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There are a lot of different options about what to study in college. Schools have hundreds, maybe thousands of majors, and they’re adding new ones all the time. With the plethora of choices, some of them are bound to seem a bit weird. As far as we know, underwater basket weaving is still just a…

As we discussed last week, science isn’t just for the lab. Whether it’s raining, the usual activities are boring, or you just love science, here are 10 great experiments kids can do at home (with adult supervision). These experiments use ingredients you probably have sitting in your cabinets to create some fun demonstrations of basic…

When you think of college, you probably picture huge classes, lots of papers and labs, and hanging out with friends in dorm rooms. What you don’t think of are high school dropouts, manual labor, or spending winters on boats in Antarctica. College doesn’t usually bring to mind meditating, consciousness-building, or milking cows. Yet there are…

The English language is no stranger to phrases and words with curious origins. But have we ever sat and wondered why? There are collective nouns for almost everything. Some widely known, some not. Some accurate, some not. Some meaningful, and some downright offensive. For example, a Mayflower of Americans makes sense. So does a melody…

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