Eating Radium

In the early 1900’s the radioactive element radium was all the rage.  Discovered in 1898 by Marie and Pierre Curie, it was soon found that by mixing small amounts of radium into paint the items could be made to glow in the dark.  This was extremely useful for cockpit instruments and soon found its way into the watches and clocks of people around the world. But, of course, someone had to actually paint all of those tiny clock hands and this task fell mostly to young female factory wo...
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Life Savers

One of my favorite stories my parents used to tell me is the time my dad took my mom ‘sparking’ on a date.  Being the science nerd he is (I’m proud to say my geekiness is inherited) he took her up into the mountains, popped a wintergreen Life Saver into his mouth and proceeded to bite down on it in order to give off tiny flashes of light.  Romantic, right? If you’ve never tried this, you really should.  It’s one of those amazing things that happen in everyday life.  It’s a process...
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Is God in Control?

By Taylor B As I prepared for college last year, I was torn between two universities. I had been planning on attending one of them most of my life, yet the more I looked into the two schools and thought about my applications the more I felt my view gradually shifting towards the other. I felt that maybe God was trying to tell me that I should rethink my plans. Well, I didn’t really want to listen to the thoughts and ideas God was giving me. I stubbornly continued with my application and tried...
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What does God See in Me?

By Colton F. “Why can’t I please my dad”?  Growing up, I often had this thought crossing through my mind over and over.  I’ve tried so hard and yet I never seemed to be what my father wanted me to be.  This continuous conflict affected my relationship with him.  I constantly fought and argued with my dad; sometimes those arguments were pretty heated.  Words spoken were harsh; some disagreements resulted in chairs and walls needing repairs.  One day after a particular loud argument, I screamed...
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Who is God?

By Jennifer R. It is difficult to understand the true nature of God at first. The human mind is made to think logically. We want visible and tangible proof in order to believe, and sometimes even that is not enough. We do not innately live with a spirit of faith, but in order to know God it is a requirement. My journey is one similar to that of the Prodigal Son, who left his father with his inheritance and spent it unwisely in the world. Lost, desperate, destitute and alone the foolish son kn...
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