• j.b. novak

    faulty lines

    politics along the u.s.-mexico border

    April 12, 2018
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    A few weeks ago, I went on the annual DEEPS (Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences) spring break field trip to look at rocks in the West Texas desert. We traveled along the border between the United States and Mexico to see the geological features formed by the theory of plate tectonics, which births […]

    romance, riches, and rocks

    cliff walk has it all

    February 8, 2018
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    No matter the circumstances, the task of conceiving a Valentine’s Day date idea is daunting. The date must be thoughtful but not overwhelming, romantic but not cheesy. The task is even more difficult for couples who have been dating for months or years (an eternity in Brownland time) and have already hit all the affordable […]

    quantum entanglement

    analysis of the mega stuf to double stuf cost to stuf ratio in the standard nabisco® oreo® chocolate sandwich cookie tray and its potential as a chocolate substitute

    February 8, 2018
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    Introduction Since the conception of Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, the Feast of Saint Valentine has been an occasion for people young and old to procure love with chocolate.[1] In young college-aged people, the drive for such love is particularly acute. But college-aged peoples are increasingly unable […]