Germans like beer, French people wine and Italians coffee. Right?
Protesters wearing masks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump march in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From Alfonso the Wise's bawdy songs of slander to Ronald Reagan's sunny smile, politics and humor have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. But no one seems to be laughing anymore.
Glenn Stevens upheld the independence of the RBA in his time as governor.
Glenn Stevens' legacy shows how to maintain the independence of the Reserve Bank in crisis as well as the limits of monetary policy.
Hex code from the Blaster worm reveals the potential motivations of the worm’s creator.
How can archivists properly preserve computer programs often written specifically to destroy data?
Elizabeth I of England, the Armada portrait, 1590.
The value of the Armada painting, soon to go on show in Greenwich, lies in its masterful storytelling.
A bronze statue, ‘The Boxer of Quirinal.’ Sometimes ancient Greek boxers would bribe their opponents.
When fame and glory are at stake, human nature seems to dictate that some people will cheat.
In the West, the public perception of Stalin and the Terror lingers from the period immediately after his death in 1953. It shouldn't.
FDR Presidential Library
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...
Personal ‘hygiene sticks’ used in toilets on the Silk Road.
Hui-Yuan Yeh. Reproduced from the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
How a research team identified parasites in 'hygiene sticks' that travellers on the Silk Road effectively used as their toilet paper.
All accounted for in Babylon. Belshazzar’s Feast by Rembrandt.
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The number crunchers who helped create our capitalist world have been measuring the world since ancient times.
Graham McNamee called the 1928 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.
Radio legend Graham McNamee was baseball's first broadcast star. So why did it take 74 years for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to honor him?
Lithograph, ‘Burning of the Garden Palace, Sydney’, Gibbs Shallard and Company, Sydney, 1882.
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.
Sydney's Garden Palace, which burned to the ground in 1882, was a monument to empire's glory. Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones is now working on an epic exhibition that will explore this historical epoch from an Aboriginal perspective.
The drop in sterling following Brexit has been as strong as when Germany invaded France in 1940.
Suez Crisis: breaking point for Anthony Eden’s premiership.
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Cameron has followed in Eden's footsteps, but in the 1950s the leadership race was a different ballgame.
The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.
History shows how the act of remembrance has changed over time.
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This week’s episode of Game of Thrones saw a battle scene that some have claimed to be the greatest TV has ever seen.
Many of us feel that technology threatens our relationships and 'usual' modes of human interaction. But so did the Victorians.
Should the British decide to leave the EU, it is unlikely that David Cameron could, or would want to, remain prime minister.
Behind the parochial media focus on the political manoeuvring within a divided Conservative Party, national decisions don’t get much more important than the UK's referendum on its EU membership.
How many of these do you find in history books?
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The medieval period wasn't always dark and full of terrors
Writer Thomas Wolfe is played by Jude Law in ‘Genius.’
The president of the Thomas Wolfe Society explains why Law had his work cut out for him when he agreed to portray a man who was "a hydroelectric plant of emotion."