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Inside Australia’s Hapless War Against Emus

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”

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

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

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

The Sabbath: An Ancient Holiday In The Modern World

How and why many of us still observe one of humanity's oldest rituals.
The Story Behind The Photo That Changed The World’s Perception Of AIDS

The Story Behind The Photo That Changed The World’s Perception Of AIDS

How a single photo by a photography student moved the world to a greater understanding of the AIDS pandemic.
Bob Ross: The Man Behind The Happy Little Trees

Bob Ross: The Man Behind The Happy Little Trees

He gave up a career in the Air Force to teach millions of people the joy of painting. An accident early in life cost him the tip of his finger. And his hair was actually straight. There's a lot to be learned about legendary painter Bob Ross.
The Story Behind The Iconic “Saigon Execution” Photo

The Story Behind The Iconic “Saigon Execution” Photo

The photograph of a South Vietnamese general executing a young Viet Cong fighter during the Tet Offensive shocked the world. Details that didn't make the papers paint a different story.
The True Story Of The Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph

The True Story Of The Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph

The "Migrant Mother" photo is iconic — but if the subject had her way, she wouldn't be the face of the Great Depression.
California City: California’s Biggest, Emptiest Town

California City: California’s Biggest, Emptiest Town

California's third-largest city – the 34th-largest in the country – is a near-ghost town. Where did California City come from, why is it so empty, and what lies in store for this odd collection of paved roads in the desert?
Domestic Spying, Blackmail, And Murder: Inside The FBI’s COINTELPRO

Domestic Spying, Blackmail, And Murder: Inside The FBI’s COINTELPRO

How the Cold War-era FBI took down countless U.S. citizens deemed to be enemies of the state and got away with it.