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Science

Danish Astronomer Unearths Oldest Photographs of Space

It's great to unearth some long-forgotten keepsake, and it's even better when that find has historical significance. That's exactly what happened to Danish astronomer, Holger Pedersen. Although retired, Pedersen still participates in projects and hence makes regular visits to the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. On a recent visit, […]

Fashion

The Origin of Cufflinks

Before the advent of cuff links, stylish men had to hold their cuffs together with ribbons or ties. Ready for something more stately and decorative, men were thrilled when jewelry designers created cuff links. First comprised of small chains linked to gold or silver buttons, cuff links entered the fashion […]

Fashion

Dressing Up for Halloween

Halloween might still be a few months away, but that doesn’t mean its too early to start thinking about what to wear on the spookiest night of the year. After all, Halloween is now seen as the number one night to get dressed up to impress. While donning the best […]

Politics

Is the United States set for a “War on Immigration”?

Immigration has been a long-standing, contentious issue in American politics. Early American history witnessed the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which ruled that 14 years of residency were necessary before an ‘alien' could be grant citizenship. Later in to the nineteenth century, the 14th Amendment of 1868 addressed the […]

Travel and living

The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

In the last years the fuel price increased considerably but road traffic still remains the cheapest and quickest alternative especially for short-term trips. Here are the top ten famous roads in the world, the so called “Death Roads” which are considered the most dangerous for travel or car transportation. 1. […]

Electronics

A Brief History of Batteries

We use batteries in some way, shape, or form, everyday, and yet we seldom think about them, that is, of course, until they run out. The battery powers the modern world. Its hard to imagine how different life would if we didn't have batteries. If every electrical device had to […]