last few weeks watching the Weather Channel, you’re accustomed to the long lead-in we have to any winter storm. 538 more words


The Private Lives of Galileo

By Paul Theerman, Associate Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health

February 15, 1564, is Galileo’s birthday according to the Julian calendar; in our Gregorian calendar the date is February 26. 1,208 more words


G is for Gravity Waves

Deep in Antarctica, right on top of the geographic south pole, there is a research station that peers back in time to the very beginning of our universe.   1,451 more words

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Here be dragons:
Viking conquests and the spread of ALS

By Andrew B. Lowndes

Longships, horned helmets, and Old Norse legends: Viking stories have stirred the imagination of countless armchair adventurers. 714 more words

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