A Brief History of the Cheez-It

America’s iconic orange cracker turns 100. Cheez-It’s 11-month shelf life is impressive, but so is the company’s history. Photo by mikemarschke/Getty Images – By Leo DeLuca Smithsonian Magazine – Dayton’s historic Edgemont neighborhood is cocooned inside a crook in the Great Miami River, …

Santa Fe Trail Interactive Tour

This activity provides an interactive tour of the Santa Fe Trail. Santa Fe Trail – ronaldkilwesternart.com/works Listen The Dustlands The Santa Fe Trail was an historic trail from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico used in the 1800’s for trade and military …

 

The Intel 4004, the first computer on a chip, turns 50

The first Intel 4004 chip.  Intel  View 12 Images    By David Szondy 2021 Nov 19 – This month marks the 50th anniversary of Intel’s 4004 processor, the first commercially available microprocessor built on a single chip. Originally designed for a Japanese desk calculator, …

Why Is Space So Cold if the Sun Is So Hot?

We live in a universe of extremes.  Image courtesy NASA.Gov – Popular Science  By Donavyn Coffey – If the sun is hot how is outer space cold ? — Jacoby Brissett (@JBrissett12), 2019 Jul 10 – Why is space so cold if the …

Santa Fe Trail 200th Anniversary

Santa Fe Trail 1821-2021 Illustration by Ronald Kil Home About the Artists Ronald Kil Doug Holdread Santa Fe Trail 200 In 1821, the Santa Fe Trail was opened as a commercial route between Missouri and New Mexico by William Becknell and his party …

How many satellites are orbiting Earth?

Thousands of the satellites orbiting Earth are small – like this cubical satellite seen here being released from the International Space Station. NASA, CC BY-NC – By Supriya Chakrabarti, Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell 2021 Sep 17 – – It seems …

The Casteism I See in America

A raft of evidence shows that caste discrimination has been imported from India to the United States. By Vidya Krishnan 2021 Nov 06 – About the author: Vidya Krishnan is a writer and journalist based in Goa, India. Her first book, Phantom Plague: How …

Making Time: The Bizarre Story Behind Daylight Savings

It involves a bug collector, a grumpy Englishman, and the world’s worst bus route.  Graphic courtesy of ScienceAlert.Com– https://youtu.be/aWAXuhegaFk?list=TLGG_M0BIZ0RRnswNzExMjAyMQ – 2021 Nov Script Sources Delve Deeper Bonus Content Click to reveal bonus content (fun facts and additional insights) within script. Bonus Content Benjamin Franklin. Kaiser …

When and how was walking invented?

Three upright walkers, including Lucy (center) and two specimens of Australopithecus sediba, a human ancestor from South Africa dating back nearly 2 million years. Image compiled by Peter Schmid and courtesy of Lee R. Berger/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA – By Jan Simek, Professor of …

A Brief History of the Cheez-It

America’s iconic orange cracker turns 100. Cheez-It’s 11-month shelf life is impressive, but so is the company’s history. Photo by mikemarschke/Getty Images – By Leo DeLuca Smithsonian Magazine – Dayton’s historic Edgemont neighborhood is cocooned inside a crook in the Great Miami River, …