The Olympics claim not to be political, but in the 1960s a counter movement organized by left-leaning countries put politics front and centre.
History isn’t just learning facts. Students learn about the past by researching information and synthesising it to form an evidence-based argument. This skill is useful for a range of careers.
Globally, the temperature changed by half a degree Celsius, but it dramatically altered the likelihood of extreme local weather.
The results of Foote’s simple experiments were confirmed through hundreds of tests by scientists in the US and Europe. It happened more than a century ago.
The suburban-built environment whitewashes the violence and theft on which Canada is built.
A century after publishing major papers in theoretical mathematics, German-born Emmy Noether continues to challenge and inspire mathematicians with her story and mathematical legacy.
If it rains on St Swithin’s day it is believed that it will rain for the rest of summer.
The French celebrate Quatorze Juillet, not Bastille Day. In fact, the English-language name hides much of the surprisingly complex history of the day.
These giant predators are helping solve the mystery of Earth’s cooling shift some 50 million years ago.
The pharmaceutical industry overall has been deeply opposed to waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents, but a historian of the industry explains that drug companies once opposed patents altogether.
The presence of pig bones in a refuse dump from Islamic Iberia can tell you a lot about who was doing the eating back then.
Activists are taking a creative approach to complex debates despite intransigence from Westminster.
Pictures of boats and ships in rock art at the northwestern tip of Australia show the European incursions from the 1800s — but also the much earlier and lesser known sea trade with southeast Asia.
By providing insights from different disciplines, a new book uncovers new themes in the history of Yoruba people of West Africa
African identity needs a revision to move beyond current understanding of its relationship with China
When Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva, what will they learn from their predecessors more than 30 years ago?
The ubiquity of mobile phones is a defining feature of the 21st century, but it’s been possible to place a phone call on the go since shortly after World War II.
Scientists studied charcoal layers in the sediment of lake beds across the Rockies to track fires over time. They found increasing fire activity as the climate warmed.
The Atlantic slave trade isn’t Britain’s first brush with forced labour.
Using remnants of fossilized trees, scientists and an artist figured out what the forest looked like long before humans existed.