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From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus
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From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus

Everyone has heard of Santa Claus, whether through the mall advertisements—“A visit from Saint Nicholas”—or any picture book about Christmas. But who is this man? Where did he come from? Did he always have that round belly and red suit? It is intriguing to find out where this myth came […]

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Did You Know…Spring Fever is Real?

Ever heard the term “Spring Fever”? That increase in energy and mood during the spring months? Well, turns out Spring Fever is a real syndrome. When the temperature rises during the warm spell after a long winter, there is a dilation of the blood vessels so blood can be carried […]

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Did You Know…About Sound Vibrations?

Do you ever wonder how music travels from your iPod to your earbuds? As with all sound, it’s caused by vibrations. You hear with headphones because the speakers within them vibrate the air between the headphone and your ear. These vibrations travel through the air and are picked up by […]

Did You Know…How Glasses Turn into Sunglasses?
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Did You Know…How Glasses Turn into Sunglasses?

Have you ever seen a T-shirt that changes color when it is in direct sunlight? Or perhaps new colors become visible? Maybe you have some of those fancy prescription glasses that become tinted sunglasses as you step outside. All of these scenarios are the result of photochromism. “Photo”, meaning light, […]