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In South Texas along the Pecos river, mighty canyons slice apart the desert floor. Since the time of dinosaurs, the erosive force of rains and floods have shaped the limestone canyons. Archaeological records date the earliest inhabitants...

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  What do the crystal tourmaline waters of a Mexican cenote and extinction have in common? Well, everything.   Approximately 66 million years ago, a large asteroid crashed into the Earth along the northern coastline of the Yucatán peninsula and...

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How many news reports have emphasized the numerous benefits of nature on our mental health and physical wellbeing? Too many to count and more than enough to cause anxiety for all the hours spent indoors. It's funny how we humans...

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In the late 1800s, one of the first synthetic food items reproduced was vanillin, the compound that gives natural vanilla its signature flavor. This cheap fake flavoring replaced the high cost of the precious Vanilla orchid bean. Today, much of...

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If something as simple as a plant could bring health and fortune into your home or business, would you procure the magical talisman?  The Most Popular House Plant Dracena sanderiana or Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular house plants...

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If you have a lemon tree, then you know the dilemma of an abundant harvest. There are only so many uses for lemons when hundreds are ripe at the same time. Even the neighbors have received more than their share....

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