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A medical breakthrough

On this day in 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk developed and declared that the Polio vaccine was safe and effective.

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What is that?

“What on earth is that?” This was the cry from many Londoners in 1633, when the first banana arrived in the UK and was sold in the markets of London. At the time, scientists only knew them as plantains, but … Continue reading

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Arachnophobia

Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka on this day in 2003.

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And so the lessons begin…

On this day in 1921, Albert Einstein lectured in New York City on his new “Theory of Relativity”.

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Clocks Spring forward

Spring 2018 has arrived and that means the clocks go forward by one hour on Sunday, March 25 at 1am. At this time, the UK moves officially from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to British Summer Time (BST). BST always begins … Continue reading

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Spacewalk

Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.

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The foundations have been layed

On this day in 1905, Albert Einstein finished his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of Light, one of the foundations of modern physics.

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Early civilisation?

On this day in 2003, the journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.

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The DNA of Life itself

On this day in 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of DNA-molecule. Deoxyribonucleic acid is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many … Continue reading

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A planet is found

On this day in 1930, US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto, however it has recently been de-classified to a dwarf planet and no longer deemed a planet in the solar system.

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