The team bringing Quaggas back from extinction
The Quagga Project is an ambitious attempt to bring back the Quagga, a subspecies of the Plains Zebra that went extinct in the late 19th century. The project was started in 1987 by a group of people in South Africa, and it has since gained international attention and support.Read full story
How many Americans actually read the Bible?
Bible readership is important for many, mostly Christians, serving as a key source of wisdom, guidance, and inspiration. Regular reading deepens understanding of God's teachings, strengthens their relationship with God, and provides comfort in difficult times. The Bible's stories of faith, hope, redemption, and salvation offer encouragement for navigating life's challenges. Studying scripture helps believers discern right from wrong and live according to God's will, leading to spiritual growth. Engaging with the Bible fosters a deeper connection with God and facilitates growth in faith.Read full story
Oppenheimer is now streaming- here’s how to watch
Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan's epic biopic about the "father of the atomic bomb," J. Robert Oppenheimer, premiered in July 2023, leaving audiences both impressed and shaken. It was a deep dive into the troubled genius who led the Manhattan Project, grappling with his creation's immense power and ethical consequences.Read full story
What happened to Sports Authority?
Sports Authority, once a major player in the sports retail industry, had a rich history that began in 1928 as a small sporting goods store in Denver, Colorado called "Sportscastle". Over the years, the company expanded and acquired new sports stores like Oshman's and Sportmart.Read full story
History of floppy disks, from industry standard to obsolete
Once a tool that stored your most valuable digital files, floppy disks have gradually faded into oblivion. Originally "diskettes", introduced by IBM in the 1970s, gained popularity with the rise of computers as the primary portable storage device. They were called "floppy disks" for their bendable storage jackets. With capacities ranging from 360KB to 1.44MB, they transfered documents, games, and software. As personal computers became commonplace, floppy disks became the standard storage choice due to their versatility and affordability.Read full story
The strange history of Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day, celebrated on February 14th, is a day dedicated to expressing love and affection. While some think of it as a "Hallmark Holiday", it's much more than that. Its history is deeply rooted in ancient traditions and customs that have shaped the way we celebrate love today. From its early origins in ancient Rome to the modern-day global celebrations, Valentine's Day has evolved into a cherished occasion to honor the bonds of affection.Read full story
Why tigers may become extinct by 2030
* Author used AI in the development of this article. Tigers, once roaming majestically across vast landscapes, now find themselves facing a deeply concerning reality. Today, these iconic big cats are on the brink of extinction, their population rapidly dwindling due to various human-induced factors. In fact, they may become extinct in the next 20 years or in our lifetime if more efforts aren't taken.Read full story
What happened to the Hummer?
Hummer's transition from a military vehicle to a luxury SUV was an interesting journey. The brand initially gained popularity in the 1980s when the United States Army looked for a replacement for their aging Jeeps. The introduction of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), later known as the Humvee, caught the public's attention with its exceptional off-road capabilities. The first civilian version was released in 1998 by AM General, and was recognized with the name "Hummer". Soon after, General Motors recognized the potential of the brand and purchased the brand name in 1998, with AM General continuing production.Read full story
How to read library books on your phone for free
Reading a good book is always a nice time, and making it free is even nicer. That's why your local library is such a good resource. And now, in the age of technology, accessing books and audiobooks has become easier than ever before, thanks to apps like Libby. Developed by OverDrive, Libby offers a user-friendly experience that allows you to access a vast collection of library books and audiobooks for free- all from your local library. Here's the steps to get books and audiobooks on your phone for free!Read full story
What happened to Mervyn’s?
During its prime, Mervyn's department store was a favorite to many Americans. Founded in 1949 by Mervin G. Morris, the retailer quickly gained traction in its home state of California and slowly expanded its reach in 13 additional states. Mervyn's was renowned for its ability to deliver fashionable yet affordable clothing, household items, and a diverse range of goods.Read full story
Gay affirming churches across America
Many look towards their church as a pillar and for an understanding of how to live. And as acceptance and support for LGBTQ individuals has grown, a significant number of churches across America have emerged as beacons of inclusivity and affirmation.Read full story
Extreme plastic surgery results shocks viewers
In this day and age, "aging gracefully" has become tougher. With social media boosting our unrealistic expectations for aging, many are afraid of wrinkles and sagging skin. Influencers highlight new facial and laser treatments and open up about their own plastic surgery, of which is almost undetectable. With innovations and new techniques, plastic surgery can be subtle and look natural.Read full story
What makes kids have a higher IQ?
Everyone wants their child to be the smartest. While some believe it requires extra tutoring, expensive private education, or chess activities after school. It may be much more simple than this.Read full story
The faith that believes in all world religions
The Baháʼí Faith, founded in the mid-19th century, emerged from the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, a spiritual leader and prophet from Persia (present-day Iran). This monotheistic faith offers a unique perspective on the unity and progress of humanity.Read full story
Why Book of Enoch was rejected from the Bible
The Book of Enoch holds an interesting place in religious history due to its mysterious nature and exclusion from the Bible. This ancient religious text, attributed to the biblical patriarch Enoch, has interested believers with its profound religious concepts.Read full story
Walmart’s Third-Party Seller problem
Walmart, the retail giant known for its vast inventory and competitive prices, has stores all across America. However, customers may be unfamiliar with their online site, which allows third-party sellers, not just Walmart, to sell their products online. Marketplace, is where Walmart partners with sellers to make thousands of products available on Walmart.com.Read full story
History of Great Disappointment, no second coming of Jesus
The Millerite movement, led by William Miller in the 19th century, was a religious movement in America. The preacher Miller, first shared his belief in 1831 that the second coming of Jesus Christ would occur in roughly the year 1843–1844. But when this didn't happen, it marked a turning point and was called the "Great Disappointment." This event led to the creation of the Seventh-Day Adventist church.Read full story
New period pad that lab tests using menstrual blood receives FDA-clearance
The first and only service that uses menstrual blood samples vs. traditional venous blood draws has announced FDA clearance of a new innovation, the Q-Pad and A1c Test. The biotechnology research company owning this product, Qvin, now paves a new way to monitor A1c for diabetic women across America. In a larger scope, this introduction allows for a way to test bio markers of over 80 million menstrating women across our country.Read full story
Dark history of “Domecon Babies”
Universities have a great history of furthering advancements in our world, often hosting unique experiments in the name of research. One such experiement were "practice babies" in Home Economics (or Domestic Economics) classes, commonly referred to as Domecon babies. These programs, growing in the 1950s and offered by 50 universities, gave students in these courses a first-hand experience in raising a baby.Read full story
What happened to Swanson food?
Swanson, an American food company, holds a rich history from over a century ago. From its humble beginnings as a poultry processor in 1908, it has evolved to become a leader in the frozen food industry.Read full story