Philosophy & History

Why China Did Not Have A Renaissance – And Why That Matters

The r/Renaissance is often characterized as a particular epoch in European history and an important element in the traditional narrative of the rise of the West. Thomas Maissen and Barbara Mittler present different approaches to the question whether the European r/Renaissance offers new possibilities to the writing of global history.

Science & Technology

Will Copper Nanoparticles Become the New Pesticides?

Copper could provide the answer to growing healthier food and saving crops from pests, new research suggests.

Philosophy & History

Amazing Photos of Houses Show What Being at Home Means Around the World

Through the gaze of his camera, photographer Maurice Weiss reflects on the meanings and importance of houses and homes.

Language & Culture

Why Languages Change: Interview with Chiara Gianollo

How and why do languages change? We asked linguist Chiara Gianollo during the 2018 Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea in Tallinn, Estonia.

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