Blog Posts

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

ClayTablet Revealing An Ancient Asteroid Impact being held in a hand showing lines and cuneiform inscription (CC BY)

Ancient Star Map Revealed Asteroid Impact

This is the story of a star map, one which depicted an ancient asteroid impacting Earth over 5,000 years ago.

Maypole Dancing

May 1 – Arrival of the Sun l Beltane

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

The Curious Case of Driving on the Right vs. the Left

The Curious Case of Driving on the Right vs. the Left. How did this custom begin and why do some countries adopt one or the other?

Craiyon generated image of a women who seems like a queen, wearing a crown sitting on a purple throne

Fantastic Women Series l Cynethryth: Queen of Mercia

This Fantastic Women Series post is about Cynethryth, who was Queen of Mercia and exerted power and influence along with her husband King Offa.

Moon Impacted by Theia by NASA

How the moon was made l New Simulation

Scientists have now answered the questions of how the moon was made in this New Simulation, showing that it formed very quickly after impact with another body called Theia.

Image of the Richat Structure, Eye of the Sahara, from the International Space Station, 17 December 2011

Meet the Eye of the Sahara

A structure known as the Eye of the Sahara is an ancient circular geological formation in the Sahara Desert. This intriguing phenomenon is known as the Richat Structure or Guel er Richat in Arabic and...

Satellite views of Earth on the solstices and equinoxes. From left to right, a June solstice, a September equinox, a December solstice, a March equinox, via NASA Earth Observatory.

What is the Reason for the Season? Equinox, Solstice & Everything Else

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?

Image of ancient Earth with lightening and rain

The Carnian Pluvial Event

The Carnian Pluvial Event - A 2-Million-Year Period of Rain that Shaped Earth's History and may have facilitated the rise of the dinosaurs.

Costa Rican Stone Spheres by Diego Padilla Duran and Mariordo in a field. There are about 9 spheres one of them in close up while 8 can be seen further up.

The Ancient Stone Spheres Costa Rica

The Ancient Stone Spheres Costa Rica are part of the landscape of the country. Their origins are shrouded in mystery but they are considered the country's symbol.

Free Email Updates
We respect your privacy.