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Frequent use of certain candles produces unwanted chemicals

Long-term exposure to emissions of certain types of candles could be hazardous to human health and cause poor indoor air quality, according to researchers in the 1890 Research & Extension Program at SC State University. Lead researcher Dr. Ruhullah Massoudi and SC State alumnus Amid Hamidi ‘09, who worked with Massoudi while earning his bachelor…

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Nobel Prize

Any of the prizes (five in number until 1969, when a sixth was added) that are awarded annually from a fund bequeathed for that purpose by the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Bernhard Nobel. The Nobel Prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards given for intellectual achievement in the world. In the will…

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Viceroyalty of New Spain

Viceroyalty of New Spain the first of the four viceroyalties that Spain created to govern its conquered lands in the New World. Established in 1535, it initially included all land north of the Isthmus of Panama under Spanish control. This later came to include upper and lower California, the area that is now the central…

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Slavery

The first known major slave society was that of Athens. In the early Archaic period the elite worked its estates with the labour of fellow citizens in bondage (often for debt). After the lawgiver Solon abolished citizen slavery about 594 BC, wealthy Athenians came to rely on enslaved peoples from outside Attica. The prolonged wars…

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1890 Research & Extension Background

Land-grant universities have been the foundation of America’s agricultural productivity for more than a century. Their beginnings are based on the passage of the First Morrill Act of 1862, which permitted states to receive federal support in the form of land to establish colleges or universities. As prescribed by the Act, land-grant institutions were mandated…

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George Bernard Shaw and The Marvelous Spinning Shed (LIGHT)

There is something very personal about a work hut. It is a place where first and foremost – work – is done. So right off the bat we need to consider what kind of work is to be done and what are the preferred working conditions of the – worker -. As an architect I…

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How Technology Can Fix America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Before it’s too late Our country is literally falling apart. When you drive over a bridge, do you think twice? When you hop on the subway to work, does it faze you? If it doesn’t now, it will. Soon, that infrastructure that we depend on will be in ruins. You may think this is dramatic,…

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What We Believe

Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize. It started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling…

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What is animal testing?

An animal test is any scientific experiment or test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm. Animal experiments are not the same as taking your companion animal to the vet. Animals used in laboratories are deliberately harmed, not for their own…

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Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Rethink What You Drink

Remember the drinking fountain, that once ubiquitous, and free, source of H2O? It seems quaint now. Instead, bottled water is everywhere, in offices, airplanes, stores, homes and restaurants across the country. We consumed over eight billion gallons of the stuff in 2006, a 10 percent increase from 2005. It’s refreshing, calorie-free, convenient to carry around,…

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