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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

AG Carinae captured by Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 2021.

Hubble Turns 31 Celebrates with Giant Exploded Star

Hubble Turns 31 Celebrates with Giant Exploded Star in this amazing image and video. AG Carinae is a Luminous Variable Star that exploded 1000s of years ago

Statue of Grace O Malley in Westport House by Bastun Wikimedia

Fantastic Women Series – Grace O’Malley: Pirate Queen l Blogpost

Meet Grace O'Malley the Pirate Queen of Ireland. She has been forgotton by history but is remembered in Irish songs and folktales.

Plain of Jars site 1. Image: Shewan L, O’Reilly D, Armstrong R, Toms P, Webb J, Beavan N, et al. (2021)

The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos l Blogpost

The Plain of Giant Jars in Laos (Lao PDR) houses the most mysterious megalithic structures in Southeast Asia. There are over 90 sites, each with up to 400 jars. There purpose is not known. Now a new s...

Caroline Herschel, First Professional Female Astronomer

Fantastic Women Series – Caroline Herschel First Professional Female Astronomer l Blogpost

Caroline Herschel was the First Professional Female Astronomer who discovered comets and star clusters in the 18th century and the first to be awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Society.

Kauri tree at Ngawha, New Zealand in 2019

An Ancient Tree and the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything

An Ancient Tree from 42,000 years ago & the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. Scientists study impact of magnetic field reversal based on data from the tree and link it to environmental c...

Coelacanth off Pumula on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast South Africa Nov 22 2019 Image Bruce A S Henderson CC BY 4

Coelacanth – No Longer A Living Fossil l Video l Blogpost

This weird fish called the coelacanth has long been known as a living fossil. After disapearing for over 60 million years it reappeared. And now genetic testing shows it has been hijacking genes from ...

False-color view of total ozone over the Antarctic pole. The purple and blue colors are where there is the least ozone, and the yellows and reds are where there is more ozone. Feb 2021

New Research Confirms Drop in Ozone Depleting Emissions: How We Healed the Ozone Layer

Two new studies say there is a Drop in Ozone Depleting Emissions and the ozone layer is healing. It can be back to 1980 levels thansk to the Montreal Protocol.

Ink pen writing on paper for blogpost The Alphabet by 360onhistory.com

Video l The History of the Alphabet

Infographic video and blogpost on the History of Writing and the origin of the alphabet. From Egypt to Lebanon and rest of the world.

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