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Stoicism | The Art Of Tranquility (Seneca’s Wisdom)

Stoicism | The Art Of Tranquility (Seneca’s Wisdom)

Seneca The Younger was a philosopher who held an important position in the Roman Empire, and is one of the major contributors to the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Seneca once exchanged letters with his friend Serenus, on how to free the mind from anxiety and worry in a Stoic way. This dialogue is now called

Why do we have museums? – J. V. Maranto

Why do we have museums? – J. V. Maranto

Hello, everyone. Let’s begin our guided tour. Welcome to the Museum of Museums. Museums have been a part of human history for over 2000 years. But they weren’t always like the ones we visit today. The history of museums is far older and much stranger than you might imagine. We’ll start over here in the

The hidden worlds within natural history museums – Joshua Drew

The hidden worlds within natural history museums – Joshua Drew

When you think of natural history museums, you probably picture exhibits filled with ancient lifeless things, like dinosaurs meteroites, and gemstones. But behind that educational exterior, which only includes about 1% of a museum’s collection, there are hidden laboratories where scientific breakthroughs are made. Beyond the unmarked doors, and on the floors the elevators won’t

The poet who painted with his words – Geneviève Emy

The poet who painted with his words – Geneviève Emy

Among the great poets of literary history, certain names like Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Whitman are instantly recognizable. However, there’s an early 20th century great French poet whose name you may not know: Guillaume Apollinaire. He was a close friend and collaborator of artists like Picasso, Rousseau, and Chagall. He coined the term surrealism, and

Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election – Christina Greer

Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election – Christina Greer

Translator: tom carter Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar Most people have heard the word “gerrymandering” once or twice, probably during a presidential election. What exactly is gerrymandering? Essentially, it’s the process of giving one political party an advantage over another political party by redrawing district lines. It’s like Democrats trying to gain an advantage over Republicans, or

Explore cave paintings in this 360° animated cave – Iseult Gillespie

Explore cave paintings in this 360° animated cave – Iseult Gillespie

In 1879, amateur archaeologist Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola and his young daughter Maria explored a dark cave in Northern Spain. When Maria wondered off by herself, she made an amazing discovery. They were standing inside a site of ancient art, the walls and roofs decorated with prehistoric paintings and engravings, ranging from 19,000 to 35,000

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

In Islamic culture, geometry is everywhere. You can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces and private homes. This tradition began in the 8th century CE during the early history of Islam, when craftsmen took preexisting motifs from Roman and Persian cultures and developed them into new forms of visual expression. This period of history was