Category Archives: History

When Elephants Got Weird

This extinct elephant relative had the entire garden shed on its face. This is the Platybelodon. [..]

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Quaternions are Amazing and so is William Rowan Hamilton!

Quaternions are amazing, they made modern vector mathematics. But how were they created and how do they work? In order to explain all that I am providing both a fun biography of Hamilton AND a biography of quaternions and the … Continue reading

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Just another thing we can thank Astrophysicists for…

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Holocaust Memorial Day – ‘Never forget what happened’

The 27th of January marks Holocaust Memorial Day which remembers the genocide of six million Jews during World War Two. Actress and Supporter of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Dame Joanna Lumley delivers a message of solidarity from Central London … Continue reading

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Radar Technology Discovers Intricate Ancient Mayan Civilization | My Modern Met

By Madeleine Muzdakis on January 15, 2023 Mayan sites and causeways in the Mirador-Calakmul Karst Basin (MCKB). (Photo: Hansen et al.) The 2,000-year-old network is 964 settlements connected by causeways. The ancient Maya of Central America created incredible civilizations. With … Continue reading

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The 1918 Pandemic Never Ended

[…] The 1918 pandemic infected over 500 million people, but the virus that caused it didn’t stop in 1918. Hosted by: Stefan Chin […]

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Footage of a 3-year-old chimney sweep from the 1930s 😳 | Weird and Terrifying 

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In Flow of Words

Three interpreters from a war-crimes tribunal recount their painful experiences acting as a silent channel of communication between witnesses, victims, and perpetrators in Eliane Esther Bots’s “In Flow of Words.” The story behind the film: newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-documentary/in-in-flow-of-words-war-crime-interpreters-tell-their-own-stories

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What If We Just…Stopped Working?

[…] Ever think about how the average person is orders of magnitude more productive than workers of the past, and yet our work week hasn’t gotten any shorter? What’s the deal? In this week’s episode we’re looking at the idea … Continue reading

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How RAILWAY SIGNALLING Evolved from Flags to 4G Network

[…]   ► Railways Explained aims to establish community of all railway workers, experts and lovers, worldwide, by creating regular, entertaining and educational railway content of high quality. ► If you find yourself in at least one of these three … Continue reading

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