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The Life of William Shakespeare

With all of the writers we’ve talked about up until this point, it’s a travesty that we haven’t talked about the most important one.…

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2,000 Year Old Roman Documents Found in London

In the largest find of Roman archaeology in Great Britain ever, archaeologists have discovered more than 400 documents from the 1st century that date back to…

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The History of Science Fiction (Part I)

Space ships, droids, clones, end-of-days, zombies and nuclear apocalypses and the meaning of life. Dystopias, utopias, and the question of humanity and our place…

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History’s Nutcases: Charles VI

Last time, on History’s Nutcases, we covered the most notorious female serial killer of all time: Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess of Ecsed. This week,…

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Stonehenge: An Archaeological Mystery (Part 2)

Last time in Unexplained History, we covered Stonehenge. Specifically, we covered all the theories on who built it and how long ago it was built. This…

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Rare Shipwreck Found in Boston

Construction workers were working on a new building in this year’s spring warmth at the Boston waterfront, in the seaport area of the city.…

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Battles That Made History: Marathon

‘With you it rests, Callimachus, either to bring Athens to slavery, or, by securing her freedom, to be remembered by all future generations. For…

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The Selfish Gene: A 40 Year Old Theory on Evolution, Revisited

  Today the “Selfish Gene” turns 40 years old. It’s a book written in 1976 by Richard Dawkins and explains the theory of evolution.…

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Honoring Female World War II Pilots

Source: nytimes.com Up until recently, women were facing tremendous adversity in nearly all parts of military life. They still do, but the world is…

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Solar Cells – A Brief History

We’ve been harnessing the sun’s energy for hundreds if not thousands of years. It wasn’t until recently that we began to use it for…

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