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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Strange But True

Our dental problems stem from changes in our diet

     Q.  Crowded teeth, cavities, gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth — why are we humans afflicted with so many dental problems?

Plenty of examples of horsing around with the language

     Q.  Unpacking a new pair of shoes, you notice in the box a packet of silica gel with directions to THROW...

The right name can encourage us to eat our veggies

Q.  What’s in a name?  Plenty, if you’re trying to encourage people to eat more vegetables.  Can you explain?

They may have a bad reputation, but wasps are useful critters

Q.  As far back as the fourth century B.C., Aristotle lamented the shortcomings of Greece’s young people, saying “They think they know...

Love is a drug, with real medicinal benefits

Q.  Have you heard talk about a “love medicine”?  Is it a new wonder drug? A.  It’s certainly wonderful...

We have many phobias, and the words to describe our fears

Q.  2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, founder of the nursing profession and undoubtedly the most famous...

Put on your Mae West, but try to avoid being a Chadband

Q.  With astrophysicist Chris Lintott, let us praise those citizen scientists who answered the call to join Galaxy Zoo in 2007.  What...

Being found relies on how we get lost

Q.  Fear of being lost seems to be hardwired in the human brain, yet it’s particularly difficult to know why lost people...

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Four-way stop OK’d to improve safety at Wellesley intersection

A four-way stop is planned for the intersection of Queens Bush and Nafziger roads in Wellesley, township...

Brubacher, Paul B.

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home, RR 3, Wallenstein, at the age...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

Sikandar Shah

It is with profound sadness that the Shah Family announces the passing...

John Sanders

June 27, 2019 Love Lives OnThose we love remain with usfor love...

McGuire, John

July 2, 2019 In Memory of a...