The Trainspotting Generation: Ready For A Sequel?
The 1996 film brought the late 20th century heroin epidemic to popular audiences. Here's what that epidemic looked like — and how it compares to the crisis today.
How Drugs Fueled The Nazis’ Rise And Fall
Despite Hitler's anti-drug rhetoric, Nazi Germany used a little courage pill called Pervitin to take Europe by storm. Turns out it was pure methamphetamine.
One-Third Of Holocaust Survivors In The U.S. Live In Poverty
"They tend to be isolated, losing their families during the war and then either did not or could not have children."
How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump
Ronald Reagan was President 30 years ago, but the long shadow he cast still covers American politics.
Woman Who Claimed Emmett Till Wolf-Whistled At Her Admits She Lied
The woman who claimed that Emmett Till wolf-whistled at her, thus initiating the events that led to his brutal lynching, now admits that she made it up, Vanity Fair reports. The woman in question, Carolyn Bryant Donham, revealed to Timothy Tyson — an author and Duke University scholar she’d asked...
This Week In History, Jan. 22 – 28
Map of U.S. lynchings, Nellie Bly's famous journey, the largest diamond ever, the birth of Angela Davis, Germany's holocaust before the Holocaust.
History of Hangover Cures: Bizarre Solutions to a Universal Problem
From the disgusting to the downright bizarre, try these at your own risk.
Thousands Of Unknown Nazi “Killing Fields” Uncovered
When compiling research on Nazi camps and ghettos, historians uncovered eight times as many sites as they had expected.
8 Momentous Innovations Brought To You By Overlooked Female Inventors
From beer to dishwashers to Kevlar, these women's inventions have changed the way the world works.
Archaeologists Unearth New Clues To Mayan Demise
By dating an unprecedented amount of objects, researchers discovered that sudden crises are what led to the Mayan collapses.
More Than 800 U.S. Victims Of Forced Sterilization Found To Be Still Living
For decades, forced sterilization was legal in dozens of U.S. states. A recently-discovered filing cabinet shines light on how racist the program was.