Blog Posts

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?

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.

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

In 2021 Mars Will Have Three New Visitors

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 and arriving in February 2021.

Human computers

Fantastic Women Series – NASA’s Computers

NASA's Computers. One small step for a man, a giant push from the women behind him: How a group of women heroes helped put a man on the moon.

muslim neil armstrong

Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories Part 1- Did Neil Armstrong Hear the Azan on the Moon?| Shattering Myths Blog

There is very popular with the Muslim community and states that Neil Armstrong heard the Muslim call to prayer on the moon and subsequently became a Muslim.

Apollo 11 taken on the moon by Neil Armstrong

Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory Part 2 – Did it really happen?| Shattering Myths Blog

Did the moon landings really happen? We talk about the conspiracy theory and the myth surrounding this event.

Free Email Updates
Get the latest content first.
We respect your privacy.