The Atom

Up until the early part of the nineteenth century it was generally thought that the atom was the smallest constituent of matter. The word “atom” comes from the Greek for “uncuttable”. The work of Marie Curie, Joseph Thomson, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr and others led to the discovery of even smaller particles: the electron, proton,…


Atmosphere

SpaceShipOne made history when it penetrated the Earth’s atmosphere and entered suborbital space on Monday. The Earth’s atmosphere is made of thin layers of gases that surround the Earth. It insulates us from the extreme temperatures in space; and acts like a blanket keeping heat close to the planet. It also blocks us from much…


Advantages of Instagram Bots

Since it’s inauguration, Instagram has grown to become one of the most influential platforms in social media marketing. People spend hours a day replying to comments, direct messaging and searching for new influencers to engage with. Engaging in these actions is highly important because, for a successful Instagram Marketing campaign, an account relies heavily on…


Atlantis

Over 11,000 years ago, an island nation existed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and was populated by a powerful and intellectually superior race. It was a center for trade and commerce and the people were quite wealthy thanks to the natural resources. The influence of this island was felt well into Europe and…


April Fools

Many early cultures, from Romans to Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1, following the Vernal or Spring Equinox. It marks an important station on the ancient wheel of the year and is a time of new beginnings and of life renewed. In 1582, Pope Gregory ordered the replacement of the Roman…


13 Enigma

Friday the 13th is a day of great apprehension for the superstitious, but it actually has some very lucky associations. Throughout western tradition, many stories are told of 12 companions surrounding a central god-head figure. Robin Hood had 12 merry men; King Arthur had 12 knights of the round table and of course perhaps one…


Janus

Janus is the Roman god known as the custodian of the universe. He is the god of beginnings and the guardian of gates and doors. He is lord over the first hour of every day, the first day of the month and January, the first month of the year. Two heads back to back represent…


Mars

Mars, the Roman God of War, was one of the most worshipped and revered gods throughout ancient Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno and according to legend, fathered Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, with the vestal virgin Rhea Silvia. Because of this mythological lineage, the Roman people felt as though…


Lupercalia

Lupercalia is uniquely Roman, but even the Romans of the first century were at a loss to explain exactly which deity or deities were being exalted. It harkens back to the days when Rome was nothing more than a few shepherds living on a hill known as Palantine and was surrounded by wilderness teeming with…


Welcome to the Garden universe

Science and religion attempt to answer  the “how” and “why” questions surrounding our existence and purpose. In a modern western mindset, by compartmentalizing what we know from observation and what we believe in faith, we somehow manage to reconcile two often contrasting versions into one homogenized explanation we’re comfortable with. These two constructs – science…