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Snow Crystals

A 2010 article in National Geographic News explores the idea that no two snowflakes are alike.  There are “10,000,000,000,000,000,000 [or 10+19] water molecules in a typical snow crystal,” and each one forms when a supercooled cloud droplet (roughly 10-05 meters in diameter) freezes.  While it’s true that each snow crystal sparkles in its own unique [...]

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Let’s Cozy Up—All 7 Billion of Us

China may abide by a “one-child” policy, but that hasn’t slowed down the rest of the world.  According to a recent  New York Times article, UN demographers announced that, as of November 1, there are 7 billion of us walking the globe (10+09). Overpopulation is in full force. It’s a vast world, but we’re bumping [...]

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China’s Art Market: Boom or Bust?

NPR’s Morning Edition recently discussed China’s booming art market.  Some auction houses are raking in millions of dollars a month; however, it appears that many of the artworks sold are forgeries. This past June, a painting—supposedly by artist Xu Beihong, who died in 1953—sold at auction for $11 million (10+07).  But Zhang Yanhua, president of [...]

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