Italy

Italy is a unitaryparliamentary republic in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 (116,347 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in…

Dragonflies

Dragonflies are natural and seriously efficient predators and can deliver a telling blow to insect populations in areas that they are present in good numbers, so much so that normal people are saved from most mosquito-spread diseases, and bee keepers consider dragonflies as a pest. Biology The dragonfly, owing to its position in the food…

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not only one of the greatest composers of the Classical period, but one of the greatest of all time. Surprisingly, he is not identified with radical formal or harmonic innovations, or with the profound kind of symbolism heard in some of Bach’s works. Mozart’s best music has a natural flow and…

Ten Happiest Cities

Oslo Surrounded by woodland and fjords, Oslo is like being in a whole other world. The easy-going city and Norwegian capital is “like many cities in Europe” a delightful mixture of old and new. Viking pride remains strong, while a rapidly growing cosmopolitan vibe attracts visitors eager to experience some of the world’s best restaurants,…

H2o

Water works for us in many ways, making our lives easier and more enjoyable. But we must take great care not to overuse and abuse this precious resource. Water is a basic necessity of life, not only for people but for every type of plant and animal as well. Water accounts for about 65% of…

Pizza

Pizza is a deliciously versatile dish and comes in many varieties. There are different kinds of pizza dough and you can choose from a thin and crispy base, a deep fluffy dough base, or even a specialty dough like stuffed crust or whole wheat. As far as pizza toppings go, the sky is the limit….

Cameras

A camera is a device that takes pictures (photographs). It uses film or electronics to make a picture of something. A lens makes the image that the film or electronics “sees”. A camera that takes one picture at a time is sometimes called a still camera. A camera that can take many pictures in a…

Qatar: The World’s Richest Country

Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar within the last 60 years transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. The continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenue through the mid-1990s by Qatari amirs permanently residing in Europe had…

Otter

Otters are the only serious swimmers in the weasel family. They spend most of their lives in the water, and they are made for it! Their sleek, streamlined bodies are perfect for diving and swimming. Otters also have long, slightly flattened tails that move sideways to propel them through the water while their back feet…

T. Edison

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions. IN THESE GROUPS FAMOUS PEOPLE IN TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING FAMOUS AQUARIANS FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED THOMAS FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN OHIO Born on February 11, 1847, in…

Films

The history of film began in the 1890s, when motion picture cameras were invented and film production companies started to be established. Because of the limits of technology, films of the 1890s were under a minute long and until 1927 motion pictures were produced without sound. The first decade of motion picture saw film moving…

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto is a dwarf planet. A dwarf planet travels around, or orbits, the sun just like other planets. But it is much smaller. Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930. He was an astronomer from the United States. An astronomer is a scientist who studies stars and other objects in space. Venetia Burney named Pluto that…