These female workers had their health destroyed by a horrific disease known as 'phossy jaw'. It caused their jaw bones to glow in the dark and rot away.
The panic about British children reaching puberty younger is unwarranted. Medieval skeletons provide a different answer.
If President Trump really wants to restore America's manufacturing might he should invest heavily in AI, the internet of things and other emerging technologies that are changing the world.
The Industrial Revolution led to centuries of social and economic upheaval. Are economists telling us not to worry about workplace automation because things will be better in a couple hundred years?
Other than church, the pipe organ is often perceived as belonging in horror movies. But there's more to the instrument that spans most musical genres.
The current rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is unprecedented in the past 800,000 years. As our video explains, ice cores track human changes to the atmosphere that are far beyond natural.
Regular physical activity energises you to perform daily chores, deal with stress better and improves your quality of sleep.
The institutions that once allowed us to pull ahead may soon be the reason we fall behind.
The first signs that humans were warming the climate appeared much earlier in the northern hemisphere - way back in the 1830s. But now the trend is emerging all over the globe.
Sure, it's got a flag and some bank notes – but the EU will need to do better if it's to compete with its members' strong, national design heritage.
Britain lucked out with its coal deposits – but other nations have developed without coal.
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising faster than at any point in the past 55 million years.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.
The likes of Sheffield, Bilbao and Leipzig have staged a spectacular comeback.
Today's classes were born out of the machine age. They are not fit for purpose in 21st century Britain.
We live in changing times. Let's hope the power brokers work out how to manage them.
Five million people work in the U.S. transportation sector. It's unclear where they'll end up as driverless technology takes off.
How the rise and fall of coal mining is central to fully understanding modern Britain.
Something similar to E.P. Thompson’s story of England in the first three decades of the 1800s has happened in Australia between the mid-1980s and today.
Are we ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design how we move into a new era of capitalism?