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A Visual History of Light

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Published on May 17, 2018

400,000 years ago, humans and Neanderthals created fire. This ignited a relationship between people and photons that changed the course of mankind—and continues to evolve to this day. Take a tour through the visual history of light. For a detailed timeline of light inventions throughout humanity, go here: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/ind...

For more on the relationship between humans and light, check out Stephen Ong's "The Evolution of Light": https://www.theatlantic.com/video/ind...

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