In the 1950s, military accidents meant that nuclear warheads went missing.
"Assyria's innovations laid the groundwork for every superpower that's followed."
After the devastation of World War I, a group of economists reimagined the global system.
The more you try to keep sound out, the more sensitive you'll become to it.
Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism.
Kevin Durant: "I didn't know what was going on. Then you go out to the court and see a legend out there."
When he promised to put America first in his inaugural speech, Donald Trump drew on a slogan with a long and sinister history – a sign of what was to follow in his presidency.
Before the first subway system was introduced in London, some people called it a gateway to hell.
Trump used to pretend to be a fake Trump Organization spokesperson named "John Barron" in interviews with reporters. Now we finally know what Trump-as-Barron sounded like.
Developed by a man described as "the greatest charlatan ever to see his name associated with an airplane," the Christmas Bullet was the rare kind of fighter which had a perfect kill ratio: it killed everyone who ever tried to fly it.
Just over 50 years ago, Sweden conducted the biggest, most expensive traffic conversion project Europe had ever seen. Today, it's a success story that continues to inspire economists.
Philip Ashforth Coppola has spent 40 years illustrating subway stations — and revealing their forgotten histories.
The log cabin was originally disdained here in America — and it took decades of pop culture and political shifts to elevate the structure to the vaunted status it holds today.
How 18th-century British arms sales, the slave trade, and the Revolutionary War contributed to the mess we have today.
It's an old workhorse that "leaned towards business" — in other words, there weren't many games written for it.
This skull-measuring quack believed women are no smarter than gorillas. So why do his 19th-century ideas still influence education policy?
Virgil Hawkins wanted to go to law school. His home state waged "an undeclared second civil war" to keep him from doing so.
Sword fighting is not only really technical, it's also seriously brutal.
We're not sure how we feel about the sound that was added to this video, but this footage of the Big Apple over 100 years ago is fascinating.
To be clear, we're not saying it tastes *good,* but that it can be eaten at all is pretty remarkable.
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