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An abridged history of Nevada City

Nevada City-Historic Hotel

The most successful and wealthiest mining town in California Originally a mining camp along the banks of the Deer Creek, Nevada City rapidly became the most successful and wealthiest mining town in California. It went through a number of names including Caldwell’s Upper Store, Coyoteville and Deer Creek Dry Diggings. At one point it became […]

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Ghost Ranch-New Mexico

Ghost Ranch-New Mexico

Ghost ranch is a retreat center with a wonderful history near Abiquiu New Mexico set amongst stunning high desert landscapes. Locals call is Ranchos de los Brujos, or ranch of the witches. There are stories of 6 foot tall earth babies covered with red hair howling in the night and of canyons full of ghosts. […]

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A breathalyzer for disease

A breathalyzer for disease

Disease and Smell Did you know that many diseases give off a slight smell that can be detected? Syphilis is thought to have a characteristic odor and a rotting apples smell suggests Diabetes. Volatile organic compounds are given off, gases for instance, by living organisms, including diseases within you, and give a clue to their […]

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Asteroid OUMUAMUA

Asteroid OUMUAMUA

Interstellar Asteroid, not a Comet The first interstellar visitor known to man has come and gone. Which is quite a big deal. What this really means is that an object from outside our little happy group of planets and associated blobs, being our solar system, has had a visitor. It was not exactly unexpected, being […]

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