Aliyu Mukhtar Katsina

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Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Galaxies

The Modern Calculator Was Invented in a Nazi Death Camp | David Szondy

The Curta's step drum(Credit: Rick Furr)<p>Take the problem of 872 - 218. To solve this without subtraction, convert the larger number into its …

Nigeria's Buhari admits to plagiarizing line from Obama speech | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari plagiarized quotes from U.S. President Barack Obama in a speech promising change in the West African country, his office said on Friday.<p>Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari listens as British Prime Minister Cameron opens the international …

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Porn Industry in 1970

August 28, 1970 issue of LIFE Magazine.<br>Al Frent—LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 12<p>A pornographic filmmaker, during an interview for a 1970 LIFE cover story about …

42 easily confused English terms that make global travelers look ridiculous

Geography is hard. Even for those of us who grew up eating every meal over a Rand McNally world map placemat, there are a lot of terms to remember. And confuse. Often, it seems people may not be aware they are using a specific term incorrectly—hence the overwhelmingly positive reception to Terry …

Language

Tests reveal Quran manuscript is among oldest in the world, says UK university

<b>London (CNN) —</b> For years, the two parchment leaves covered in an elegant early form of Arabic script were misbound with leaves of a similar Quran manuscript dating from the late seventh century.<p>Now, with the help of radiocarbon analysis, the two fragments have been shown to be decades older -- …

Islam

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The Honeymoon Is(n't) Over

How one writer makes room for sex in her schedule — every single day.<p>Recently I was having lunch with two married friends when the subject of sex came up, specifically an analysis of vibrators.<p>"I don't use one," I said.<p>"But without a sex toy, how do you get off?" one asked, with unblinking …

Siblings