Silent Spikes: Chinese and the Transcontinental Railroad

  The First Transcontinental Railroad, the greatest engineering project of the 19th century, was completed after six years of grueling labor under treacherous conditions. On May 10, 1869, Leland Stanford tapped the ceremonial Golden Spike, into a pre-drilled hole connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads, signifying the unification of the country by this…
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Egg Art

Egg decorating is an ancient tradition across cultures, traditions and religions. To welcome springtime, check out these Creative Bug classes on marbling and using natural dyes to color eggs.
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Infectious diseases from a historical perspective

Despite advances in science and technology, infectious diseases are still a pressing issue for human society, as we are experiencing with COVID-19. Since the Black Death or bubonic plague, infectious diseases have significantly affected the course of human history according to Professor Barry C. Fox, Clinical Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin…
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