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Friday, March 01, 2024

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SCIENCE

I just think they’re neat: Muskrats

In Ojibwe legend, there was a time when water covered all. Unhappy with the Anishinabe people, Kitchi-Manitou, the Great Mystery, flooded the earth. The only survivors in a world without land were those animals who could swim or fly — and one man, Nanaboozhoo, who clung for life to a floating log.


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SCIENCE

Superfoods: Are they worthy of the name?

Kale, berries, cacao, eggs, sweet potatoes, greek yogurt and more are among the dozens of foods that are labeled "superfoods." This new group of products is advertised as being nutritionally dense — or containing high amounts of vitamins/minerals per calorie — ways to improve your diet and prevent disease simply by consuming them.


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SCIENCE

Ho-Chunk lessons on natural healing

For the Ho-Chunk people, or Winnebago, natural history in the Madison area is rooted in the tale of Teejop (day-JOPE). Teejop, a Hoocąk name meaning Four Lakes, refers to Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa. The story begins with the descent of the Earthmaker, or Creator, from the North.


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