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Day: July 6, 2020

The Yeast All Around Us

With people confined to their homes, there is more interest in home-baked bread than ever before. And that means a lot of people are making friends with yeast for the first time. I am a professor of hospitality management and…

The ‘Uplift of the Tibetan Plateau’ Myth

The ‘Uplift of the Tibetan Plateau’ Myth ‘The uplift of the Tibetan Plateau’ is invoked to explain various phenomena, from monsoon dynamics to biodiversity evolution and everything in between. It’s not accurate, finds a new paper. The orogeny of the Tibetan…

The QAnon supporters winning congressional primaries, explained

Trump supporters displaying QAnon posters appeared at a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. | Thomas O’Neill/NurPhoto via Getty Images QAnon started on an obscure internet forum. Now its supporters are running for Congress. “Where we go…

Borderlands Legendary Collection (Nintendo Switch) Review

Let’s take a trip down memory lane – specifically to 2015. After rinsing through the PC version of Borderlands 2, absolutely enamoured by its fast-paced gameplay and enticing RPG mechanics, I was alerted to the existence of a PS Vita…

How The Baby-Sitters Club raised a generation

Left to right, Shay Rudolph, Momona Tamada, Malia Baker, and Sophie Grace as the Baby-Sitters Club. | Netflix The 213-volume series was built on the pleasures of repetition. Netflix’s new TV series will continue its legacy. I was raised by…

Why Hamilton is as frustrating as it is brilliant — and impossible to pin down

Hamilton cast performs in New York in 2015. | Disney Hamilton is an impossibly slippery text. The arguments over the show are part of what make it great. The smash-hit Broadway musical Hamilton arrives in movie form on Disney+ this…