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Ancient Rome in 20 minutes - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Video<p>by <b>Arzamas</b><br>published on 15 January 2018<p>Caesar, The Colosseum, Republic, Nero, geese, plebeians, legions — everything that you once knew, but …

160 years of US immigration trends, mapped

America's share of foreign-born residents hasn't been this high since 1920.<p>US immigration trends shifted dramatically between 1850 and 2013 —including changes in the dominant countries of origin for each state and decade, and the total size of foreign-born population — according to a new series of …

Demographics

Some of the ancient (sometimes bizarre) ways humans once wore makeup

Men and women have been wearing makeup since, basically, the beginning of time. Using different ways to ornament the body is an age-old way to …

Bulk of solar installation growth to take place in emerging markets

Solar power installations around the world will triple by the end of this decade, but the bulk of that growth will shift away from Europe and take place in Asia and other emerging markets.<p>A new analysis from British-based research firm GlobalData says the installed capacity of solar photovoltaic …

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

Education Technology

Siberian cave was home to generations of mysterious ancient humans

In 2010, scientists discovered a new kind of human by sequencing DNA from a girl’s pinky finger found in Denisova Cave in Siberia. Ever since, …

Scientists are raising important questions about the discovery of a new human ancestor

On September 10, scientists announced the truly remarkable discovery of thousands of bones belonging to a previously unknown species of human ancestor.<p>They gave the new species the name <i>Homo naledi</i>, after the Dinaledi chamber of the Rising Star cave where the bones were found.<p>The finding is already …

Anthropology

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Government

Gerrymandering Snafu Puts Proposed Tax Hike In The Hands Of A Single Voter

Business leaders in Columbia, Missouri, are caught in a web of their own spinning Monday, after their attempt to keep citizens from casting ballots on a sales tax measure inadvertently left the proposed tax's fate in the hands of just one voter.<p>In April, supporters of the half-cent sales tax …

Government

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

South-east Asia

Ancient Romans Didn't Use Ketchup—They Had Garum

It’s hard to imagine life without ketchup, soy sauce, and other condiments, but the ancient Romans seem to have lived well enough in their absence. …

Medieval kebabs and pasta: 5 foods you (probably) didn’t know were being eaten in the Middle Ages

Roast boars and flagons of wine might be what most of us conjure up when we think of medieval cookery. But contemporary sources suggest that our …

Shifting Cities, An Interactive Map That Shows the Most Populous U.S. Cities by Decade

<i>image via Shifting Cities</i><p>Online map developer Keir Clarke has created Shifting Cities, an interactive map that plots the ten most populous cities in …

Maps

A Great New Tool to Help You Integrate Technology In Your Lesson Plans

August 26, 2015<br>Lesson Flows is a new service provided by Common Sense Graphite to enable teachers to effectively integrate technology in their lesson …

Top 90 Educational Android Apps for Teachers

August 24, 2015<br>After having posted about the best Chrome extensions and Chromebook apps for teachers, here is another back-to school goodie for …

Mapping America's Westward Population March Over 220 Years

Watch Manifest Destiny unfold from 1790 to 2010 with this interactive data viz.<p>In 1790, just a few years into America’s independence, the country’s 10 most populated cities were tightly packed into the Northeast with just one exception (Charleston, South Carolina). Fast-forward 220 years and the …

An Ex-Husband Can No Longer Demand A Refund Of The 'Bride Price'

When Janet Akiding wed in 2004, when she was a teenager, her husband's family paid a "bride price." That's the custom in Bukedea, the district of Uganda where she lives. Her parents received four goats, four cows and 200,000 shillings ($56).<p>Akiding's marriage eventually turned violent.<p>"Whenever …

Domestic Violence

A Brief Tour of British & Irish Accents: 14 Ways to Speak English in 84 Seconds

Americans, coming from the enormous and relatively recently settled place we do, tend to have a hard time with accents, struggling to grasp the …

How to Add Yourself Into Historical Footage Using Adobe After Effects, Just Like in ‘Forrest Gump’

London-based filmmaker Steve Ramsden recently created a fun tutorial video showing how to add yourself into historical footage, just as they did in …

Forrest Gump

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

Here Are the World’s Most Spoken Languages in One Globe Map

en_US<p>article<p>Is your mother tongue one of the most spoken languages in the …

A simple, interactive tool shows the real size of India, China, and Africa

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Africa is massive; 30.22 million sq km, in fact. It can swallow up the whole of Europe, for instance. The continent is the second largest in the world. Yet the Mercator map does not actually reflect this reality.<p>In early 2013 James Talmage and Damon Maneice, computer …

Maps

Office Mix- An Excellent Free Tool for Creating Interactive Flipped Lessons

August 14, 2015<br>After we have seen how to easily create educational posters using PowerPoint, today we are sharing with you another free handy tool …

Education Technology

20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers

Posted on Jul 19, 2009 | 10 comments<p>Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. These tools are also cost …

NUKEMAP, A Tool That Shows the Damage a Nuclear Detonation Would Do Anywhere in the World

NUKEMAP is a tool created by Alex Wellerstein built on Google Maps that shows users the damage a nuclear detonation would cause anywhere in the …

Google Maps

Archaeologists uncover human settlement dated to the dawn of civilization

Aşıklı Höyük, a mound near the banks of the Melendiz River in southern Turkey, lies not far from the site of Çatalhöyük<b>.</b> Dated to about 7500 B.C., …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Excavate Graves of Jamestown’s Leaders

In May 1607, around 100 English settlers founded what would be the first permanent colony in the Americas on a narrow peninsula in the James River, …

Archaeology

Grand Sized Mystery in Peru: Archaeologists Stumped over Giant Ceramic Structures that resemble Dinosaur Eggs

A giant and well-rounded discovery has been unearthed in Cosma, Peru. They look like the remains of giant dinosaur eggs, but archaeologists believe …