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Money on the Mind

“When I was young, my mom told me the dirtiest thing in the world is money” reflects Yuegang Zuo, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His latest work reinforces the fact that 90 percent of all paper money circulating in U.S. cities contains traces [ … ]

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Splash! A Swimming Pool for Peace

Water is the source of life. It is a versatile solvent, conducts electricity, can be a solid, a liquid, or a gas. If water did not evaporate, we would not have clouds, rain, plants or, for that matter, any living thing. Covering more than 70 percent of the earth, this magnificent element is the most abundant substance on the surface of the planet. [ … ]

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Own Your Health!

We tend to see a doctor at the last possible moment — when we feel we’re too sick to brave the morning commute, or when we have to be rushed to the ER. If we’re feeling depressed, we usually just hope we can feel better soon … or may not give it any thought at all. [ … ]

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Unlocking Inspiration: A Q&A With Jason Silva

Futurist, philosopher, artist, TV personality, filmmaker, and public speaker — Jason Silva was born and raised in Venezuela and came to the United States when he was 18 to major in philosophy and film at the University of Miami. His lifelong passion for media, storytelling, and the big questions of life led him to have dialogues on these big ideas in front of the camera. [ … ]

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Are We What We Eat?

The world is full of different cuisines and thousands of different meals. Yet when we reduce them to their essence, there are just a handful of ingredients that our bodies absolutely need to survive. These basic molecules come in a series of groups we’re all familiar with — carbohydrates, fat, protein — each class of molecule is very important for the way our bodies work. So, what to choose? [ … ]