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Voynich Manuscript from Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious book that has puzzled experts as to its true purpose. Its writing and illustration have not been deciphered.

Colours of Mercury - Credit NASA

Take A Trip to Mercury!

Let's take a trip to the planet Mercury. Use your cursor to check out its surface inside! The European and Japanese spacecraft Bepi Colombi is on its way to orbit the planet in 2025 & took amazing ima...

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Astronomical Institute Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Fantastic Women Series – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Fantastic Women Series post about the astrophysicist who co-discovered the first radio pulsar in 1967 but – surprise surprise - the Nobel Prize this discovery received in 1974 did not include her name...

Douglas Adams

Don’t Panic and Always Carry a Towel

Towel Day (May 25) commemorates the life and works of writer and humorist Douglas Adams, who said Don't Panic. Always carry a towel on towel day.

Napoleon by Jacques Louis David

Napoleon

Story of Napoleon Bonaparte who declared himself emperor of France on May 18, 1804 and influence Europe for 25 years.

Sir Nicholas Winton Who helped save 669 children from Nazi Germany

Happy Birthday Sir Nicholas Winton! He helped children escape Nazi Germany

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who established an organization to rescue children at risk from Nazi Germany. His German-Jewish ha...

Maypole Dancing

May 1 – Arrival of the Sun

May 1 is a day to celebrate the arrival of the Sun in many countries in the north for 2000 years, with dancing around a maypole and Morris Dancing in the UK

Earthrise taken on December 24 1968 by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders NASA

Earth Day During Unprecedented Times

Since 1970, April 22 has been celebrated as Earth Day to promote environmental conservation and protection. This year is its 50th anniversary.

Bolshevik By Boris Kustodiev Tretyakov Gallery Public Domain Wikepedia Commons

April 17, 2017: Lenin Issues April Theses – Russian Revolution

The April Theses were a series of ten directives issued by the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin upon his return to Petrograd from his exile issued on April 17, 1917.

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