Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Mashki Gate: Stunning ancient rock carvings found in Iraq
Archaeologists in northern Iraq have made an exciting discovery - unearthing beautiful rock carvings that are about 2,700 years old.
Why was progress so slow in the past?
An illustration of the many, overlapping, interacting flywheels of progress that generate super-exponential growth over the very long term
Archaeology’s sexual revolution
Graves dating back thousands of years are giving up their secrets, as new ways to pin down the sex of old bones are overturning long-held, biased beliefs about gender and love
We need a new philosophy of progress
One that teaches people not to take the modern world for granted and holds up a positive vision of the future.
Narragansett Indian Tribe sees return of land marking the Great Swamp Massacre
A slice of land where the bloodiest chapter in Rhode Island history played out has been returned to the Narragansett Indian Tribe.
Anti-Rent Wars, Then and Now
Amid the 1840s economic crisis, landlords tried to drive out tenants in default. The remarkable movement that rose to challenge evictions can be a model for today’s housing activists.