Source: Smithsonian Magazine
A slave ship’s logbook was recently found and sent to Georgetown University for preservation. Its record of enslaved lives lost during the ship’s voyage is both tragic and telling.
Read this article to learn about why all students should know what the Holocaust was and when it occurred to ensure events like these never happen again.
Source: Medical Press
Read this article to learn the five things you may learn from the Coronavirus pandemic.
Source: The Chicago Tribune
Survival experts discuss what the Thai soccer team that was trapped in a cave did right to get through the two weeks before they were rescued.
Because humans have a relatively low metabolism, they might survive longer than other species. This article explains more about the theory.
Source: The Atlantic
Many previously deadly diseases have been reined in by vaccines that we now take for granted. But the development of a vaccine can take a year or more.
Source: The Conversation
A cancer diagnosis was once a death sentence, but researchers have developed a whole toolbox of treatments and preventative measures in recent decades. Learn about one of the most promising approaches to stopping this deadly disease.
Learn about the new VR format students may begin using to learn about the Holocaust.
The horrors perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II may be familiar to most of us, but one writer argues that we don’t really understand them.
Snakes and spiders top lists of things people fear, even though accidents and diseases are deadlier. The reason why harks back to the experiences of our early ancestors.
Source: Psychology Today
Often mixed with the relief and joy of surviving a catastrophe or war is guilt. Survivors may feel that they didn’t do enough to save others or that they bear responsibility for preventable deaths.
Source: The New York Times
People sometimes talk about a cure for cancer as if it’s a nearly impossible goal. But this deadly disease takes many forms, and cures for some of those forms have already been developed.
Source: Atlas Obscura
Discover the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill years later and what these adverse effects have wrought on the local marine life.
Read about the great Irish Potato Famine, how it affected the Irish people, and how it contributed to a mass migration to the U.S.
Source: CBS News
Learn about the deadly outbreak of Ebola in Africa, how it spreads quickly, and why it is so difficult to contain.
Giving birth used to be one of the most dangerous things a woman could do, until medical advancements about a century ago improved outcomes. So why might the United States—and one state in particular— be sliding backward in this key statistic?
Source: PBS NOVA
The Holocaust nearly obliterated the once-vibrant Jewish population of Lithuania. Learn about how a small band of prisoners made a daring escape so that they could bear witness and how modern researchers have found proof of this event.
Read about reactions to the Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka, and watch the video about effects this tragedy has had on the local Muslim community. In the midst of this tragedy, the country searches for ways to bring people together despite religious differences.
Source: Business Insider
Juliane Koepcke recounts surviving a plane crash and eleven days alone in the Peruvian jungle decades earlier.
Growing up in a dangerous region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai found a way to pursue her goals.