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

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?

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.

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