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I recently found out yesterday that 1 to 7 March is Read an Ebook Week, which means you can get huge savings on loads of ebooks over the next seven days at various ebook retailers including my e-book publisher, 235 more words
When it was founded in 1660, the Royal Society was the first institution in England dedicated to the study of natural philosophy (what we’d today call ‘science’). 1,117 more words
Content Warning: There’s gonna be some discussion of a modern-day prominent religion in a format differing from the usual online treatment of these points. Please don’t be offended. 1,791 more words
“There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but its good” – Stephen Colbert
These days we feel compelled to emphasize two generally accepted facts: (1) Columbus was not the first non-Native American to set foot in the Americas, and (2) Columbus was a jerk. 1,165 more words
The temple of Hidimba Devi sits in some woods just outside of Manali. The trees themselves are something to see; ancient deodars of enormous height, that have escaped destruction because of their sheltering proximity to the temple. 564 more words