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What Halloween Means

What Halloween Really Means Halloween is celebrated on October 31 in communities across America with both fun and fright-filled festivities. This holiday has deep historical roots dating back centuries and is connected with more solemn observances in Christian churches in every part of the world. The most well-known origins of Halloween are the [...]

2019-10-27T17:10:56-05:000 Comments

Home Away From Home

NASA's Artemis Program In July of 1969, we journeyed to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as NASA’s Apollo 11 program made history. After that milestone, space agencies around the world shifted their focus to exploring the outer planets with a variety of orbiting spacecraft and land rovers. NASA is again setting [...]

2019-09-08T16:02:41-05:000 Comments

Regenerative Medicine

A Complete "Makeover" The human body is in a continual state of regeneration as worn out cells die off and new, healthy cells replicate. In fact, our bodies go through a complete “makeover” every 5-10 years; for instance, the cells of our skeletal system are replaced every 10 years, liver cells every 2 years, [...]

2019-08-18T10:20:36-05:000 Comments

Electoral College

Democratic Elections In the 1780’s, the US Constitution was being drafted to create a government with three co-equal branches; the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial. The framers determined that each branch of the U.S. Government should have it’s own exclusive powers, and through a process of “checks and balances,” the authority to [...]

2019-06-23T12:10:36-05:000 Comments

Healthy Joints

Healthy Joints Healthy joints allow us to keep pace with our busy day comfortably and pain-free. But when aches and pains or sudden injuries slow us down, it’s good to have some basic knowledge about how the body responds to injury and where to find expert medical advice. Structure of a [...]

2019-05-30T10:52:42-05:000 Comments

All About Paul

Saul of Tarsus, also known by his Roman name, Paul, was born in the modern-day region of southern Turkey in about the year 5 CE. Scholars believe that, although Saul and Jesus of Nazareth never met each other in person, they were contemporaries; about the same age and living in the same part [...]

2019-09-01T10:57:07-05:000 Comments

Out of Sight

Parts of the Eye The human eye is often compared to a digital camera, but it is much more complex. Delicate structures controlled by tiny muscle fibers bend and focus light that is being reflected from the objects in our visual field. This light is concentrated onto specialized cells in the back of the [...]

2019-05-11T10:53:26-05:000 Comments

Stop Signs

A Quick Look at the Process of Digestion Holiday foods contain a combination of carbs, proteins, and fats that our bodies have to break down into the nutrients that our cells use for energy. The digestive process begins with the first bite, as food is chewed, swallowed, and then exposed to acids [...]

2019-04-17T09:35:42-05:000 Comments