Today, the harmful effects of radiation on the human body are well-known. But there was a time when radium was purposely put in a wide range of household consumer products.
More than just a fashion trend, the countryside-themed aesthetics of Cottagecore reflects a change in the way society approaches work and living.
The technology to make movies was invented in the 19th century. While historians debate exactly which film was the first movie ever made, these are the contenders for the title.
Nikola Tesla is among the greatest scientific minds to ever live. To fully understand his contribution to the modern world, let’s take a look at some of his coolest and most famous inventions.
As if 300 years of oppression weren’t enough, Spain’s “Elcano and Magellan” film packages anti-Filipino prejudice and antiquated colonial attitudes into a “family-friendly” cartoon.
Thousands are calling for removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, grandfather of apartheid in South Africa. The protest sheds light on why some statues shouldn’t be left to stand.
We’re all familiar with the Pillsbury Doughboy, ut how well do you really know him? Here are some facts about this iconic mascot that might surprise you.
Graham crackers are an ubiquitous component in many desserts, but once you find out why it was invented, you’ll never look at a smore the same way again.
Explore the African American history of resistance in New York city by visiting these 7 sites on your next trip.
Celebrate the first federally recognized Juneteenth by educating yourself on the history of slavery and emancipation. These 6 slave narratives are a great place to start.
Whether or not you’re a fan of ink, you might be surprised by some of these prominent historical figures who had tattoos.
Jelly Babies, the gummy candies shaped like human infants, have been around for over 100 years. Who first made these cannibalistic candies? And why are they in Doctor Who?
Rising death tolls in Israel and Palestine are in the media spotlight. But how balanced is that media coverage? This analysis explores that question.
Where the dead go when they die is a mystery humans have been trying to solve for at least 230,000 years. Here are five theories of the afterlife from around the world.
These retro games are out to prove that nothing beats a classic. Here are 6 classics you can play for free right now.
Stand-up comedy took shape over the course of the last 150-odd years and women have been there helping shape it from day one. Here are some of those women.