[2 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 145 views]



The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain.

The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, “to open”, in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”, which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of ἁνοιξις (anoixis) (opening) for spring. Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, …

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Women in Science »

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Women in Science…

“Woman teaching geometry”
Illustration at the beginning of a medieval translation of Euclid’s Elements (c. 1310 AD)

Women have made significant contributions to science from the earliest times. Historians with an interest in gender and science have illuminated the scientific endeavors and accomplishments of women, the barriers they have faced, and the strategies implemented to have their work peer-reviewed and accepted in major scientific journals and other publications. The historical, critical and sociological study of these issues has become an academic discipline in its own right.
Ancient history
The involvement of women in the field of medicine has been …

Beauty »

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Why Coconut Oil Will Change Your Life

Coconut oil is one of the most unique products on the market right now. The positive rewards it brings to your life upon use are just too amazing to go unnoticed. Coconut oil isn’t just an awesome tool to cook with but it is also an amazing product to use for beauty purposes. This gallery contains some of the best ways to use coconut oil that will help bring about positive change to  your life! Exfoliating Some people choose to create their own exfoliator by mixing together 2 tablespoons of sugar and around 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. …