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Precious Nothing Pt 3: I Ching

Space-time contains value on all human levels of understanding so where do we sit with it? ...

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Precious Nothing Pt 2: Borges

Space-time contains value on all human levels of understanding so where do we sit with it? ...

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Precious Nothing Pt 1: Pi

Space-time contains value on all human levels of understanding so where do we sit with it? ...

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John Dee and the Empire of Angels

Recommended to those wishing for an in-depth summation of a fascinating figure and general readers who want their hair blown back by a rollicking historical tale. ...

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Charting the Rustpiles and Ruins of America’s Dream

Tumbleweed and dust, neon and rust. Of such are mythologies made....

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America, Whither Went the Dream?

On the hunt for the spectres of an American dream long departed...

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America, What Have You Done?

A photographic journey into America's lost innocence...

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Bubble, bubble, plop! Your Dad Didn’t Invent Homebrew Wine

Archaeologists find earliest evidence of winemaking...

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Load, Wind, Release! Trebuchet Issue Two Launch

Azimuth calculated, trajectory defined. Trebuchet's second print issue - launched...

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Flags, Statues, Genocide and the Trash Can of History

If tearing down statues could redress the wrongs of history, why stop at Confederates?...

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In the Hands of Cod – How Fish Unified Europe Before Brussels

DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000-year history of European fish trade...

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Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers. The Question isn’t *When*, It’s WHY?

Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming? ...

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Look On My Works, Ye Mighty. And Grind.

Buried hubris and follies of personality along southern France's Atlantikwall...

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USA as World’s Policeman? We’re Going to Need More Coffins

If the USA is 'the world's policeman', is it any wonder the world is so scared?...

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Democratic Stitch Ups and the Untouchable Will of the People

Autocracies fail in the long run because the people much prefer to oppress themselves than be oppressed...

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A Nuremberg Rally of One

No book burning is required when the masses of the consumer state do not read books....

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Hey Patriot, Why Do You Hate Your Country?

Participation mystique is intoxicating, but ultimately futile against hate...

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Seven years in Tibet? Try 13,000

Research sheds new light on high-altitude settlement in Tibet ...

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Nothing New Under the Sun – How Prehistory Tackled Global Warming

Computer models find ancient solutions to modern problems ...

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President Trump, Napoleon and The Eclipse of Dignity

Does history, art or philosophy offer any survival tips for the incoming US presidency?...

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Tastes Like Cabbage: The Deep Origins of Cooked Veggies

Earliest evidence discovered of plants cooked in ancient pottery ...

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Choose Your Ally Carefully. Why Trust the CIA?

Just because the CIA is saying what we want to hear doesn't make them credible...

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Blasting Out of the Vortex: Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism

From catastrophe comes creativity - Sail into the Vortex....

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Look Again: The Way of the Morris

Forget the decades of Pythonesque ribbing, Morris dancing is deep rooted folk ritual...

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Then Wash Your Hands: The Pathogens of Prehistoric Poo

Ancient feces provides earliest evidence of infectious disease being carried on Silk Road ...

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Post-Sanders Disillusionment? Not if You Know Your Democrat History

here is speculation that Bernie’s Big Misadventure in the sucker-fleecing, traveling carnival of the Democratic Party Primary system will cause disillusionment with the Party. You think? But...

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Yearning for Pet Sounds

Predating instant gratification by decades, Pet Sounds expresses a yearning which still makes for emotional listening. Essay...

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In, Out, Shake it All About. What Politicians Forget About a Unified Europe (Part Two)

History provides a template for the society we live in. Outside of Europe, Britain would only have its own....

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Scuttled, Sunk and, er, Mislaid. The Wreck of the 1-400 Mega-Submarine

Bronze bell recovered from World War II aircraft-carrying submarine off Oahu coast ...

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The Cutpurse Code. Hidden Messages in England’s Oldest Printed Bible

Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England's oldest printed bible ...

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