YEAR 2019

 


In Greek legend, the Sphinx devoured all travelers who could not answer the riddle it posed: "What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?" The hero Oedipus gave the answer, "Man," causing the Sphinx's death . . . But the legend may have been lost...

The Baron Trump novels are two children's novels written in 1889 and 1893 by the American author and lawyer Ingersoll Lockwood. They truly remained obscure until 2019, when they received media attention for similarities between their protagonist and U.S. President Donald Trump and his MIT scientist/uncle John G. Trump. But that's just a droplet...

There are eight planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The four inner solar system planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) fall under the category of terrestrial planets; Jupiter and Saturn are gas giants (giant plants composed mostly of hydrogen and helium) while Uranus and Neptune are the...

THE HOST

12/13/2018

"War of the Worlds. "Independence Day: Resurgence." "World Invasion." Hollywood is no stranger to tales of space aliens, and most seem to culminate in an epic fight to save the human race. But could it had been foreshadowing a global tribulation? Perhaps a war between Mankind and Extraterrestrial Beings, as UFOlogists suggest? And if so, does it...

In 1905 Albert Einstein proved that light was also particulate - it was made up of tiny individual particles called photons. The problem of light propagation was solved and a bigger mystery was uncovered. Particles exist in their own right and do not need a medium in which to travel through. In a curious echo from the past it seems...

Our genetic information is stored in 23 pairs of chromosomes that vary widely in size and shape. Chromosome 1 is the largest and is over three times bigger than chromosome 22. The 23rd pair of chromosomes are two special chromosomes, X and Y, that determine our gender. Chromosomes are made of DNA, and genes are special units of...

OVERLORDS

11/06/2018

Childhood's End is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture.

ITEOTWAWKI 45

10/29/2018

The United States of America Presidential Election of 2020, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn will either elect a new president and vice president through the electoral college or reelect the bearer of the title. But did a eccentric...

THE APOCALYPSE

10/17/2018

Many people refer to the end times as the Apocalypse or the time of the Apocalypse. The end of the world prediction was made by researchers in 1973 - using the programme "World One" an Apocalypse Computer where its final prediction was given: "At around 2020, the condition of the planet becomes highly critical". END OF THE WORLD:...

23and Alchemy

10/11/2018

From alchemists and the Philosopher's Stone to Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth, history is full of stories of people searching for a way to extend life indefinitely. In recent years, discoveries about the biology of aging have brought us closer to that dream than ever before. Now 23andMe a private held biotechnology company aims to...