Jesus of Lübeck, the first British slave ship to arrive in Africa. The ship was chartered by Queen Elizabeth I to a group of merchants in 1563.
New scholarship points to a paradox of historic scope: Our writing system was devised by people who couldn’t read.
In his upcoming book published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb makes a provocative assertion: The mysterious “cigar-shaped object” that NASA dubbed “1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua” was junk from an alien civilization.
The world’s grasslands are an essential carbon sink, and may even be more efficient at capturing atmospheric carbon than trees. But thanks to animal agriculture and fertilizer use, they’re now producing as much greenhouse gas pollution asthey sequester, according to a new study published in Nature Communications on Tuesday.
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, who’s 36, has been arrested on destruction of property charges by Metropolitan Police, the New York Times reports. He was also hit with additional charges for being in “Possession of High Capacity Feeding Device,” according to USA Today. News of Tarrio’s arrest comes on the heels of the far-right group being sued by Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal.