Skilled hunters adapted to the changing landscape and left tantalizing clues to who they were.
Millennia ago, philosophers like Anaximander grasped that nature is the ultimate recycler.
Uncovering the story of Milan Hausner, the Sadská clinic, and LSD psychotherapy behind the Iron Curtain.
Archaeologist Bernard Frischer spent decades uploading the ruins of the Eternal City to the cloud. Here’s what it looks like.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a man of many faces. European historian Michael Broers explains which are featured on the silver screen and why.
With the invention of the leap year, the Julian calendar was used worldwide for over 1500 years. Over time, it led only to catastrophe.
Like many of us, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius hated waking up early, but his stoic philosophy always helped him get out of bed.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
Wolfgang Pauli was a brilliant, well-liked physicist and a scathing critic of balderdash.
Teller and Sagan debated fiercely over nuclear proliferation. But was the conflict as personal as it was intellectual for Teller?
Along with obsidian that dazzled scientists in Canada.
Omer Bartov, who spent decades studying the unspeakable horrors of genocide, shares how his studies have impacted his own mental health.
Meet the people paid to rouse the workers of industrial Britain.
A sober look at a wild conspiracy theory that argues the Middle Ages never happened.
The Parthenon embodies the ideals of perfection Classical Greeks sought from architecture. The neighboring Erechtheion offers something else.
From "The Castle of Otranto" to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, these books changed the literary landscape.
The volcano’s historic eruption preserved an ancient library, but rendered its content illegible. A public competition aims to change that.
The tonal Native American language differentiates words based on pitch and makes Spanish conjugation look like child’s play.
Perhaps it’s not just an oddly shaped hill, after all.
Decades ago, a disaster left three million acres of land uninhabitable and killed between 85,600 and 240,000 people. Chernobyl? No. Banqiao dam in China.
Roger Babson wanted a “partial insulator, reflector, or absorber of gravity” — something, anything, that would stop or dampen it.
You've certainly seen the paintings — but they don't depict what you think they do. Benjamin Moser discusses with Big Think.
We rightly celebrate Winston Churchill as one of the world's greatest leaders — but for all the wrong reasons.