Tag: history

An Insanely Simple Breakdown of the Internet

The Internet has permeated so much into our everyday lives that we can hardly imagine a day without it. But what is the internet really? Let’s break it down until it’s insanely simple! The internet is a communication line between computers. This connection is established by using telephone lines, ethernet cables, fibre optic cables, electromagnetic …

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The Discovery of Chlorpromazine (AKA Thorazine)

Transcript: Intro Chlorpromazine is often known by a brand name of Thorazine. It’s an antipsychotic used for people with manic and schizophrenia disorders. It was considered ground breaking for the psychiatric field. It allowed them to move on from barbaric methods of therapy like electroshock and lobotomies to something that has the potential to correct brain …

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Uncovering a King

Today is a surprising geeky holiday that is not just for archaeologists. It’s King Tut’s Day, and everyone that loves the romance of digging up the past, Pharaohs, and gold can get behind. The story behind finding King Tut did not start with treasure hunting fever, but rather an accident. Lord Carnarvon, AKA George Herbert, …

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skull, history, murder

New Skull Shows Decapitation May Date Back 9,000 Years

Editor’s note: This post has been updated and broken links removed. Please see our policy on broken hyperlinks for more. Researchers everywhere rejoiced last month when they unearthed a 9,000 year-old skull, and not just because it was old. Instead, the skull represented what might have been the first case of decapitation in human history. But let’s …

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The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World by Laura J. Snyder [book review]

The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World by Laura J. Snyder My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary The Philosophical Breakfast Club is a very good history of science book. It is a story about 4 men, William Whewell, John Hershel, Richard Jones, and Charles Babbage, who strived …

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