A Better World is Possible by Bruce Nixon

Book Review: A Better World is Possible By Bruce Nixon Published by O Books   395 pages Paperback £14.99 Author website: Free download available on this link: http://www.brucenixon.com/pdf/abetterworld.pdf Bruce Nixon describes the enormous problems that are slowly engulfing everyone on the planet and explains what we need to do to save the health of future generations. I needed to read this book very slowly because there … Continue reading A Better World is Possible by Bruce Nixon

An Inconvenient Truth – The Crisis of Global Warming by Al Gore

“Denial is not a river in Egypt!” Mark Twain  From the award winning film, this is an enlightening book with full colour photographs. Every human being on this planet contributes in many ways to global warming but by being more conscious of our purchases, our uses of power, and by changing our lifestyle, we can reduce our impact. We are at the turning point in … Continue reading An Inconvenient Truth – The Crisis of Global Warming by Al Gore

Alice Guy-Blaché – A forgotten pioneer of Hollywood

Since time immemorial, women have been considered beneath men. It has been believed that women can’t do what men can. However, time and again many courageous women have proved this notion wrong. Alice Guy-Blaché was one of them. She was born on July 1st, 1873 into a French family. She stayed in countries such as France, Switzerland and Chile until finally settling in Gaumont, France … Continue reading Alice Guy-Blaché – A forgotten pioneer of Hollywood

How the French language started

French is one of the most commonest languages spoken, after English. It is also known as a Romance language of Indo-European descent. Romance language is a modern language which evolved from Vulgar Latin between the 3rd and 8th centuries. At the beginning of the 21st century, French was an official language of more than 25 countries all over the world which include France, Switzerland, Belgium, … Continue reading How the French language started

Microbes found in the International Space Station (ISS)

Microbes have been studied for a long time. They are said to be ubiquitous, meaning they can be found everywhere. We restricted this knowledge only in the Earth’s environment. However in 2014, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov discovered bacteria from samples swabbed from the outside surfaces of ISS. There were no bacteria when the ISS was launched in 1998. It was theorised by Shkaplerov that they … Continue reading Microbes found in the International Space Station (ISS)

Medical scan reports can be faked

Israeli researchers Yisroel Mirsky and Yuval Elovici from the Ben-Gurion University’s Cyber Security Research Center have developed a malware that can make changes in images obtained from CT and MRI scans. Not only that, the software can also affect the networks and equipment in the hospital. The result of the research, which was published in January, showed that even experienced radiologists were fooled into diagnosing … Continue reading Medical scan reports can be faked

Priyanka Chopra – from Miss World to Mrs Jonas

From the time Indians started making movies, most of the actresses were used for their beauty and dancing. Without an actress, there’s no spice in the movie. Almost all the actresses went along with it, playing the role of “damsel in distress”. However, with time things have changed as some actresses started taking unconventional roles. The most successful of them is Priyanka Chopra. She was … Continue reading Priyanka Chopra – from Miss World to Mrs Jonas

History of “Mona Lisa”

For over 500 years, this painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci has survived and is now in the care of The Louvre Museum in Paris. Leonardo da Vinci has been known for his contributions in many different fields such as art, science and engineering. He was considered by many scholars a “Universal Genius”. The painting is said to be a portrait of … Continue reading History of “Mona Lisa”

The concept of DIY (Do-it-yourself)

From the beginning man has always been creative. One doesn’t need to be an artist to be able to tap into that talent. It is part of us. It is what has been pushing us to invent things to make our lives more safe, interesting and beautiful. Despite having standards of how things should be done, people invent their own ways of bending them. DIY … Continue reading The concept of DIY (Do-it-yourself)