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The Maya calendar and the end of our world

The Maya calendar and the end of our world

The Maya calendar and the end of our world

There are many voices saying that 21st December 2012 is the day when our world will come to an end. A great cataclysm such as a black whole, a collision with an asteroid, a solar explosion or the reversal of the Earth’ magnetic poles are just few of the disastrous scenarios developed around this mysterious date.

Some theories only suggest that on   21st December the Earth will pass through a spiritual transformation and the world as we know it will come to an end. (more…)

The superpowers of the century

The superpowers of the century

The superpowers of the century

The term of superpower defines a state with great economic and politic power that could influence events following its own interests. The concept of superpower was used for the first time in 20th century after the World War II. At that time United States, the British Empire and the Soviet Union were considered the superpowers. If we take a look back in history we can easily conclude that other states could fit the term. These extinct superpowers are Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Persian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, the Mongol Empire, Portuguese Empire and the Spanish Empire. (more…)

Apocalypse day

Apocalypse day

Apocalypse day

Since the beginning of new millennium superstitious people say that the apocalypse is close. The apocalypse was expected to take place in the New Year’s Eve of 2000 but it didn’t come. Although not everybody believed that the end of the world will come with the new millennium, many thought that chaos will spread around the world as computers crash because of date format. So the 01.01.00 was a very important day with many different meanings and expectations. (more…)

Top ten oldest countries in the world

Top ten oldest countries in the world

Top ten oldest countries in the world

Currently there are 195 countries in the world. Some of them are very old countries, most of them are few centuries old and some were formed in the last few decades. We all heard about the youngest countries formed during our lives but when it comes to oldest countries many of us don’t even know which are the first states that emerged throughout the history of human kind.

Recordings, physical evidences and historians’ well founded assumptions contributed to a final list of top ten oldest countries in the world. These are: (more…)

North pole ice melting

North Pole ice melting

North Pole ice melting

In the last two decades the scientists have repeatedly drew attention over the danger of North Pole ice melting. Several surveys were conducted during this time and each one appears to confirm the inevitably ice melting in the North Pole area.

At first the figures were not so disturbing showing just a small acceleration in the melting process, with some solid consequences in one or two centuries. This created the illusion that the ice cap melting is not a serious threat and could even be prevented with drastic short-term actions. (more…)