Author: James C. J.

There are over 10,000 cities worldwide, spread across six of the seven continents. Cities are measured in metrics to understand various factors that might cause them to be considered the best or worst cities. Some metrics include healthcare, stability, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. These factors determine a country, state, city, or locality’s quality…

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Book banning and burnings have existed since the earliest days of written text. It’s not a new practice, nor is it one that’s died out with history. The earliest example of banned books happened between 259 and 210 BC in China. Then-Emperor Shih Huang Ti reportedly killed 460 scholars to control the narrative of history…

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Some periods of history are constantly revisited, for various reasons. People love exploring the past and the world that once was, from the World Wars, to revolutions and countries gaining independence, along with the fall of empires, and other important historical moments. One such historical period that’s garnered immense attention is Ancient Greece. For centuries,…

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Tabloids have existed since the early 1900s, with the creation of the Daily Mail. After reaching a milestone of selling a million copies a day in 1909, it began spreading like wildfire across the UK and, eventually, the US in the ’70s. Tabloids ushered in a new way to deliver news of a different kind.…

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Roughly 200,000 years ago, Neanderthals came into existence across Eurasia. They were named after the Neander Valley in Germany, where the first fossils of one of the earliest groups of archaic humans were found. Commonly referred to as ‘cavemen’, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that our perception of Neanderthals isn’t all that…

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Since 1958, NASA has operated as one of the world’s leading space agencies. For over 60 years, it’s made incredible achievements in space exploration and innovation in the quest to understand the cosmos. On July 29, 1958, NASA opened its doors under the Eisenhower administration. The agency was a direct response to aggressive progress made…

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Francis Bacon, an English philosopher responsible for creating the Scientific Method, wrote in 1620 that the three inventions that changed the world forever were the nautical compass, gunpowder, and the printing press. It was in 1440 when Johannes Gutenberg began tinkering away in Strasbourg, France, on one of those very inventions: the printing press. It…

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