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An Eerie Augmented Reality Illusion from the 1850s Is Still Being Used Today!

When you think of augmented reality, you probably think of smartphones and video game consoles — the kind of advanced technology that can place an imaginary...

The Color of Autumn’s Changing Leaves Comes Down to Chemistry!

At long last, autumn is here! Sweater weather has returned, apples are ready for picking, pumpkins are begging to be carved, and leaves are...

The Eclipses That Changed History!

Solar eclipses come around so infrequently, it feels like a historic event just to even witness one. But some eclipses from history have taken on a...

Astronomers Once Watched a Star Turn Directly Into a Black Hole!

Most dying stars go out with a bang — a supernova, more specifically. But scientists recently observed a star that went out with a whisper, skipping...

Notorious Droughts from the World History

Tropical Africa (133,000 B.C. to 88,000 B.C.) By extracting sediment cores from Lake Malawi, one of the largest and deepest lakes on Earth, scientists determined...

Origin of Noodles

Summary Noodles started out as dumplings: just little balls of flour and water. At some point, someone started to make them into noodle shapes, probably because...

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding...

The Complete History of California Gold Rush

The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 sparked the California Gold Rush, arguably one of the most significant events...

Ancient Greek Temples Were Purposely Built Over Fault Lines!

Earthquakes were a pretty common phenomenon in ancient Greece — terrifying and destructive, sure, but also a known risk of living in certain areas....

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An explosion hit a coronavirus testing centre in a town north of Amsterdam shortly before it was to open on Wednesday, breaking windows but...

Pregnant woman, five others killed as ambulance hits land mine in Burkina Faso

A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area...

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Taiwan

The first batch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Taiwan. Taiwan has signed contracts securing 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 5.05 million...

Analysis: Biden aims to manage expectations with pandemic

President Joe Biden doesn’t just have to manage the coronavirus pandemic, he also has to manage people’s expectations for how soon the country will...