The coelacanth, believed to have been extinct for 70 million years, was rediscovered by Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer on 22 December 1938.
Volume 72 Issue 12 December 2022
It’s a Wonderful Life had its first screening on 20 December 1946.
The sacred sites of Aboriginal art.
The end of the year was a time for fasting, feasting and poking fun at the status quo.
The smooth whiteness of paper belies the mess and hard labour that went into its production.
What’s the most exciting field in history today? The history of political thought.
In 1820 the discovery of an ancient Greek statue with missing arms posed more questions than answers.
In 1917 the roof of Westminster Hall was on the brink of collapse; death-watch beetles had bored through it.
Do leaders and leadership matter most at times of crisis?
The life of George Balanchine, the man behind a quintessential American ballet aesthetic.