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Anansi the Spider

Anansi is an African folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean … Continue reading

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The Archaeologist

Think that archaeology is your cup of tea? Better be prepared to wear a lot of different hats. Archaeologists—people who study human history—are required to understand and practice a variety of skills, including: linguist, mathematician, historian, architect, art expert, photographer, … Continue reading

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This will curl your hair—literally

Straight hair or curly hair is based more on chemistry than environment. It’s made up mostly of proteins produced in a follicle, or sac, at the base of a single strand. Each protein contains the element sulfur, the atoms of … Continue reading

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Ichthyosaurus: Semi Big Reptile in a Very Large Pond

Though they weren’t the largest reptiles in the ocean during their time on Earth, ichthyosaurs (IK-thee-oh-SAWRS) were most likely in great abundance. A cross between a modern day fish and a dolphin, they roamed the oceans of our planet between … Continue reading

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The Dew Point

The temperature at which water vapor in the air condenses, or turns to liquid, is called the dew point. There is no single dew point however. It depends on how much water vapor is in the air. If there is … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Health Issues

Be careful out there! Cold weather can raise serious health issues, most of which are avoidable simply by preparing for the worst. Bundle up, think ahead, and eat lots of chicken soup! 🙂 For more information on the different conditions … Continue reading

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Abra-Ca-Doodle: Book 4 of the Doodles of Sam Dibble

Penguin Publishing has just released book 4 of the series The Doodles of Sam Dibble, entitled Abra-Ca Doodle. Sam’s school is having a talent show to raise money to save the local Environmental Center. All the kids are excited, except … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Cre-8-ive Home

Ahoy. Ahem. Ahoy! (You:) Ahoy. There we go. Thanks for playing. I always like to begin conversations with potential friends by doing something just a little different. And that is me. Just a little different. (You:) You’re not blogging from … Continue reading

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Maps, and How to Read Them

There is a lot of information to be found in a map, almost overwhelmingly so. With the proliferation of digital maps (and their apps), the art of cartography is diminishing somewhat, but knowing how to read a map is still … Continue reading

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Acrostic Appetizers

As I sit writing this book, Cats play in the yard Right under my window. Often they seem to jump and Spin, and when they Think no one’s looking, they Inch their way up the bird feeder, Causing all kinds … Continue reading

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