Category Archives: History

The politics of DNA and the story of eugenics with Adam Rutherford | The Royal Society

All science is political. Join us for the Royal Society David Attenborough Award Lecture 2021 given by Dr Adam Rutherford. #AdamRutherford #Genetics #DNA #Eugenics #Race #Racism #Politics Watch the previous David Attenborough lecture, delivered by Professor Alice Roberts ▶ https://youtu.be/9YLXTtH0Y1kContinue reading

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How Japan Won Lithography (& Why America Lost)

n 1978, 70% of all the world’s lithography equipment came from an American supplier. As late as 1982, Americans still held 62% of the market. Seven years later in 1989, Japanese firms held 70% share of the market – led … Continue reading

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Charles III: what challenges face the new king?

or King Charles, leading the Royal Family into the future brings all sorts of challenges, from uniting often fractious family members to moving beyond the political controversies he’s become known for. For a man who’s already spent decades in the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has died, Buckingham Palace has announced. She became Queen in 1952 at the age of 25 and spent 70 years on the throne. She had pledged to serve her people, which … Continue reading

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The Man Who Saved 200,000,000 Lives

The Rise & Fall of the Worst Disease in History […]

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An Assistant Purser who was on the Titanic as it went down relives the experience | BBC Archive

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A New Understanding of Human History and the Roots of Inequality | David Wengrow | TED

What if the commonly accepted narratives about the foundation of civilization are all wrong? Drawing on groundbreaking research, archaeologist David Wengrow challenges traditional thinking about the social evolution of humanity — from the invention of agriculture to the formation of … Continue reading

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The little-known tree that revolutionised global communication – BBC REEL

In Singapore, 1842, Dr William Montgomerie was shown a strange latex by his gardener. This material, when placed in hot water, could be moulded to any shape you wanted, and, on cooling, would set solid. You could do this again, … Continue reading

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In colonial America, abortion would have been considered a fairly common practice… | npr

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Potatoes: South America’s Gift to the World

Potatoes are a vegetable beloved by all. See how the potato emerged from obscurity into a vital food crop that feeds the world population and came to grace culinary traditions all over the world. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ancientamericas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AncientAmericas ​ Sources … Continue reading

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