Giving a Helping Hand

Medicine has come a long way since the days when bloodletting was used to cure disease and mercury was thought to be the secret to immortality. One fascinating practice with an interesting history is replantation, the reattachment of a severed body part. In the Middle Ages, it was considered impossible, as many attempts to restore … Continue reading Giving a Helping Hand


The Science of Giant Pumpkins

October and November are the months of year for pumpkins; they’re used in many activities from Halloween pumpkin carving to baking Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. However, less well-known events include the annual giant pumpkin festivals that take place all around the world. Farmers carefully nurture pumpkins for months, producing truly amazing results – the world record for the … Continue reading The Science of Giant Pumpkins