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Baseball Physics Constant; Strategy Shifts Constantly

Baseball has seen many changes over its history. The rules are in a constant state of flux, as are team strategies. The ball itself is now covered with cowhide, not horsehide as in earlier times. Even the history of the game has changed. It is now generally agreed that Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general, didn't invent baseball, in spite of a legend to the contrary. This myth was started in an effort to prove that baseball originated in the United States.

Question Your World: Can Climate Change Undo Civilizations?

There are ruins from ancient civilizations scattered throughout the globe. Some of those civilizations fell to diseases and war, but some of them were undone because of a changing climate.  By studying climate change's impact on some of the most severe droughts on Earth, scientists are now showing increasing concern regarding the dire problems facing the Middle East.

VCU Rice Rivers Center's Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program

Did you know that by simply eating oysters in certain restaurants in the central and eastern Virginia region, you become a participant in oyster restoration? The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) is a public-private and nonprofit collaborative effort of the VCU Rice Rivers Center, taking shells destined for the trash and returning them to the Chesapeake Bay.

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