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December 25, 2017


One of the most famous and enduring examples of Roman concrete is The Coliseum.

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Concrete Recipe

Due to a special mix of ingredients, ancient Roman concrete is the world’s most durable and resilient concrete ever created.

October 14, 2011


Why Is A Mile 5,280 Feet?

Our word "mile" comes from the Latin "mille," which referred to the Roman mile.

September 19, 2011


Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.

November 28, 2005



Ancient people believed comets were omens. Sometimes they were thought to signal the fall of empires, other times the birth of kings. Even today, when we’re all supposed to be much more intelligent, people do crazy things when comets pass by. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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