Can You Imagine a Taxation System Where the Wealthy Competed to Pay the Highest Taxes? It Really Happened!

agoranew_1Ancient Greek civilization flourished from around 776 to 30 BC. This long period of economic, cultural, and political domination didn’t just happen coincidentally, a lot of factors contributed to it. The ancient Greek economy—despite remaining somewhat of an enigma to this day—was definitely one of the main elements that played a crucial role in the country’s expansion and influence around the world….READ MORE

13 Things To Do If You’re Stuck In The City This Summer

athens-2Summer in the city can be both amazing and horrible. As with most things in life, it’s how you choose to see it. On one hand, you can be miserable and jealous of those on vacation in exotic destinations while you’re stuck in the hot, sweaty city. On the other hand, you can explore all the little magic moments the big city has to offer. With our list, we hope to help you make the most of your summer at home….READ MORE

Ancient DNA Analysis Reveals the ‘Mythical’ Heritage of Modern Greeks

minoan_680_4The Minoan and the Mycenaean Civilizations, are widely considered the first literate civilizations of the Western World and the ancestors of what later would be defined as Classical Greece. However, many questions about the origins of the Minoans and their ties to the Mycenaeans have long perplexed historians and archaeologists alike. The main question is: where did these people came from….READ MORE

The Top 13 Craziest Eating Contests

Hot-dog eating contest in New YorkCompetitive eating contests are strangely enthralling, and many people see them as the 21st century’s ultimate circus side act: no matter how nasty you find it watching elite competitors pig out like animals, for some reason you just can’t look away. From hot dogs and enormous ‘slugburgers’ to oysters and quarter-pound sticks of salted butter, we’ve tracked down 13 (morbidly) fascinating eating contests worth marvelling at….READ MORE

Level up: How Video Games Evolved To Solve Significant Scientific Problems

Level-Up-Movie-Wallpapers-5In the early 1950s, just as rock ‘n’ roll was hinting at social change, the first video games were quietly being designed in the form of technology demonstrations—and a scientist was behind it. In October 1958, Brookhaven National Laboratory physicist William Higinbotham created Tennis for Two. Despite graphics that are ridiculously primitive by today’s standards, it has been described as the first video game in history….READ MORE

The Best Islands For Last-Minute Vacations

old-windmill-by-the-port-at-the-dawn-of-the-sunSantorini, Ibiza, Maui, Bali… They’re undoubtedly some of the most gorgeous islands on Earth, but they also have something else in common: they’re hugely popular destinations that tend to be crowded during the Northern Hemisphere summer, when schools across North America and Europe are out of session and families flock to paradise in droves. So, why not pick one of the following 15 alternative destinations that are equally beautiful and much more likely to still be bookable this late in the game….READ MORE