Cats in the Ancient World

It is a commonly accepted fact that the Egyptians were the first people to domesticate cats 4,000 years ago. However, it has been found that cats have lived among human beings for far longer than that, supported by various archaeological findings including the discovery of a cat skeleton in a tomb that dated back to 9,500 BC on the island of Cyprus. This find was made in 1983 by the archaeologi... More

Posted on 2020-03-20

Cats in the Ancient World (II)

In the previous article, we looked at cats in ancient Egypt, China, Japan and India. Let’s now see how other civilizations regarded cats. 

Cats in Ancient Persia

Persian folklore says that cats were magically created. One night, the great Persian hero Rustum was out on campaign when he rescued a... More

Posted on 2020-03-24

The Delay of Chandrayaan-2

India was set to be the fourth country to land on the moon. However, India’s biggest space mission yet, Chandrayaan-2, was delayed at the last 56 minutes before launch on July 15, 2019. There was a suspected technical snag that was discovered while filling the rocket with cryogenic fuel and the launch was postponed, despite pressing conditions to go ahead. 


Posted on 2020-04-03

History of the Computer Keyboard

Most of us probably use one every day – even on mobile devices such as phones and tablets. However, have you ever wondered why the letters on a computer keyboard are not placed in alphabetical order? How did the layout of the computer keyboard really originate? 

The first semblance of a computer keyboard was in the invention of the typewriter. In 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes pat... More

Posted on 2020-04-07

Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion

On January 28, 1986, a nation anxiously watched as NASA’s second space shuttle to enter service, Challenger, was set to launch into space on its tenth journey. However, just 73 seconds after takeoff, the shuttle exploded, killing all seven crew on board. 

Although the disaster is commonly referred to as an explosion and looked like one, it was actually not an explosion in the way w... More

Posted on 2020-04-09

How are Cosmetics Harming Us?

Cosmetics may be the cause of our health problems later in life – and we would not even know it. 

Think about this the next time you pick up that bottle of deodorant or air freshener. The innocent-looking cosmetic, while considered harmless by many, may very well have much more side effects than one might imagine. 

In our everyday lives, we frequently give little thought... More

Posted on 2020-04-13

The Concept of Humorism

These days, when we visit a doctor and get prescribed medications, the general concept is that the medications will help to rebalance our systems and return them to normal. While our modern medical practices may differ far from that of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the idea of rebalancing is not so different from what the ancient civilizations believed. 

In the times of ancient Gree... More

Posted on 2020-04-16

History of Photography

Did you know that early cameras were created for the purpose of studying optics instead of taking pictures? The art of photography has hardly been around for two centuries, but in that short time it has seen no small number of evolutions in technique, from large cameras to developing film and finally to a condensed imaging device through which we can instantly snap and share images. Today, near... More

Posted on 2020-04-21

All you need to know about News Media

The news media are those components of the broad communications that emphasize conveying news to the overall population or a specific public. These incorporate print media (newsmagazines and papers), news broadcasting (radio and TV), and the Web of late (online newspapers, news web journals, and so on.). 

The phenomenon of broadcasting is the sound and video signal distribution (prog... More

Posted on 2020-04-23

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine has been in practice since some 3,500 years ago and is still being used around the world today. 

Having its roots in Taoism, traditional Chinese medicine is based on the belief that all of the body’s organs work as one. The body’s vital energy, called chi or qi, circulates through channels called meridians that are connected to bodily organs and funct... More

Posted on 2020-04-27
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