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The Awesome Science of Coffee Production

By Sydney Hubbard During the summer of 2017, Kayla Bellman was working with Habitat for Humanity delivering latrines, smokeless stoves, and water filters to families living in extreme poverty in a remote region of Guatemala. This particular region, along with many other rural, agrarian areas of…
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The Awesome Science of Music Technology

  By Amin Ghane Musicians spend countless hours tweaking, calibrating, and arranging sounds and ideas to create your favorite jams. And then, of course, there are the instruments themselves that provide a conduit through which creativity can be expressed. The field of music technology…
Traffic jam in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Awesome Science of Traffic

By Ana Cheng Atlanta is the 11th most congested city in the country, and most ATLiens are familiar with the frustrating ballet of rush hour traffic. On average, drivers lose 97 hours and $1,348 each year just stuck in traffic. Atlanta is also the fourth fastest-growing city in the country, meaning…

Cracking the Science Behind Pottery with MudFire Pottery Studio

By Helen Siaw Two rows of pottery wheels sit at the center of the pristinely clean 8000 square-feet studio, surrounded by shelves of artwork done by the studio’s members, Mudfire Pottery Studio is a go-to pottery studio for the local community. Daphne Ranlett and her partner Deanna Ranlett have…
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The Awesome Science of Apples at Mercier Orchards

By Laura Mast “There’s a lot more science than people realize. People think, you go out there, you dig a hole, you plant a tree and pick it. There’s a lot more.” David Lillard, orchard manager at Mercier Orchards, leans back in his chair and smiles good-naturedly at me and Ian Flom, Mercier’s…

Atlanta’s Living History: Old-Growth Forests in the City

By Elizabeth Spiers When I greet Kathryn Kolb near Proctor Creek Trail, she leads me towards a slope, “This little patch right here, is attached to a large tract of old-growth forest. It looks like nothing, but it does have some characteristics that are consistent with areas where we find old…

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