Category Archives: History

The Surprisingly Stubborn Theory That Beethoven’s Heartbeat Influenced His Music | Atlas Obscura

For decades, doctors have been trying to use a few sonatas to diagnose the composer with cardiac arrhythmia. Source: The Surprisingly Stubborn Theory That Beethoven’s Heartbeat Influenced His Music | Atlas Obscura

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Peeling Back the History of Soviet Wallpaper

What do the walls of abandoned Soviet-era apartments look like? Source: Peeling Back the History of Soviet Wallpaper

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Where the Heroes of Your Favorite Fairy Tales Live

The dark and wondrous world of children’s stories. Source: Where the Heroes of Your Favorite Fairy Tales Live

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The Once Glamorous Salton Sea is Now Rife With Toxic Dust and Dying Fish

The Salton Sea is a polluted accident turned natural resource, and the government is finally giving it funding. Source: The Once Glamorous Salton Sea is Now Rife With Toxic Dust and Dying Fish

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Why Linguists are Fascinated by the American Jewish Accent | Atlas Obscura

The linguistic field of prosody, the story of melody, pitch, and other hard-to-study verbal traits, is suddenly hot. Source: Why Linguists are Fascinated by the American Jewish Accent | Atlas Obscura

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Viewpoint: The myth of ‘strong’ British rule in India – BBC News

Jon Wilson revisits the history of British rule in India and concludes it was not an effective system of government, but chaotic, violent and wracked by anxiety. Source: Viewpoint: The myth of ‘strong’ British rule in India – BBC News

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The tong wars: how New York’s 1900s Chinatown descended into violence, bloodshed and savvy politics

What started with the murder of a laundry worker erupted into decades of tactical warfare Source: The tong wars: how New York’s 1900s Chinatown descended into violence, bloodshed and savvy politics

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Viewpoint: Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change – BBC News

Why some academics and Hindu groups are protesting against California education board’s plans to replace India with South Asia in school textbooks? Source: Viewpoint: Why Hindu groups are against California textbook change – BBC News

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The ‘darker link’ between ancient human sacrifice and our modern world – The Washington Post

A new study says that ritual killings helped establish social hierarchies in ancient cultures, leading to the complex, diverse, stratified societies we have today. Source: The ‘darker link’ between ancient human sacrifice and our modern world – The Washington Post

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