One of the earliest known references to asbestos may come from Theophrastus, a student of Aristotle and his successor at the Lyceum in Athens.
Agricultural sustainability is as much about power and sovereignty as it is about soil, water and crops.
The bog does not neatly divide traces of the distant and recent past. Archaeology and forensic science still have much to learn from each other.
Conservative critics argue the ‘social responsibility’ of business lies in increasing profits. But values have always been tied up with money-making, from the welfare state to colonialism.
A thrillingly accurate Stone Age horror, a violent Chilean wester, a sumptuous food romance, a comforting rom-com and a new look at a master painter’s love of fashion.
When parliament blocked a radical MP from taking his seat in parliament, Burke warned that ignoring the people’s democratic will could have disastrous consequences.
There are some incredible rare finds on show at this exhibition but it fails to depict a more diverse life in and around Rome’s armies.
Given the dependence of Judaism, Christianity and even Islam on the Hebrew Bible, it is important to understand how the Bible depicts blood vengeance.
Historian and complexity scientist, Dan Hoyer, examines why past societies collapsed when faced with crisis, while others founds ways to survive and flourish.
While the wider literature tells us that medieval women were silent and passive, their letters and embroideries tell a different story.
Pins were ubiquitous and swallowing them became associated with demonic posession and female “hysteria”.
Jewellery and fashion accessories have been popular tokens of love for centuries.
Tech companies are offering AI companions as a convenient cure for the loneliness epidemic, but there have been other forms of faux relationships, and they tend to have more to do with ego than heart.
Some of Australia’s Federation-era dragons are among the oldest surviving imperial dragons in the world.
Digitising manuscripts may promise preservation and accessibility, but technology does not future-proof our access to the past.
The boards that oversee the education of students enrolled in Florida’s public colleges and universities are trying to restrict enrollment in sociology courses on those campuses.
Religious, racial and class-based differences often get politicized.
A loan deal for the Asante artefacts offers an opportunity for these objects to return home.
The American military buildup in Britain –popularly known as the “friendly invasion” – was an unprecedented moment in British history.
Not a simple tale of English kings overcoming Vikings, the creation of England involved far more bureaucracy than the epic legends let on