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13 May 2017

The original mistletoe, Viscum album, (different from the ornamental North American version) got its name from the Anglo-Saxon word “mistel” for “dung” and “tan” for “twig.” Dung-on-a twig really...

The Hindenburg Crash

21 Mar 2017

What was the greatest dirigible tragedy in history? I bet just about everyone thought of the Hindenburg which crashed and burned in a spectacular fashion when coming in for a landing at Lakehurst,...

Does the magnetic laundry system work?

20 Feb 2017

Magnets are fascinating. Imagine the amazement of the ancient Greeks who discovered that some naturally occurring stones, later named magnetite because they were found in a region of Greece called...

Chemistry lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #16: Vitamin History

17 Feb 2017

To take or not to take, that is the question often asked about vitamin supplements. Some experts suggest that a balanced diet provides all the vitamins we need, while others claim that a daily...


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