History Stories
AUTHOR: Martin Stezano
How Super Mario Helped Nintendo Conquer the Video Game World
October 25, 2017

More than three decades after his debut, Super Mario is as popular as ever. Read More

In 1950, Alan Turing Created a Chess Computer Program That Prefigured A.I.
August 29, 2017

The first chess algorithm didn’t even run on a computer. Read More

Victim of “The Killer Clown” Finally Identified After 40 Years
July 21, 2017

After 40 years, investigators used DNA to identify one of seven unnamed victims of 1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Read More

Delaware-Sized Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica, May Affect World Maps
July 12, 2017

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They Can’t All Be iPhones: The Story of Apple’s Forgotten Flop
June 29, 2017

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After Jackie: The Guys of ‘47
April 13, 2017

Jackie Robinson wasn’t the only black player to suit up in the big leagues in 1947. After he heroically opened the door, four other players walked in right behind him. Read More

14,000 Long-Lost Army Dog Tags May Soon Be on Their Way Home
April 12, 2017

After relic hunter Dan Mackay discovered 14,000 dog tags mysteriously buried in a field outside London, he set out on a quest to reunite the artifacts with the families of the British soldiers who were meant to wear them. Read More

What is a Tomahawk Missile?
April 7, 2017

Explore the history of this iconic weapon. Read More

The 19th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of
March 23, 2017

Boxer Bill Richmond’s improbable rise from slavery to superstardom came almost a century before Jack Johnson even picked up a pair of gloves. Read More

Beware the Ides of March. But Why?
March 13, 2017

It's unlikely even Shakespeare could have predicted how his famous phrase would have evolved. Read More