History

Innovation
Decades before SpaceX, these splashdowns made waves
JoAnna Wendel
Entertainment
An American Pickle is a great TV show and that's kind of the problem
Dais Johnston
Entertainment
'Radioactive' director Marjane Satrapi on Marie Curie, comics, and Trump
Eric Francisco
Science
The archaic you
Inverse Staff
Science
Longevity study reveals why ancient trees can stave off death
Nina Pullano
Science
What we found in Chiquihuite Cave may rewrite human history.
Lorena Becerra-Valdivia
Mind and Body
Is sitting on the floor or in a chair better? Here's what we found.
Nachiappan Chockalingam and Aoife Healy
Science
Extinct human DNA explains why some people are more sensitive to pain
Emma Betuel
Science
Millions of years ago, crocodiles surfed from Africa to the Americas — study
Nina Pullano
Science
A controversial discovery in Mexico rewrites human history in America
Sarah Sloat
Entertainment
Netflix's most underrated original series ever deserves another chance
Jake Kleinman
Science
Did ancient Americans settle in Polynesia? The evidence doesn’t add up
eMedia Patch
Innovation
What will the future office look like? Experts predict one big change
Stephen J. Bronner
Science
6 pictures of the first atomic bomb test
JoAnna Wendel
Gaming
'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' release date, trailer, gameplay for the Viking RPG
Danny Paez
Science
When CO2 levels were last this high, the world was a very different place
James Shulmeister
Culture
Footprints on the Moon and cemeteries on Mars: An interview with Alice Gorman, space archaeologist
Alice Gorman
Science
15-foot-long skeleton reveals 23-million-year old apex predator
Nina Pullano
Culture
The U.S. Senate is trying to steal your privacy while no one is looking.
David Grossman
Science
Scientists find a 237-million-year-old miniaturized origin for giant dinosaurs
Nina Pullano
Gaming
'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' leaked gameplay has fans worried for 1 reason
Tomas Franzese
Science
Archaeologists got one thing wrong about North American indigenous history
Sturt Manning
Culture
Vampire myths originated with a real blood disorder
Michael Hefferon
Culture
The lives of medieval monks can teach us how to master social distancing
Michael A. Vargas
Science
99-million-year old bugs reveal an ancient world of vibrant color
Nina Pullano
Mind and Body
5 ways the world is better off dealing with a pandemic now than in 1918
Siddharth Chandra and Eva Kassens-Noor
Mind and Body
Shin-kicking: A game created to troll 17th-century puritans is still thriving
Emma Betuel
Entertainment
Joel Schumacher: 10 unforgettable moments from his Batman movies
Jake Kleinman, Dais Johnston, Mae Abdulbaki and Eric Francisco
Mind and Body
How the internet will change our coronavirus memories
Emma Betuel
Science
A natural disaster in the modern-day USA may have toppled the Roman Empire
Nina Pullano
Entertainment
'The Batman' (2021) leak may reveal a shocking 'Dark Knight' connection
Jake Kleinman
Science
The archaeological record reveals something strange about diseases throughout history
Charlotte Roberts, Gabriel D. Wrobel and Michael Westaway
Gaming
QQ meaning in gaming: How a 'Warcraft' shortcut became a brutal insult
Danny Paez
Mind and Body
Why ancient men had to evolve from carousers to doting dads — or die
Emma Betuel
Science
48,000-year-old arrowheads reveal early human innovation
Michelle Langley, Oshan Wedage and Patrick Roberts
Entertainment
Star Wars: What George Lucas failed to learn from 'Jaws'
Ryan Britt
Gaming
With 'Humankind', Sega declares war on 'Sid Meier’s Civilization 6'
Tomas Franzese
Gaming
'Last of Us 2': How a 2003 video game helped create 2020's biggest release
Jake Kleinman
Gaming
God Mode game meaning: How a vintage cheat code became a universal brag
Danny Paez
Innovation
How LEGO built itself into a crucial educational tool, brick by brick
Jake Kleinman
Culture
What Chernobyl can teach us about the invisible threat of coronavirus
Philippa Holloway
Science
Test your Neanderthal smarts with this 5-question quiz
JoAnna Wendel
Entertainment
'Da 5 Bloods' review: Spike Lee's Netflix movie might be his greatest ever
Eric Francisco
Science
Ancient footprints linked to a crocodile that walked on 2 legs
Nina Pullano
Entertainment
'Lovecraft Country': 10 astonishing photos of HBO's trippy new horror show
Jake Kleinman
Gaming
Smurfing meaning in gaming: How an annoying strategy became a viral meme
Danny Paez
Science
A brief history of human spaceflight -- and how SpaceX changed it all
JoAnna Wendel
Science
5 theories on why Neanderthals went extinct
Sarah Sloat
Culture
What is systemic, institutional racism?
Mary Frances O'Dowd
Science
An ode to mac and cheese, the poster child for processed food
Jeffrey Miller