Kublai Khan wasn’t the first ruler in history to issue paper money, but his Yuan dynasty did take unprecedented action to ensure this revolutionary form of currency retained its value.
Though difficult to watch, films like "Shoah" and "Life of Crime" cover topics that should not be ignored.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
Are we enslaved by the finer things in life?
Filaments, hundreds of millions of light-years long, were just caught spinning. In our own cosmic backyard, everything we see spins, rotates, and revolves in some fashion or other. Our planet […]
Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
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Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
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Beefless meat enters the mainstream.
Human egg cells can now be created from donor blood — a brave new world is upon us.
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The Federal Highway Administration has rescinded its approval for the use of an alternative roadside typeface called Clearview, once again making the 70-year-old Highway Gothic typeface the single standard for directional signage.
It won’t solve everything, but there’s something we can all do to help sequester carbon. It’s as easy as planting a tree. “I believe that we are here for each […]
During a recent bout with depression, comedian Ruby Wax took time off from her career to pursue a Master's degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University.
If politics is mainly “the economy, stupid,” can cherished ideas from the former help the later? Lincoln proclaimed good government is “of the people, by the people, for the people,” […]
To take an idea and put it into Earth’s orbit requires the dedication of an incredible amount of time, energy, and resources to not only the payload itself, but also […]