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How dating during the pandemic is the same — and how it's not

Get in the right frame of mind before your call so you can enjoy it and be yourself. (Photo: F Armstrong Photography/Shutterstock.com) This isn’t the first time people have dated without meeting in person. And it isn’t the first time…

1,000-year-old mill restarts full-time flour making

An ancient mill in the United Kingdom with roots dating back to the year 1016 is resuming full-time flour production to help with local demand during the pandemic. The Sturminster Newton Mill in southern England ceased industrial operations in the…

Why people are turning to Anne Frank's diary

Spend enough time online during the coronavirus pandemic and inevitably, someone will mention Anne Frank. The references run the gamut, from the flippant and mundane to more poignant messages from those looking for comfort and inspiration. Born in Germany, Anne…

Introducing moose poop art and the delightfully practical woman who creates it

Sure, you can do whatever you want with those nuggets . (Photo: Kent Wang [CC BY-SA 2.0]/Flickr) Sometimes, humanity gets me down. But then I watch a video like the one below about a Maine woman who makes art from…

3 different early human ancestors lived at the same time, in the same place

Homo sapiens have existed in the form we do today for only about 50,000 years. Go back 2 million years ago though, and there were several kinds of archaic humans. It was near the end of the Australopithecus era (you…

How to read books for free during the pandemic

Libraries are closed. But during the coronavirus pandemic, we all need to get lost in a good book now more than ever. Fortunately, there are ways you can get your literary fix for free even when you can’t leave the…

You can't hug your neighbor during quarantine, but you can serenade them

[embedded content] People all over the world are isolating themselves for the coronavirus outbreak. With so much time and so little interaction, people are getting creative. Then, videos began popping up across social media of citizens are using balconies, roofs…

5 math holidays everyone should know

If today were Mole Day, we’d give you a pass if you thought it was a celebration of the small burrowing rodent. Mole Day is only one of the modern “holidays” that honors scientific concepts. In recent years mathematicians and…

Unearthed 2,000-year-old Roman dagger restored to its former glory

Less than a year after it was recovered from an archeological site in Germany looking like little more than a rusty lump, an ornate 13-inch Roman dagger has been returned to its former glory. The spectacular weapon and its accompanying…

A mudlark explains the joy of her river hobby

As children, many of us dreamed of being treasure hunters when we grew up. I got interested by watching “The Goonies” too many times — but other generations have had other inspirations, from the classic “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis…