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The Door to Hell

The Derweze in Turkmenistan – or, as the locals have called it, ‘The Door to Hell’. This giant hole of fire in the heart of the Karakum Desert is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since. Soviet geologists were drilling at the site […]

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Do chickens need roosters to be able to lay eggs?

This is a common misconception. You don’t need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. A rooster is needed to fertilize the eggs to hatch them into baby chicks, but hens will lay just as many eggs whether there’s a rooster around or not. Some farmers prefer to keep an all-female flock, and urban […]

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What is happening in Syria ?

What set off the unrest, what do protesters want—and what about Iran? David A. Graham answers six pressing questions. What’s Going on in Syria? After a slow start, the unrest sweeping the Middle East has reached the Levant. Protesters have been in the streets of Daraa, an agricultural town in Syria’s extreme southwest near the […]

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What are the “vedas” and who wrote them ?

Vedas the old ancient scripture and text have been stated at the world’s oldest piece of literature. They were complied at a time in India when rest of the world was still busy with hunting and hardly knew about even living nicely. The Vedas (Sanskrit वेद véda, “knowledge”) , a large body of texts originated […]

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What is a Trojan and why is it named a “Trojan ” ?

A Trojan is a malicious software that is usually added to a rather useful software without the knowledge of the installer. Trojan should not be mistaken for a virus. Instead a Trojan would go into your computer masked as a safe and useful application where it would site back and wait. The Trojan then would […]

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How do a hotel get star rating ?

Hotels have been always linked at being a luxury 5 star or a normal mid-amenity 3 star, but what do this rating actually means and how hotels get their rating ? On the whole, star ratings can be very useful; if you’re just crashing for a few hours during a road trip, you don’t need […]