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Q: “Are there fewer human genes than originally thought?”

Written on: December 2nd, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “I was reading a Robin Cook novel and in this, one character stated to another that there are fewer human genes than originally thought.  I got to wondering; is this true?” It’s interesting how much we learn from authors who do their research!  Yes, according to such resources as the National Academy of Sciences […]


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Q: “What are the holidays in December?”

Written on: November 25th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q:  “There seems to be a lot of holidays this time of year.  Can you recommend a site that offers a complete list of holidays in December?” You are right that this time of year seems festive, not only because of the major holidays we normally celebrate in the United States, but also because there […]


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Q: “What was the first Thanksgiving like?”

Written on: November 18th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “What was the first Thanksgiving like?  Did they really have turkey and cranberry sauce?” Interestingly enough, the first Thanksgiving was more of a political event than a family-centered one.  In fact, according to Robert Krulwich’s article (krulwich wonders: Robert Krulwich on Science on NPR, originally dated 2010, updated 2011), “About fifty Pilgrims came. Plus […]


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Q: “Is it true that water swirls in the opposite direction below the equator?”

Written on: November 11th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “Is it true that water goes down a drain in the opposite direction when you cross the equator?” This question is a popular one!  To determine the truth behind this myth, we need  to consider some factors, but science sources agree that the reason for the swirling of a large body of water  or […]


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Q: “What is Daylight Saving Time?”

Written on: November 4th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “What is Daylight Saving Time?  Does it really save time?” Great question!  At 2am this morning (November 4, 2012), we in Delaware (and most of the U.S.) pushed our clocks back an hour to “fall back” to Standard Time. Daylight Saving Time was initiated many years ago as a way to extend time during […]


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Q: “How do I find out where the Presidential candidates stand on issues?”

Written on: October 21st, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q:  “I am getting ready to vote and want to know where the candidates truly stand on the issues.  Where can I find unbiased information about that?” The U.S. Presidential election is coming right up and it’s great you asked!  There are quite a few online resources that show who are on the ballots and […]


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Q: “What is a federally compliant Delaware driver’s license (and ID)?”

Written on: October 7th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “My Delaware driver’s license is coming up for renewal.  What is the ‘federal ID’ talk I’m hearing about?  Is there something different I have to do?  When is the deadline?” The Real ID act (which included the beginnings of a federally compliant driver’s license) was originally introduced during the Bush Administration in 2005 as […]


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Q: What should I do to make sure my pets are taken care of if I die?”

Written on: September 30th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q: “Please tell me the process and documents required to leave instructions as to what is to happen to my animals should I pass away before them.” Consideration for our pets’ well-being while we are their caregivers may very well extend into a time when we are gone and they are still living.  Here are […]


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Q: “What causes bad breath?”

Written on: September 23rd, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q:  “Why do some people have terrible breath?” According to medical resources such as the Mayo Clinic, there are a variety of reasons why a person’s breath may smell bad, ranging from poor dental care to what that person just ate or drank.  When it’s an ongoing condition, it can be an indicator of an […]


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Q: “How can we search our public libraries for books by category?”

Written on: September 16th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q:  “ Hello, my 12 year old would like to know how to search our public libraries for books by category. i.e. fantasy, adventure books in her age group.  Can you tell her how to search?” Thank you for asking about how to find out about books for a twelve year old’s pleasure reading interests.   […]


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