Spotlight on air pollution in Europe

Think of air pollution these days and you probably think of China. In 2017 alone air pollution is estimated to have caused about 1.24 million deaths in China. But what about elsewhere? Now, for the first time, a health impact study has estimated the mortality rate due to air pollution in more than 1,000 European … Continue reading Spotlight on air pollution in Europe

The origins of money

From cowrie shells to native resources and animals, currency in some shape or form has long been a part of human history.  A currency of sorts was first thought to emerge as trade and exchange, with trade being tracked through the archaeological record, starting in the Upper Palaeolithic, when groups of hunters traded the best flint … Continue reading The origins of money