In many city-states, it was perfectly acceptable for older men to have sexual relationships with young boys.
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Mater certissima est – the mother is always certain.
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The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
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What began as public outcry against Iran’s so-called morality police has snowballed into a mass movement targeting the very essence of the Islamic republic.
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The Source Family, a radical 1970s utopian commune, still impacts what we eat today.
The same parts of the brain that help us navigate complex social interactions can also drive us to make wildly bad investments.
Mexico City, already progressive, takes more steps to protect its LGBT+ citizens.
To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
Radical thinker Rutger Bregman paints a new, more beautiful portrait of humanity.
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Philosophy professor James Sterba revives a very old argument.
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At the dawn of the AI era, where decisions made now could affect the future of mankind, regulation over tech giants is needed now more than ever.
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