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An Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology

By |2019-06-14T14:17:32+03:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was developed and practiced in the late Hellenistic period in and around the Mediterranean region, especially in Egypt. The texts and technical terminology of this tradition of astrology were largely written in Greek (or sometimes Latin). [...]

Aether: The Fifth Element

By |2019-04-26T17:27:04+03:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

According to ancient and medieval science, aether, also spelled ether and also called quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. The concept of aether was used in several theories to explain several natural phenomena, such as the [...]

A Brief History of Greek Astronomy

By |2019-04-25T04:09:08+03:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Greek astronomy is astronomy written in the Greek language in classical antiquity. Greek astronomy is understood to include the ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Greco-Roman, and Late Antiquity eras. It is not limited geographically to Greece or to ethnic Greeks, as the Greek language had become the [...]

Myths and Legends About the Milky Way

By |2019-04-22T17:05:51+03:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There are many myths and legends about the origin of the Milky Way, the crowd of stars that makes a distinctive bright streak across the night sky. Milky Way Mythology among cultures: Armenian Ancient Armenian mythology called the Milky Way the "Straw Thief's Way". According [...]

A Brief History of Babylonian Astronomy

By |2019-04-14T03:18:09+03:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Babylonian astronomy was the study or recording of celestial objects during early history Mesopotamia. These records can be found on Sumerian clay tablets, inscribed in cuneiform, dated approximately to 3500–3200 BC. In conjunction with their mythology, the Sumerians developed a form of astronomy/astrology that had [...]

A Brief History of Astronomy

By |2018-10-12T02:12:56+03:00October 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 [...]

GMOs: Are They Safe?

By |2018-07-23T18:13:38+03:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

There is a growing amount of information about GMOs in recent years that, (genetically modified organisms), appear to confirm serious health and environmental implications due to these ‘novel’ foods. With that mounting evidence that GMOs may pose a risk, we ask the question: Are GMO foods [...]

Air Pollution Causes, Effects & Simple Solutions

By |2018-07-22T22:58:09+03:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

When people think of air pollution, most immediately picture heavy smog drifting over cities and industrial plants. This is the first and most evident form of air pollution, but it’s not the only one. Let’s begin today’s discussion by defining the term air pollution at [...]

Biggest Environmental Issues of Our Planet

By |2018-07-16T15:57:02+03:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are reading this then it is likely you are concerned with environmental issues. It is easy to feel helpless when you read about polar ice caps melting, the sheer tons of plastic waste, or the loss of important species. As an individual, faced [...]

Beliefs and Myths About the Stars

By |2018-10-10T13:59:06+03:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Legends about the stars have been with us since the dawn of recorded history, many thousands of years ago. As time has gone by, the legends have been greatly refined, but they still exist. Many of these legends were created primarily to explain things that [...]