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November 13, 2013

 

A brain puzzle is displayed on a book shelf.

Eye-Opening Facts About Fiction

Literature offers a great mental vacation and opens the brain to new ways of thinking.

April 3, 2012

 

a journal with a latin palindrome and the words

Getting It Backwards

Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.

October 24, 2010

 

book with heart-shaped page

Start A Science Book Club!

With the spiking popularity of science writing and a smorgasbord of great titles to choose from, what's stopping you?

August 26, 2009

 

Dollar bills and coins laid out on a table.

Money Changers

Ever wonder how a money changer machine knows if you've given it a one, a five or a ten dollar bill?

October 2, 2006

 

a girl reading next to a stack of books

Want to Be Smart? Read

Define the word, "obtuse." The more you've read, the more likely you are to know the meaning of that and other relatively bookish words.

September 30, 2004

 

Another Reason To Turn Off The TV

A recent study suggests that the fast-paced, flickering images on televisions can harm kids' ability to relax and concentrate.

September 27, 2003

 

Monoamniotic Twins

Fraternal is when two different eggs are fertilized by two separate sperm. And even though fraternal twins can look very much alike, on average they only share fifty percent of their genes, the same as any other siblings.

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