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The life of a clock seems straightforward. Tick until the battery pops, wait for it to be replaced, then tick some more. But just like cats, these time-keepers have a secret life. They influence each other, warp time, and attract the unconventional fringe in art. Thanks to the latter, people can now…
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Before we start we have to clear something up: the Dark Ages were not dark; in fact, most of the reasons people think the early Middle Ages were dark are nothing but common misconceptions about the era. In the introduction to Top 10 Reasons The Middle Ages Were Not Dark, I said: ‘he term “dark ages”…
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Humans are surrounded by color every day, both in the natural and manufactured environment. Sometimes colors can vividly stand out, and other times they may fade into the background. It can be easy to take color for granted, without thinking much about its full impact or how it even works. So here…
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When the first team reached the top of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary became a household name. But few remember his companion, a Sherpa named Tenzing Norgay. For decades afterward, Sherpas served as porters for climbers going up the mountain. A habit of overlooking the locals (and plenty of…
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