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What Europe Stole From Africa

Foreign Policy · 7 min

After decades of refusal and denial, the last year has seen a cascade of announcements by Western countries and their richly funded museums of their willingness to begin restoring art masterpieces seized or secreted out of Africa over the course of roughly the last century and a half.

How New Ideas Arise

thereader.mitpress.mit.edu · 8 min

Architect and poet Paolo Belardi traces the many conditions and situations that have inspired extraordinary ideas across the arts and sciences. Two of the telescope images astronomer James Christy used to spot Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, a serendipitous discovery made in June 1978.