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Debate of the Week: Do we all have superpowers?

IN THE NEWS: A Scottish woman who can smell Parkinson’s has inspired experts to create a new test for the disease. Now, scientists are looking for others with amazing secret talents. The mystery was finally solved. Les and Joy Milne had come to their first Parkinson’s disease support-group meeting. “I walked into the room,” says […]

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Mexican Axolotl

Mexican axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) salamanders are amphibians that spend their whole lives underwater. They exist in the wild in only one place—the lake complex of Xochimilco (pronounced SO-chee-MILL-koh), a network of artificial channels, small lakes, and temporary wetlands that help supply water to nearby Mexico City’s 18 million residents. Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates (vertebrates have […]

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Taiwan puppeteers look to NFT’s

A group of Taiwanese puppeteers are looking to use non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, to help bring their traditional art form into the modern era and keep it relevant for a new audience. NFTs are crypto assets representing a digital item such as an image, video, or even land in virtual worlds, with prices of some […]

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Florida City Sells Its Water Tower By Accident

When Bobby Read tried to buy a building from the city of Brooksville, Florida, he got a lot more than he planned on. By accident, the city also sold him their water tower. Mr. Read asked the city council if he could buy a storage building near the water tower. Mr. Read is a trainer […]

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Let’s go underwater, to sketch!

You never know where an artist finds an inspiration. Some go to mountains, few search for picturesque locations while some even find solace on busy bylanes of a crowded city. But a Cuban artist has gone where no (wo)man has gone before for an inspiration. Under the sea! Sandor Gonzales, 42-year-old artist, sketches several meters […]