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.
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.
4 Grisly Killers Who Successfully Used Sleepwalking As A Criminal Defense
Is homicidal sleepwalking fact or fiction?
The Five Most Important Battles Of Ancient Greece
From the 300 Spartans to the original Marathon, we have good reason to remember these battles more than 2,000 years later.
The Five Most Influential Alchemists In History
The prospect of magically changing the world around us resonated with many well-respected scientists throughout the ages.
Six Of The Craziest And Most Terrifying Gods Ever Described
Tales of sex, violence, betrayal, incest, and more violence.
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.
5 Of The Craziest Ways That People Have Been Caught Smuggling Drugs
These extremely creative criminals weren't quite clever enough.
6 Historic Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Total Accidents
Forget genius. Sometimes history turns on dumb luck.