Christmas Traditions Around th...

Dec 19, 2014 by

Christmas is probably the time of year when, certainly in the West, there is an overwhelming plethora of traditions and practices that each culture likes to embrace. Many are similar but there is also a huge range of completely different ones.

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Fireworks and Gunpowder

Nov 28, 2014 by

We all think we know how fireworks and gunpowder came about … but here we look at really how they came about.

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The Origin of Writing

Oct 31, 2014 by

Writing – The invention that enabled science and knowledge to flourish. However it seems that is wasn’t invented for prose or love poems or literature but for the more mundane and prosaic task of taxation and bookkeeping.

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The Origins of the Modern Mogg...

Sep 26, 2014 by

It may surprise you to know that the origin of the modern moggie, one of the mysteries of veterinary science, has only very recently been solved by researchers.

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Popes, Protests and Protestant...

Aug 29, 2014 by

The period know as the Reformation came about largely due to the actions and corrupt practices of the medieval Catholic Church. The split started when a German Monk named Martin Luther, who was so disgusted with the behaviour of Catholic clerics, initiated what we would call today a ‘Back to Basics’ campaign. In this article we look at what happened at this seminal moment in Church history.

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The First ‘Kodak Moment&...

Jul 25, 2014 by

Ever wondered when the first ‘Kodak moment’ was? In this article we take a lightening tour through the history of the camera.

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