10 days which changed the history of the world

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2795625" align="aligncenter" width="600"] George Washington in Battle of Princeton[/caption] Frederick the Great of Prussia called these 10 days "the most brilliant in the world's history." After winning more…

Diabetes drug could be used to treat Alzheimer's

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) -- A drug originally designed to treat diabetes “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice, and has potential for treating Alzheimer’s disease in people, according more…

University offers class on power napping

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CAMPUS REFORM) — The University of California-Davis offers a “FREE power nap class” where “trained instructors” teach students strategies to help them avoid falling asleep in class. The more…

The tragic love life of flagmaker Betsy Ross

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4000121" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Betsy Ross and her flag[/caption] A 3-cent stamp honoring Betsy Ross was issued in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1952, commemorating the 200th anniversary of her more…

Oops! Science retraction blows up evolution

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_2551815" align="aligncenter" width="611"] (Credit: NASA, H. Richey)[/caption] It was heralded as decisive proof of the theory of evolution. But Harvard biologist and Nobel Prize laureate Jack Szostak more…

2,700-year-old 'governor of Jerusalem' seal found

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — JERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression which they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem. The artifact, inscribed in more…

Thomas Jefferson's opinion of Islam

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1767825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Thomas Jefferson[/caption] On Jan. 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented by more…