Ideas & Tricks Behind the Jargon of Organic Chemistry

To someone not familiar with baseball, the following part of a score card seems like a meaningless mishmash of lines, numbers and letters. In reality, each numbered column is one of 9 chapters of a game called an inning. The horizontal rows represent the numbers and names of the players of the two teams playing... Continue Reading →

Expanding Birnbaum’s Observations

I was just making sure that my escarole ("scarola in Italian") had enough water, early yesterday morning. But an unexpected surprise led me to learn more than a few things. For starters, escarole is more closely related to chicory than to lettuce. Unlike the latter, escarole has toothed leaves and lacks the milky white sap... Continue Reading →

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