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Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 'strength' for seven decades, dies at 99

Prince Philip, who was Queen Elizabeth’s husband for more than seven decades and helped to modernise the British monarchy and steer the royal family through repeated crises, died on Friday. He was 99. The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, had been by ..

Did the Namboodiris change Malayalam to add Sanskrit elements to the language?

we imagined a place in the north-west of this subcontinent where a local Dravidian population – remnants of the Harappan Civilisation that had unravelled a few centuries earlier – w..

The History of the World, in One Video - Visual Capitalist

Throughout the history of the world, many civilizations have risen and fallen. You may be familiar with the achievements of prominent societies like the Romans, Mongols, or Babylonians, but how do all of their stories intertwine over time and geography?..

How and When Did Valentine's Day Start?

St Valentine's Day has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One of the earliest popular symbols of Valentine's day is Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is represented by th..

Could Dragons Really Fly and Breath Fire? Here's the Science

You've probably been told dragons are mythical beasts. After all, a flying, fire-breathing reptile could never exist in real life, right? It's true no fire-breathing dragons have ever been discovered, yet flying lizard-like creatures exist in the fossil record. Some may be found in the wild today. T..

Darwin's theory of evolution got us thinking about our understanding of God, says Bharat Jhunjhunwala

The English naturalist Charles Darwin was born on this day in 1809. He studied the evolution of turtles in the Galapagos Islands of South America. He came u..

Delhi: Capital of British India

The foundation of Delhi was laid at the by King George V as the Capital of British India. Prior to this Calcutta served as the capital. Shifting of the Capital from Calcutta to Delhi was led by The British wanted a place where..

Explained: How scientists hope to determine the age of Ram Setu

In possibly a first, Indian scientists will undertake a scientific expedition to date the chain of corals and sediments forming the Ram Setu. Also known as Adam’s bridge, th..

Egypt Unveils Ancient Treasures That "Rewrite History"

Workers excavate a site at Egypt's Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Egypt on Sunday unveiled ancient treasures found at the Saqqara archaeological site near Cai..

Missing Treasures of the World – Strange Unexplained Mysteries

Weird, odd and strange things….. During the course of WW2 Hitler and his SS cronies had been looting europes of its finest art and treasures. The SS also stole gold bullion from europes banks. Much of this missing art ..

Why Does the New Year Start on January 1?

Way back when, the Romans had a god named Janus. He was the god of doors and gates and had two faces—one looking forward and one looking back. Julius Caesar thought it would be appropriate f..

Ancient Street Food Bar with Snails, Fish and Beef on the Menu Unearthed in Pompeii

Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served up the ancient equivalent of street food to Roman passersby. Known as a termopolium, Latin for hot drinks co..

Bayonets Fixed: Fight Of Their Lives | Outlook India Magazine

Pakistan’s Naya Chor, opposite the Barmer Sector in Rajasthan, was the Sector Headquarters of the Pak Command, and the key node, defending deeper penetration into Sindh. T..

Flightless bird species were more diverse, common before human-driven extinctions

A new study has found that flightless birds were more common on the planet before activities by human beings started leading them to extinction. If human influences had not exis..

The Silk Road Was More Than a Vast Trade Route

To most Westerners, the Silk Road conjures images of exoticism: caravans of spices and silks, open-air markets filled with brightly-clothed hawkers and m..

Hindu Temple Dating Back to 1,300 Years Discovered in Northwest Pakistan's Swat

A Hindu temple, believed to have been constructed 1,300 years ago, has been discovered by Pakistani and Italian archaeological experts at a mountain in Swat d..

Ancient Treasure Trove Of Over 100 Sarcophagi Found In Egypt

Wooden sarcophagi during the unveiling of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 sarcophagi. Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi, the largest such find this..

The cheap pen that changed writing forever

On 29 October 1945, the New York City branch of Gimbels department store unveiled a new product. Billions upon billions would follow in its wake. Gimbe..

The Life of Genghis Khan, the Ruthless Warlord Who Created the World’s Largest Empire

Genghis Khan. That name (or title, really; it’s thought to mean “universal ruler”) carries with it to this day the faint cries of battle and destruction. Sacked cities, burning fields, countless dead —..

Why Astronomy is Considered the Oldest Science

Millions of years ago, ancient humans living on the African savanna likely gazed up in wonderment at the bright moon and star-filled sky. This cosmic backdrop wasn't too d..