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Humans Delayed the Onset of the Sahara Desert by 500 Years

The study by a team of geographers and archaeologists from UCL and King’s College London, published in Nature Communications, suggests that early pastoralists in North Africa combined detailed knowledge of the environment…

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The Legacy of China’s First Emperor

China has a history of around 5,000 years, but prior to the Qin Dynasty that began in 221 B.C., the concept of “China” was totally different than the one with…

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What Caused Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo?

Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited the Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon’s defeat, says new research. Historians know that rainy and muddy conditions helped the Allied…