History Articles

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Ancient History

Learn How To Write Your Name In Hieroglyphics

Ancient Egyptian civilization is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating chapters in human history. While remnants of the culture like temples, obelisks, and sarcophagi continue to mystify us, you can unlock their true meaning if you know how to read hieroglyphs. […]

Health and Fitness Articles

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Health & Fitness

Babies and Teething: Beware Trendy Teething “Treatments”

A mom had purchased a handmade “homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet” from an artisan at a local craft show. Her 9 month old daughter wore it on her wrist, reportedly to help with teething symptoms, and occasionally chewed on it… She was found on routine screening to have a blood lead level about 10 times the safe upper limit of safety. […]

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Health & Fitness

Mosquitoes: Prevention and Treatment

Most biting mosquitoes are active at dusk, so that’s the most important time to be vigilant with your prevention techniques. Light colored clothing is less attractive to mosquitoes. […]

Robert Greenberg’s Music History Monday

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Music History Monday

Music History Monday: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major

No one likes to be criticized. And no major composer ever received more damning criticism than did Peter Tchaikovsky. Given his incredibly sensitive nature, and the fact that he was, as a homosexual in Tsarist Russia, leading virtually a double life, well, you’ve got a prescription for a most challenging emotional life. […]

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Music Appreciation

Music History Monday: J.S. Bach, Jailbird

And then, in early November of 1717, Bach lost his temper. And while we’re not exactly sure who he mouthed off to—it might have been the Prince himself or it might have been one of his ministers—whomever it was, Bach’s tantrum must have been a doozy, because on November 6, 1717 he was summarily tossed into jail. […]

Science Articles

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The Immune Response

The immune response in a human’s immune system is remarkably complex, very efficient, and profoundly fascinating. Let’s investigate. There are many characteristics of the immune system […]

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How To Break Bad Habits: Train Yourself Like A Dog

While bad habits can seem like minor, unimportant behaviors, they are, in fact, significant activities that can derail an otherwise healthy, happy lifestyle. How can we use the tools of cognitive neuroscience to help us break bad habits? […]

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Our Electric Mind: The Neuron Doctrine

How do neurons communicate with each other? If there is a gap between them, how is communication possible? Understanding this phenomena took a giant step forward with the discovery that axons actually generate electricity. […]

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Will Flowering Plants Take Over the World?

Flowering plants arrived relatively late in geological time, between 290 to 145 million years ago. But once here, they evolved quickly and often displaced many other types of plants. In fact, in terms of species, flowering plants are the dominant plant form on Earth today with more than 300,000 types. Learn how their unique reproductive mechanisms led to this explosion of speciation in such a relatively short time.
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