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A History of Britain – Bronze and Iron (2200 BC – 600 BC)

2200 BC. In Egypt undying kings lie beneath the greatest monument’s mankind has yet devised. In Mesopotamia the world’s first empire is on its knees, slowly collapsing under the weight of drought and rebellion. And far to the west, on the windy shores of Britain, an age of unprecedented prosperity is dawning. dawning fueled by …

GARLIC | How Does it Grow?

Behold, garlic! What do you know about garlic? That it’s…a strongly scented vegetable? That it’s…best used to flavor your spaghetti sauce? Well, then… it’s time for you to meet garlic again. In ancient times, garlic was celebrated as a source of great strength. Greek Olympians ate garlic before competing. Roman soldiers ate it before battle. …

How corn conquered the world – Chris A. Kniesly

Corn currently accounts for more than one tenth of our global crop production. The United States alone has enough cornfields to cover Germany. But while other crops we grow come in a range of varieties, over 99% of cultivated corn is the exact same type: Yellow Dent #2. This means that humans grow more Yellow …

The Future of Farming

The Future of Farming

Over the next two decades, a technological wave will revolutionize the efficiency of farms all over the world. It can’t come soon enough. By the year 2050 the human population will be nearly 10 billion—which means we’ll need to have doubled the amount of food we now produce. This is an examination of the agricultural …

The History of Hong Kong

Throughout modern history, world powers have repeatedly fought over this strategically valuable land. Its name means “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, but it could also mean “City of Change.” This is the story of Hong Kong. The first wave of people to arrive in large numbers had fled Genghis Kahn and his brutal Mongol hordes. They …