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How do blood transfusions work? – Bill Schutt

In 1881, doctor William Halsted rushed to help his sister Minnie, who was hemorrhaging after childbirth. He quickly inserted a needle into his arm, withdrew his own blood, and transferred it to her. After a few uncertain minutes, she began to recover. Halsted didn’t know how lucky they’d gotten. His transfusion only worked because he …

What was so special about Viking ships? – Jan Bill

The Vikings came from the rugged, inhospitable north known today as Scandinavia. As the Roman Empire flourished further south, Scandinavians had small settlements, no central government, and no coinage. Yet by the 11th century, the Vikings had spread far from Scandinavia, gaining control of trade routes throughout Europe, conquering kingdoms as far as Africa, and …

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus – Amy Adkins

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus – Amy Adkins

In mythological ancient Greece, soaring above Crete on wings made from wax and feathers, Icarus, the son of Daedalus, defied the laws of both man and nature. Ignoring the warnings of his father, he rose higher and higher. To witnesses on the ground, he looked like a god, and as he peered down from above, …

My Way Or The High-Way: Eco Cannabis Car

My Way Or The High-Way: Eco Cannabis Car

BRUCE DIETZEN: When I actually started to take a look at the numbers, at just how green the car was, it was amazing to me. That’s when I was convinced I have to make this car out of cannabis. BRUCE DIETZEN: You probably think that looks like a regular fiberglass car or even a steel …