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Entrance to the Svalbard or Doomsday Seed Vault during Polar Night, highlighting its illuminated artwork

The Doomsday Vault l A genetic seed repository

The Doomsday Vault is a Genetic seed repository that houses a large variety of the seeds of the worlds plants to safequard them from any future disasters.

Daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet (c. 1843). One of only two known photographs.

Ada Lovelace Day – Fantastic Women Series: First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace was a mathematical genius & possibly first ever computer programmer for Charles Babbage's analytical engine. She is an icon for women in STEM.

Katalin Kariko winner of 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work in mRNA vaccines

Against All Odds – Fantastic Woman Katalin Kariko wins Nobel Prize

Fantastic Woman Katalin Kariko has won the Nobel Prize for her work in the development of mRNA vaccines that helped to control Covid-19

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.

Autumn or fall scene where trees and shrubs are showing reds, oranges and pink colours. By

The Colours of Autumn and Why Leaves Fall

Why do leaves fall and what is the reason we can see the purples, reds, oranges, yellows, and browns in winter?

Prague Astronomical Clock. Image by

The Oldest Functioning Astronomical Clock l Prague

The Oldest Functioning Astronomical Clock is in Prague and is one of the most famous and visually stunning astronomical clocks in the world.

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.

Equinox and Solstice – Everything You Need to Know

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?

Timelapse of a cigarette left in soil for a year

Check out this Timelapse of a cigarette left in soil for a year and see what happens to it in the video after the whole year has passed.

A reddish full moon against a dark blue sky with silhouettes of trees in the foreground.

Stargazers Witness Rare Blue Super Moon

Stargazers were able to Witness Rare Blue Super Moon in August 2023. The next blue super moon will be in 2037, so this one was a very rare sighting.

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