Airbnb has been criticised for contributing to housing problems in cities across Europe – but history shows there could be a way forward.
A century ago, a three-minute call from New York City to San Francisco on a landline cost $500. Today, you can make the same call on a cellphone for a few cents.
Stories passed down from the ancient world tell of self-powered machines able to move on their own – robots – playing key roles in historic moments.
A new look at ancient texts allows for a pivotal perspective on the role of a certain Greek woman.
We talk about artistic inspiration all the time – but science demands inspiration too.
Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.
Thanks to a long history of exclusionary government programs, the typical black family now has only 10 cents for every dollar held by the typical white family.
A toxic mix of wishful thinking, brinksmanship, finger-pointing, and fatalism in July 1914 bear similarities to Brexit.
The National Death Penalty Archive collects documents and paraphernalia behind the thousands of executions that have taken place on American soil.
Henry W. Grady wanted to promote northern investment in the South – and he was willing to ignore lynchings and the exploitation of black labor.
Several pro-Brexit figures have made some spurious historical claims lately.
Jazz used to be experienced on a dance floor. But over time, it became something to dissect and analyze.
Britain has long dreamed of breaking away from the European continent but global trade has never replaced links with its close neighbours.
The story of María invites us to consider how the powerless could assert personal autonomy in their lives and how we can hear traces of the voiceless in the archives.
In 1811 a former slave named Henry Christophe anointed himself 'First Monarch' of the 'New World.' For 10 years, he ruled over a part of modern-day Haiti, becoming a global media sensation.
The problem with giving MPs indicative votes on a variety of options is the result is unlikely to please anybody.
Archaeologists have found cloves and black pepper corns they believe to be more than 1,000 years old at a site in Sri Lanka.
The desire to treat all those in poverty via one policy stems from the same impulses that led to reform of poor laws in the 19th century.
Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.
From the amphitheatre at Arles to London's Wembley, stadiums can be adapted to serve their cities.