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Why is cotton in everything? – Michael R. Stiff

Why is cotton in everything? – Michael R. Stiff

Centuries ago, the Inca developed ingenuous suits of armor that could flex with the blows of sharp spears and maces, protecting warriors from even the fiercest physical attacks. These hardy structures were made not from iron or steel, but rather something unexpectedly soft: cotton. These thickly woven, layered quilts of cotton could distribute the energy …

Worst Natural Disasters in Human History

Worst Natural Disasters in Human History

Our planet is a living planet, and the only known celestial body to have both a fully functioning climate system and active plate tectonics. But all that moving and shaking makes the Earth a potentially dangerous place to call home, and natural disasters are an unfortunate but inevitable part of life for any species that …