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 […]
Learn about the history of transportation by watching ancient airplanes, horse-drawn carriages, Model-Ts, and more go for broke.
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.
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
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 […]
“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.”
Americans are once again debating gun control - a debate that, as the history of Rome shows, pre-dates the invention of guns.
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 »
Those 70-hour work weeks in New York are ancient history.
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...
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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
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...
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