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What robots tell us about ourselves

When writing about robots, it's almost a reflex to begin by referring to them as an enduring science fiction trope – momentarily

WE'RE ALL PROPAGANDISTS

If you're anything like me – alive and on social media – you've seen your fair share of people dissatisfied with modern life and the people who live it.

ROME AND ITS MANY SEQUELS

The experiences of puberty strongly shape the adults we become. Let us talk about something that happened during the world's adolescence.

June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017

What robots tell us about ourselves

When writing about robots, it's almost a reflex to begin by referring to them as an enduring science fiction trope – momentarily

May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017

WE'RE ALL PROPAGANDISTS

If you're anything like me – alive and on social media – you've seen your fair share of people dissatisfied with modern life and the people who live it.

February 9, 2017
February 9, 2017

ROME AND ITS MANY SEQUELS

The experiences of puberty strongly shape the adults we become. Let us talk about something that happened during the world's adolescence.

July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016

The Big Mongol Break-up

History is basically the worst writer you can imagine. Always picks the least believable plots, over and over.

June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

Racists do stupid things that ruin the world

Racism is far from dead, but we have come a long way. Plenty still living remember when racial discrimination wasn't an illicit practice but explicit state policy...

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

A REALLY WEIRD STORY ABOUT FLOWERS

I'd be the first person to admit that I have no clue about flowers. At most I can identify a sunflower or a rose – but only if it's red.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

My Private Country

In November of 1871, the Welsh journalist Henry Morton Stanley successfully found the long missing, legendary medical missionary David Livingstone.

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

WHEN SPORTS CLUBS - TRIED REPLACING AN EMPEROR

Long before it became Istanbul, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Give Peace a Chance (or Else)

Sengoku Jidai was a period in Japan's history when every samurai and their granddaddy wanted to be the shogun, chief of warriors and the real authority in the country.

February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016

The Hottest Trend in Medieval Japan

“Hereafter, the guns will be the most important arms. Therefore decrease the number of spears per unit, and have your most capable men carry guns.”