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The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

The Enlightenment: Crash Course European History #18

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So far, we’ve seen a ton of political change and continuing warfare in the midst of the seventeenth century’s little ice age, and history often focuses on these types of political and military stories, but there were also other changes occurring: shifts in how …

10 Historical Predictions That Came True

10 Historical Predictions That Came True

Number 10 Existence of Atoms The existence of atoms was mathematically proven by Albert Einstein in 1905, but the fundamental theory itself traces its roots to Antiquity. At the time, however, it was more in the realm of philosophy since scientists lacked the knowledge and technology necessary for observation. In the 5th century BC, a …