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The history of a city, as told through its trash

July 15th, 2018 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

Today’s garbage is tomorrow’s archaeology. Humans have been tossing stuff into rivers for thousands of years, whether it’s trash, wished-upon coins, lost items, or dramatically dumped, once-significant objects. That makes the river bed into a microcosm of human history and the development of cities–and a rich source for archaeologists. A 15-year project to excavate two […]



Trillions and trillions of viruses fall from the sky each day

April 16th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Viruses attached to a fragment of a bacterial cell wall. “Viruses modulate the function and evolution of all living things,” scientists wrote last year. “But to what extent remains a mystery.”



Failed ‘Utopias’ throughout history

April 15th, 2018 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

An illustrated account of both evil and righteous attempts to create a “perfect” society. They were all fantastically unsuccessful.



At what age do you become ‘old?’ Here’s what four different generations think

June 17th, 2017 at 3:22 am » Comments Off

If age really is just a number, what number marks old age? Well, the answer to that depends on how old you are now. Millennials hold the least generous views on aging, saying that you are old beginning at just 59, according to a new study by U.S. Trust. Older groups, however, put the starting point […]



7 Historic Changes That Have Transformed the Future Of Entrepreneurship

May 31st, 2017 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Steve Blank:  I’ve spent my life in innovation, eight startups in 21 years, and the last 15 years in academia teaching it. I lived through the time when working in my first job in Ann Arbor Michigan we had to get out a map to find out that San Jose was not only in Puerto […]



are certificates more valuable than college degrees?