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In ancient Persia, engineers mastered a sustainable technology to store ice throughout the scorching summer

 In the hot, dry deserts of Ancient Persia in around 400 B.C.E, long before the invention of electricity, engineers mastered a sustainable technology to store ice throughout the scorching summer. 253 more words

ARCHEOLOGY

Paradoxical Geniuses: "Let us burn the ships"

In 1519, Hernán Cortés landed 500 men in 11 ships on the coast of the Yucatan, knowing that he was openly disobeying the governor of Cuba… 1,363 more words

Liberty

THE MIDNIGHT SEA by Kat Ross

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Nazafareen’s sister Ashraf was killed by the Druj (Undead things with iron swords and shadows whose touch meant death) when Nazafareen was twelve and Ashraf was seven. 205 more words

Book Reviews

The Persian Sassanid Army

The Persian army under the Sassanid dynasty of Late antiquity was an extremely efficient force, more loyal and reliable than its Parthian predecessor. The heavy cavalry or cataphracts, taken from the Azadan or minor Persian nobility (feudal nobles) were its core divisions. 421 more words

Armies

Is Hookah bad for you? I quit because my kids love me.

Health Alert : smoking hookahs causes lung, mouth, throat, stomach and other cancers; heart disease; lung damage; and dental disease. Health risks of smoking hookah include exposure to toxic chemicals that are not filtered out by the water and risk of infectious disease when hookahs are shared.
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Something About Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are an ever present sight each day. In my case, mini-blinds cover the window in front of my desk. Not only do they provide a simple background for my work space, but they enable me to adjust the level of backlighting for comfortable viewing of my laptop screen. 810 more words

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