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Research Overviews

Themed deep dives into ancient history, weird animal biology, world cultures, and building fantasy worlds

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🎓 Feces

Antiseptic poop, agricultural poop, & the surprising value of eating poop.

🎓 Feces
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🎓 Cleaning

Quick facts about historical cleaning methods from around the world, from lotus leaves to bronze knives.

a small group cleaning out a midden pit via MidJourney AI
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🎓 Sleep

Ancient science, modern discoveries, & animals that sleep with one eye open

Photo of dolphins swimming away from the camera by Daniel Torobekov
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🎓 Smiths

Dark smiths, copper quirks, & imperial armourers

A man creating small tin items in front of a fire in a moderately crowded indoor market, via MidJourney
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🎓 Tails

Fantasy hominoids & sensible tails

image of whale tail by Rudolf Kirchner via Pexels
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Frogs

Wateright cocoons & baby eaters

The red-eyed tree frog of Costa Rica
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Eyes

Night vision & third eye(lids)

Eyes
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Cosmetics

Toxic beauty & polished rank

portrait of woman wearing cosmetics via Midjourney
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Thieves

Hair thieves & dead thieves

Thieves
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Interment

Burial practices & grave goods

wall lined with human skulls by rachel claire via pexels