“If you ask kids to show you what a scientist looks like, the first thing they’ll draw is wild white hair.”

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Einstein is universally welcomed as the magazine cover for ‘genius’- the face of Modern Physics, one of the most formidable scientists of the last centennial. Globally known for his mass-energy equivalence formula: E=mc²

Einstein’s celebrity has been celebrated throughout the years. In fact, on December 31, 1999, Times Magazine recognized the German-born Jewish Theoretical Physicist, Albert Einstein as the person of the century. …

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Details, Apollo program:

Country United States
Organization NASA
Purpose Crewed lunar landing
Duration 1961–1972
First crewed flight Apollo 7 (October 11, 1968)
Last flight Apollo 17 (December 19, 1972)

Ken Thompson (sitting) and Dennis Ritchie at PDP-11 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

It was in the 60s when Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson started collaborating at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bell Labs. The pair was developing — a time-sharing operating system, which was to be constructed on the concept of a single-level memory — Multics. Retro-computers were in use, they were bulky and inefficient, rooms full of machinery were dedicated to performing a single task. It took the sagacity two geniuses with compatible skill-sets to conceive the forerunner to our present-day operating system. Although Multics was an ambitious project, both — Ritchie and Thompson were embittered by its magnitude and complexity. The…

Dr Pass, CEO of the Astrosociology Research Institute, is a devited member of the National Space Society as well as the Planetary Society. He established astrosociology as a multidisciplinary social science committed to the study of astrosocial phenomena.

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Where did you grow up, and how much did your upbringing have an impact on your pursuit of sociology and space exploration?

I grew up in southern California. My parents were always supportive of the pursuit of my interests. They bought me a book about the solar system when I was 7 years old or so that had a strong impact on my interest in space (even though many of the “facts” were incorrect). I followed the space program and watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. That had a strong impact on me as well. In college, I actually pursued criminal justice, criminology, and then sociology in graduate school at the University of Southern California (USC). Space was always an…

An honest book review ★★★☆☆

The books I very well written, a quick read, pretty much the perfect starter to the world of JFK assassination. In the epilogue the author talks about how people reject the fact that History changed its course based on pure chance. In fact, I reject it. Are you telling me that if JFK was a couple of minutes late or didn’t raise his hand or a butterfly didn’t flap its wings in Wyoming then Mr. President would’ve had a successful motorcade in downtown Dallas?? I don’t buy it. There has to be a bigger conspiracy. Communists, perhaps?

Book cover from Goodreads

I enjoyed this…

An honest book review ★★★☆☆

Failosophy is a no-bullshit guide to Elizabeth Day’s philosophy on failure. This book talks about the biosphere of failure that a person carries around as they get progressively older. It is a fast-paced narrative that aims to shift your perspective on failure. It looks at failure, at a distance and nudges you to disconnect from the feeling of discontent. At the core, the book is all about ‘training your brain to be happier’ but it is lathered by heartfelt stories from famous people. I would’ve been really mad if the book’s fundamental message hadn’t been cushioned by these real-life stories…

An honest book review ★★★☆☆

You, dear reader, you need to read this book. Not because it is the best story you will ever read or something but because it will introduce you to a world of culture and tradition.

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The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi is the story of Lakshmi Shastri — a smart, independent woman living in the clutches of the Indian caste system. The story is set in the early years of independence and brings together rich culture and characters.

My favourite character is undoubtedly Lakshmi’s Saas, I’d love for Alka to write a book about her.

I think more often than…

An honest book review ★☆☆☆☆

Oh, a romance novel, where two people become roommates and fall in love? Oh, so original!

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In the spirit of review writing, let us discuss the sluggish steamy scenes and the unpleasant experience that was the plot.

  1. What did you think of the main characters?

-Tiffy: Tiffany Rose Moore
Eleanor from Elenor & Park meets Jess from New Girl.

Tiffy is a big girl with blue eyes and red hair, and oh so pretty! She is so pretty that there are pages where people are constantly complimenting her.

There is a scene where the whole hospital ward can’t stop commenting…

A board game for game night; pop culture’s vogue every Halloween or a portal to Hell?

“ The ouija boards became so well acclaimed that the New York Times compared its popularity to ‘chewing gum’, in an article printed in 1920.”

Original ouija board

“If you call it we-ja or wee-gee, it still spells good fun.”

Ouija boards have equal parts intrigued and intimidated their way into pop culture. The Exorcist is a 1973 American horror film through which the board made its blockbuster debut. By this time it had already been an integral part of spiritualism for decades. The Ouija board (known also as a Spirit board or Talking board) is a device for divination, commonly believed to…

3rd Presidential Debate 2020 Logo

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden indulged in a war of words on Thursday, October 22, 2020, for the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The final debate consisted of six segments — Fighting COVID-19, American Families, Race in America, Climate Change, National Security, Leadership — and was moderated by Kristen Welker, White House correspondent for NBC news. Following Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis in early October, the second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15, was canceled after the President’s refusal to appear virtually.

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