From the Age of Enlightenment to the Christmas Truce, learn about some of history’s most pivotal events.
Continents aren t the unchanging, universally recognized land masses of our school studies. But they do help us make sense of our world. How did they get their names?
by Patrick J. Kiger
Often described as “The Hermit Kingdom,” North Korea is a source of mystery for those living in the West. How has it survived so long and how worried should Americans be about a nuclear attack?
by Christopher Hassiotis | Aug 18, 2017
These historical images remind us that marvel and awe go hand-in-hand with science (and eclipses), and have been a part of the human experience for as long as we’ve been a species.
by Laurie L. Dove | Aug 15, 2017
The century-plus pastry outlasted its owner Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who took it with him on a race to the South Pole from which he never returned.
by Kathryn Whitbourne | Aug 15, 2017
Yep, Jimi Hendrix could have borrowed a cup of sugar from George Frederick Handel вЂ” in a manner of speaking.
by Laurie L. Dove | Aug 14, 2017
Can a solar eclipse change the world as we know it? If the past is any indication, it might.
by Kate Kershner | Aug 10, 2017
After enduring decades of brutal physical punishment and forced religious conversion by the Spanish, the pueblo peoples of the Southwest rebelled successfully.
by Patrick J. Kiger | Aug 1, 2017
Local governments, newspapers and unions waged a xenophobic campaign against “un-American” eateries, hoping to protect white jobs, and women, in the early 20th century.
by Melanie Radzicki McManus | Jul 19, 2017
One of the most American spots outside of the U.S. is, surprisingly, in Brazil. How did these descendants of the Confederacy end up there?
by Kate Kershner | Jun 5, 2017
An edict King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued forced Jews to emigrate, convert to Christianity or die. Unsurprisingly, it caused a wave of terrible effects.
by Oisin Curran
The origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls have baffled scholars since their discovery in 1947. Who wrote these ancient texts and what do they mean about the history of Judaism?