A Murder of Crows

Crows have been a symbol of darkness and death for centuries.
January 18, 2021

Crows have always been associated with ill omens and signs of death. They are up there on the list of creepy things, on par with the Grim Reaper, ghosts, and black cats. The reason for this dark reputation...

Palm Oil and Deforestation

The fruit from oil palm plants, used to extract palm oil.
Chances are you have heard of palm oil, a product used in a wide variety of applications, including daily household items. The problem with this is that it’s driving too much deforestation.
January 18, 2021

According to WWF UK, about 50% of packaged products found in supermarkets have palm oil. Even your daily products like toothpaste and shampoo have palm oil, and it’s also used to feed animals used for...

Richest Man in the World

Elon Musk is currently the wealthiest person in the world.
The man rose up the ranks by turning his ideas into reality and taking chances.
January 15, 2021

Just recently in early January, Tesla revealed the new richest man in the world to be Elon Musk. Musk hit a net worth of $190 billion, passing the previous richest man, Jeff Bezos, who currently sits at...

What to Expect for Super Bowl LV

This year's Super Bowl will be much different than usual.
Super Bowl LV is up and coming, and here are the standings.
January 15, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that everything has had to make some sort of adjustment or change, and Super Bowl LV is no exception. Super Bowl LV is on Feb. 7, 2021, and is taking place in Tampa,...

IQ: The Intelligence Question

A chart of the range of IQ test scores.
The IQ test is often seen as the paramount assessment of intellect- but how accurate are they?
January 10, 2021

When we think of intelligence, what do we think of? One of the first things that comes to mind might be the IQ test, IQ standing for intelligence quotient. Created in France in the early 20th century,...

Writing Wreath History

Wreaths have become a staple decoration of the Christmas season.
December 19, 2020

As many holiday traditions continue, the Christmas wreath remains one of the long-lasting and significant traditions of our society.  The beloved wreaths we have today have a strong correlation to...

Holiday Symbols

Holiday Symbols
Where do the symbols of the Christmas holiday come from?
December 19, 2020

It’s that time of year again, where you see lights everywhere and can’t throw a rock without hitting some holiday symbol, but where did they all come from?  Let’s start with a beloved Christmas...

Siberia’s Permafrost

Siberia’s Permafrost
By taking a look at permafrost, we may be able to predict the everlasting effects of global warming.
December 19, 2020

According to Discover Magazine, “In 2016, meltwater seeped into the entrance tunnel of the Global Seed Vault, a subterranean facility in Arctic Norway nicknamed the Doomsday Vault.” Millions of the...

Vaccines Come to America

The arrival of highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccines may spell out an end to the pandemic.
After nine months of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are finally coming.
December 18, 2020

After nine months, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved by the FDA and is getting ready to be shipped. Also, the Moderna vaccine is working on getting approved. Vaccine Doses   Each adult needs...

The Swedish Prison System

A Swedish prison cell.
December 18, 2020

“Our role is not to punish. The punishment is the prison sentence: they have been deprived of their freedom. The punishment is that they are with us,” says Nils Öberg, director-general of Sweden’s...

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