Long before Apple vs. Microsoft or Facebook vs. Google, there was Edison vs. Westinghouse.
In the early 20th century, women's food started being described as 'dainty,' meaning fanciful but not filling.
Over the past few decades, the US has gradually lowered the ceiling for refugees.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
In just five Florida Panhandle counties, sea level rise could swamp more than 500 archaeological sites that tell the story of when and how Native Americans lived along the Gulf Coast.
A 19th-century volume contained a mystery for two historians who combined their knowledge to tell the story of the women and their contributions to American democracy.
The Framers of the Constitution knew their history, and sought to learn from it – and only to repeat the parts they liked.
It's great that toy companies are celebrating diverse role models, but children could be taught so much more in their write ups of their stories.
Old injustices don't simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
At a time when storms are becoming more frequent and severe, relying on levees for flood control can create as many problems as it solves.
In episode 2 of The Conversation's new podcast series, we look at how people reacted to the moon landing – and why some still believe it was a hoax.
The Declaration of Independence was not greeted with universal acclaim and many Americans stayed loyal to the crown.
Three scholars argue that agriculture is failing to sustain either the land or American farmers. They propose a modern version of the New Deal that centers on ecology and economic fairness.
Scudder's approach was grounded in trust and mutual respect. There would be no guards, no weapons, no walls and no uniforms.
The Confederate flag debate has arrived to Brazil, pitting black activists against the Brazilian descendants of soldiers who fled the South after the Civil War.
Amid all the Mueller report uncertainty, one thing is clear: Donald Trump did some wildly improper things to win the presidency. So did Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, JFK and George W. Bush.
A UN resolution to punish those who use rape as a weapon of war and to help those who survive such atrocities may not happen due to U.S. opposition
President Trump has been attacking the Federal Reserve for months and appears intent on nominating political allies to its board. An economist explain what typically happens next.
This season marks the 150th anniversary of the first professional baseball team and the start of its eye-popping 81-game winning streak.
Many people associate Henry David Thoreau with solitude in the outdoors. But Thoreau understood in the mid-1800s that there was no such thing as nature separate from humans.