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Fact vs. Fiction on America’s Birth
Jul 8, 2015
Two years ago, Wise Words dispelled some of the myths and shared a few surprising facts about Independence Day. Marie McDaniel, assistant professor and Southern’s...
Beneath the Surface…the Deep Web
Jun 24, 2015
You’ve probably heard that people use only about 5 to 10 percent of their brain. (As pointed out in a previous post, that’s actually...
Finding a Job After Graduation
Jun 10, 2015
As college and high school students receive their diplomas this spring, thoughts of finding a job are bound to proliferate. Can I find a job...
How Long Will You Live? Talk to Your 5 Closest Friends
May 20, 2015
You’ve almost certainly seen at least one of those tests that attempts to predict how long you’re going to live. They are usually based...
When Spring Season Meets Exam Season
Apr 29, 2015
Spring has sprung. But for students, the gift of the warmer weather often comes with a price: the anxiety of final exams and projects. The...
Fanning the Flames of Post-Game Riots
Apr 15, 2015
There are loyal fans, rabid fans, and then there are the hooligans. Those University of Kentucky fans who lit fires on the street following their...
In Search of Our Earliest Ancestors
Apr 1, 2015
Now this jaw bone is a little long in the tooth. Make that a lot long. An Arizona State University student recently discovered what appears...
Happy Belated Pi Day!
Mar 7, 2015
In honor of National Pi Day (March 14), we wanted to recall a 2013 post that talks about a few practical uses for America’s...
Young Women Using New Speech Inflection — It’s Called ‘Vocal Fry’
Mar 4, 2015
You’ve almost certainly heard the “vocal fry” inflection in conversation. You might even use it yourself. But you probably aren’t familiar with the term,...
Fictional ‘Star Wars’ Planet With Two Suns Not So Far-Fetched Anymore
Feb 18, 2015
It turns out that George Lucas might have inadvertently crossed the line between science fiction and science when he created the planet Tatooine in...
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