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Contributors/David Taub/Voices

The Life and Times of Viruses: In for the Long Haul

Viruses are hardy little devils. They have been around for more than 30 million years on Spaceship Earth. Many of humankind’s diseases derive from viruses; if transferred from animals, they are called zoonotic infections. Regardless of the source, viruses have been, and remain, the greatest killers of humankind in our short three million-year history as… Keep Reading

Contributors/David Taub/Voices

The best or the worst of times?

Charles Dickens may have been correct about his era: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season… Keep Reading

Contributors/Terry Manning/Voices

Flag represents the good, the bad, the ugly

A couple weeks ago the editorial board of the New York Times published an online project titled, “Redesigning America’s Flag: Six New Takes on Old Glory.”  Noting the flag’s design was updated somewhat regularly prior to the early 1900s, the paper asked graphic designers to submit redesigns.  The board stated, “The flags they came up… Keep Reading

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