Elizabeth S. Anderson April 22, 2016
007, 911, 419, 420 and 404 are few of the many numerical codes we often come across. 007 is synonymous with the top fictional spy, James Bond. 911 is the emergency code of the United States. 999 is its British equivalent. 419 refers to fraud....
Michael Van Duisen April 6, 2016Some words and phrases we use today still hold their original meanings. Others have evolved into something completely different, their origins disguised by the passage of time. Rediscovering the origins of old words sheds light on their modern...
Tristan Shaw March 15, 2016
After more than a century of civil war, Japan was reunited by military warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. Tokugawa founded the Tokugawa shogunate, a dynasty that would rule Japan until its overthrow in 1867.
This period of Japanese history is known as the Edo...
Ivan Farkas March 13, 2016
Finicky gods and malevolent ghouls plagued the ancient world. But humanity struck back. Equipped with nothing more than hand-hewn trinkets and the wild imaginings of a prescientific age, we fought magic with magic.
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Camelia Sisea March 12, 2016
We can’t get enough of ants, those “little things that run the world” as they were described by renowned biologist E.O. Wilson. Myrmecology (the study of ants) still entices many scientists because there is plenty more to reveal. Here are some of the...