The solar neutrino experiment
Astronomy

Neutrinos: Tools to Study the Sun’s Interior

September 15, 2022

Asteroseismology is one way to understand stars’ temperature or densities by identifying the waves they emit. Yet, there’s also another tool to study our Sun’s interior in particular. […]

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History

Runes, Norse Magic, and Magical Content

September 9, 2022

In Old Norse, runic inscriptions were used as magical tools to make one’s incarnation permanent. Yet, runes aren’t considered magical by themselves, as there are simply an alphabet. […]

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Physics

Schrödinger’s Cat Explains State of Superposition

August 7, 2022

The famous “Schrödinger’s cat” is more than a joke about the unknown. It’s a hypothetical way of understanding an idea in quantum mechanics known as superposition. This week on Wondrium, philosophy meets physics. […]

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News

Pope Francis Apologizes to Indigenous People, Begs Forgiveness

August 1, 2022

Indigenous people received a humble apology from the Pope last week. History has shown how Catholic boarding schools had involvement in the abuse and death of many Indigenous children. Missionary work helped to erase Indigenous culture and religion in the United States. […]

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British Literature

Attitudes Toward Wealth in Jane Austen’s Fiction

July 16, 2022

In Austen’s world, the rich were imagined to be more honorable, better people. And yet, her fiction showed the exact opposite: the laboring middle classes, or even, the poor as perfectly virtuous. […]

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History

China: Mao’s ‘People’s Democratic Dictatorship’

July 8, 2022

The communists established the People’s Democratic Dictatorship in 1949. The party targeted landlords and members of the bourgeoisie as class enemies. Mao’s anti-imperialism rhetoric helped arouse Chinese patriotism and revolutionary fervor. […]

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Christianity

Was Christianity Similar to Other Pagan Religions?

June 23, 2022

Christianity saw a boom in its number of followers right from its early days. However, this does not mean that the religion was exceptionally unique in its offerings. Christianity had many beliefs and practices that were similar to other pagan religions. […]

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