Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sacred Wind in History and Mythology

Wind is not only a mysterious condition of weather, but an important spiritual element to civilizations, past and present. Wind is a natural force, defined...

The Golden Age of Canals: Europe Embraced Canal Usage and Development

Europe may not have been the first area of the world to use canals, but they embraced the idea of canals and developed them...

Female Pirates and Their Lovers: Finding Time for Love While Leading Busy Lives As...

Juliet had Romeo. Tristan had Isolde. Abelardo had Heloise. Elizabeth Barrett had Robert Browning. And Don Jose had his Carmen, if only briefly. Love...

Railroads and the Market Economy: Economy of Scale and Regulation

Businesses having a large number of customers can dramatically increase profits with small changes to the price. This simple economic fact led to railroad...

The History and Mythology of Amber

Michael Crichton’s brilliant book may have popularised amber, but this gemstone has featured in man’s culture and history since the beginning of time. Amber...

Who Discovered Australia?: Did The Dutch or Portuguese Arrive in Australia First?

The British explorer Captain James Cook is often mentioned as the person who discovered Australia. But this is not correct. Although Captain James Cook discovered...

The History of Computer Games

The exact year of the first game played on a computer is a little hard to pin down. Many people think that it was...

The TIGHAR Project – What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

TIGHAR (pronounced “tiger”) is the acronym for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. It is a non- profit foundation whose activities include all...

What If Adolf Hitler Defeated the Soviet Union in World War II?

A political science professor recently posed a question to me. He wanted me to examine a scenario where Hitler defeated the Soviet Union...

The History of Medicinal Herbs: The Link Between Botany and Herbal Medicine

In the early years, there is little written evidence of the use of herbs in medicine as it was usual to pass on knowledge...