History Stories
Why Princess Margaret Sacrificed Love for the Crown
December 8, 2017

In marriage and divorce, the strong-willed princess helped modernize royal love. Read More

Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
December 8, 2017

Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? Read More

Meet the Strangest New Dinosaur You’ve Ever Seen
December 7, 2017

The oddball dino had a swan-like neck, duck lips, crocodile teeth—and killer claws. Read More

7 Memorable Moments from the Original ‘Twilight Zone’
December 7, 2017

The iconic genre-bending show is being revived in 2017. Read More

Pearl Harbor, 1941: From a Sailor’s Perspective
December 7, 2017

What It was like to be a sailor during the Pearl Harbor attack. Read More

Why Jews and Muslims Both Have Religious Claims on Jerusalem
December 6, 2017

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine. Read More

Step Into the Vatican’s Secret Archives
December 6, 2017

The archives’ treasures are the stuff of legend—but their existence is absolutely real. Read More

Medieval Times: Top Templar-Related Moments
December 6, 2017

Holy wars. Papal proclamations. Exiles and inquisitions. It was a busy time. Read More

How We Got National Monuments
December 5, 2017

The 111-year-old law that allowed President Trump to shrink two Native-American cultural sites. Read More

Russia Isn’t the First Country to be Banned from the Olympics
December 5, 2017

Typically the punishment has been levied on countries that start wars or violate human rights. Read More