A friend's father, who possessed a kind of countrified Steven-Wright humor, once remarked on the ability of a thermos bottle to keep hot things hot and cold things cold. "How does it know?", he asked. My friend's father was joking, of course, but I have another question that is far more interesting (if not as funny): how do seeds know when to start growing?
As a standup comedian might say, think about it. If a temperate zone plant produces seeds in late fall, and they germinate right a...
"We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers". ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, Oslo, Norway, 1964.
Monday marked the 21st year that organizations in Summit have come together to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by holding activities designed to honor his legacy. A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others, orga...
Three Ways Climate Change Impacts New Jersey
Climate change, the rise of global temperatures on Earth, can be attributed to the increase of humans using fossil fuels. The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can rise from many sources, including pollution from coal plants for electricity generation and the transportation industry in the form of car exhaust. And