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Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2024

Couple is giving high five and smiling while sitting on the floor in living room after cleaning it.

Sharing is caring when it comes to splitting household chores

After a long day at work, the last thing anyone wants to do is come back to a house full of chores, but this is unfortunately most of our realities. Whether that be the laundry, cooking, washing dirty plates, or vacuuming, maintaining a household can be a full-time job in itself! Most of the Read More...

Armillaria ostoyae growing from bark covered in green moss.

The secrets behind the ferocity of fungi exposed

Armillaria ostoyae is one of the toughest tree-killing fungi on the planet. It assembles with black tentacle-like structures called rhizomorphs, which leach onto trees and suck out their nutrients. The reason the fungi is so hard to kill has previously baffled scientists, with farmers hacking Read More...

Stargazing on the mesa

Stargazing on the mesa

[caption id="attachment_272283" align="alignleft" width="286"] The stunning desert landscape of the Rio Mesa.[/caption] Diane Daniel | July/August Issue 2012 When University of Utah biology professors learned that the owner of Entrada Ranch, 380 remote acres in red-rock country, was looking to Read More...