The Beatles… Every story eventually gets mythologized, especially when it comes to the history of popular music groups and performers. The history of the most popular band of all times The Beatles also became a subject of this mandatory mythologizing. Here’s an example of one such myth. Many sources on the Internet claim […]
Smoke marijuana! Many Americans teenagers quit smoking cigarettes and turn to smoking marijuana, polls show. Alcohol loses its positions: it finds popularity with 23 percent of respondents. Like cigarettes, alcohol loses popularity with American teenagers. Twenty-three percent of the polled students said that they liked drinking alcohol – it became the lowest index […]
NASA’s new telescope, Kepler, has discovered five giant new planets outside the Solar System. While none of them are hospitable, scientists are enthusiastic. That the new equipment is working so well, adding to the possibility of completing its mission successfully: to find another Planet Earth out there.
Andromeda Galaxy... is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years (2.4?1019 km) from Earth in the Andromeda constellation. Also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, it is often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, but not the closest galaxy overall.
Origin. Does the recent news by scientists of a comet containing a chemical building block of life furnish evidence that comets were responsible for life’s origin on Earth? Comets may be the most dynamic, spectacular, variable, and mysterious bodies in the solar system. They even contain organic matter—including trace amounts of the amino […]
Joy Of Creative Office Life. In the interest of getting the most out of its employees it only makes sense for a company to tailor its offices towards the type of work being performed. For most of us, that means the joy of cubicle life. After all, cubes are cost-effective, make for an […]
Author of sci-fi books, once said that a mysterious satellite called Black Prince was spinning around Earth. The writer believed the object might be an alien probe, a messenger from extraterrestrial civilizations. Some people including scientists paid attention to the writer’s hypothesis. U.S. astrophysicist Ronald Bracewell was the first to take the hypothesis […]
Amsterdam, always, always and every day! This translated as a square on a dam. Amstel beer is pure Dutch beer. The population of city is one and a half million people, taking into account the suburbs. Although Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, the capital of the province, where it is, is […]
The first satellite television signal was relayed from Europe to the Telstar satellite over North America in 1962. The first geosynchronous communication satellite, Syncom 2, was launched in 1963. The world’s first commercial communication satellite, called Intelsat I (nicknamed Early Bird), was launched into synchronous orbit on April 6, 1965.
Side Tattoo… Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin’s dermis, the layer of dermal tissue underlying the epidermis. After initial injection, pigment is dispersed throughout a homogenized damaged layer down through the epidermis and upper dermis, in both of which the presence of foreign material activates the immune system’s phagocytes to […]
Located at 701 LaSalle Street in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, is the Newby-McMahon Building, a smallish structure 10 feet by 18 feet in area and four-story in height. Since 1920, this Neoclassical style red brick and cast stone building has been referred to as the ‘world’s littlest skyscraper’ –a sobriquet it received from […]
After mobile phones Smart TV televisions started to get smarter and smarter. Television sets will never be the same again. A couple of years ago, some of the manufacturers (Samsung, LG, Sony, etc.) started adding Internet features to their top models of TV sets. You could connect your TV box to your local […]