Melissa Harrold

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Mining conquistadors caused air pollution 200 years before the industrial revolution

When the Spanish conquered South America in the 16th century they took over the Incas’ mines and soon began to pump clouds of lead dust over the …

Archaeology

Last chance to see the Victorian selfies that stormed the internet from Woodhorn

AN exhibition of ‘Victorian Selfies’ at Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn, will close on Sunday February 22 having entertained and captured the …

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

Ed Tech Trends<p>Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound …

Education Technology

6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education

The burden is on universities to advance the culture of innovation, “to foster environments that accelerate learning and creativity” and “to create …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Balls Pyramid is seven million years old and is home to insects that were once thought to be extinct

You could be forgiven for thinking it is the infamous headquarters of the Thunderbirds.

Americans Didn't Always Worship the Founding Fathers

After the Civil War, the men who framed the Constitution gradually rose to become the Ghosts of Democracy Past: courageous, learned, and super-judgey.<p>A dozen years after H.W. Brands argued in <i>The Atlantic</i> that we pay too much deference to the Founding Fathers, “What would the Founders think?” is …

Nick Offerman

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

The ongoing debate over income inequality has picked up steam, especially as the economic recovery is widely considered to be benefiting the wealthy …

The real tragedy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the conflict began, America is still fighting brutal, indiscriminate wars under false pretenses<p>The 1960s -- that extraordinary decade -- is celebrating its 50th birthday one year at a time. Happy birthday, 1965! How, though, do you commemorate the Vietnam War, the era’s signature …