Consider the initial meeting of Arawaks and Europeans through a fresh, critical lens.
The U.S. Postal Service was established by the Constitution to provide links vital to democracy. Find out the facts that dispel some prevalent myths.
Participating in society in ways like volunteering or voting provides some surprising health benefits.
How might students in the future learn about the pivotal year of 2020? Read one historian’s chapter, written when the year was only half over.
A century and a half after emancipation, Black Americans face economic challenges that have only been exacerbated by a global pandemic.
William Shakespeare penned some of the most famous lines in the English language, which is exactly why spelling reformers are starting with Hamlet.
Some of the most creative, successful ideas are the result of procrastination. Watch this TED Talk to learn more about this and other counterintuitive findings about what drives success.
Read about the risks faced by first responders to the nation’s wildfires and what works to mitigate them.
Around the globe and regardless of politics, men are less likely than women to wear facial coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about some of the reasons for this disparity.
The search for true love is always complicated. Find out how one NASA engineer attempted to crack the code.
Widespread protests led some to predict a spike in coronavirus cases. Read about why that result didn’t materialize.
Are Americans living in a new gilded age? See what the numbers say.
Homesteading is a huge commitment that can help bring people in tune with nature. Read the pros and cons of one homesteader’s experience.
Scientists are enjoying a surprising benefit of the reduction in human activity in 2020.
The debate about the best way to control a persistent disease vector is about to get real.
Read a remembrance of the late Congressman John Lewis (at left), a prominent voice for equality.
Standing up for justice isn’t just good for equality; it’s also good for business.
Take a look back at women who have run for the second-highest office in the land.
Success will look different for the Class of 2021. Read a parent’s perspective and hopes for this year’s high-school seniors.
Nature is important to humans in some very practical ways. Read about some of the technological advances the animal world has given us.