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History does repeat itself,not in the sense that the quality of life has not changed over the centuries nor in the sense that man has not learnt from past mistakes.It is simply in the sense that the human condition remains basically the same-a universal theme in literature.Whatever be the progression in thought or growth of the intellect, man is pitted against the environment in his struggle for existence and the events of the world are shaped by the manner in which he grapples with this problem.There is thus a tendency for the major events of the world to repeat themselves-whoever thought that after the Vietnam disaster a similar misadventure would happen after a space of a few decades in Afganisthan or Iraq ? There is a definitely a pattern to the major events of the world- on acount of an underlying consistency in human behavior.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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