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Blog posts on science, history, nature, climate change and conspiracy theories 


Pope Gregory XIII and a page from his reformed calendar that corrected the previous Julian calendar

The Story of the Calendar: Gregorian Calendar Adopted on October 4, 1582

A New Day began when the Gregorian Calendar was Adopted on Oct 4, 1582. Ten days were skipped, the next date was Oct15, closer to the seasons.

Virtual Tours from Home by 360onhistory.com

Virtual Activities You can do from Home

You can virtually access tons of tours, museums, art galleries and libraries from home. Here is a list, which I will be updating on a regular basis. 

leaves depicting seasons by showing colours from green to maroon

Equinox and Solstice – What is the reason for the season?

What is an equinox and what is a solstice? What is the reason for the four seasons we get during the year? And what is the difference between astronomical and meteorological seasons?

This split image shows the difference between an active Sun during solar maximum (on the left, captured in April 2014) and a quiet Sun during solar minimum (on the right, captured in December 2019). December 2019 marks the beginning of Solar Cycle 25, and the Sun’s activity will once again ramp up until solar maximum, predicted for 2025. Credits: NASA/SDO

Solar Cycle 25 has arrived

Solar Cycle 25 has arrived. The Sun goes through an 11 year cycle moving from solar minimum to solar maximum. The maximum will be in 2025

Coffee cup and coffee beans from Unsplash

The Story of Coffee

The Story of Coffee blog about the history of the beverage & coffee houses from Ethiopia & Yemen to Europe. How it was part of a social revolution.

Map of Pakistan in Asia

Pakistan becomes an independent country – 1947

August 14, 1947 Pakistan becomes an independent county, separates from India, British rulers leave the sub-continent after almost 200 years.

A mobile phone showing high temperatures in Liverpool, UK.

What’s causing this tropical heatwave in the UK? Climate Change

August 2020 has seen many days over the heatwave threshold, with thunderstorms following. This increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme events like heatwaves is due to climate change.

This image of the Berlin Wall was taken in 1986 by Thierry Noir at Bethaniendamm in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a literal symbol of the iron curtain and the cold war, which divided east and west Germany. It was built in 1961 and fell in 1989.

Photo of Mars by Hubble Telescope. Source: NASA, ESA, and STScI

New Visitors to Planet Mars

New Visitors to Planet Mars include NASA Mars2020 Perseverance rover UAE's Hope space-probe and China's Tianwen-1 mission. All were launched in July 2020.

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