September 05, 2014

2:26 PM | The naming of America
Some weeks ago I stumbled into an exchange amongst historians on Twitter about the origin of the Name of America and was totally stunned to learn that a very successful English popular historian and television personality is convinced that the … Continue reading →
11:00 AM | Ancient Roman Jewelry Found Under Shop
The bracelets and necklaces, representing one of the finest collection of Roman jewelry, were buried in Colcester, U.K., by a terrified Roman woman. Continue reading →

September 04, 2014

3:10 PM | Explainer: Why Russia and Ukraine Are Fighting
TestTube's Steve Goldbloom breaks down the current conflict in Ukraine -- what it's all about, and how the battling factions ended up squaring off.
10:45 AM | “Went to Sir JB’s”: Charles Blagden’s diary and scientific life in Georgian London
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September 03, 2014

1:58 PM | Explainer: Israel's Iron Dome Defense System
Israel has put its "Iron Dome" missile defense system to remarkably accurate use in its fight with Hamas. Trace examines the system itself and what it may or may not augur for the future.

September 02, 2014

9:10 PM | Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle
Marks left behind by ancient, parched grass show that the iconic monument was once a perfect circle.
9:00 PM | Psychedelic Culture Tripped Circa 500 A.D.
Mind-altering substances were all the rage 1,500 years ago, at least among certain elite members of a South American society.
5:59 PM | Tensor networks get entangled with quantum gravity
Using tensors to describe quantum entanglement shows promise as a way to understand gravity.
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