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Pieces of Atlantis: The Significance of Orichalcum

Pieces of Atlantis: The Significance of Orichalcum

“Of the combatants on the one side, the city of Athens was reported to have been the leader and to have fought out the war; the combatants on the other side were commanded by the kings of Atlantis, which, as was saying, was an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia, and when afterwards […]
Fun Stories,History Stories
Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Opened

Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Opened

Essential basement repairs led to the unveiling of a priceless piece of history on Tuesday: a time capsule dating back to the infancy of the United States. Officials at the Massachusetts State House discovered water marks in the basement of the historic building and identified the cornerstone as a source of concern and decided to […]
Fun Stories,History Stories
On the Origins of Santa’s Elves

On the Origins of Santa’s Elves

Any employer would be lucky to have a limitless workforce of hardworking magical creatures, and really, that’s the only kind of workforce that could hope to make toys for the world’s entire child population. So how did Santa Claus get to be so lucky? Where did all of these elves come from? Elves have always […]
Fun Stories
3D Printers Give Injured Animals a Leg up

3D Printers Give Injured Animals a Leg up

Last week, the story of Derby the Dog made waves across the internet. Born with underdeveloped front legs, Derby was rejected by his original owners and nearly put down before he was adopted into a loving home and given a second chance. His condition drew the attention of Tara Anderson of 3D Systems in New […]
Animal Stories,Success Stories
Why Santa Claus Prefers Reindeer to Caribou

Why Santa Claus Prefers Reindeer to Caribou

It’s that time of year again when Santa readies the team for his annual Holiday World Tour. His eight deer (nine if you count Rudolph), strain with anticipation to sail through the stratosphere on a time-bending mission to spread joy and cheer. But the iconic image of Santa’s sleigh begs the question, what makes his […]
Animal Stories,Environmental Stories
Cook and Janitor Become Unlikely Caregivers, Heroes

Cook and Janitor Become Unlikely Caregivers, Heroes

In October 2013, the California Department of Social Services shut down Valley Springs Manor Assisted Living Facility for policy violation. Owner Mary Manuel closed up shop, and all but two staff members left because they were no longer being paid. The seniors were left to fend for themselves. The two staff members who stayed behind […]
Humanitarian Stories,Inspiring Stories
The Comet Landing: Small Finding, Huge Implications

The Comet Landing: Small Finding, Huge Implications

“You are all stardust,” said theoretical physicist, Lawrence Krauss, in his book A Universe from Nothing. Krauss was describing how all the known elements on this planet, including those that compose us, can be traced to exploding stars. This is part of a complex theory known as panspermia, which is Greek for “Seeds from Everywhere.” […]
Environmental Stories
Students Rally for Callie: A Homecoming Dream Come True

Students Rally for Callie: A Homecoming Dream Come True

So many stories from high school revolve around cliques and pecking orders. Then there’s the story of Callie Beers. Gallatin High School’s new Homecoming Queen is not your stereotypical high school royalty. Callie was born with a very rare disorder known as Apert Syndrome, which caused her skull bones to fuse prematurely and her fingers […]
Fun Stories,Inspiring Stories,Success Stories
Cat Receives Life-Saving Transfusion from Dog

Cat Receives Life-Saving Transfusion from Dog

“Xenotransfusion” is a big, brainy word for “life-saver,” at least for one sick Florida cat, named Buttercup. Buttercup is little older than a kitten, so his human became concerned when Buttercup became lethargic and even collapsed in September. It became immediately apparent that Buttercup needed professional help, fast. A healthy cat’s blood has a packed […]
Animal Stories,Success Stories
Reintroduced Wolves Are Rebuilding Yellowstone

Reintroduced Wolves Are Rebuilding Yellowstone

After being essentially eliminated from the lower 48 states by the mid 1900s, wolves are finally on the rebound. Their most elegant success story is playing out in Yellowstone National Park, where the US Fish and Wildlife Service reintroduced them from Canada and Montana between 1994 and 1997. Since then, the wolf population of the […]
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