Tag: history

Evidence of Ancient Nitrogen-rich Martian Underground Found by Scientists in Antarctica

In 1984, explorers discovered tiny pieces of a 4-billion-year-old rock from the Martian surface in Antarctica. Decades following the discovery, many questions surfaced such as the rock coming from Mars. Recently, Japanese researchers studied these meteorites and discovered traces of ancient waters rich with nitrogen and carbon. It was named Allan Hills 840001 based on Read More

Ancient Greece’s Incredible Astronomical Breakthroughs

The planets go around the sun The earliest heliocentric theory of the solar system explained that the sun was the central fire  and the planets are positioned in the right order with distance around it. Aristarchus of Samos, the one who developed this idea, could have assumed that since the sun was larger than the Read More

Plague Doctors: Who Were They?

During the later medieval and early modern times, doctors did not represent themselves in one outfit. Because there were various beliefs about the spread of plague, their clothing and treatment methods had also changed. Care and prevention from the plague were provided by doctors, surgeons, apothecaries, herbalists, midwives, priests, and barbers. In an era of Read More