Modern Historic Eras: World
For doctors on the ground, the question is less who used chemical weapons, and more how they are going to treat the victims
August 27, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Of all the places you think were discovered by Europeans, how many were actually discovered by Europeans?
August 16, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Hundreds of people were killed in Egypt yesterday. Here's your primer.
August 15, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Activists have started circulating petitions to have the games moved out of Russia.
August 08, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Many credit Thomas with breaking the glass ceiling for women in journalism
July 22, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
In 1952, he was convicted of "gross indecency"—a crime used at the time to punish homosexuals—and chemically castrated.
July 22, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
As the climate changes, India's monsoon is changing with it
July 16, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Less than 40 miles outside of Mexico City, the volcano Popocatépetl is erupting, sending ash plumes roughly 2 miles into the atmosphere. Over the weekend, airlines took the precaution of cancelling flights out of Mexico City, even though the airport itself remained open.
July 09, 2013 | By Mary Beth Griggs
The fact that—as President Putin just confirmed—he’s been chilling in the airport lounge of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport? Totally beside the point, according to the Russians.
June 25, 2013 | By Mary Beth Griggs
The construction company building the road appears to have extracted crushed rocks from the pyramid to use as road fill
May 14, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
We're teetering on the edge of hitting carbon dioxide levels of 400 ppm, but will that be enough to change minds and policies?
May 07, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
Reports from the White House that sarin gas were used in Syria, but how could you test for it?
April 26, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
In 1977, Devi faced off against a computer in a speed calculation race. She won twice.
April 23, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
The Federal Communications Commission, normally quick to crack down on the slightest infringement, is letting David Ortiz's f-bomb slide
April 22, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hails from Dagestan, a war-torn Russian region in the North Caucasus.
April 19, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
If you had to guess which sport had the most inclusive measures for LGBT people, you might be wrong. It's the National Hockey League
April 12, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Margaret Tatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and first woman to lead a Western power, died today at the age of 87
April 08, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
The U.S. sent stealth bombers to the Korean Peninsula. North Korea didn't like that
March 29, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
The U.S. isn't the only nation struggling with the gay marriage issue. Here are where the debate stands in other countries around the world
March 29, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Nixon Prolonged Vietnam War for Political Gain—And Johnson Knew About It, Newly Unclassified Tapes Suggest
Nixon ran on a platform that opposed the Vietnam war, but to win the election, he needed the war to continue
March 18, 2013 | By Colin Schultz