Fashion, Faith and Culture Come Together Through the Global Art of Head Wrapping

Model Aliyyah Abdul-Raul wearing designs from Ohio-based designer Chimiwear poses in front of the camara at a past Beautifully Wrapped Headwrap Expo. During the event, fashion shows take place every hour and features different looks from designers. Credit: Courtesy of Felicia Tolbert By Public Radio International / 11.27.2017 There’s no shortage of glam at a[…]

Atomic Age Began 75 Years Ago with the First Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction

For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission. Keith Ruffles, Creative Commons    By Dr. Artemis Spyrou and Dr. Wolfgang Mittig / 11.30.2017 Spyrou: Associate Professor of Nuclear Astrophysics Mittig: Professor of Physics Michigan State University Over Christmas vacation in 1938, physicists Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch received puzzling scientific news in a private letter from nuclear[…]

Coffee, Alcohol, and the History of Human Civilization

Making Irish coffee / Photo by Frettie, Wikimedia Commons The cavemen were drunk and revolutionaries were caffeinated. By Chelsea Follett / 03.01.2017 CATO Institute No two drugs have defined human civilization the way alcohol and caffeine have. Nature created both to kill creatures much smaller than us — plants evolved caffeine to poison insect predators, and yeasts[…]