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In 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie announced their discovery of a new element that they named radium.  Marie, a two-time Nobel laureate, went on to study and characterize this highly radioactive … more
Behind many successful and talented people is their upbringing. Whether they were fully supported by their parents, or driven so extensively that success was the only option, many times their … more
Unless you are a student of physics, you have probably never heard the name of Lise Meitner. Albert Einstein once referred to her as the "German Marie Curie."  However, as brilliant and … more
'Tis the season to be thankful! The holidays make for a perfect time to reflect on the past year to see all the changes one has endured, accomplishments they have met, or just reflection of … more
Where do I start? For the last 10 years, my byline has graced the pages of the Washington County newspapers with stories about community events, youth accomplishments, school boards, city … more
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) are the victims of foodborne illnesses. Whether you’ll be cooking the whole meal for the first time this year … more
Syphilis is a disease that most people do not like to talk about, but it has been a major health problem for centuries, and we need to be cognizant of it. It defied effective treatment until the late … more
I know I've been grateful for so much, including my nearly two years here in Blair. According to our website, I have worked on at least 733 articles and counting. I knew I was busy but still!  more
This is the month of reprise between Halloween and Christmas where I try to not get caught up in the Christmas shopping or decorating fiasco until later in the month. Stores are making it hard to do that this year when everyone is sharing their Black Friday deals way early in the season.  more
Hollywood has a tendency of taking films that flopped decades ago and making them pop and flash with today’s dazzling special effects. Such is the case of “Dune,” a remake of the same film released in 1984. more
Nebraska has come through the pandemic stronger than any other state. We have the third-lowest mortality rate from COVID-19 among states. We have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 2.0%, … more
Since adopting our rescue dog Kelsey four years ago, my husband, Brett, and I have come to enjoy taking her for walks around our neighborhood in Omaha. More recently, though, we've found ourselves … more
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