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Top 15 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

By | 2018-10-23T03:38:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. Thich Nhat Hanh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English. He is active in the peace movement, promoting nonviolent solutions to conflict. He also refrains from animal product consumption (veganism) as [...]

Atlas: The God with the World Upon His Shoulders

By | 2018-10-22T18:46:19+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa (modern-day Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia). Atlas was the son of the [...]

Antikythera Mechanism: The World’s First Computer

By | 2018-10-21T02:35:29+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The world’s first computer was discovered on 17 May 1902 in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, to the great puzzlement of archaeologists at the time. Since then, we have learned a great deal more about the sophistication of this ancient astronomical computer, [...]

Winter Solstice History and Cultural Significance

By | 2018-10-19T01:00:39+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. It occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens [...]

Garuda: The Legendary Bird Creature

By | 2018-10-16T19:12:48+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. He is variously the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, a dharma-protector and Astasena in Buddhism, and the Yaksha of the Jain Tirthankara Shantinatha. Garuda is described as [...]

Paracelsus: An Alchemical Genius of the Renaissance

By | 2018-10-13T12:09:43+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus,” was born in 1493. He was the son of a well-known physician who was described as a Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, and it was from him that Paracelsus took his first instruction in medicine. [...]

A Brief History of Astronomy

By | 2018-10-12T02:12:56+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; the phenomena include [...]

Space Art – The Wonders of the Universe

By | 2018-10-11T02:11:25+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Space art is the term for a genre of modern artistic expression that strives to show the wonders of the Universe. Like other genres, Space Art has many facets and encompasses realism, impressionism, hardware art, sculpture, abstract imagery, even zoological art. Though artists have been [...]

Cinchona Plant – The Plant That Changed the World

By | 2018-09-26T01:43:40+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Cinchona is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing at least 23 species of trees and shrubs. They are native to the tropical Andean forests of western South America. A few species are reportedly naturalized in Central America, Jamaica, French Polynesia, Sulawesi, [...]