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11,000 Scientists warn of Unequivocal Climate Emergency

Another stark warning has been issued by 11,000 scientists, who warn of "untold suffering due to the climate crisis".

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A New Telescope to Study Dark Energy

A super telescope, called the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has started the most detailed survey of the cosmos ever undertaken.

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Historic All Women Spacewalk

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conduct the first all women spacewalk together from the International Space Station. It will last 5.5 hours and you can watch it here.  

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

Ada Lovelace Day – Celebrating Women in STEM

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to increase their profile in STEM.

October 1, 331 BC – Alexander the Great Conquers Persia

Alexander of Macedon set off to conquer the Persian Empire with 40,000 men in 334 BC. He defeated the Persian forces along the Ionian coast and in Egypt before completely defeating Darius III with a s...

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First Emirati on the ISS blasts off on Soyuz Rocket

A soyuz rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The three member crew includes an Emirati, Russian and an American. H...

Mohammad Ali Jinnah Died on this day, September 11, 1948

Mohammad Ali Jinnah, known as Quaid – e – Azam in Pakistan died #OTD (September 11) 1948. He was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as the leader of the All-I...

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September 3, 1783 – On this day Treaty of Paris Signed and American Revolution Ends

On this day (September 3) 1783 the American Revolution officially came to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the representatives of United States, France, Spain and Britain. The treaty ...

Diana, Princess of Wales, Died On This Day August 31,1997

Lady Diana Spencer July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997 “I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give l...