Most nations use the Gregorian calendar as their official calendar. Several centuries ago, however, the Julian calendar was in charge. However, it was so imperfect that we were lagging behind by a number of days. This error prompted the creation of the Gregorian calendar. The switch between the calendars caused several ridiculous events, like countries
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When we plan our vacation activities, many of us think of lazing on the beach with a good book or hiking through crisp mountain air. Maybe we plan on taking in the cultural treasures in museums or art galleries, visiting famous buildings or natural landmarks, or even taking in some adrenaline-filled outdoor activity. However, there
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We are all concerned about robots and artificial intelligence taking over our jobs. However, nobody seems to be worried about the jobs that were taken over by earlier advancements in technology and even modern robots. A few centuries or even decades ago, some of these professions were mainstream and profitable. They disappeared when some easier-to-use
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News outlets cannot provide wide coverage of all Earth’s natural disasters. For this reason, epic events can fall through the cracks. Recent times saw the southern hemisphere’s worst weather-related crisis, the birth of a century-long oil spill, and one of the biggest evacuations in history. Other disasters are easier to miss because they happen so
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We expect clean streets and long lives in the developed Western world, where health care programs and disease prevention comprise a thriving industry. But public health infrastructure is a relatively recent development in modern society, born and brought up on the backs of some of the greatest engineers, researchers, and physicians history has ever known.
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Many rivers around the world naturally run beneath the ground, but others have been forced underground due to flooding, pollution, location, and diseases. Some of these rivers were dammed, covered, and diverted through concrete or brick sewage systems, and cities were built over top. These once-thriving rivers fell victim to the concrete jungle, but some
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