History

Scientists Discover Air Pollution in Peru From Almost 500 Years Ago
February 09, 2015

Humans have been poisoning the atmosphere since well before the Industrial Revolution.

The Puritans Were America's First Anti-Vaxxers
February 06, 2015

The original anti-vaccine movement began 300 years ago.

An Anti-Capitalist Woman Invented Monopoly and a Man Got All the Credit
February 05, 2015

The surprising origins of a beloved board game.

If Anti-Vaxxers Want a Revolution, They Just Might Get One
February 03, 2015

Mass illness often causes massive political change.

The New Republic's Legacy on Race
January 29, 2015

A historical reflection.

It’s Time to Debunk the Churchill Myth
January 16, 2015

His achievements came in spite of, not because of, his parti­cular character.

The Controversy Over 'Selma' Shows Why You Shouldn't Fact-Check Movies
January 08, 2015

We go to the movies to be entertained, not educated.

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