Category Archives: History

This Ancient ‘Warg’ Was Scarier Than a Tolkien Beast, Terrorized Kenya 22 Million Years Ago

This hypercarnivore was larger than a modern polar bear, the largest land-based carnivore alive today. n the “Lord of the Rings” series, author J.R.R. Tolkien invented the fantastical “warg,” a wolf-like beast with sharp teeth that lived in the Misty … Continue reading

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Country Names Explained

In this video, we travel around the world and explore how the nations of the Earth got their names, and what those names mean.

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London university calls for £100m slavery reparation BBC News

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 25 October 2018   Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university … Continue reading

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Genomes Throw New Light On Origins of Modern Humans

Researchers from the University of Huddersfield, with colleagues from the University of Cambridge and the University of Minho in Braga, have been using a genetic approach to tackle one of the most intractable questions of all — how and when we … Continue reading

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Who was Seiichi Miyake? Google Doodle 三宅精一

Google Doodle Videos Published on 17 Mar 2019 Google honors the Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake. He helped a blind friend, and today Millions of them. In 1965, Miyake spent his money to invent tactile blocks (org. Tenji blocks). The dotted … Continue reading

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A Love to the Moon and Back

All his life, Gene Shoemaker dreamed of stepping foot on the moon. A geologist known for his work with craters, Gene was set to be one of the first astronauts aboard Apollo 11. But, a failed medical test cut his … Continue reading

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Countries Which Changed Their Names

 

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2 – Manchester / Salford History Timelapse – Various building’s 2 – Old Streets – Time Travel

Various animations of streets and buildings in Manchester and Salford showing how they once looked.

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Here’s what kids chose from the Mary Rose collections for Takeover Day

As part of the brilliant Kids in Museums takeover day in November 2018, a group of Year 8s selected their seven favourite objects from the Mary Rose Museum collection; here’s what they chose “We chose these objects from the Mary … Continue reading

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How aspirin was discovered – Krishna Sudhir

4000 years ago, the ancient Sumerians made a surprising discovery: if they scraped the bark off a particular kind of tree and ate it, their pain disappeared. Little did they know that what they’d found was destined to influence the … Continue reading

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