History Archive

The Amazon Rainforest Was Shaped By Humans

Exploratory new research has revealed that the Amazon rainforest is not as ‘wild and untouched’ as previously thought and that ancient civilisations actually helped shape the landscape. The report, published in Science this week suggests that the Native Americans of the Amazon were actively burning,

Researchers discover new fossils suggesting Mars had perfect conditions for early life-forms

Researchers have discovered the oldest fossil on Earth pointing towards the fact that the early life organisms existed on earth, and were thriving some 4.2 billion years ago. This new estimate is hundreds of millions of years earlier than it was previously believed by

Astronaut from ISS trolls conspiracy theorists with a spacewalk selfie

What can convince a perpetual naysayer? Probably nothing at all. The nifty trend of defying fact and established truth in the face of colossal empirical evidence has been picking up lately. There are folks who have the audacity to deny climate change, the moon landing,

WMD used in the Assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia

The reports emerging from the investigation into the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia suggest a hair-raising aspect of an already unsettling matter. Two women dressed as ordinary tourists attacked the half-brother of current Supreme Leader of the hermit state North Korea. The operation

14 Qualities Of A Fascist Government

Fascism is a word thrown around a lot, typically used to describe far-right wing groupings. What might be surprising for some is that many of the most fascist regimes in history, including the Nazis, were in many ways politically centrist… they just happened to

John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the

How the Obama administration shielded Wall Street from prosecutions

Similar to how the Obama administration simply forgave and forgot war crimes and illegal wiretapping during the Bush administration, the Obama administration offered the same type of amnesty for banks and bankers who had bitten off more than they could chew in 2008. Society’s

U.S. is #4 in “development” but only #24 in “sustainable development”

The UN’s famous Human Development Index (HDI) is a little over 20 years old. Of all the world’s indices, the HDI is surely one of the most widely cited. It ranks countries by the quality of life they give to their people. Its brilliance lies

7 Scientific Falsehoods That Didn’t Go Out Without A Fight

Science doesn’t stand still, and, in fact, its usefulness as a driver of knowledge is rooted in this fact. Unfortunately, when a theory is disproven in the scientific field it doesn’t necessarily disappear from the mind of the average person. Most of these myths

Never before seen photos show how the Fukushima Exclusion Zone was swallowed by nature

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski recently travelled to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. When he obtained permits to enter the 20km (12.5 mile) Exclusion Zone he found what looked like a post-apocalyptic film. Podniesinski is known for previously photographing the area around the