This Year’s NYC Mayoral Election: Boring. Not So 100 Years Ago!  [LINK]
When Red Mike crushed the Boy Mayor (who later got a hero’s funeral when he died in a plane accident while serving in World War 1). [Read More]
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Ken Burns’s War Stories  [LINK]
He’s more storyteller than historian and that weakens his series considerably. [Read More]
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Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BC  [LINK]
(University of Cambridge) Analysis of Iron Age textiles indicates that during c. 1000-400 BC Italy shared the textile culture of Central Europe, while Greece was largely influenced by the traditions o... [Read More]
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700-year-old saint myth has been proven (almost) true  [LINK]
(University of Southern Denmark) Scientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi. [Read More]
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National Gallery: Saudi Arabia  [LINK]
A picture essay on the Saudi kingdom might easily resemble an atrocity exhibition.  [Read More]
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CSIC reconstructs how Neanderthals grew, based on an El Sidrón child  [LINK]
(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) How did Neanderthals grow? Does modern man develop in the same way as Homo neanderthalensis did? How does the size of the brain affect the development of the... [Read More]
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On the Spot: Andrew Roberts  [LINK]
On the Spot: Andrew RobertsBy History Today We ask 20 questions of leading historians on why their research matters, one book everyone should read and their views on the Tudors … ... [Read More]
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A Kinder, Gentler History  [LINK]
A Kinder, Gentler History By Suzannah Lipscomb The past can seem like a timeline of horrors. But might it also remind us of our own failings – and help to put them right? [[... [Read More]
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The Music of Time No 4: Listening for the Change  [LINK]
The Music of Time No 4: Listening for the ChangeBy Alexander Lee Understanding the period and context in which a piece of music was created can offer great rewards for the listener. ... [Read More]
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1917: The fragility of Power  [LINK]
1917: The fragility of PowerBy Paul Lay The First World War ensured the success of the Russian Revolution. Peace would have strangled it at birth.  As recently as 30 years ag... [Read More]
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Solving the Easter Island population puzzle  [LINK]
(Frontiers) The nearly nine hundred giant stone statues discovered by the first Europeans to land on Easter Island seemed at odds with the small population found living there. It is believed a once th... [Read More]
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Bite force research reveals dinosaur-eating frog  [LINK]
(University of Adelaide) Scientists say that a large, now extinct, frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs.The conc... [Read More]
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How Teotihuacan's urban design was lost and found  [LINK]
(De Gruyter Open) The paper outlines how the urban design of the city of Teotihuacan differed from past and subsequent cities, only to be rediscovered and partially modelled on many centuries later by... [Read More]
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Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classification  [LINK]
(City College of New York) David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York's Division of Science, is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies 'An illustrated checklis... [Read More]
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9-11: Tweets  [LINK]
Tweets about 9-11 that HNN researchers come across, in reverse chronological order. [Read More]
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The Relevance of History  [LINK]
History's never been more relevant.  That's something all of us need to acknowledge, even the president. [Read More]
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Why We Should Remove the Central Park Statue of Dr. James Marion Sims  [LINK]
Even by the standards of his own day, his operations on black slave women were abhorrent. [Read More]
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Down with Stonewall Jackson! He’s Just Like Lenin.  [LINK]
All around the world statues of historic figures are falling. Removing them is just like editing inconvenient ideas from textbooks. [Read More]
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40 Years Ago NASA Launched Voyagers 1 and 2. It’s Been a Stunning Ride.  [LINK]
The Voyagers launched 20 years after Sputnik. They continue 40 years later. They span 67% of the entire space age. [Read More]
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The Spears of Peace  [LINK]
The arrival of a Christian mission on the island of Dobu in Papua New Guinea was met with ambivalence, but it resulted in a mixing of cultures and the development of new traditions.&nbs... [Read More]
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