Sunday, October 2, 2022

Aromatics in the Ancient World: History Of Aromatherapy

Plants were treasures of the ancient world. Their uses were wide and varied from culinary herbs, perfumes and cosmetics to medicines and incense for...

The History of Medicinal Herbs: The Link Between Botany and Herbal Medicine

In the early years, there is little written evidence of the use of herbs in medicine as it was usual to pass on knowledge...

The Story of Santa Claus

Every child in North America knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, but where does he really come from? The origin of Old...

SWATH Technology: A new way to build boats

Small Water-plane Area Twin Hull boats and ships may be the watercraft of the future. By submerging two pods or pontoons below the water’s...

Origin of Weekday Names for Latin-based Languages: Learning How the Days of the Week...

Astronomy defines most of the major units of time used in daily life: a year is the time Earth takes to orbit the sun...

Santa Claus and Magic Mushrooms: The Orgins of Christmas May Be Linked to Eating...

Thoeries have been generated over the past few decades about the reasoning behind where Christmas tradition has come from, including decorations and celebrations. Shamanistic Traditions The...

What If Adolf Hitler Defeated the Soviet Union in World War II?

A political science professor recently posed a question to me. He wanted me to examine a scenario where Hitler defeated the Soviet Union...

Railroads and the Market Economy: Economy of Scale and Regulation

Businesses having a large number of customers can dramatically increase profits with small changes to the price. This simple economic fact led to railroad...

Sacred Wind in History and Mythology

Wind is not only a mysterious condition of weather, but an important spiritual element to civilizations, past and present. Wind is a natural force, defined...

The Wright Brothers’ First Flight – Some Little-Known Facts

Just about everyone with any interest at all in aviation has heard about Wilbur and Orville Wright, who on December 17th 1903 made history...