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If Only || Aremu Adesola

If Only is poetry by Aremua Adesola that elaborates on the importance of self-discovery and societal acceptance. If Only we know ourselves… If Only If only the moon can split To carve True Lovers If only I can fly To see the World in Whole If only the earth can quake To birth out Dragon’s…
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How could planets collide?

Do planets collide? Why do planets collide? Look up into the sky and see all the stars and planets and you might wonder if there might be a collision someday. But luckily this is not likely to happen. What we fail to realise is how much further away certain stars and planets are from the…
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Plants and animals in deserts; how do they survive?

Are there plants and animals in the desert? How do plants and animals survive in deserts? The plants and animals living in hot deserts have all developed ways of conserving or storing water. Cactuses and other succulent plants store water in swollen stems and leaves. Other desert plants have tiny leaves that reduce water loss…
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Time in a mirror

“Time in a mirror” is a poem about seasons and changes that comes with it. White-tip mountains, majestic, stand tall.Images of trees, reflections of clouds in blue.Birds in flight look down to see years gone by,years still to see.Leaves of green, brown, yellow, and red,reflect as they float to their winter bed.Footprints in the snow…
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How fast does the earth move?

The earth has two motions – it spins on its own axis and it orbits around the Sun. Its rotation about an axis causes the rising and setting of the sun, moon, and stars and the changes from day to night. One complete turn of the earth actually takes 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.091…
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Where Is The Golden Horn, Caracas, Winter Palace

GOLDEN HORN Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, and is the only major city on two continents – Asia and Europe. European Istanbul is divided into old and modern sections by the Golden Horn, an inlet of the Bosporus Strait. The old section lies south of the Golden Horn, and the modern section lies…
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Notable Memorials and Monuments in USA

Monuments and memorials are quite the same. Monuments are large architectural structures. Memorials are intended to help us remember people who have passed away. Bridges, parks, major roads and streets, learning institutions named after presidents memorialize their names. Four American presidents (Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington) have their face carved into…
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Nightfall

Yet another day passes. Over hills, twilight presses. Moon already hung up high, Welcoming nightfall. Birds flying up to their nests, Chirping time to rest. Time for peace and stillness, Time to restore our minds and bodies. As all fades into night, A hollow of an absence of light. Only twinkling lights of stars, Sparkling…
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Portrait of fall by Alora M. Knight

Throughout our world’s creation
You will ever find it thus,
Kaleidoscopes of color,
In God’s hand, the artist’s brush.

Incredible trends in the means of communication

Incredibly, there have been several changes in information communication. Only a few hundreds of years ago, the fastest way a piece of news could travel was to be carried by a person on horseback. Messages sent overseas could only travel as fast as the fastest sailing ship. Breakthrough came in communications with the invention of…
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Why does lightening flash

As light travels faster through the air than sound, we see the lightening flash before hearing thunder.

Mystery about the moon and stars

Why does the moon shine? There is no mystery at all as to why the Moon shines. The Moon is a satellite of the Earth. This mean it is a small body that revolves around it, just as the Earth revolves around the Sun. The only reason we can see the Moon from Earth, or…
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Mystery behind fogs and snow

Why is there fog over water? Fog, dew and clouds are all related. In order for fog to form, the moisture must leave the air and condense. This means it must be cooled in some way, because cooler air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air. When the air is cooled below a certain…
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The World First National Park

The world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park, was established in the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, USA, in 1872. A national park is an area set aside by a nation’s government to protect natural beauty, wildlife or other remarkable features. It is famous for its many natural wonders. The park has more geysers…
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Why are male birds brighter than female?

WHY IS A MALE BIRD BRIGHTER THAN A FEMALE? Why male birds are brighter than the female birds is similar to why flowers comes in different colors. But this time it is about birds. One reason the male bird has brighter colors than a female is that they help to attract the female during the…
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What makes people dream?

The only difference between day dreaming and night dreaming is the fact that we are asleep in one. Dreams occur when the person is so relaxed that they pay no attention to what goes on around them. In our dreams we can find ourselves doing some pleasant thing, or enjoying a great triumph, or accomplishing…
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Baby Blues: Depression after Childbirth

The “baby blues” are mood swings caused by hormonal changes. In all likelihood this period of feeling low one minute and euphoric the next won’t last beyond the first week but you’ll still need a lot of support to get you through it. Maybe the “baby blues” are a natural sign to those around you…
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Utopia and Unicorn; Two Fictional Words That Are Almost Reality

The word ‘Utopia’ is used for an imaginary state of perfection. It means ‘a good place’. Utopia symbolizes people’s hopes and dreams. The origin of this word comes from Sir Thomas More’s book “Utopia”. This book was published in 1516, in which he talks about a fictional land which is ideal in every way. Some…
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Why are some apes so humanlike?

The great apes are the nearest living relative to man. There are four species of great ape: the orangutan, chimpanzee, gorilla and the gibbon. Chimpanzees are particularly brainy and are one of the few animals to actually use tools. Apes generally walk on all fours but are able to stand and walk on two feet…
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Why is fire so hot?

The answer to this question is really in the fire itself. Fire is a chemical reaction that occurs very quickly and gives off heat and light. The most common is the chemical action between oxygen and fuel. If heat and light are given off, you have fire! To make a fire, three things are necessary.…
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Where are the 7 wonders of the world?

The seven natural Wonders of the World is a listing of outstanding natural features of the Earth: The Grand Canyon, in the United States, is a breath-taking feature created by the wearing away of rock by the Colorado River over a period of about 6 million years. Mount Everest, rising 8,850 metres above sea level,…
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Illusion, Thought and Light

What is an optical illusion? Optical illusion is a trick played by our eyes on us. When we see an object, the actual image detection is done by our brain. The cells in the brain are the real decision makers about what the eyes are seeing. In case of an optical illusion, the brain sees…
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Where Do Tears Come From?

Most tears are produced by the lacrimal glands in the eye. A lacrimal gland lies at the upper, outer corner of each orbit. Every time a person blinks, the eyelids spread a smooth layer of mucus and tears over the eye. These fluids then flow into tiny canals in the lids. The canals lead to…
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HOW DANGEROUS ARE WHIRLPOOLS?

HOW DANGEROUS ARE WHIRLPOOLS? Whirlpools occur when two opposing currents meet. They cause the water to spin round very rapidly. Huge whirlpools at sea are normally caused by powerful tides. The most famous whirlpool in the Maelstrom, which appears between two islands off the coast of Norway. Sometimes this whirlpool is even strong enough small…
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HOW CAN AEROSOLS DAMAGE THE EARTH?

Scientists have discovered a gap in the protective ozone layer around the earth. But first, let’s talk about air pollution: Air pollution is mostly caused by human activities. Exhaust fumes from motor vehicles are one of the main pollutants. They contain greenhouse gases which are thought to contribute to global warming. They also contain substances…
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HOW SENSITIVE ARE EARS AND TONGUE?

Sound is measured in decibels (dB). We can hear sounds ranging from a low rumble up to a high-pitched whistle. The lowest sounds can sometimes be felt in the chest, while very shrill sounds may be so high that we cannot actually hear them. A bat’s squeak is at the limit of what human beings…
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HOW DOES A BOAT FLOAT?

The reason a boat, whatever size, can float on the surface of water is because it is the fluid itself which holds it up. The water offsets the force of gravity which tries to pull everything to the centre of the Earth. The upward push on a floating object is called ‘buoyant force’ or simply…
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HOW DOES AN EARTHQUAKE, TORNADO BEGIN?

The earth’s crust is made of about 30 huge plates, called tectonic plates, that float on the semi-liquid mantle are surrounding the earth’s core. There are currents and movements in the mantle, so these plates move very slowly in relation to each other. Earthquakes are evidence of this movement. Most of the area where earthquakes…
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DO CRICKETS SING?

Crickets are well known for their songs. These songs are produced primarily by the males. Each kind of cricket has a different song, usually trills or a series of chirps. Crickets produce sound by rubbing their two front wings together. They hear sound with organs in their front legs. Their songs help male and female…
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What makes stars twinkle or shoot?

If you look up at the stars in the night sky perhaps you have noticed that they seem to twinkle. This is caused by substance in the air between the star and the Earth. The unsteady air bends the light from the star, and then it seems to twinkle. It is now believed that hydrogen…
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