Saima Baig

I write on science, history, nature, environment, climate change, feminism, politics and religion.

July 23, 2021 Saima Baig no responses

The Eating Green Fad: Is your almond and soy latte all yout think it is?

How green is your almond milk and your soy latte? Find out here. Read more

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July 14, 2021 Saima Baig no responses

The Aztec Empire

The term Aztec is used to refer to the Mexica of Tenochtitlan, as well as the broader Nahuatl speaking people of central Mexico before and after the Spanish colonial era. The Aztec Empire in Mesoamerica was in power in Mexico between the 14th and 16th centuries. Read more 

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July 14, 2021 Saima Baig no responses

Profile – The Women Behind the Vaccines l Astra Zeneca

Meet Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Cathering Green, the women who created the Astra Zeneca vaccines. Read more

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Saudi Arabia’s 7,000-year-old Stone Structures

The Arabian desert has been known as just that – a desert – including in archaeology. It was thought that there had been no iron-age activity in the area (the iron-age was around 1200 to 500 BC). However, research conducted over the past 30 years or so has slowly changed […]

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Spacecraft OSIRIS REx Leaves Asteroid Bennu with Soil Samples

NASA’s spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex (the long-winded name is Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) is on its way back after collecting samples from an asteroid! Read More

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The Amazon is Now Emitting More Greenhouse Gases Than it is Absorbing l Blogpost

The Amazon is Earth’s largest tropical rainforest with its own self-sustainaing regional climate and hydrological system. It contains a diversity of forests – from montane to mangroves – across a range of distinct soils and substrates, supported by a biogeochemically-diverse riverine network that drives extensive seasonal rainfall. It has been […]

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May 5, 2021 Saima Baig no responses

May 1 – Arrival of the Sun

The arrival of summer has been celebrated on May 1 in many countries in the north for 2000 years. Although actual summer starts in June, May 1st is a celebration to prepare for its arrival. Beltane or Beltain is the Gaelic May Day festival, most commonly held on 1 May, […]

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Uranus – The Tilted Planet

When you look at images of planets in our solar system, they all seem to follow a certain design. The rocky ones are round with a few moons, while the gas giants and the ice giants have rings. But one of them is different. It seems to be tilted on […]

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April 12, 2021 Saima Baig Grace O'Malley,History,ireland no responses

Grace O’Malley – Pirate Queen

Who doesn’t love pirates and the stories of their seafaring adventures? We’ve heard of Black Beard, Red Beard and their ilk but I am pretty certain most do not know about famous lady pirates. One of them was Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen of Ireland (c. 1530 – c. 1603). In […]

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