A growing chorus of people say the US has never been so politically divided. A Civil War historian reminds readers that there was once a far more divided time.
Films of the battle for Iwo Jima, being digitized 75 years after they were made, offer connections and lessons for Americans of today.
Spirituals were created out of the experience of enslaved people in the US. They weren't songs of anger – but of an abiding belief in the victory of good over evil.
A new look at detailed data about Civil War skirmishes along the Mississippi River reveals another key to the Union's victory.
The World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos put environmental risks at the top of its agenda, while the world's CEOs see overregulation as their biggest threat.
The group seemed to be doing all of the right things to diversify its ranks. It wasn't enough.
Is a 19th-century French author’s cosmic joke turning into a real-life global nightmare?
Centuries' worth of important information is stored on paper – which can decay, burn or get eaten by pests. Peek inside the process of making all that data digital.
Deaf Christians can often feel excluded in churches. But the Christian contemplative tradition that celebrates silence and considers it a form of prayer can bring a new understanding of faith.
Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?
Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.
A recent study looked at how female doctors were introduced at a lecture series compared to how male doctors were introduced. The title 'Dr.' was used much more often for men.
The humanities can supply wisdom to guide our galloping technological progress.
Border wall construction through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is encroaching on a site where people from many cultures have interacted for thousands of years.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what's called the 'uncanny valley.'
Indigenous people, symbols and religious practices filled the halls of power in Bolivia during Evo Morales' 14-year tenure. Now a new conservative Christian leader seems to be erasing that legacy.
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
From the earliest days of democracy, thinkers have warned that letting the people rule could work out badly.