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Why Doesn’t North America Have Ancient Cities?

In Italy there’s Rome, where you can see ruins which are thousands of years old. China has even older cities, and in the Middle East we can find remnants of the very first civilizations — the oldest known might be...

A Brief History of Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics (or Mechanics) is a broad collection of theories in modern physics, with over 100 years of history. The word “quantum” explains the important difference between QM and classical physics: in quantum theories, energy levels and other qualities of...

Fascinating Facts About Saber Tooth Tigers

They were iconic critters of the last ice age, even before the Ice Age movies were popular. But how much do you really know about the saber-toothed tigers? What exactly is a saber-toothed tiger? Their scientific genus is Smilodon, and...

The Various Origins of Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming soon, finding out the origin of Valentine’s Day would be quite interesting, wouldn’t it? Love and Romance are the desires which have been driving men for centuries and centuries. And one of the widely celebrated romantic...

Preparing for the doomsday with the Doomsday Vault

“The sun rose again, Still, something is odd in the plane, The concrete jungles are now just a pile of shatters, And, us the wanderers have got nothing but an empty platter.” This small verse is an accurate representation of...

Why The Night Witches Are So Important To The Soviets

Feminism is a heated and most discussed topic in the current decade. But it was the Soviets who unknowingly gave rise to this crucial and significant movement. How? By giving birth to the Night Witches. Who were the Night Witches?...

The Dancing Plague Epidemic of 1518

“Tired arms, sweaty shoes, uncontrollable swings, and mad dancing” – such was the condition of the people in Strasbourg, France. The Dancing Plague first appeared in July 1518 when a woman named Mrs. Frau Troffea jumped into the street and...

5 Biggest Dinosaur Fossil Hoaxes Ever

Fossils are a record of an age now long gone. Most of us think of dinosaur bones that have turned to stone over the years, but the word “fossil” can also apply to other remains, like footprints or DNA preserved...