Checklist for traveling abroad

International travel is fun and exciting, but it can easily become stressful if you forget or lose important documents. This checklist will help make sure you have everything you need for a smooth trip. 1. At least $100 in local currency: Calculate the taxi fare from the airport to your […]

When the Mississippi flowed backwards

Tectonic events like a 5.8 earthquake in California and a volcano eruption in Washington caught our attention. But they failed to match the December 1811-February 1812 New Madrid earthquakes that caused the mighty Mississippi River to briefly recede. Consider the eyewitness statement of Firmin La Roche, a French fur trader […]