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2014.03.27, Thursday

History, Art & Education

The popularity of the study of history has been steadily dropping in the United States. History, it turns out, is just “too boring.” Oh really? We strongly disagree. Perhaps it’s the presentation of history that is at fault, and not the history itself. History, art and education are intrinsically intertwined, as we hope to demonstrate. Please take some time to explore our wealth of articles on various topics of history that most mainstream books and sites ignore. And, before leaving, be sure to sign up for our free newsletter.

Art Rather Than Science Responsible for These Dinosaur Reconstructions

Art Rather Than Science Responsible for These Dinosaur Reconstructions

A century and a half ago, Britain was swept by dino-mania. The discoveries of ancient fossils and the first characterisations of dinosaur species, combined with new scientific theories that posited that the Earth was far older than previously ...

STEAM Education Combines Art With STEM Subjects

STEAM Education Combines Art With STEM Subjects

Alone, they are a scattering of yellow, blue and green cords in a grey case. But when eighth-grader Robert Rubio gets ahold of them at this community arts center, he can create light. With unwavering focus and practiced dexterity, he slowly ...

Largest Protest in U.S. History Was the Women’s March

Largest Protest in U.S. History Was the Women’s March

Though different publications are providing different figures, The Independent reports that between 3.3 and 4.6 million people walked and carried signs in the Women’s March, 750,000 in Los Angeles, 575,000 in Washington D.C., 450,000 in ...

The Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 founding states, legally establishing the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and serving as its first constitution. Though they are influential even to ...

History of the Making of the First Color Cartoons

History of the Making of the First Color Cartoons

After years of a successful black-and-white career, animated cartoons are due to take on the additional appeal of color, thanks to the perfection of a process which is explained in detail in this article. The first of 13 one-reel animated ...

Art Leads to Truth and Reconciliation

Art Leads to Truth and Reconciliation

Last month, while the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) hearings were taking place in Vancouver, a group of artists in Kamloops was telling its own story about residential schools through art. The exhibit was the final piece of ...

The Transformation Into the Modern World

The Transformation Into the Modern World

The central argument of The Global Transformation is straightforward: during the 19th century, this transformation remade the basic structure of international order. This involved a complex configuration of industrialization, rational ...

A Historical Perspective of the West Nile Virus In the U.S.

A Historical Perspective of the West Nile Virus In the U.S.

Prior to 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) was a bit player in the screenplay of global vector-borne viral diseases. First discovered in the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937, this Culex sp.-transmitted virus was known for causing small human ...

History of the Neurosciences in the USA Part I

History of the Neurosciences in the USA Part I

“How can a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos?” pondered the neuroscientist vs. Ramachandran. His quest for an ...

History of the Neurosciences in the USA Part II

History of the Neurosciences in the USA Part II

This is the second of two articles on the history of neurosciences. You’ll find Part I of this article here. Julius Axelrod was a biochemist who began his career working in pharmacology after famously being denied admission to medical ...