Louis Pasteur Invents the Rabies Vaccine and Breaks Through an Ossified Orthodoxy

Despite its aspirational pretensions, science is an enterprise just as subject to orthodoxy, hierarchy, social desirability bias, and ass-covering as…

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Diomedes: The Underrated Hero of the Iliad

In the early books of the Iliad, when Achilles withdraws from the Greek army in rage, Diomedes emerged as the…

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3 Mindset Lessons from Derek Jeter

This week, Derek Jeter, New York legend, got the call to the Baseball Hall of Fame. With 99.7% of the…

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Boris Johnson: Clown or Genius?

Recently, Britain got a new prime minister, the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. It came during a time of…

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Michael Ventris and the Decipherment of Linear B: How an “Amateur” Shocked the World

Many people shrink from fear when it comes to challenging the “experts,” especially in intellectual fields. We’ve previously met Heinrich…

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Heinrich Schliemann: Discoverer of Troy

There are two kinds of people in this world – the ones that stay in the bubble of “reason” and…

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A Tribute to the Unanimous Mariano Rivera

“Unanimous” is a word that’s hard to come by these days, but this was one of those rare times. For…

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Imhotep: Egypt’s Genius who Became a God

When you look back to the far ancient world, a few structures will stand out in your mind’s eye, rising…

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10 Ways John D. Rockefeller Improved Our Lives

The Gilded Age is regarded as a time of misery for the American worker. Exposes like Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle…

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