Robin Cook

August 2, 2015

How an Innocent Photo Goes Viral and a Boy Gets His Education

We are all familiar with the photo or story that goes viral—meaning one person posts a photo or tweets a story, it is picked up on social media, and within hours it can sail around the world, garnishing millions of hits through shares and reposts. In this case a woman […]
July 19, 2015
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Turning Chocolate and Sugar Waste Product into Renewable Energy

I confess, I am a lover of chocolate. I prefer dark, bittersweet—the higher the cocoa content and bitterness the better. For me a dream trip is a tour of a chocolate-making factory where any rejected, “not fit for the store” chocolate can easily find a home in my mouth! Transforming […]
July 14, 2015
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Music from Your Light Bulb

Remember the important elements of the first date? Probably top of the list was romantic lighting and music. In the old days, it was dimmer lights and slow dance music. If you went to the restaurant, there had to be a candle on the table, and the preferred lighting was […]
June 29, 2015
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Saving Lives with a Simple Dot

Combating iodine deficiency with a dot 500 million women live in India and the overwhelming majority of them suffer from life-threatening diseases. Approximately 70 million Indians suffer from disorders related to iodine deficiency. Iodine is vital to proper functioning of the thyroid. Impairment of the thyroid leads to a number […]