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Exotic Foods: Cricket Flour

Exotic Foods: Cricket Flour

Heather Smith

February 12, 2017

Including insects as part of a daily diet may be hard to imagine, but it makes sense if people choose to implement them due to their benefits.Cricket flour (which is made out of whole crickets that have been dried or roasted and then milled into flour) has been found to include more protein than beef...

Skywatchers: look out for full moon, lunar eclipse, and comet

Skywatchers: look out for full moon, lunar eclipse, and comet

Heather Smith

February 10, 2017

Friday night and early Saturday morning will feature a "penumbral" lunar eclipse during the full "snow" moon, and the flyby of Comet 45P. According to Dr. Jan Dobias, an astronomy professor at CSUN, it will not be easy to see the penumbral lunar eclipse since it begins at 2:34 p.m. and ends at 6:53 p.m. The ...

Weekly Book Column: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Weekly Book Column: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Heather Smith

January 23, 2017

The Baudelaires children's misery is explored throughout a series of 13 novels titled "A Series of Unfortunate Events" written by Lemony Snicket with illustrations by Brett Helquist. Having gained much popularity among both adults and children, the series has inspired audio books, an album, a feat...

Weekly Book Column: ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Weekly Book Column: ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Heather Smith

January 16, 2017

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the books featuring the famous "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his loyal partner Dr. John Watson from the late 1800s to early 1900s, and somehow, they have proven to stay relevant to this day. The BBC’s most recent interpretation of Doyle’s works, "Sherlock...

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