History Articles

History

The Origins of Agriculture

Explore perhaps the most important revolution in the history of humanity, and even of our planet: the transition from foraging to agriculture. […]

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The Origins and Rise of Buddhism

Where, and when did Buddhism begin? How did it become so popular, capturing the hearts and minds of millions of faithful followers around the globe? Delve into the life of Siddhartha Gautama and the tenets of his philosophy, including the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-Fold Path to enlightenment. Then find out how these ideas developed and spread world-wide. […]

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The Terrifying Mongol War Machine

Early in the 13th century, Mongol horsemen swept out of their homeland in the steppes to conquer the known world. They killed millions of humans and destroyed […]

Health and Fitness Articles

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Are We Headed Back to the Pre-Antibiotic Era?

We now have a moral obligation to use antibiotics more wisely than ever before. They are only beneficial under some circumstances, and have real risks of side effects. inappropriate use is leading to “superbugs” and a possible return to the pre-antibiotic era, where we will have no drugs to treat the pathogens. […]

Science Articles

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The Zika Virus: What Have We Learned So Far?

Although the Zika virus existed in central Africa decades ago, the rapid spread of the virus around the world in only a couple of years is a significant event. What do we already know, and what do we still have to learn about this prolific virus? […]

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 […]

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Our Electric Mind: The Neuron Doctrine

How do neurons communicate with each other? If there is a gap between them, how is communication possible? Understanding this phenomena took a giant step forward with the discovery that axons actually generate electricity. […]