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Happy Thanksgiving

This post also appeared on my own website, MarkKaplowitz.com. What I remember most about Thanksgiving is having a school assignment that was due the day after Thanksgiving break.  Why do they make things due the day after Thanksgiving break? Like the time in fifth grade, I had to write an “report” on Ferdinand Magellan.  I’d…

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Remember Smallpox?

I read in an article (“Resurrecting Smallpox? Easier Than You Think”) that the smallpox virus that killed about a billion humans and almost as many characters in The Oregon Trail video at my middle school library, now lives in a computer as a single sequence of 185,000 letters that scientists are now working diligently to…

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