Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…

Sapiens_ A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari.epub

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 4.42 80,214 Ratings 100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in…
pyramids

Ancient scroll ‘reveals the secret of how the pyramids were built’

It’s a question which has perplexed architects, scientists and conspiracy theorists alike – how was the Great Pyramid built? One detail is now clear thanks to an ancient papyrus found in the ancient port of Wadi-al-Jarf on the Red Sea,…
Most Evil Man in Human History

Few Kind Words about Most Evil Man in Human History

Smith explains some fundamental features of Immanuel Kant’s moral and political theory. Since several of my previous essays have been linked to Rand’s moral condemnation of Immanuel Kant (1724-1802), especially her infamous…

German First World War submarine wreck discovered with 23 crewmen still onboard

German First World War U-boat has been found off the Belgian coast almost totally intact and with the bodies of all 23 sailors onboard. The U-Boat II was found lying on its starboard side at the bottom of the North Sea at a depth…
Rwandan genocide

America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide

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Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. The killers used simple tools – machetes, clubs and other blunt objects, or herded people into buildings and…
Ancient footprints

Ancient footprints complicate story of human evolution

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"What makes this controversial is the age and location of the prints," said researcher Per Ahlberg. Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Researchers have found 5.7 million-year-old, human-like footprints in Crete, complicating the story of human evolution. A…
Two charged over Spain terror attacks

Why did ISIS target Spain? The answer lie in history.

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On Thursday, a van ran over pedestrians on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas strip. It took a very short time for ISIS to claim responsibility for the attack. At least 13 people died and around 100 people were injured. But why did ISIS target…
13 million-year-old ape skull

Discovery of 13 million-year-old ape skull shows what human ancestors may have looked like

To the untrained eye, the area west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya appears to be barren of anything but rocky hills and volcanic ash. 13 million-year-old ape skull But anthropologists know the Napudet region of the Turkana Basin as a…