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What Happened Before History? The Origins of Humanity [Science Video]

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history. For those interested in learning more about the origins of humanity, be sure to read Sapiens: A Brief History […]

Historic Vehicles are Pitted Against Each Other in a Race for the Ages

8 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Learn about the history of transportation by watching ancient airplanes, horse-drawn carriages, Model-Ts, and more go for broke.

7 Myths and Misconceptions About Crocodilians, Debunked

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Evon Hekkala, the principal investigator at Fordham University’s Hekkala Lab and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke with mental_floss after the opening of AMNH’s latest exhibition, “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World,” to set the facts straight.

Judenstaat: an alternate history in which a Jewish state is created in east Germany in 1948

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Theodor Herzl's seminal 1896 essay Der Judenstaat called for the creation of Jewish state as an answer to the ancient evil of antisemitism; its legacy, Zionism, underpinned the creation of Israel; in Judenstaat, Simone Zelitch's beautifully...Show More Summary

It’s 2016 and there’s a legal battle in Federal Court about MS-DOS software

The MS-DOS operating system now classes as ancient history in the tech world. It was first released in 1981 and had its final release in September 2000. There’s been no support for the […]

A Race To Save Long-Hidden Artifacts As Climate Change Reveals History

“Rising seas, raging storms, melting ice and forest fires are revealing artefacts that have much to tell us about our history on Earth – from sunken shipwrecks in Svalbard to the ancient waste dumps filled with bones, shoes and carvings emerging all over the Arctic and further south, including in Scotland.”

Even The Ancient Romans Had Fierce Debates Over Banning Assault Weapons

Americans are once again debating gun control - a debate that, as the history of Rome shows, pre-dates the invention of guns.

E3 Day 2: Everything You Need To Know

The conferences are ancient history, but news from the show floor keeps on coming. Hot in from day 2: Zelda looks bloody amazing, Final Fantasy XV’s VR demo is terrible, and Microsoft explains its multi-tiered console strategy. More »      

From Businessweek Workhorse to Contented Cat Lover

Those 70-hour work weeks in New York are ancient history.

College Majors Are Bullshit

last weekSports : Deadspin

When I showed up on the morning of my college graduation, I told whomever was in charge of herding hundreds of hungover almost-grads into a semblance of organization that I had majored in Ancient History. Read more...

Move Over, Indiana Jones: New Technology Finds Hidden Cambodian Cities

Researchers have discovered a system of lost ancient settlements from the Khmer civilization in Cambodia with the help of laser technology. The findings could change Southeast Asian history, according to scientists.

Archaeological Discovery: Olympic-Size Ceremonial Platform Discovered in Ancient City of Petra

A massive platform in the ancient city of Petra, possibly linked to its Christian history, has been discovered using satellite imagery, drones and ground surveys, archeologists announced.

Violent Rhetoric Is Terrible, But Actual Violence Is Cool

Hearken unto me, o ye students of political history, and recall the ancient days of . . . 2011. Anybody remember 2011? I remember 2011 pretty well. One of the infamous and horrifying events of that year was the shooting of Gabby Giffords by a pathetic misfit in Tucson. Show More Summary

Ancient DNA and human history

A very useful review of the field c. mid-2016. The only major addition would be the study on Upper Paleolithic Europeans that appeared recently.The lack of East Asian DNA validates my New Year's wish for some. Hopefully my wish willShow More Summary

Al 'Ula in Al 'Ula, Saudi Arabia

Walking through the narrow corridors of Al ‘Ula in northwestern Saudi Arabia is like traversing a maze, with ancient history at each turn. Once a bustling civilization, these 800 tightly packed mud-brick and stone houses — parts of which...Show More Summary

Scientists Discover That Dogs May Have Been Domesticated More Than Once

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Science Magazine explains, through a really informative animated video, how researchers discovered that dogs may have more than one domestication point. To proved this theory, they looked at the history of ancient dogs in Europe (Germany) and in Asia and discovered that these dogs may have been domesticated separately in each specific geographical area. …the […]

Ancient Greek and Roman History: Lessons for Northern Ireland society

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Recent comments by Queen’s University Belfast Vice Chancellor Patrick Johnston about the possible value of studying ancient history have sparked a fascinating debate about the relevance of historical scholarship for addressing issues in contemporary Northern Ireland society. Show More Summary

Confirmation bias in atheism

Atheists with a strong emotional aversion towards the Christian faith, apparently suffer from a confirmation bias regarding ancient history similar to the confirmation bias of certain Christian fundamentalists regarding the theory of evolution. Show More Summary

15.21 – MU Podcast

For our last recording in our Sydney studio and only hours before we fly to this weekend’s Contact in the Desert, we manage to piece together a rather mad tale of alien invasion, ancient martian history and the soul matrix. We then conclude the tale of the...

Daily Kos Radio is RECYCLING ITSELF at 9 AM ET!

Well, we haven’t got a show to re-run from this day last year, because we were running a re-run. The primary season online political news cycle being what it is, though, a year ago might as well be ancient history. So we’ll jump back six months in time instead, to November 30, 2015. We were, of course, recovering from a mass shooting. Show More Summary

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