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Hue Knew? See the History of Color With This Infographic

The average human can perceive about one million different colors, but figuring out how to manufacture the many pigments that exist today wasn’t so …

Fascinating Cambridge University Research Links Endangered Pontic Greek Dialect to Ancient Greek

Until Medieval times, the area of Trabzon, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, lay at the heart of the Greek-speaking world. The land of the legendary …

Linguistics

Equality and polyamory: why early humans weren't The Flintstones

Last week, scientists from University College London released a paper presenting evidence that men and women in early society lived in relative equality. The paper challenges much of our understanding of human history, a fact not lost on the scientists. Mark Dyble, the study’s lead author, stated …

Anthropology

Martin Luther’s Anfechtungen–his own dark nights of the soul, and how they affected his teaching and ministry

Image via Wikipedia<p>Well, it seems that each of the three sections of my forthcoming article for Leadership Journal has ballooned to the projected …

Was this the defining moment in Western art?

Ahead of Defining Beauty, a new exhibition of Greek sculpture at the British Museum, Alastair Sooke explains how the Ancient Greeks changed the course of art history<p>Summer, 1972: a holidaymaker from Rome is snorkelling off the coast of southern Italy. Idly scanning the seabed, he suddenly spots a …

Ancient History

A mathematical model of oppression: the Petrie Multiplier

A simplified mathematical model shows why you don’t need an evil majority to have an oppressed minority<p>I’m oppressed. I have the kind of mind that repeatedly replays any minor slight, insensitivity or insult I suffer, distracting me from my work and undermining my confidence. As I have grown older, …

Demonstration

Top U.S. Army Marksman Explains Why Gun Nuts Shoot Better

Master Sgt. Scott Satterlee <i>says the military could learn a lot from civilians</i><p>by KEVIN KNODELL<p>Master Sgt. Scott Satterlee is <i>really</i> good at shooting …

Military

Around the world (and under hammer) in 80 days

Sale of treasures from across the globe offers a glimpse at 'seminal moments’ in the cultural histories of countries and continents<p>It is an art lover’s journey around the world in 80 days, but one that does not require leaving the country.<p>Sotheby’s is launching its 2015 London auction season by …

Art

Nagorno-Karabakh: the land that doesn't exist

Ethnically Armenian, annexed to Azerbaijan, unrecognised by almost everyone: Nagorno-Karabakh could be the world's least-known wonder<p>“This is the …

Georgia (Country)