Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”? – Mark Robinson

2,500 years ago, the writing of history as we know it didn’t exist. The past was recorded as a list of events, with little explanation for their causes beyond accepting things as the will of the gods. Herodotus wanted a deeper understanding, so he took a new approach: looking at events from both sides to understand the reasons for them. Mark Robinson explains how “history” came into being.

Agoraphobic Traveler | @streetview.portraits // 60 Second Docs

When Jacqui Kenny was diagnosed with agoraphobia, the fear of leaving home and entering public spaces, she knew she’d never live out her dreams of photographing the world. But with Google Street View she’s been able to travel the back roads of the world in places like Mongolia, Senegal, and Chile to become a celebrated photographer. To date she’s taken roughly 27,000 screenshots of moments frozen in time, sharing the best ones on her Instagram, @streetview.portraits.