Monthly Archive: August 2021

Why America needs a Department of the Future

For too long we’ve been shortsighted, mistaking our cleverness for wisdom. Now, it’s time for politics to take a longer view. ‘The future depends on what you do today,’ Gandhi cautioned us.’ Photograph: Paper Boat Creative/Getty Images – By Kim Heacox 2021 Aug …

What do many terrorists have in common? They abuse women

Groundbreaking research shows that extremist attackers are often united in their violent misogyny, whatever their ideology. Flowers at an entrance to Fryent Country Park, in Wembley, north London, where Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry were killed. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA – By Joan Smith …

How Cats Became Divine Symbols in Ancient Egypt

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images – By Elizabeth Yuko 2021 Aug 22 – Felines served a useful purpose in ancient Egyptian households and were eventually associated with deities. Along with hieroglyphics, obelisks and geometric patterns, cats feature prominently in ancient Egyptian art, reflecting …

Secret Chamber in the Rock of Gibraltar

There was a top secret plan during World War II to seal a group of soldiers inside the rock. – Inside a gallery on the Rock of Gibraltar, engraved by Joseph Constantine Stadler by Rev. Cooper Willyams  – Entrance to the Prince’s …