DISCOVER: Religion and the Punic Wars with Dr. Patrick Hunt

In Hannibal, his new biography of the famed Carthaginian general, Dr. Patrick Hunt explores, among other topics, the ways in which both Rome and Carthage used the rhetoric of religion to motivate their competing war efforts. … More DISCOVER: Religion and the Punic Wars with Dr. Patrick Hunt

Why Have Some Animals Become Our Pets, Others Our Servants, And Others Dinner

The answer goes back before written history. Ancient civilizations from the Egyptians to the Romans and beyond have given us clues to some of the wide use of animals…bedecked and bedazzled crocodiles, party turtles, and magical hedgehogs. Dr. Carolyn Willekes will share stories about the history of the relationships between animals and humans, how the … More Why Have Some Animals Become Our Pets, Others Our Servants, And Others Dinner

Last Week’s Power Outage

On Tuesday night, Nov. 12, AIA and the Science Museum, along with The Leakey Foundation, presented Dr. Randall White, foremost expert on Paleolithic art, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Imagine this scene: The introductions are almost complete. A FULL house is anticipating a talk about the first art made by humans, 40,000 years … More Last Week’s Power Outage