So much has happened in the past decade alone, but what got us here? Humanity has evolved in so many ways in the modern era. From the Industrial Revolution to the invention of the iPhone, from the Space Race to SpaceX, from last century's influenza pandemic to Covid-19, there’s a lot to cover. These stories attempt to recount how we’ve gotten to where we are and the rapid change that took place within the last few centuries.
These tribes have spurned contact with the modern outside world.
Having survived deadly disasters at sea, she was known as "Miss Unsinkable".
By Lee D'Amato
From Mesopotamian medicine to the atomic bomb.
By Casey Titus
It's the birthplace of an enduring alien legend.
Few people were aware of the SOE's existence.
Give yourself the most colorful history lesson ever.
Discover the cultural celebration behind the historic anniversary.
Is there treasure buried beneath this craggy Nova Scotia isle?
Explore Darwin’s lasting legacy.
By Grace Felder
The late author was known for his essays on baseball, reflections on aging, and so much more.
These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.
Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.
By Robert Walsh
In 1791, the people of Haiti rose up against their oppressors.
These disputes turned deadly.
Justices have reversed course numerous times throughout the years.
The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.
These captivating reads explore rapid change and monumental shifts.
Over 80 years later, the pilot's mysterious disappearance remains unsolved.
He was one of the first to recognize the Nazis were committing genocide.
By Diana La Paz
The new Showtime series The First Lady has piqued our interest in the lives of these remarkable women.
By Kara Brand