Andy Lehto

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Why Europe’s wars of religion put 40,000 ‘witches’ to a terrible death

It was a terrifying phenomenon that continues to cast a shadow over certain parts of Europe even today. The great age of witch trials, which ran between 1550 and 1700, fascinates and repels in equal measure. Over the course of a century and a half, 80,000 people were tried for witchcraft and half …

George Mason

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Nobel Prize

Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers - The Atlantic

The Society of Women Engineers recently shared a trove of astonishing documents from the group’s archives. They’re letters, loads of them, all directed at women engineering students who had contacted various universities about their interest in connecting with other women studying engineering.<p>Lou …

Women in Tech

The Nakba did not start or end in 1948

Key facts and figures on the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.<p>Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world, numbering about 12.4 million, mark the Nakba, or "catastrophe", referring to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the near-total destruction of Palestinian society in 1948.<p>The …

The forgotten history of how ancient Zoroastrians helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.<p>A recent …

Hong Kong

Your best photographs on the theme of diversity

Guardian picture editors have chosen nine readers’ pictures as part of a new series showcasing the best of your work and giving feedback

Photography

Fifty years ago, the Reverend Martin Luther King broke his silence on war and capitalism

The “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism” continue to break the spirit of humanity<p>Fifty years ago, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a talk entitled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break the Silence" at New York’s Riverside Church. He had come to talk in searing …

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United States entered 100 years ago today.<p>By the time the United States entered World War I, 100 years ago today, the conflict had been raging in Europe for nearly three years. It was to become one of the …

War

The Black Death: How Rats, Fleas and Germs Almost Wiped Out Europe

More than six centuries ago, disaster struck the people of Europe. A deadly plague, traveling west along trade routes from Central Asia, struck the …

New research reveals secrets of how the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road were formed

If the book "The Travels of Marco Polo" can be believed, the famous Italian explorer and trader journeyed from the port of Hormuz in Persia overland via the Silk Road to the summer palace of Kublai Khan — in what was then-known as Xanadu (or Shangdu) — sometime in the late 13th century. Polo …

The Persian empire: myth vs reality

Thomas Harrison sets the record straight on some of the many misconceptions that have grown around a powerhouse of the ancient world...<p><i>This article</i> …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Friends' Central School suspends teachers over Palestinian speaker

Two Friends’ Central School teachers who supervised a club that invited a Palestinian speaker to the Wynnewood campus — an appearance the school …

A new exhibition aims to tell the history of India through 200 objects from all over the world

A collaboration covering two million years of history through nine stories and artefacts from museums in India and Britain.<p>In 2010, former British …

The complete photography guide to shooting in museums and galleries

The Defense of Ramat Rachel (1953) by Naftali Bezem at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (taken for inclusion in my brother’s MA thesis)<p>I dropped into the …

Mobile Photography

9 of the most stunningly designed schools in America

Students who go to well-designed schools can learn much better — a year-long study from British researchers shows that kids benefit more from schools designed to be inviting and friendly. After all, it certainly doesn't help to feel like you're spending the day in a crumbling brick prison.<p>When you …

High School

Roman Krznaric: How Empathy Can Change the World

61 min The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing …

Man Discovers Lost Dürer Work at Flea Market, Donates It to German Museum

As one of the greatest artists to emerge from the German Renaissance, painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer created works that are today worth …

James Brindley: The canal pioneer who changed England

<b>A new exhibition marking 300 years since the birth of canal pioneer James Brindley has opened. How did his work transform the English landscape and unlock a new era in the Industrial Revolution?</b><p>When James Brindley sought Parliament's backing for his plan for an aqueduct over the River Irwell in …

A Thermidorian Reaction - The Atlantic

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton formally became the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, winning a yearlong struggle with Senator Bernie Sanders for control of the nation’s center-left political party. Some of Sanders’s supporters might find that date appropriate—but only if they …

World History

What 25 major world leaders and dictators looked like when they were young

We collected old photos of major leaders, past and current, to give a taste of who they once were.<p>Unfortunately, we were limited by photo availability, so not every major figure from the 20th and 21st centuries made it into the post.<p>Check the pictures out below.<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was inspired</i> …

12 Women Who Ran For President Before Hillary

<i>"Don't know much about history..."</i>That single lyric, smoothly sung by Sam Cooke, has been rolling around in my head since June 7th, when Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman in our 240-year history to lead the presidential ticket for a major political party.<p>While I remember 2008--I <i>voted</i> in …

The Business of ISIS

<i>Islamic State controlled Omar oil field in Syria on fire following an attack by US Air Force planes</i> <i>Photograph courtesy Al-Alam</i><p>The Islamic State (IS) has been described as being either one of the world's richest terrorist organization or as one of its poorest countries. In reality neither is quite …

UNESCO Names 21 New World Heritage Sites For 2016

Incoming: 21 fresh entries for your travel bucket list. UNESCO have named 2016’s new World Heritage Sites following their annual meeting in Istanbul, …

Archaeology

The 19 most productive countries in the world

New research from business-to-business marketplace Expert Market has shed some light on where in the world people are the most productive. Expert Market compared data from 35 of the world's biggest economies before compiling their ranking.<p>To do this, they looked at the GDP per capita of nations and …

Oliver Reed, Saddam Hussein and the true story of the world's most bizarre film

Hollywood has known its fair share of megalomaniacs. Legendary movie moguls like Louis B Mayer and Jack Warner ran their studios like dictators, hiring and firing young starlets on a whim.<p>But, according to a documentary to be aired tonight, one film, made 35 years ago in the Arabian desert, had a …

Time I

5 epic battles where the victors ended up losing the war

There's no more unfortunate name in the annals of military history than King Pyrrhus of Epirus whose lands were on the west coast of the Hellenic Peninsula, in modern-day Greece. While he famously won a string of battles against Rome and Carthage in 281 BC, he took horrendous casualties, sometimes …

The Deadliest Terror Attack in SF History Happened 100 Years Ago Today

The bombing of Market Street is almost unknown today but led to one of America's darkest miscarriages of justice.<p>July 22, 1916 was hot.<p>As members of the Grand Army of the Republic assembled at the Ferry Building, awaiting the start of San Francisco's lavish Preparedness Day parade, one elderly …

San Francisco

Flash and shutter: for the love of a good camera – in pictures

From Lily Cole posing with a supersized Pentax to Bill Brandt hiding behind his Kodak wide-angle, cameras are the stars of this collection of snaps and selfies<p>The Camera Exposed is at the V&A, London, 23 July 2016-5 March 2017

Photography

8 Habits Of People Who Look Younger Than Their Actual Age

The current culture is obsessed with how to look younger. There are anti-wrinkle cream commercials by the dozen, there are thousands of plastic …

Harvard