Category Archives: History

How Kodak Detected the Atomic Bomb

Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone. Thanks to HBO Max, and their new show raised by Wolves for sponsoring this video! https://rb.gy/alghwn References: Albuquerque Tribune … Continue reading

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The Voyager Golden Record: A reminder that we are all connected

The Voyager Golden Record shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos – and decades later, it stands as a reminder that we are all connected. The United Nations displays a replica of the Golden … Continue reading

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Frasier the Sensuous Lion

LION. KING. How a 19 year old lion fathered 35 cubs… in a year and a half. This is the wild story of a lion named Frasier—Frasier the Sensuous Lion—who became a science wonder the world over in 1972. After … Continue reading

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Britain’s best places to see: Roman heritage sites | Museum Crush

by Kate McNab, 13-06-19   The Roman Conquest of Britain in AD 43 brought with it our first roads and towns, our calendar and our first nationwide currency. The sites they left behind are now some of the country’s best-loved … Continue reading

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A Mathematician’s Apology

Some thoughts on the value and beauty of mathematics. A Mathematician’s Apology by G H Hardy (Free PDF) https://archive.org/details/hardy_ann… Irrationality of root 2 proof: https://archive.org/details/hardy_ann… Patreon: https://Patreon.com/tibees Twitter: https://twitter.com/TobyHendy IG: https://www.instagram.com/tibees_/ Website: http://www.tobyhendy.com The pen I use https://amzn.to/2YKgpOi Music: Reconcile … Continue reading

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When Women Crowdfunded Radium For Marie Curie

The element was hard to get and extremely expensive but essential for Curie’s cancer research Curie, who lived in France for much of her life, had done an interview with an American reporter named Marie Meloney the year before. In … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 – You’re Dead To Me, Josephine Baker

Greg Jenner is joined by historical expert Dr Michell Chresfield and comedian Desiree Burch to travel to 1920s Paris and meet the phenomenal Josephine Baker. Josephine Baker was a renowned performer and entertainer, a civil rights activist and even a … Continue reading

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How Aztecs told history

Camilla Townsend is distinguished professor of history at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her research in Nahuatl-language sources has garnered numerous awards, including a Guggenheim and a Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her … Continue reading

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Shelter in Place

March 20th through April 29th, 2020 was a very dark time for New York City, and a time we should do our best not to return to. Shot entirely from my apartment window during the first month of the city’s … Continue reading

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Shot Tower: How Lead Shot is Made (1950) | British Pathé

(FILM ID:1273.07) Lead shot making in Edmonton, Greater London. L/Ss of large tower. The commentator says that the tower is “one of three in the whole of England designed for making lead shot.” M/Ss of bars of lead. C/U of … Continue reading

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