The Origin of Writing

Oct 31, 2014 by

Writing – The invention that enabled science and knowledge to flourish. However it seems that is wasn’t invented for prose or love poems or literature but for the more mundane and prosaic task of taxation and bookkeeping.

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How the Ancient Romans built t...

Jun 27, 2014 by

How on earth can Ancient Romans have built our modern railway system ? We take a side-ways look at this claim.

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Are You a Luddite?

Mar 28, 2014 by

Are you a Luddite ? .. A term coined over 200 years ago.. Read on to see if you are (although the chances are that you aren’t, given that you’re using a computer to read this article on the internet)

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New Year in Different Cultures

Dec 28, 2012 by

News Year Eve in the West means December 31st. However for a large part of the World this isn’t the prelude to a new Year.

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Some more historical myths deb...

Nov 6, 2012 by

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here.

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Jazz – A Short History

Sep 14, 2012 by

Did you know that jazz was born in the US? Did you know that the drum set was invented by jazz musicians? Did you know that the word “cool” and “hip” were originally jazz terms?

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