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Hong Kong and the Huguenots

Ben Jones As the long shadow of China’s National Security Law fell over Hong Kong in June 2020 the ‘one…

Illustrious Ancestors

The Great Kurultáj, photographed in 2014. The event takes place annually in Bugac, Hungary. Wiki Commons/Derzsi Elekes Andor. The fantastic…

Small modular nukes fall short on climate promises, new study suggests

Small modular reactors (SMRs), seen by the beleaguered nuclear industry as a shining hope for a global revival, may have…

San Jose, California, rethinks parking to help people and the climate

In an important vote for the climate June 14, California’s San Jose’s City Council unanimously voted for a step to…

Bronze Age human-snake sculpture reunited with its bird’s leg

The bronze sculpture of a deity with human head on snake body found in Pit No. 8 of the Sanxingdui…

Getting Mars on Your Side: Using Medieval Astral Magic to Win Wars

By Peter Konieczny For many in the Middle Ages, the planets of the solar system held special powers, and could…

Dal Riata and Early Manuscripts with Russell Ó Ríagáin

On this episode of Scotichronicast, Dr. Kate Buchanan is joined by Dr. Russell Ó Ríagáin to discuss his work on early…

Founding Forger: How Benjamin Franklin Mastered the Art of Fake News

Accounts of Benjamin Franklin’s years in Paris describe a celebrated bon vivant, wily diplomat and aging lion prowling on behalf…

Book Review: ‘Only the Clothes on Her Back’

In “Only the Clothes on Her Back,” historian and Princeton University professor Laura F. Edwards explores the secret power that…

This Was History’s First Bomber. This Guy Made A Replica.

The Austro-Hungarians had relegated the Etrich Taube to a training role by the end of 1914 (David Trost, MD–Old Rhinebeck…