Several Shakespearean plots points, including the climax of Romeo and Juliet, focus on powerful potions. Did the bard dream them up, or might they have really existed?
One great way to expand your worldview is to learn a new language. It turns out that the benefits of doing so reach far beyond simply being able to communicate with more people.
Author Zeynep Tufekci looks around the world at how social media can both power freedom movements and weaken them.
See pages from Anne Frank’s diary with explanatory notes in this excerpt from the book 100 Documents That Changed the World.
It’s not likely that you think of Shakespeare and video games at the same time, but that may be about to change!
Learn fun facts about the symbol that represents all Americans, regardless of background or politics.
How much of what you say to your dog is really understood?
The systematic elimination of people viewed as political enemies is nothing new. Learn about Stalin’s ruthless purges during the 1930s.
Watch this video to learn how an ancient civilization still influences how we view something as fundamental as time.
The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were once the tallest buildings in the world. Read about a daring highwire act spanning the tops of these skyscrapers.
While it’s often important to get along with others, we sometimes follow the crowd at the expense of common sense.
Survivors and loved ones of victims of the Holocaust recently pushed back against protesters who trivialized it.
A sociologist shares the results and repercussions of an in-depth data analysis.
Well over a century after the South lost the Civil War, its battle flag is showing up in a surprising place: the North. This article explores the causes and effects.
Like Anne Frank, Paula Weissman was sent to a Nazi concentration camp as a teenager. Learn about how she made a life for herself after liberation, and explore the site for more powerful stories.
Studying or practicing a skill non-stop may not be the ticket to achieving your goals, according to this study.
Teenagers reflect on a year of pandemic precautions through their words and artistic representations.
It’s never too soon to start thinking about potential careers. Here are some growing fields you might consider.
View powerful photos and learn the life story of a Jewish Holocaust survivor and resistance fighter.
Learn why an academic approach toward examining lingering effects of slavery has turned into a hot-button topic.