Who are you, really? Have your skills and interests been passed down from your parents or grandparents? Where did the habits and customs of today’s American society come from?There is more to one’s history – the history of family and community – than your DNA and the names of your ancestors.
So much of what we encounter each day is shaped by engineering. Engineers work in many different ways and take on many projects. Engineers take the principles of science and math and apply them directly to making things or solving problems.
Today, one in seven people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Yet there is enough food in the world for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life. How can this be?
As the US enters tornado season, there is a lot to know about these funnel-shaped summer storms. What causes them? How strong are their winds? Which months have the most tornadoes? Popular films make it look as if all the action happens in the funnel cloud itself, but in reality, dangerous winds are swirling up to several miles away.
Why should we care about biodiversity? In a world of rapid change, isn't it nice to have some sameness? In nature, sameness is referred to as a "monoculture." While it may be pretty, convenient, and efficient—it isn't as strong and resilient as a diverse ecosystem.