History

The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine (also known by similar names) is, according to legend, a rich gold mine hidden in the southwestern United States. The location is generally believed to be in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction, east of Phoenix, Arizona. There have been many stories about how to find the mine, and each year people search for the mine. Some have died on…

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Gingerbread House!

Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup light molasses or dark corn syrup 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons water Directions Gingerbread House: In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter,…

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The Future of Humans? One Forecaster Calls for Obsolescence

HOMO DEUS A Brief History of Tomorrow By Yuval Noah Harari Illustrated. 449 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $35. “Organisms are algorithms,” Yuval Noah Harari asserts in his provocative new book, “Homo Deus.” “Every animal — including Homo sapiens — is an assemblage of organic algorithms shaped by natural selection over millions of years of evolution. . . .…

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