Nicollette B April 9, 2016
The story of Henrietta Lacks is as astounding as it is miraculous. A poor, black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia, Henrietta was diagnosed with a type of cervical cancer that was extremely aggressive.
Scientists had been trying to cultivate human...
Ivan Farkas April 1, 2016
The intricate funerary relics and rituals of the past show just how unimaginative we’ve become in our dealings with the dead. The modern potluck remembrances of the 21st century seem almost without ceremony when stacked against the ceremonial rites of the...
Ivan Farkas March 22, 2016
In spite of astrology, the ancients accumulated a surprisingly large body of astronomical knowledge. This age-old love of stars bridges time and space. Most importantly, it reminds us of just how little we are.
10 Babylonian Jupiter Tablet
Nicollette B March 21, 2016
When people hear the word “clone,” they are most likely envisioning Dolly the sheep or a scene out of a trippy sci-fi film. In reality, cloning happens every day in nature. Many plants reproduce asexually (without sex) and create carbon copies of...
Movies and TV
Nolan Moore March 9, 2016
One of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, John Wayne was famous for his distinctive drawl, trademark walk, and all-American attitude. Although many modern-day moviegoers probably associate him with racist remarks and his unwillingness to fight in World...