Daily Archives: May 7, 2009

For sale: tropical islands at recession-friendly prices

Dreaming of a tropical paradise to call your own? Several Australian islands off the Great Barrier Reef are on sale, and thanks to the global recession, they’re cheaper than they used to be. Global real estate agency Coldwell Banker’s Capricorn … Continue reading

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Eratosthenes:Measurement of the Earth’s circumference

Eratosthenes of Cyrene ( c. 276 BC – c. 195 BC) was a Greek mathematician, poet, athlete, geographer and astronomer. He made several discoveries and inventions including a system of latitude and longitude. He was the first Greek to calculate … Continue reading

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