Category: History

Horrific Facts about the Justinian Plague

Horrific Facts about the Justinian Plague

Throughout human history, there have been numerous deadly plagues that killed an innumerable amount of people. One of these deadliest plagues, which caused millions of deaths, was the Justinian Plague. This plague was right up with the Black Death that exterminated half of Europe’s population in the mid-1300s. Interestingly, that plague broke out during the…

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Misconceptions about Innovations of Previous Generations

Misconceptions about Innovations of Previous Generations

The stories of great inventors and innovators have been passed down for generations. It is always interesting as the best innovations always feature the most incredible person doing something inconceivably great or virtuous. Changes happen to stories over the course of time. That’s the reason why some of these innovations are either full of misconceptions…

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Tragic Earthly Incidents that are Linked to Comets

Tragic Earthly Incidents that are Linked to Comets

Everyone has heard of comets, the shining celestial objects that zip around the universe in a predictable pattern. In the past, comets were mysterious objects that were often considered good or bad omens—mostly bad. However, it is not only the ancients who have linked comets to disastrous earthly incidents. Modern-day astronomers have also blamed comets…

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The History of Acoustic Weapons

The History of Acoustic Weapons

Gone are the days where traditional weaponry was the only means of warfare. Technological advancement has allowed humans to create new weapons. It may seem a bit odd but the sound has been weaponized on a number of occasions, in the past. Sonic warfare, as it has come to be known, is incredibly versatile and…

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6 Origin Stories of your Favorite Modern Foods

6 Origin Stories of your Favorite Modern Foods

Just like all the other aspects of life, food has also evolved a lot, with time. The advancement of technology did play its rule on this journey. This opened up a new window of experimentation which, ultimately, resulted in a variety of modern foods. A lot of these modern foods have interesting origin stories and…

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Five Fake Artworks Displayed at Museums

Five Fake Artworks Displayed at Museums

Fake artifacts and paintings cause a lot of nuisance for global art lovers. Over the years, a lot of museums have fallen victim to art forgery and many fake artworks have been exhibited at various sites (even for years) around the globe. The high price tags of these forgeries encourage the culprits to keep producing…

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6 Diseases that Affected Dinosaurs

6 Diseases that Affected Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles that were wiped from the face of this planet, millions of years ago. The fossil record of these creatures reveals that they can be divided into two categories (avian and non-avian dinosaurs), on the basis of their physical characteristics. Despite the fact that dinosaurs have been extinct for…

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5 Ignored People that were Actually Right

5 Ignored People that were Actually Right

Floating a new idea among large masses of people is an incredibly difficult job, particularly if it is against the personal interests of the majority or collide with their long-held beliefs. History has seen quite a lot of these ignored people who were deprived of the appreciation they deserved on the basis of these reasons.…

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6 Countries that Edited History Textbooks

6 Countries that Edited History Textbooks

History plays an important role in defining the future of a nation and that’s the reason why special efforts are made to preserve historical stories so that they could be passed on to coming generations. In order to attain maximum benefits from them, sometimes the facts are modified to suit your national agenda. It might…

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7 Outstanding Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Engineering

7 Outstanding Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Engineering

Over the years, numerous scientific inventions and discoveries have been attributed to ancient Greece. Although many of these discoveries were improved by subsequent generations, the contribution of ancient Greek engineering in the field of astronomy, geography, and mathematics is priceless as it pioneered the age of science. Here is a list of top 7 Greek…

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Scientists have found some New Insights about Dinosaur Extinction

Scientists have found some New Insights about Dinosaur Extinction

The asteroid/comet impact, which took place 66 million years ago, definitely reignited the Indian volcanoes but their role in dinosaur extinction is still not clear. A recent study, published in the journal ‘Science’, adds even more strength to the idea that the massive volcanic eruptions in India were reignited by the asteroid which smashed into…

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Mnyamawamtuka Moyowamkia provides New Clues about the Ecosystems of Africa

Mnyamawamtuka Moyowamkia provides New Clues about the Ecosystems of Africa

An ancient herbivore, called Mnyamawamtuka Moyowamkia, provides some remarkable insights about the African ecosystem. A plant-eating dinosaur was discovered in Africa in 2004. According to a report published in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’, this ancient herbivore lived about 100 million years ago. The excavations of these historic bones continued through 2008. Fast forward to 2019…

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Deep Learning Finds a New Human Ancestor

Deep Learning Finds a New Human Ancestor

Researchers combined statistical methods with deep learning algorithms to find an unknown human ancestor. Investigators from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), the Institute of Genomics at the University of Tartu, and the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) found the footprint of a new human ancestor. The computational analysis of the DNA revealed that the…

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Detective Mission will help Researchers to Trace the History of a New African Meteorite

Detective Mission will help Researchers to Trace the History of a New African Meteorite

Benenitra received debris from an ancient meteorite, which is now named after the town. On 27 July 2018, debris from a meteorite landed in and around the small remote town of Benenitra in southwestern Madagascar, shortly before a lunar eclipse. This prompted researchers from Wits and colleagues from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar to…

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A 400-years-old Letter Reveals how Galileo wanted to Fool the Inquisition

A 400-years-old Letter Reveals how Galileo wanted to Fool the Inquisition

Galileo changed his original letter to make it less inflammatory but it was a bit too late. Galileo Galilei was an Italian polymath who revolutionized the world of Mathematics, Engineering, Astronomy, Physics, and Philosophy. His achievements earned him the titles of the ‘Father of Modern Physics’, the ‘Father of Observational Astronomy’, and the ‘Father of…

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Paleontologists found that the Earliest Predators on Earth had Self-repairing Teeth

Paleontologists found that the Earliest Predators on Earth had Self-repairing Teeth

Scientists discover that the teeth of the pre-historic sea hunters could repair themselves on their own. The scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch falls under the scope of Paleontology. The fact that it includes the study of fossils to determine the evolution of organisms,…

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Scientists Discover Something Amazing about the Brain Evolution of Mammals

Scientists Discover Something Amazing about the Brain Evolution of Mammals

A study at the University of Texas reveals that the mammals traded their reproduction capabilities in order to have a bigger brain. Fossils are extremely vital when it comes to revealing the secrets of the past. They guide the paleontologists of our age about the happenings that took place millions of years ago. Consequently, it…

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Researchers have discovered the Oldest Human Fossil from Western Europe

Researchers have discovered the Oldest Human Fossil from Western Europe

Paleontologists have discovered oldest human fossils of Homo Antecessor that could be a million years old. Fossils carry immense significance as they reveal the secrets of the past. The study of fossils is known as Paleontology. It involves information about the age and the method of formation of the fossil. Some common examples of fossils…

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