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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The astrophysicist who co-discovered the first radio pulsar in 1967 but – surprise surprise – the Nobel Prize this discovery received in 1974 did not include her name. Read

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Don’t Panic and Always Carry a Towel

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” It is because of this quote that Towel Day was first celebrated on May 25, 2001, two weeks after Douglas Adams’ death. Read some of his famous quotes here

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Napoleon

Story of Napoleon Bonaparte who declared himself emperor of France on May 18, 1804 and influenced Europe for 25 years. Read here

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What are Zoonotic Diseases? Is Covid 19 a Zoonotic disease? FAQs

What are Zoonotic Diseases? Is Covid 19 a Zoonotic disease? Here are some FAQs Read

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Burn The Witch — A brief history of paranoia

A brief history of the witch-trials of the middle ages as a result of paranoia, fear and religious fanaticism. Read 

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Nikola Tesla — The Man Who Saw the Future

Before Elon Musk and Tesla, there was the man, who inspired Musk and his company: Nikola Tesla the scientist who saw the future. Read about him and his love of a pigeon here

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Collecting Soil from Asteroids

Most people don’t know that we have sent out two missions to asteroids that will bring back soil samples! Now that’s no small feat — the asteroids are moving at a speed of 25 Km/s — their speed varies based on their distance from the sun. Meanwhile, the two spacecraft […]

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Did Marconi Invent the Radio?

Chances are that radio and television have been the go to activities for many of you during isolation. And let’s not forget video and audio podcasting. Thank god for that — or should we be thanking Marconi? Well, there were others before Marconi, in fact 80 years of science led […]

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Persepolis — City of Persians

Around 60 km northeast of Shiraz, at the foot of the Koh-e-Rahmat (Mountain of Mercy) in Iran, lie the ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Achaemenid Empire: Persepolis. Known as Parsa in Old Persian (meaning city of Persians) and Takht-e-Jamshed in modern Persian, Persepolis is now a […]

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250 Years of Ludwig van Beethoven

A German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven’s compositions are among the most performed classical music in the world. This is a short history of his life on 250 years of his birth. Read

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Saima Baig