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Noel Bakhtian
Posted Mar 22

It’s World Water Day. Designated in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, March 22 now represents a day to celebrate water.

Woman looking in cupboard for cans
Lynn Adams
Posted Mar 10

I dislike plastic. I don't eat canned food and I shun plastic wrap for glass food storage containers. Sure, I still have to use some plastics. In our modern world, I just can’t avoid it 100%.

Wood frog, Rana sylvatica
Kendra Zamzow
Posted Mar 04

The wood frog could be a little stone figurine – frozen rock solid.  "When you drop it, it goes 'clink,'" says Dr. Kenneth Storey of Carleton University in Ottawa, one of many researchers studying the frog.

new drug for AML
Judy Keen
Posted Feb 25

Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is the most common form of leukemia in adults.  Approximately 25% of adults with leukemia have AML. Treatment is effective and results in remission for most patients. This treatment, however, is not specific.

Human figure with computer binary code
Benjamin Wang
Posted Feb 12

Last December, the Government Business Council and Dell Software released a one-page illustrated brief on federal cybersecurity.


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