Sunday, 23 November 2014

Mumbai > Place You Don’t Want To Go Swimming

The populous coastal city of Mumbai, India, unsurprisingly features many beaches. Unfortunately, these beaches have been declared unfit for bathing. 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Beetle > The Insects Season

The Coleoptera order of insects is commonly called beetles. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession of elytra, has long suggested that the Coleoptera are monophyletic, but growing evidence indicates this is unjustified, there being arguments for example, in favor of allocating the currentsuborder Adephaga their own order, or very likely even more than one.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Six Million Jews

There are some numbers that shouldn’t be questioned, yet Holocaust denial has been around since the 1950s, when the influential American priest Gerald L. K. Smith claimed that no Jews had been killed by the Nazis—they had all secretly emigrated to America instead. 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Aphids > The Insects Season

Aphids, also known as plant lice and in Britain and the Commonwealth asgreenflies, blackflies or whiteflies, (not to be confused with “jumping plant lice” or true whiteflies) are small sap-sucking insects, and members of the super family Aphidoidea.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Unlucky numbers

Different cultures consider different numbers to be bad luck. In English-speaking countries, it’s usually 13 which is held to be unlucky.