The Complex History Of Slavery In Islam, From The Middle Ages To ISIS
What the world gets right and wrong about the connections between Islam and slavery.
Why People Make — And Are Fascinated By — Crop Circles
Mysterious circles have "appeared" on farms since the mid-1970s. But the most interesting thing about crop circles is our reaction to them.
21 Astounding Joseph Stalin Facts Even The History Buffs Don’t Know
Larger-than-life facts that might change your view on one of history's most fascinating tyrants.
The Story Behind Albert Einstein’s Iconic Tongue Photo
As it turns out, the iconic photo was nearly never published in the first place.
Thomas Jefferson’s Dark Side: Four Damning Secrets
A contemporary once described Jefferson as "a liar, whoremaster, debaucher, drunkard, gambler, and infidel." That man was a preacher.
The Story Of Five-Year-Old Lina Medina, The World’s Youngest Mother
In 1939, a healthy young girl gave birth to an equally healthy baby boy. The only noteworthy detail about this event was the mother's age: She was five years old.
Inside Australia’s Hapless War Against Emus
In 1932, Australia went to war against an enemy like none it had ever faced before: the emu.
The True Story Behind “Napalm Girl”
How "Napalm Girl" shocked the world — and ended up a motivational speaker in Canada.
The Changing Face Of America’s Immigration Laws
Immigration has been a contentious issue for the United States from its earliest days. All along, opposing forces have pulled government policy in different directions to create the system we have today.
The Story Behind The Famous “Rosie The Riveter” Image
Discover the widely misunderstood history of this image — which has nothing to do with feminism.
The Sabbath: An Ancient Holiday In The Modern World
How and why many of us still observe one of humanity's oldest rituals.