Onions Are Nothing To Cry Over

I read recently some tips on “How to peel onions without crying.”  The list of suggestions included the claim that if you start at the root of the onion and peel up, you’ll never shed a tear.  It included some downright humorous suggestions, like the claim that peeling them with a bag over your head,…

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Sing-Along Tummy Time Mirror

What Makes You Unique

All of us like to think we are special.  That’s O.K., because we are all unique!  Although we all have the same kind of molecule at the core of our reproductive system, every person is different from every other person.  This is because of the wonders of what is called ‘the genetic code.’ It’s easy…

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler was the born into a poor German family. His father worked as a taverner and later became a mercenary soldier, apparently dying in battle when Johannes was a boy. Kepler himself was a sickly child and fell victim to small pox. His sight was severely affected as a result. His family were Lutherans…

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler was the born into a poor German family. His father worked as a taverner and later became a mercenary soldier, apparently dying in battle when Johannes was a boy. Kepler himself was a sickly child and fell victim to small pox. His sight was severely affected as a result. His family were Lutherans…

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A Borax Mine

The open pit mine of U.S. Borax at Boron, California, is the world’s principal source of borates. To expose the ore, which lies approximately 300-600 feet below the surface, the overburden is removed by using explosives, electric shovels, and gigantic trucks. Boron is a very hard, black, shiny, solid. Although it is somewhat metallic in…

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Why Don’t My Cooking Utensils Corrode?

Recently a friend with a rusty car asked me ‘why don’t my cooking utensils corrode like this?’  Well, I explained. they are made of stainless steel. Stainless steel is an alloy containing other things besides iron.  For example, stainless steel contains at least ten percent chromium, together with various amounts of elements like manganese, silicon,…

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