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The Causes and Aims of World War One

The traditional explanation for the start of World War 1 concerns a domino effect. Once one nation went to war, usually defined as Austria-Hungary’s …

World History

How big is the universe?

Our brains struggle to comprehend how big the universe is because everything here on Earth, and even the Earth itself, is very small when compared to …

Babylonian Empire

However this may be, after the death of Aššurbanipal, there were serious troubles in Assyria. In 627, the Assyrian king sent two of his relatives, …

Ancient History

Who Built the Pyramids? — NOVA

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Ancient History

Dawn of man: Ethiopian jawbone fossil pushes back human origins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil with five intact teeth unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years.<p>Scientists said on Wednesday the fossil represents the oldest known representative of the human genus Homo and …

Anthropology

Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness

Probably for as long as humans have been able to grasp the concept of consciousness, they have sought to understand the phenomenon.<p>Studying the mind …

Consciousness