When you live in a busy city it’s hard to tell smog from fog.  The best time to catch fog is before sun up, in the countryside. In movies fogs play different roles: they create suspense or lead to a flash back. But fogs are real and they are made up of something. Fog is basically comes from a cloud that has come close to the Earth’s surface. A fog […]

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Mars is said to be Earth’s twin plant. Few people can quarrel with that. Although lately astronomers have discovered newer, smaller planets that resemble Earth more than Mars does. But Mars role in Earthling history, real or imagined, remains unquestionable: There have been countless movies, stories, books, and artworks that depict Mars as a world- in-waiting. Mars is long thought to harbor life because of the visible changes of color […]

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Compared to the rest of our body, our scalp has the most number of hair strands growing on it. The genetic reason for this is that the scalp covers the skull which houses one of the most important organs in the body, the brain. During winter, our hair protects our scalp from too much cold, and when summer comes, it protects our scalp from too much heat. Also, because of […]

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The image of a big-bellied jolly bearded man in red carrying a large sack of gifts always brings a smile to children around the world during Christmas. This man is more popularly known as Santa Claus, but is also called Father Christmas, Pere Noel, and Saint Nicholas. To people everywhere, Santa Claus is a symbol of the spirit of gift giving in Christmas. His association with gifts is so strong […]

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Unlike climates that normally stays the same for much longer periods, weather changes so often each day or each hour. One day we have sunny skies, the next day we’ll have a cloudy day. Sometimes, it would be rainy one morning, and sunny and warm in the afternoon. The weather changes so often it is difficult to predict. But why and how does the weather change? Air Mass and Pressure […]

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The earth can smell funny when it rains after a dry spell. The vapor from the ground carries with it a certain bacteria that may be beneficial when inhaled. When the rain drops hit the soil they splash the bacterial spores up and they become airborne, carrying the scent of earth with them. Another smell associated after raining is the smell of earthworms. Like the bacteria in the ground, earthworms […]

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In Roman times, the year only had 10 months and was based on the lunar cycle, which only had 29 and a half days. That calendar began at the spring equinox in March and ended with December. Because of the lunar calendar, the total number of days in the Roman calendar only summed up to 304 days, which is vastly different from the solar year that reaches a quarter and […]

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To Christians all over the world, Easter Sunday marks the end of Holy Week. It is observed as a day of celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. Yet, as Christians, many of us never questioned the dates we were told to observe Holy Week and Easter. Why does Easter fall on different days each year? How are the dates of the Holy Week and of Easter Sunday calculated? According to articles online, […]

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Deja vu is a French term that literally means “already seen.” It was coined in 1876 by French scientist Emile Boirac, one of the first to study this strange phenomenon. For the believers of the occult and the mystic, deja vu is equivalent to precognition, which is the ability to see or know what’s going to happen before it truly happens. Unlike precognition, however, deja vu happens during the event, […]

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Imagine a world without trees. Without trees, we won’t have clean air to breathe. Without forests, greater parts of the top soil will erode each year, landslides will occur frequently, and floods will rise even when the amount of rainfall is low. This is what has been happening for years. Trees have been cut down by humans since ancient times to build houses, furniture, wagons, and weapons. Trees are essential […]

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