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The Myths that Surround the Knights Templar

June 23, 2020

Over the past 7 centuries following the dismantlement of the order, there have been numerous speculations and rumors around the Knight Templars. Do they still exist? Did they protect the Holy Grail? Did they have a hidden treasure? Are they linked to Freemasons? Read on to find out more about these rumors. […]

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The Fall of the Knights Templar

June 22, 2020

The fall of the Knights Templar, like the stories of their emergence and rise to power, is a dramatic one. What was more powerful than the highly influential order of knights that were directly supported by the Pope? Why was the Pope unable to save these warriors who had taken the holy vows? […]

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Coronavirus News

Nations Defeating COVID-19 Echoes Facing Down Diseases of the Past

June 1, 2020

Several countries are bringing their COVID-19 cases down to near zero, NPR reported. New Zealand is the world’s biggest success story, with Taiwan and Vietnam also reporting minimal new cases of the disease. Conquering infectious disease has changed a lot since the 1950s. […]

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Health News

After Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson Ends Baby Powder Sales in America

May 31, 2020

Johnson & Johnson will soon end baby powder sales in North American stores, CNBC reported. The company has been plagued with a litany of lawsuits by customers claiming a link between the iconic product and ovarian cancer, though they stand by its safety. A doctor and Great Courses educator weighs in. […]

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American History

Common Soldiers of the American Civil War

April 17, 2020

By Gary Gallagher, Ph.D., University of Virginia Too often history textbooks focus on the grandiose paradigm shifts that emanate from wartime instead of shedding light […]

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Learning Paths Will be Right Back!

February 17, 2020

Hello reader. We are performing some routine maintenance on our Learning Paths. We will have them back up momentarily!

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