The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans in the Americas.
Hanukkah is ranked one of Judaism's minor festivals. It's popularity in the US has a lot to do with the country's history.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
In a time when women were expected to be silent, no topic was off limits for Pulter, who penned verses about politics, science and loss. Her manuscript was just published in a free digital archive.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
US president Donald Trump's industrial scale deception has dangerous implications everywhere. What then, can we do to foster a more civilised society?
Recent hoax papers in humanities don't show what they claim, but need to be taken seriously.
Many Americans view the Amish as living simply and in touch with the land, but their views about the environment are complicated and not always 'green.'
A few musicians metaphorically took to the streets. But most fled for cover.
Ghost stories are often about the departed seeking justice for an earthly wrong. Their sightings are a reminder that ethics and morality transcend our lives.
Projects submitted to the Australian Research Council are vetted heavily by panels of experts. Minister Birmingham's decision undermines this process.
First-generation college students earn substantially less than their peers whose parents went to college, new research shows.
Mainstream recognition of gay gamers and characters in video games has been a long time coming.
For decades, the alternative weekly's photographers served as the eyes of the streets, working with activists to document and publicize the anguish and rage of everyday New Yorkers.
When artists destroy their works, it's usually to express their disdain for critics, dealers and curators. But does this get lost in the attention, hype and money that follows?
An algorithm named AICAN has been 'taught' the entire canon of Western art history – and now produces, titles and sells works of its own.
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
Creativity should be about more than just coming up with one solution.