TAG: History

A History Of Wealth

History of Wealth

Some say it all started with the industrial revolution. Others lay blame directly at the feet of a certain forefather of modern economics, the Scottish moral philosopher and economist Adam Smith. With the publication in 1776 of his book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, it’s quite possible that Smith set in motion the modern way of thinking about wealth. At the time Smith’s seminal economic philosophy was published, the world (in particular, Britain and Europe) was in a state of turmoil. Change was everywhere. Once the denizens of absolute power, the Church and aristocracy… read more

We’ve Discovered The World’s Oldest Source Of Water

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1.5 Billion years old. That’s the estimated age of a new source of water discovered in an underground reservoir beneath Ontario, Canada. It’s brimming with gases and other minerals, and likely houses new life forms we’ve yet to discover. So what’s special about this find? I mean, it’s just water, right? That stuff has been around since before the dinosaurs, so why is this any different? The answer to that question, is that since this water has remained untouched for a billion years, we can study what life was like way, way back in the day, and better understand how our… read more

Powerful Performances From Red Earth

Powerful Performances From Red Earth

An environmental performance art group, Red Earth, has been presenting their landscape driven series for global audiences for over 20 years. The collaborative assembly of artists who are led and co-directed by Caitlin Easterby and Simon Pascoe recreate intense installation experiences that are much different than any art gallery or history lecture could possibly encompass. Their action driven works have focused on issues like climate change, agricultural and ecological concerns as well as other significant historic passages. In addition to a heightened environmental element, their exhibitions also seek to uphold the relevance of cultural connections. Performances have largely centered around… read more

Top 5 Natural History Museums

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Museums are just one of those things we love visiting as kids. The fun activities, the interactive experience, and the educational atmosphere trumps almost all field trips we’ve attended throughout our schooling years. Even as adults, the learning never ends, nor does the curiosity. If you’re interested in visiting some of the top-quality natural history museums in the world, we’ve created a short list for you. 1. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Fun fact: It’s the size of 18 football fields (325,000 sq. feet!). Cool Exhibits: The Discovery Room, Sant Ocean Hall, 45-foot-long model of a Blue Whale 2…. read more

Evolution of Recycling

History of recycling

Ever wonder how recycling came about?  Actually, it has been around for longer than you might think. Forms of recycling have been in existence probably longer than the timelines date. Many sources cite Japan as the first on record to recycle paper as far back as 1031. Recycling efforts can also be seen predating the industrial era, including the re-use of metals in Europe. This came about mostly because of necessity, where materials were often spare and garbage removal didn’t exist. An Australian paper mill used recycled rags and turned them into paper in 1815, with paper recycling by homes… read more