Fighting Floods… with Science!

Nothing can prepare you for a flood. Sometimes you have time to grab the few things that are most important to you and you’re left walking away from the life you’ve spent decades building.  Whether they’re predicted floods or a flash flood, the devastation can leave a community feeling helpless.  There are, however, new countermeasures […]

Da Vinci’s Intriguing Inventions

A statue of Leonardo da Vinci.

Centuries after its completion, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa remains one of the most discussed paintings ever. Debates on who the model was and what she is smiling so cryptically about continue among scholars, experts, and the general public alike. But it’s not just his artwork da Vinci left behind. He was also one of […]

A Note of History: The Piano

piano keys

The modern piano produces a sound so captivating that it has the power to bring entire audiences to tears, but tickling the ivories wasn’t always so simple. The piano as we know it today began in the 1700s. However, it wouldn’t have been possible to develop without the knowledge of string-based instruments, which dates back […]