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The Complex History Of Slavery In Islam, From The Middle Ages To ISIS

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.
5 Of The Craziest Ways That People Have Been Caught Smuggling Drugs

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

6 Historic Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Total Accidents

Forget genius. Sometimes history turns on dumb luck.