May
10
2009
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What is Austin city profile?

Austin Mini Planet (photo by Hi I'm Santi - CC-BY)Austin is the capital of the State of Texas. It is currently the fourth largest city in Texas, the sixteenth largest in the United States. Located in Travis County, the greater metropolitan area also encompasses the surrounding counties of  Williamson, Caldwell, Bastrop, and Hays. Incorporated in 1839, Austin was designated the state capitol in 1846 [more...]

Jan
29
2009
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Why Vacation in a Monastery?

strahovlibraryIt is no secret that modern life is stressful. Long hours at work, financial worries, family obligations, community concerns, and an overbooked social calendar can all add up to an overly busy life devoid of proper rest and sleep, full of worry and weariness. Resorts, cruise ships and travel agents all beckon with promises of [more...]

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Jan
28
2009
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How Do I Overcome a Fear of Flying?

fearofflyingWhat’s to be afraid of? Flying is safer than driving they say. Statistics prove it. Even so, many people suffer from a fear of flying. For some, it might only amount to a “butterflies in the stomach” attack of nerves, or a case of white knuckles at worst. For others, however, the fear can become [more...]

Jan
22
2009
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What are the Marfa Lights?

The Marfa Lights (courtesy BrtinBoston - CC-BY)Marfa, Texas is a small ranching town in the high Chihuahuan Desert of far West Texas, in the rugged Trans-Pecos region. It is known for the unexplained lights, or “ghost lights” that periodically appear after dusk near Mitchell Flat south of Highway 90 about ten miles east of town. First reported by ranchers in 1883 [more...]

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Jan
15
2009
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What is Cross Dominance?

Hands and eye (photo by Daniel E Bruce - CC-BY)You probably know if you’re right or left handed, but do you know if you’re right or left eyed? How about left or right footed, or eared? Dominance, sometimes called laterality, refers to the preference that most people show toward one side of the body or the other, usually thought of as handedness. With the [more...]

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Jan
10
2009
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Can You Reach the Rainbow’s End?

Rainbow Road (photo by tinken - CC-BY)Scientists will say it’s impossible to reach a rainbow’s end. Many papers and books have been published about the physics of light and of rainbows, learned treatises that carefully explain why it’s just not possible to get to the end of a rainbow. Raymond L. Lee, Jr. a Research Professor in the Mathematics and Science [more...]

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Jan
10
2009
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What is a Jackalope?

Jackalope, Grand Canyon (photo by Free-ers CC-BY)Jackalope, Grand Canyon (photo by Free-ers CC-BY) Indigenous to the American West, often considered an extinct or mythical creature, “jackalope” refers to a horned or antlered jackrabbit or cottontail domestic rabbit. First mention of the jackalope in American history appears to come from Douglas, Wyoming where a stuffed specimen was displayed at a local hotel [more...]

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