History Articles

Ancient History

The Dramatic History of Islamic Medicine

Al-Razi was known as the father of Islamic medicine — in fact, many of his medical texts became classics that were still consulted in the Middle East and Europe hundreds of years after his death. Examine the life and work of al-Razi, and explore the development of hospitals across the Greater Middle East, and reviews the contributions of another great medical mind, Ibn Sina. […]

History

Education in the Renaissance

Education during the Italian Renaissance was carefully programmed to create students who were well-balanced and who embodied the values of their society. What, exactly, was […]

Health and Fitness Articles

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Featured

Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. So, if your life or the life of someone you love has been hijacked by pain, triggered by arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, disc problems, fibromyalgia, headaches, sciatica, or other causes. You’ll love these tips to successfully manage chronic pain. […]

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Featured

Breaking Down The Barriers: Find Your Exercise Motivation!

Despite there being libraries full of research material that confirms that regular exercise brings a whole smorgasbord of benefits, statistics from the US Department of Health and Human Sciences reveal that only around 35% of adults engage in regular physical activity, and around 25% admit to doing none at all. So what is it that prevents people from taking a dose of medicine that is clearly good for them? […]

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Health & Fitness

Tai Chi: The Path Toward Mastery

Rather than being a strictly physical martial art, tai chi relies on a combination of the mental and the physical to create a harmonious set of movements. Take your first step into mastering these movements in this lecture by Professor David Dorian Ross. […]

Robert Greenberg’s Music History Monday

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Music Appreciation

Music History Monday: We All Make Mistakes

During his all-too-brief, 40-year lifetime, Gottschalk was considered to be the greatest pianist and composer ever born in the Western hemisphere, the “Chopin of the New World.” […]

Science Articles

Malaria: The King of Tropical Diseases

Malaria—a mosquito-borne infectious disease—is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of Earth. One of a variety of tropical diseases, Malaria has had a long and insidious […]

The Birth of Modern Science

One enduring mystery of modern science is why it happened where and when it did. Had modern science emerged in late Greco-Roman antiquity, in 11th- or […]

How Weather Radar Saves Lives

Weather radar technology has revolutionized the forecasting of severe storms and has saved many lives. The revolution began in the evening of April 9, 1953, when two meteorologists at the Illinois State Water Survey decided to break the rules… […]

Building the Periodic Table

The periodic table is the chemist’s playground and an icon of science that’s found on science classroom walls by the millions all over the country, […]