Education and Science
What Really Is an Aswang?
The Aswang is the most fearsome folk monster in the Philippines. The belief shaped Filipino society even though a concise description of the creature makes the myth vastly confusing. I will try to explain how the legend came about and its impact on Pinoy culture. Is this folklore based on reality?
Britain's General Strike in May 1926: "Try Living on Their Wages."
The only official general strike held in Britain occurred 3rd-12th May 1926. The Mining Federation and Trade Union Congress "General Strike" lasted for nine days and it pitted workers against employers and the government led by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. What caused it and was it a success?
Understanding Time and Its Mysteries
Time is a dimension in which everything happens and everything that is happening is tagged to some time value which eventually becomes a thing of past. This article tries to understand the meaning of time in relation to the universe and human life.
A Flight of Fancy? The Strangeness of the Quantum Universe
What is it about quantum physics that is so different from classical physics? A beginner's guide to the quantum universe.
The Mystery of SS Baychimo, the Unsinkable Ghost Ship
The SS Baychimo was a cargo steamer built in 1914 for the Hudson’s Bay Company. But in 1931, she drifted away from her crew and wandered the ocean as a ghost ship for over 40 years! Her fate, to this day, is unknown, and she remains one of the most mysterious ghost ships of modern times.
How Was The Golden Gate Bridge Constructed?
Golden Gate Bridge is an engineering wonder that connects Marin county and San Fransisco. It is a suspension bridge built on the pacific ocean. This article will explore the construction, challenges, and solutions employed in the Golden gate Bridge.
Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the Infamous Human Experimentation in America
At Tuskegee, the U.S. government experimented on black men with syphilis for 40 years. No consent was ever obtained from the men, and they were never told that they were not being treated but being watched until they died and their bodies could be examined to study the disease further.
Facts About Sunflowers: History, Description, Types, and Uses
Sunflowers are commercially and ornamentally valuable plants. These plants are herbaceous annuals belonging to the family Asteraceae. They are native primarily to North America. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals for vases and bouquets, and some are grown for their edible seed and oil.
Reading Comprehension & Writing Assessment Practices
Sharing with you my best teaching practices in testing reading comprehension and writing skills. Read on!
Ethnic Experience to Combat the Today Ecological Thread
It proposes solving the problems of the ecological crisis to-day through the learning of ethnoecology among Northern peoples. The author underlines how it can be used in forming new concepts of environmental science
The Haunting Mystery of the Lost Cosmonauts of the Soviet Union
Did the Soviets leave dead cosmonauts in space? Was Yuri Gagarin really the first man in space? Or has someone else made it before him? The story of the lost cosmonauts is still one of the most discussed conspiracies arising out of the grim dog-eats-dog realities of the Cold War era.
"JHALKARI BAI" THE UNSUNG COMMANDER OF QUEEN LAKSHMI BAI’S- DURGA BATTALION
The history of India's independence struggles has been grossly mispresented. Many brave rulers, commanders, and freedom fighters were neglected by the politicians and historians of India. They are the unsung heroes of our country, who deserve their rightful place in Indian history.
Plato and Aristotle on Emotions and the Human Soul: A Comparison
This article takes a look at and compares Plato's and Aristotle's views on the human soul and examines how these great philosophers differed on a number of topics when it came to the human soul.
What Is My Emotional Bandwidth and How Do I Increase It?
When feeling overwhelmed and tired, you might say your emotional bandwidth reached its limit. Discover how simple techniques like self-care, exercise, music, and breathing can help increase your emotional bandwidth so that you can better cope with life's challenges.
The Pirate Queen Grace O' Malley and the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I
Grace O'Malley was no demure Irish maiden. She was a ruthless 16th century pirate and Clan O'Maille's chief, twice married and a mother of four. She dispatched her enemies without mercy and yet she won the favour of Queen Elizabeth I and the emnity of Tudor statesman Sir Richard Bingham.
Anatoli Bugorski, the Scientist Who Survived Being Stuck in a Particle Accelerator
Anatoli Bugorski is the only known person to have survived an intense proton beam passing through his head. Bugorski not only survived the accident, but his intellect also remained intact as he later went ahead and completed his doctorate with flying colors.
Introduction to Multilateralism
The United Nations (UN) was created by Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States. Initially, the United Nations was created in such a way that all countries could join, but preference was for countries with great powers in terms of their economic standing and Government. At the time of
How to Determine Whether or Not a Snake Is Venomous (9 Ways)
Despite the fact that there is not a single criterion that can reliably differentiate between venomous and non-venomous snake species, This list of telltale signs should assist you in distinguishing between venomous and non-venomous snakes should you encounter one.
The Fascinating History of 11 Common English Idioms
Many of us use numerous common English idioms without even thinking much about the history behind them. Most of these idioms are based on dark events rooted in slavery to bloodshed. This article helps you understand some of these idioms' fascinating (and sometimes dark) origins.
Mata Hari: An Overrated “Spy” Who Wasn’t Really a Spy
When an exotic dancer became a legend for the wrong reason.
How the German Afrika Korps Helped the U.S. Win World War II
After El Alamein, the Afrika Korps was brought to the U.S. as prisoners of war and made a major contribution to the American war effort.
INDIA’s FORGOTTEN UNSUNG HEROES: Admiral Lachit Barphukan
India has a rich and ancient history that dates back to the era of BC. But due to the British and other effects, it has been ignored and forgotten. Even educational textbooks have the minutest places for them. This is a small step to remember such unsung heroes of our history.
How Confederates Kidnapped and Enslaved Blacks at Gettysburg
Robert E. Lee’s army rounded up free black Pennsylvanians before the Battle of Gettysburg and sent them South into slavery
In the Engine Room of Thought
Human thought is one of the most abstract concepts to grasp, as it involves, well, thinking. Thinking about thoughts can seem like inception that sends us into a tailspin. But every thought is connected through memory, imagination, reasoning, experience, data, and stimuli.
Two Approaches, Hermeneutic and Cognitive in Modern Anthropology
Author proposes learning the postmodern methodology in studies of anthropology. The primitive and modern culture, the ratio of culture and laguage are observed from the point of view as cognitive as heurmenetic approaches
John Hunyadi: The Greastest Enemy of the Ottoman Empire
Read to learn about the life of one of the stauchest opponents of Ottoman expansion into Europe.
The Mystery of Comte de Saint Germain, a French Nobleman and "Wonderman"
There are many well documented cases of certain individuals in history, as well as in present times, with some extraordinary, if not superhuman abilities, but this French nobleman seems to beat all those records.
The Dark History of the Thanksgiving Day
While modern Thanksgiving has been sanitized into a celebration of people coming together, the reality was far darker, bloody, and terrible. The fact is, it was not peace that brought the Indians and the settlers together at the table.
Optimization Bayesian Inversion Using Markov Chain Quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling on Amplitude.
Bayesian optimization is minimizing the number of performed evolutions as well as to optimize complicated and expensive functions. In this article we will learn the definition and applications of Bayesian optimization.
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois aka Huey
The UH-1 Iroquois is a military version of the Bell Model 204 helicopter. The XH-40 made its first flight on October 22, 1956. Iroquois initial designation was the HU-1, this gave it the nickname “Huey”. More Iroquois built than any other post-World War II aircraft. Over 16,000 have been produced.
Surprising Facts About These Trees
Do you know that there are more than 60,000 types of trees in the world? And that's just the number of species! It is impossible to count the exact number of trees on earth because different types of trees grow in different parts of the world.
Basic Physics Lesson-22: Reflection and Refraction of Light
Light is a form of energy which travels from one place to another as electromagnetic wave. When light falls on a medium then it is either reflected or absorbed or refracted or undergoes a combination of these processes. This article describes all these phenomenon related to light.
The Ethical Dilemma Presented in the Movie ''Passengers"
"Passengers" is an American movie released at the end of 2016. The film presents a couple of ethical dilemmas and paradoxes that does tickle one's brain. Read on to find out about the ethical dilemmas seen in the movie.
5 Amazing Ways To Optimize Your Social Interaction Skills
If you are a person who has constantly been avoiding group activities and interactions, then you are certainly missing out on a lot of good experiences. But the good part is, you can easily overcome this by learning a few social skills that might make you someone whose company is sought after.
The Romani and Domari People: Two Distinct Groups With a 1,700-Year-Old History
In Spain, they call themselves Gitanos (Gypsies). The colorful Cobra Gypsies are still in parts of India. They have been persecuted and stigmatized, however today they number in the millions. They are indeed an amazing people.
The case of the third gender
The features of the hijra community, to some extent, do legitimize the view that gender is not necessarily binary. However, it does not, by implication, sever sex from gender. It is only when sex is understood in fixed binary terms that such a separation between sex and gender becomes imperative in
10 Unresolved Mysterious Events and Mysterious Places in the World
As this space of ours is mysterious, there are many events happening in the world which cannot be explained even by scientists. Here's the discussion of some mysterious events of the world. There are many places, things and issues in the world that have not been solved yet.
The Northern Flicker: One of Few Migrating Woodpecker Species
Northern Flickers are birds in the woodpecker family and they are one of few species of woodpeckers that migrate. Although they are found in most parts of North America, the Cayman Island and Canada, the flickers in the west differ in appearance from the ones found in the east.