Category: History

Deadliest Poisons in History

Deadliest Poisons In History

If you want to kill a person, you can shoot a gun or throw a rock. But if craft and cleverness are your forte, poison is another option. Deadliest Poisons in History has the makings of a Netflix series, but I’m condensing into a cool blog post instead!

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10 Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

Instead of looking back at 2020, (ugh) let’s gaze further back. Since this is science blog, I’m giving a nod to 10 great scientists and their discoveries. Many of these scientists had messy lives. Many of the discoveries were accidental. Most of them are dead.

That means they can’t refute the gossip I’m about to throw around about them! Let’s take a peek…

The Science Behind Acquired Taste

The Science Behind Acquired Taste

In life, one way or the other, you have probably eaten broccoli. After all, broccoli a superfood! One cup is chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

But, do you like broccoli? The answer behind why you like broccoli –or force it down– is rooted in science: the science behind acquired taste!

Vaccines A miracle of modern medicine

Vaccines: A Miracle of Modern Medicine

Do you believe in The Easter Bunny? Magic? The Tooth Fairy? All of these are indeed beliefs. But medicine is not a belief. And not all medicine is based on fact. But it is based on evidence.

Let’s take a look at the science behind vaccines and why vaccines are a modern miracle.

Magnet Magic

Science At Home : Magnets

People in movies and books find their way out of the woods by making their own compass out of who knows what. This skill is COOL.

In the interest of us all being cool, a blog post was in order.

Louie drinking iced tea

Legend of Tea : How It Came To Be

What is the most consumed beverage on our planet, after water? If you guessed tea, you’d win!

Tea’s origins date to prehistory, a time shrouded in legend and myth.

Baby Louie and a fire

What is the Deal with Wildfires?

Oh, do I mean uncontrolled blazes spurred by wind and dry underbrush, traveling at up to fourteen miles an hour? That’s a four-minute mile. Usain Bolt would live. So would a cheetah. But the garden snails and I would be crispy critters.

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