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Lemonade Tea Ceremony

December 1, 2020

Tea Ceremony During a brief window of opening last summer I was fortunate to spend a couple of nights in the Jedediah Smith Redwoods. I was nestling into the giant trees, channeling the thoughts of a little forest fox, when I came across a couple who invited me to share some black jasmine tea with…

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DNA photographer Rosalind Franklin

DNA Photographer Rosalind Franklin

July 28, 2020

DNA Photographer: Spotlight Scientist Rosalind Franklin was born in London in 1920, and decided by age 15 that she wanted to be a scientist. Rosalind was known for her logic, intellectual debate, and keen sense of humor. She studied at Newnham College, one of two schools for women at Cambridge University. Even during World War…

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egg in vinegar experiment

Eggshell in Vinegar Experiment

April 23, 2020

Eggshells are quite strong, even though they are considered fragile. Birds have evolved to make eggs that are hard to break. Of course, that doesn’t mean they can survive being dropped from a height, or being smashed with a hammer. But, the calcium carbonate that makes up an eggshell is very tough. A healthy bird’s…

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