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During the Darwin family's 1868 holiday in her Isle of Wight cottage, Julia Margaret Cameron took portraits showing the bushy beard Darwin grew between 1862 and 1866.

The Idea that Changed the World: Darwin and Evolution by Natural Selection l Blogpost

November 24th is World Evolution Day. It is celebrated because a paper was published that changed scientific thinking completely. On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published his work: On the Origin...

Alexander von Humboldt painted by Joseph Karl Stieler

Alexander von Humboldt: A Scientist of Whom You’ve Never Heard l Blogpost

You may have heard of the Humboldt Current and of the Humboldt Penguins but you probably don’t know after whom they were named. A very influential scientist that you may never have heard of: Alexander...

The International Space Station in orbit above Earth

The International Space Station and 20 Years of Human Occupation

The International Space Station celebrated its 20th anniversary of continuous human habitation. The ISS has been continuously occupied since 2000, and thousands of experiments have been conducted ther...

Periodic Table of Elements

The Periodic Table of Elements – Infographic of Timeline

The Periodic Table of Elements was the work of many scientists and over 200 years of work. Here is an Infographic of its Timeline.

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.

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