History Stories
How Prohibition Gave Birth to NASCAR
November 17, 2017

It wasn’t gasoline—but moonshine—that fueled the growth of stock car racing in Appalachia and led to the rise of NASCAR. Read More

History’s Worst Biblical Misprints
November 17, 2017

These are the most eyebrow-raising mistakes to ever be printed in the Bible. Read More

A Tour of the Biblical Treasures at D.C.’s New Museum of the Bible
November 17, 2017

The museum's opening has been clouded by claims of forgeries and stolen artifacts. Read More

The Perils of Populism
November 16, 2017

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California’s Little-Known Genocide
November 16, 2017

Up to 16,000 Native Americans were murdered in cold blood after California became a state. Read More

North Korea’s Devastating Famine
November 15, 2017

“The Arduous March” wiped out hundreds of thousands—perhaps millions—of North Koreans. Read More

The Rise and Fall of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Longtime Dictator
November 15, 2017

The 93-year-old president’s 37-year rule ended with a military coup. Read More

Stunning ‘Long-Lost’ Da Vinci Painting Sells for Record $450 Million
November 15, 2017

It was the highest price ever paid for a painting. Read More

This Newly Discovered Exoplanet Might Be Able to Support Life
November 15, 2017

Scientists say Ross 128 b is a “temperate” planet. Read More

When Killers Leave Ciphers
November 14, 2017

A 19th-century wife killer crafted poetic looking ciphers; a 21st-century serial child murderer used encrypted computer files. Read More