General Knowledge

Abel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards given for outstanding contribution in mathematics, often considered as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund, established on 1 January 2002, awards the Abel Prize for outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics. The Abel prize winners get 7.5 million Norwegian kroner (about 850,000…

Viking drinking horns are no longer a thing of the past. Though most people still reach for regular cups, glasses, or mugs when they need to drink, a lot of people are also interested in using unconventional drinking vessels. Drinking horns were widely used in ancient times. It supposedly began with the Scythians, who carried…

Like all humans who have red-colored blood, there are few organisms that have varying blood colors. Spiders and octopuses have blue color blood, cockroaches have white/colorless blood, grasshopper, leeches, and some varieties of earthworm have green color blood and so on. Apart from these, there are more facts about the blood. In this article, a…

It is so fun and enjoyable to travel through rail routes. Most people love to travel by rails instead of preferring to travel by car. Traveling by rail is a good experience along with watching the beauty of nature and different sceneries when you travel long distances. Many people believe that it is safe to…

I was very pleased on reading this news that Government of India has decided to celebrate the upcoming year 2012 as the National Mathematical Year. This is 125th birth anniversary of math-wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). He is one of the greatest mathematicians India ever produced. Well this is ‘not’ the main reason for appointing 2012…

Chemistry is a strange subject and to discover great things, Chemists had to suffer great as well. Here are 5 chemists killed or injured by their experiments. Karl Scheele He died while testing his discoveries. Scheele was a brilliant pharmaceutical chemist who discovered many chemical elements-Oxygen, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Manganese and Chlorine. He also discovered a…